A curated selection of restaurants and bistros for delegates travelling to Milan for World Routes.
Federica Venni is a journalist who writes for the Milanese pages of Repubblica newspaper. Returning to Milan after five years of life in Rome, she began to be a tourist at home again. Thus was born the Instagram profile @postebelliamilano where she talks about the city she likes. Here are her top picks for World Routes delegates:
Have lunch or dinner surrounded by plants on a delightful terrace in Brera overlooking the Church of San Marco. Milanese-revisited menu.
Address: Piazza San Marco 6
Trattoria da Pino
Easy traditional restaurant behind Piazza San Babila, where it is often very difficult to find places at reasonable prices. Milanese cuisine guaranteed.
Address: Via Cerva 14
Here you can eat one of the best cutlets in the city. Word of Gambero Rosso.
Address: Corso Garibaldi 117
Latteria San Marco
Creative trattoria, not very touristy and very popular in the heart of Brera.
Address: Via S. Marco 24
God Save The Food
An “easy” place, ideal for a lunch break: salads, woks, focaccias. Excellent Sunday brunch, a strategic location with tables outside in one of the most beautiful squares in Brera.
Address: Piazza del Carmine 1
Urban gastronomy and urban pasta factory: two refined and very fashionable restaurants where the quality of the food is guaranteed. Milanese-chic atmosphere in the kiosk under the Torre Velasca. Pay attention to the prices.
Address: Piazza Erculea 2, Via Orti 24
Here you can eat dim sum, the typical steamed Chinese ravioli, with different Italian fillings. Delicious if you want to try something different.
Address: Via Vincenzo Monti 26
Rice and milk
Delightful little restaurant a stone's throw from the historic center and the Sempione park. Sixties vintage atmosphere and furnishings, risotto a go-go.
Address: Via Manfredo Camperio 6
It is not a tavern, but a splendid place on the terrace of the Triennale: you can dine with a view of the Sempione Park.
Address: Viale Emilio Alemagna 6
You can have lunch and dinner like in a fish shop. Good service, affordable prices.
Address: Via Alessandro Volta 9
Bistrot and Gourmet
La Vecchia Latteria
Tiny but very suggestive place: vegetarian cuisine in a very Milanese atmosphere. It is open only for lunch.
Address: Via dell'Union 6
An old urban farmhouse within the Sempione Park where, from breakfast to dinner, you can enjoy dishes from local producers.
Address: Viale Emilio Alemagna 14
Degustazione Ristoro e Dispensa
Bistrot created inside the Casa degli Artisti (Home of the Artists) in Corso Garibaldi, recently redeveloped. You can eat and buy local products in a beautiful location.
Address: Via Tommaso da Cazzaniga 89 / A
It is the best artisan ice cream shop in the center of Milan: natural ingredients and refined flavors behind Piazza del Duomo
Address: Via Spadari 13
Shop and winery for lunches, dinners and aperitifs. Very good products to eat and buy.
Address: Via Vincenzo Monti 32
The most Milanese pastry shop. It needs no introduction.
Address: Via Santa Maria alla Porta, 11 / a
Rossi & Grassi
Very popular historical gastronomy, especially at lunch. You can take some takeaway dishes and eat them on the walls of Cavalieri del Santo Sepolcro street.
Address: Via Solferino 12
It is the historic Rooftop of Milan, for those who love aperitifs with a view of the city.
Address: Diaz Square 7
Cracco in Galleria
Apart from a starred restaurant, you can sip a coffee under the vaults of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele. The croissants are delicious and the elegant atmosphere is priceless.
Address: Vittorio Emanuele II Gallery
It is the café-bistro of the Brera Art Gallery. Needless to explain how nice it is to chat while sitting in the cloisters of the Academy.
Address: Via Brera 28