Where to Eat and Drink in Milan

Food and Drink in Milan

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Best Restaurants in Milan

How to Eat 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.

Best Restaurants in Milan

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

Best Restaurants in Milan

Pasticceria Cova

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

Aperol Terrace

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


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

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

Best Restaurants in Milan

Ceresio 7

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

Food and Drink in Milan

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