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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 time-hon­oured 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. 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. €€€.­fres­comi­ Via Savona, 50. T: 02 49533630. M2 Porta Gen­ova FS. Map D6


The brain­child of Marco Chi­u­menti and his wife Flo­ri­ana Fedeli, this new restau­rant of­fers din­ers a culi­nary ex­pe­ri­ence com­bin­ing the his­tory of Neapoli­tan cui­sine with the creative, in­no­va­tive flair of young, tal­ented chef Mat­tia Su­sani and Sous Chef Ni­cola Vi­ola, with the col­lab­o­ra­tion of Chef Fabrizio Fer­rari and som­me­lier Da­vide Va­le­rio. El­e­gant, light­filled spa­ces cre­ate the ideal at­mos­phere for lunches and din­ners, de­voted to either busi­ness or plea­sure. The well-con­ceived menu of­fers a range of con­tem­po­rary and clas­sic op­tions char­ac­ter­ized by high-qual­ity in­gre­di­ents and au­then­tic flavours to suit all tastes. Open MonSat 12.30am-15/7.30pm-mid­night. Closed on Sun­day. €€. www.chi­u­ Via Gal­larate, 55/57 (cor­ner of via della Casa) (Portello dis­trict). T: 02 3085168. Off Map

Don Lisander

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.ris­toran­te­gal­le­ Gal­le­ria Vittorio Emanuele II, 75. T: 02 86464912. M1-M3 Duomo. Map G4

Mieru Mieru

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. It 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. Spe­cial gluten free menu. Open Tues-Sat 7pm-mid­night, Sun 12.30pm-3.30pm. Reser­va­tion for lunch.€€. www.mieru­ Via Magolfa, 14. M2 Porta Gen­ova FS. Map E7


Spread out over three floors in the Gal­le­ria Vittorio Emanuele II, for the past 150 years Savini has been one of Mi­lan's most iconic, land­mark restau­rants. A favourite haunt of sev­eral of the world's most leg­endary fig­ures, it con­tin­ues to be the place where the lo­cal elite gather af­ter a night at the opera. Credit for its en­dur­ing rep­u­ta­tion goes to its blend of tra­di­tion and in­no­va­tion, ex­em­pli­fied by the con­tem­po­rary cui­sine of Ex­ec­u­tive Chef Gio­vanni Bon. Its wine cel­lar, boast­ing more than 800 la­bels from all over the world, de­serves a spe­cial men­tion. Open Mon-Fri 12-noon to 2.30pm/7pm-10.30pm and Sat 7pm-10.30pm. €€€€. www.savin­im­i­ Via U. Fos­colo, 5 (Gal­le­ria Vittorio Emanuele II). T: 02 72003433. M1-M3 Duomo. Map F4

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