TRADITIONAL ITALIAN CUISINE
At this old reconverted industrial warehouse, in the heart of the Tortona district, nature lovers, discerning foodies and those in search of relaxation will find a spacious terrace resembling a green house, a charming garden surrounded by magnificent plants such as wisteria, cherry blossoms and roses and an open-plan kitchen that turns out fresh bread, desserts and timehonoured dishes. Not just a restaurant, Alfresco also serves as an exhibition space and a hub of creativity, where the public can share their passion for both culinary and artistic delights. A real meeting place, Alfresco's tantalizing cuisine focuses on natural, fresh, organic flavours. Open Sat and Sun 12.30am-3.30pm/7.30pm12.30pm; Tues-Fri 7.30pm-12.30pm. €€€. www.alfrescomilano.it. Via Savona, 50. T: 02 49533630. M2 Porta Genova FS. Map D6
A top-level “trattoria” with a welcoming atmosphere situated in a beautiful corner of Milan just a short distance from the Duomo. Originally a winery with a prestigious tradition, this charming bistrot furnished in 1930s style offers diners a choice of classic regional cuisine from all over Italy. Certified by the Italian association for celiac disease. Closed on Sun. €€. www.cantina-piemontese.it. Via Laghetto, 2. T: 02 784618. M1-M3 Duomo. Map G5
From morning pastries to full Italian dinners, here you'll find inspired dishes with local, fresh ingredients and savor tasty menus of Lombardy, Piedmont and Veneto cuisine. The bar wall effortlessly transitions throughout the day to accommodate morning cappuccinos to evening cocktails. Open 8.30am-1am. €€. www3.hilton.com. Via L. Galvani, 12. : 02 69833073. M2-M3 Centrale. Map G1
For more than sixty years, a fashionable restaurant situated right in the heart of Milan, just a short distance from the Teatro alla Scala. An elegant atmosphere and impeccable service. The menu features traditional Lombardy and regional Italian cuisine. The speciality of the house is risotto. For dessert, also try the chestnut semifreddo with persimmon sauce. €€€. www.ristorantedonlisander. it. Via A.Manzoni, 12/A. T: 02 76020130. M3 Montenapoleone. Map F4
Situated halfway between the Duomo and La Scala, Galleria offers elegant inside and outside dining, the perfect place to enjoy Italian style hospitality, from a simple espresso to the cuisine or mouth watering. Established as a mid twentieth century café, today Galleria is also a stylish restaurant and pizzeria featuring a traditional wood-fired pizza oven. Open 365 days a year from 8am to 1am. Live music after 7. €€. www.ristorantegalleria.it Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, 75. T: 02 86464912. M1-M3 Duomo. Map G4
Leonardo Bistrot-Leonardo Hotel Milan City Center
Its regional Lombardy cuisine, created by chef Alessandro Tamborrino, is based on a careful selection of products, with no fuss or frills. An interesting detail: alongside the traditional menu, the restaurant offers its customers also a totally gluten-free menu that enhances all the flavours of high-quality regional cooking. €€. www.leonardohotels.it. Closed on Saturday. Via Messina, 10. T: 02 31817402. Map D1
All the warmth of a typical Puglia welcome awaits you in Milan's Navigli district. A sort of ‘protected culinary area' where, thanks to the hospitality offered by it owners (restaurateurs for generations), diners will feel completely at home. The restaurant offers a menu infused with the ‘aromas of the sea and the land', sourcing what they have to offer on a daily basis. An ideal location for those who love fresh flavours in a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Those wishing to enjoy the ‘scent of the sea' and a taste of Puglia before dinner can do so while sampling a glass of good wine accompanied by a tantalizing assortment of seafood snacks. Open Tues-Sat 7pm-midnight, Sun 12.30pm-3.30pm. Reservation for lunch. €€. www.mierumieru.it. Via Magolfa, 14. M2 Porta Genova FS. Map E7
Located inside the Boscolo Milano Hotel, just a few steps from the Duomo, the Oltremare restaurant expresses an innovative concept of contemporary luxury. Decorated with eclectic artworks, its décor, though supremely elegant, is also somewhat unconventional, as is its cuisine. Its sophisticated culinary philosophy is expressed through artisan dishes, cooked with only the freshest organic ingredients that highlight their
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