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Acanto-Principe di Savoia

A fab­u­lously el­e­gant am­biance awaits you at the fa­mous Ho­tel Principe di Savoia. Acanto’s cook­ing is rich, gen­uine and ver­sa­tile, from busi­ness lunch to ro­man­tic din­ner. At lunch time, the kitchen is glad to present “The Chef’s Pal­ette”: a meat- or fish-based first course, sec­ond course and side dish of your choice. For din­ner, the of­fer is even more re­fined and spec­tac­u­lar dishes to please taste and eyes, along with a tast­ing ex­pe­ri­ence that ev­ery client will shape to their own wishes. The ta­bles are set just the right dis­tance apart, the ser­vice is im­pec­ca­ble and the at­mos­phere ex­udes charm. The restau­rant of­fers su­pe­rior qual­ity food pre­pared by renowned chefs with dishes that stylishly up­date the clas­sics of Mi­lanese cui­sine, with risotto tak­ing cen­tre stage. The chef’s cre­ativ­ity is also ex­pressed in the pasta, meat and fish dishes. Open daily 7pm-11pm. Brunch on Sun 12.30am-3pm (65 euros); Busi­ness lunch (The Chef’s Pal­ette) from Mon to Fri (35 euros). €€€€. www.dorch­ester­col­lec­tion.com/en/mi­lan/ ho­tel-principe-di-savoia/restau­rant-bars/acanto. Pi­azza della Repub­blica, 17. T: 02 62302026. M3 Repub­blica. Map G2

Bul­gari-Il Ris­torante

An oa­sis of tran­quil­lity, car­ry­ing the Bul­gari trade­mark, in the heart of Mi­lan. The fa­mous chef, An­drea Fer­rero, of­fers el­e­gant pre­sen­ta­tions and small, though sat­is­fy­ing, por­tions. €€€€. Open daily. www.bul­gar­i­ho­tels.com. Via pri­vata Fratelli Gabba, 7/b. T: 02 805805233. M3 Montenapoleone. Map F4

Don Car­los-Grand Ho­tel et de Mi­lan

Set against an el­e­gant back­drop in the heart of Mi­lan (en­trance also through the Grand Ho­tel et de Mi­lan), it is an in­ti­mate spot set within a warm, so­phis­ti­cated am­bi­ence. It has a cel­lar boast­ing over 200 su­perla­tive wines. Un­der the ex­ec­u­tive man­age­ment of the Chef Mauro Moia, the Don Car­los of­fers a tra­di­tional Ital­ian cui­sine which presents all in­gre­di­ents ac­cord­ing to their sea­son­al­ity, in­ter­pret­ing with orig­i­nal­ity and re­fine­ment menus taken from the flavours and fra­grances of the Mediter­ranean tra­di­tion. Open ev­ery day un­til late at night for after-the­atre din­ers. €€€. www.ris­torante­doncar­los.it. Via A. Man­zoni, 29. T: 02 72314640. M3 Montenapoleone. Map F4

Il Ris­torante Trussardi alla Scala

Lo­cated next of the Teatro alla Scala, this restau­rant em­bod­ies out­stand­ing in­te­rior de­sign and top-rate cui­sine. Other sig­na­ture dishes in­clude “liq­uid salad with cut­tle­fish dumpling and black olive oil”, “risotto with raw prawns Si­cilia and coral” and “duck Nan­taise, steamed breast, fried leg and grilled spring onion”. Closed on Sat at lunch and on Sun. €€€€. www.trussar­dial­las­cala.com. Pi­azza della Scala, 5. T: 02 80688201. M1-M3 Duomo. Map F4

March­esi alla Scala

Gualtiero March­esi, the undis­puted Mae­stro of Ital­ian cui­sine, re­con­firms his love for Mi­lan with a new ini­tia­tive “a restau­rant within the restau­rant”. The iconic “Il March­esino” restau­rant, ly­ing ad­ja­cent to La Scala, now shares its space with the new “Il March­esi”. Ev­ery day, at lunch and at din­ner the main din­ing room boast­ing just 7 ta­bles is trans­formed into the “March­esi” restau­rant where guests can or­der a spe­cial menu. Not only a chance to re­dis­cover his­toric dishes but also the specials cre­ated, over the years, for Mi­lan. Closed on Sat at lunch and on Sun. www.march­esi.it. €€€€. Via Filo­dram­matici, 2 cor­ner of Pi­azza della Scala. T: 02 72094338. M1-M3 Duomo, M3 Montenapoleone. Map F4

