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Where to eat & drink in Milan like a local
Visitors might come to Milan for the fashion or ultimate in Italian design, but this northern capital offers visitors a huge range of dining options from from Michelin star rated establishments to rooftop bars and even ethnic cuisines.
Here is our list of places of where to eat in Milan:
The hottest place in Milan at the moment and opening of the year is renowned Milanese chef (with multiple awards and Michelin stars under his belt) Carlo Cracco’s bistro Cracco in the elegant Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, right by the Duomo. This is his casual outlet but given its location, still makes for a stylish lunch or dinner option. In addition to the main course dishes, there are gourmet sandwiches and salads on the menu too.
Cracco, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Milano http://www.ristorantecracco.it/
Since the 1950s, the Pasticceria Cova sits right by the famous opera house, La Scala on the fashionable Via Montenapoleone. Sip on espresso or cappuccino and order a brioche or cornetto.
Pasticceria Cova, Via Montenapoleone 8 http://www.covamilano.com/en_GB/
For that famous Aperol Spritz and with a view that will knock your socks off, head to the Aperol Terrace right inside the famed Galleria. Lunching here you’ll feel as though you can touch the Duomo from here The classic Aperol Spritz costs €8, pasta and risotto ranges from €10-€14 and sandwiches from €8- €14.
Aperol Terrace, Piazza del Duomo, Milan http://www.terrazzaaperol.it/it/home/
The top floor terrace space at this Italian department store boasts a food hall with views of the Duomo that won’t disappoint. From a mozzarella bar to Japanese restaurant, there’s something here to suit all tastes and budgets.
Rinascente Terrace, Piazza del Duomo, Milan https://www.rinascente.it/rinascente/en/flagship-store/36/milan-piazza-duomo/
Bar Luce, Fondazione Prada
This is Italy’s fashion capital and the Prada complex, Fondazione Prada sits in a 24-carat gold-covered building of course! It’s as flashy as you’d expect from one of the most famous fashion houses in the world and is home to Bar Luce where a coffee, prosecco or even a sandwich and light meal is on the menu.
Bar Luce, Largo Isarco 2 http://www.fondazioneprada.org/barluce-en/?lang=en
It doesn’t get more stylish than a rooftop bar complete with a pool. Enjoy an expertly mixed cocktail at Ceresio 7 and enjoy the view and the bars snacks. A contemporary dining menu with some local and fusion dishes is also available.
Ceresio 7, Via Ceresio 7 http://www.ceresio7.com/
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