Where to Eat in Milan: The Best Restaurants and Bars

January 8, 2018 Kelli Reichel

One of the world’s fashion capitals, Milan offers endless opportunities for chic shopping. Hit the artsy neighborhood of Brera for leather goods and Via Monte Napoleone for exclusive, expensive boutiques. The enchanting mosaics and glass vaults of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II make shoppers feel like they’re wandering inside a painting. Take break from your spree to gape at the iconic Duomo, then grab tickets to a performance at La Scala. Post-opera, the Navigli district pulses with late-night activity.
Things to do in Milan

1. Iyo

Via Piero Della Francesca 74, 20154 Milan, Italy Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Soups, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +39 02 4547 6898
Excellent
70%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Iyo

Reviewed By Lieven C

Am not really a fan of (traditional) Japanese but like the modern ones. This is absolutely the best meal I’ve had in years and will be for me a repeat every time I go to Milan. Superb degustation menu, fantastic wine list for every pocket, great setting, spotless service. If you go to Milan, please put Iyo on your list!

2. VUN Andrea Aprea

Via Silvio Pellico 3, 20121 Milan, Italy Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover Italian, Mediterranean, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner +39 02 8821 1234
Excellent
71%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 587 reviews

VUN Andrea Aprea

VUN Andrea Aprea, which claims two Michelin stars, is a pleasant venue offering an interesting and sophisticated gastronomic experience in refined and elegant surroundings. In designing the new environment of restaurant VUN Andrea Aprea, architect Flaviano Capriotti focused on the culinary experience offered by Chef Andrea Aprea. The result is an environment in which the protagonist is the food. Furnishings, accessories and decorative elements are the tools that accompany visitors during the restaurant’s sensorial journey. The environment is intimate and cosy, with elevated attention to every detail. At Restaurant VUN, the philosophy of Chef Aprea surprises and excites everyone who tastes his food. Its strengths are technique and innovation, combined with simplicity and respect for traditional Italian cooking. Restaurant VUN features a private room for 10 people that is ideal for intimate events and for enjoying new levels of quality and exclusive service.

Reviewed By GFK88 - Dallas, Texas

We expected more.. Amuse bouche was flawless and very creative. Bread & its presentation very nice, first course still nice and then it went somewhat downhill. Risotto was killed by acidity from lemon and tomato, John Dory was totally overcooked, pigeon was great, dessert was fine. In summary a nice dinner but sadly, we would not make a detour to come back. Service was professional and good throughout

3. Piadineria Artigianale Pascoli

Via Nicolo' Paganini 2, 20131 Milan, Italy Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Television, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Fast Food, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks HK$39 - HK$55 +39 02 4776 6805
Excellent
70%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 553 reviews

Piadineria Artigianale Pascoli

Reviewed By Nadia M - Rennes, France

If you are in the area the place is def worth visiting. It is cosy, you can see a lot of Italians there, the owner receives his clients with smile and kindness. Tasty and fresh easy food (canapa pancakes!) for reasonable price.

4. Tram

Via Rogoredo 113, 20138 Milan, Italy Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Street Food, Fast Food Drinks, Lunch, Dinner HK$31 - HK$31 +39 392 678 0174
Excellent
81%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 197 reviews

Tram

L'autentico Tramezzino Veneziano a Milano! L'idea nasce da Alberto Massalongo e dalla sua passione per la cucina e per la continua ricerca di ingredienti genuini… il risultato sono tramezzini dal gusto unico! Tram è la tua nuova scelta per una pausa pranzo veloce e gustosa al lavoro, in ufficio o in negozio, in compagnia di chi vuoi tu… Passa a trovarci in via Rogoredo 113 a Milano oppure scegli la consegna a domicilio e riceverai i tramezzini comodamente dove vuoi! E ricordate: Tram è un laboratorio, non dispone di una sala ristorante! Perchè per noi la qualità ha bisogno di spazio!

Reviewed By bthleenas - Milan, Italy

I migliori tramezzini di Milano.
Personale gentile.
Tramezzini fantastici, ingredienti di primissima qualità e abbinamenti azzeccati sempre. Pane morbidissimo.
Il mio preferito è il Venezia, è davvero speciale.
Ottimo rapporto qualità prezzo.
Consigliatissimo!