Savini

As much a city Land­mark as La Scala, this wellestab­lished restau­rant is con­sid­ered to be the city’s finest. Stylish decor and pe­riod fur­nish­ings cre­ate a so­phis­ti­cated am­biance which, com­bined with im­pec­ca­ble ser­vice, make this a per­fect din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. The chef Gio­vanni Bon of­fers an ar­ray of won­der­fully cre­ative food, demon­strat­ing his truly au­then­tic tal­ent. Two tast­ing menus, “Savini 2011” (5 dishes for 95 euros), or “Sor­presa” (6 cre­ations by the chef for 110 euros). Closed on Sat at lunch and on Sun. €€€€. www.savin­im­i­lano.it. Via U. Fos­colo, 5 (Gal­le­ria Vit­to­rio Emanuele II). T: 02 72003433. M1-M3 Duomo. Map F4

Ve­randa (La)-Four Sea­sons

The won­der­ful cui­sine pre­pared by Vito Mol­lica can be ex­pe­ri­enced at this ul­tra-lux­u­ri­ous restau­rant lo­cated in­side one of Italy’s most glam­orous ho­tels over­look­ing the gan­dens. His style of cook­ing brings to life an ar­ray of un­for­get­table flavours and in­gre­di­ents. Open daily 7am-11pm. €€€€. www.foursea­sons.com/ mi­lan. Via Gesù, 6/8. T: 02 77081478. M3 Montenapoleone, M1 San Ba­bila. Map G4

Vun-Park Hy­att

A fab­u­lous restau­rant, over­look­ing the Gal­le­ria Vit­to­rio Emanuele, with food by the supremely tal­ented chef, An­drea Aprea. Sig­na­ture dishes in­clude seafood salad, porcini mush­room salad with sliv­ers of Parme­san cheese, eggs poché, cat­a­logna chicory soup, fresh spaghetti alla chi­tarra with Ve­su­vio toma­toes and basil, mul­let stuffed with pota­toes, capers, olives, orange sauce and sea urchins, co­to­letta alla Mi­lanese and, for dessert, Mon­te­bianco “à la mode du chef”. Open Tues-Sat 7pm-10.30pm. €€€€. www.ris­torante-vun.it. Via T. Grossi, 1. T: 02 88211234. M1-M3 Duomo. Map F4 STARITA A new gour­mand des­ti­na­tion where you can ei­ther sam­ple real ‘Neapoli­tan pizza’ in its most tra­di­tional ver­sions or gourmet cre­ations fea­tur­ing bur­rata, truf­fles and typ­i­cal Made in Cam­pa­nia prod­ucts. Great se­lec­tion of tan­ta­liz­ing ‘an­tipasti’. Via Gher­ar­dini, 1 (Sem­pi­one district). www.pizzeri­es­tarita.it. M5 Do­mo­d­os­sola

DA RITA E AN­TO­NIO The ideal spot to savour a light, puffy, pil­lowy crust, pre­pared ac­cord­ing to time-hon­oured Cam­pa­nian tra­di­tions and crowned with end­less top­ping op­tions. Via Gi­a­como Puc­cini, 2/a Teatro dal Verme (Duomo district). www.dar­i­taean­to­nio.it. M1 Cairoli

GINO SORBILLO Dis­cern­ing din­ers will have a field day while sam­pling Sorbillo’s gourmet piz­zas, a mouth wa­ter­ing com­bi­na­tion of sour dough, or­ganic ex­tra vir­gin olive oil and con­trolled ori­gin toma­toes and moz­zarella. Largo Cor­sia dei Servi, 11 (San Ba­bila district). www.sorbillo.it. M1 San Ba­bila

PIZZE­RIA MEUCCI A des­ti­na­tion par ex­cel­lence for Tus­can pizza, boast­ing a soft, thick chewy crust, baked in a pan and served in a ‘buzzy’, vi­brant at­mos­phere. Via San Gio­vanni sul Muro, 18 (Ma­genta district). Fb: Pizze­ria Meucci. M1 Cairoli

SPONTINI

Gi­u­lia Minero

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