“The address of marvels”
In the center, but far from the chaos, there is a large chunk of a hidden city in which reigns a suggestive and familiar atmosphere with a vintage flavor.
This corner of Milan certainly offers its best profile during the summer, with a ideal open space for the cocktail hour or afterdinner, even if this area of corso San Gottardo doesn’t lack for fine, fashionable restaurants that have given a new face to the courtyards of the old artisanal Milan. Welcoming the customer after having followed a luminous path and some signs, there is a sign with “Welcome to Little Italy,” almost an assertion of the authenticity of these “new and ancient” gathering places. Among these, recently inaugurated, is “L’officina,” a cocktail bar outside the Officine Riunite Milanese where they customize motorcycles. As Raffaello Polchi, one of the owners, explains: “The bar also follows the same principle: the cocktails are tailor made for the clients according to their tastes. We might advise them to try something original or a revisited classic.” The drinks, prepared by the barman Gianluca Amoni, aren’t the cheapest—they cost between 12 and 40 euros—are enjoyed at the tables in front of the retro bar, or in those set up in the “garage” in front, among motorcycles and vintage cars.
Via Giovenale, 7 - 20136 Milan