Where to eat in Milan
The city’s newest foodie street is via Solferino in the artsy Brera neighbourhood.
Unique among Milan restaurants, Dry specializes in cocktails and gourmet pizza devised by top chef Andrea Berton. Try combos such as a Gin Gin Mule (gin, mint and ginger beer) followed by pizza with pine nuts, raisins, ricotta and chicory.
Across the street, Berton and partners also run Pisacco, a quirkily-decorated restaurant serving creative Italian food to a crowd of fashionable professionals.
A few steps away, Zaza Ramen offers something completely different, Japanese noodles with unusual Italo-Nipponic condiments, such as aubergine with miso. All three eateries are reasonably priced and must be pre-booked.
If it’s coffee and cake you’re after, try one of the city’s historic cafés. Deep in the heart of the Golden Rectangle, the Louis Vuitton-owned Cova is favoured by ladies who lunch and is a great place to soak up a spot of authentic Milanese atmosphere (not to mention cappuccino and house-baked pasticcini) if you fancy a splurge. Not far from the refectory housing Leonardo’s Last Supper, the Prada-owned Pasticceria Marchesi serves coffee and wonderfully old-fashioned cakes to customers standing at the bar in one of the most beautiful, graffito-ornamented buildings in Milan.
Restaurant and café details
Dry Via Solferino 23. +39 02 6379 3414.
Pisacco Via Solferino 48. +39 02 6379 3414.
Zaza Ramen Via Solferino 48. +39 3679 9000.
Cova Via Montenapoleone 8 . +39 02 7600 5599.
Pasticceria Marchesi Via Santa Maria alla Porta 11°. +39 02 876 730.