TRADITIONAL ITALIAN CUISINE
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.cantinapiemontese.it. Via Laghetto, 2. T: 02 784618. M1-M3 Duomo. Map G5
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 Tues-Sun 12.30am-15/7.30pm-midnight. Closed on Monday. €€. www.chiumas.it. Via Gallarate, 55/57 (corner of via della Casa) (Portello district). T: 02 3085168. Off Map
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
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 Mon-Sat 7pm-midnight. Reservation for lunch. €€. www.mierumieru.it. 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.savinimilano.it. Via U. Foscolo, 5 (Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II). T: 02 72003433. M1-M3 Duomo. Map F4
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