5. Macelleria Equina Da Vito

Via Lorenteggio 177 | Mercato Comunale, 20147 Milan, Italy Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Steakhouse, Mediterranean, Barbecue, European, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$55 - HK$290 +39 02 412 1814
Excellent
73%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 615 reviews

Macelleria Equina Da Vito

Reviewed By SylBjo - Brussels

Being tipped off by our young adult kids with a good appetite, we found this meat market + restaurant (i.e., tables scattered around the main meat counter with neon lights) off the beaten track. The variety of horse & donkey meat was huge, and for those not fond of horse/donkey meat, there was a slightly smaller selection of beef. Apprehensive at first about having to drink from plastic glasses, we were saved by getting a bottle of lovely red wine (without the price margin that restaurants would normally sell it at) accompanied by real glasses. Some of us were also given a proper (non-plastic) knife. When realizing just how typical and Italian this place was, we were sooo relieved to come across a lovely young women whom we called the “Tripadvisor girl", who guided us through the whole process in perfect English with big smiles. It was just a lovely evening for us all.

6. Seta

Via Andegari 9 | Mandarin Oriental Milan, 20121 Milan, Italy Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +39 02 8731 8897
Excellent
77%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 624 reviews

Seta

Under the watchful eye of acclaimed chef Antonio Guida, two Michelin-starred Italian restaurant Seta has fast become one of Milan’s most talked-about dining destinations. Updating traditional recipes with his own creative culinary techniques, chef Guida’s menu offers an exciting, contemporary take on classic Italian cuisine. Located in the hotel’s second courtyard, the restaurant’s timeless design offers the perfect backdrop to chef Guida’s dishes. Featuring wide glass windows, inner and outer spaces merge into one, offering guests the opportunity to dine outside during the warmer seasons. Inside, a visible kitchen allows diners the opportunity to watch our chefs at work, turning the dining experience into a piece of theatre.

Reviewed By Bruno M

Very stylish, chic and modern at the same time. The hotel lobby had an event, was really crowded, was quiet an adventure get the table. The saloon is beatiful, but in winter the beautiful garden was closed. The food is special, precise and well executed. The risotto di vegetali con Macagno was really special and perfectly executed. The pasta, the lobster were really tasty. First class products. Very good, but taken a little to long and honestly cant see why it deserves the second star. Normally Mandarin Oriental Restaurants are really special, but over estimated and pricy.

7. Shaolin State of Harmony - Raw Vegan

Via Teglio 11 | Centro Culturale Shaolin di Milano, 20158 Milan, Italy Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi Healthy, Soups, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Brunch HK$385 +39 392 770 9323
Excellent
89%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 215 reviews

Shaolin State of Harmony - Raw Vegan

EAT. Pleasure and beauty of the natural bio-food LEARN. Nutritional, energetic education, MTC GROWING HEALTH. Culture of well-being and vitality Set within the Shaolin Cultural Center of Milan (where, for those interested, it's also possible to practice the martial and energy-healing arts of Shaolin Temple monks, along with the practice of meditation and the study of Chan Buddhism) "State of Shaolin Harmony - Raw Vegan "is a restaurant (also outdoor area), Bio Lounge-Bar, Tea room / Herbal Tea Room, Bio-Shop, Cultural Lounge serving vegan and raw food, from appetizers to desserts and with a wide selection of fresh daily extracts, smoothie , tea and herbal tea, for all tastes and pockets. The ingredients used have various certifications (organic, raw, vegan and zero impact): a choice of taste to respect the environment and nature, developing and cultivating positive and sustainable energy and protect the beauty of your personal inner landscape. All dishes are prepared without any animal products (meat, fish, dairy, eggs); no frozen foods; no refined or processed foods containing preservatives and chemical additives. The offered menu are 100% gluten free (as, for cooked vegan preparations, is preferred to use mainly rice, millet, quinoa, amaranth and buckwheat - gluten-free cereals - making all also suitable for people with celiac disease or gluten intolerance)

Reviewed By Jarrod B

If an educational, spiritual and serene dining experience is what you seek, you must visit the Shaolin State of Harmony, located in the Shaolin Cultural Center of Milan. Serving healthy, organic, vegan food throughout the day, the Shaolin State of Harmony changes its menu with each season in order to only offer the freshest ingredients.
During a solo dinner one evening, I was pleasantly surprised to find a vegan take on traditional Italian dishes, all while staying true to Shaolin philosophies. All of the food is raw, which is something completely new for me. First, I enjoyed a dish of raw nut cheeses, with pear jam and spices. The tartness of the pear was a great mix with the nutty cheese. Next I tried raw cream of elderflower, seasoned with elderflower caviar and coconut shavings. This was something incredibly new and surprisingly delicious for me.
My favorite dish was the raw pumpkin ravioli with sage, a really great vegan take on an Italian classic. The pumpkin was rich and creamy, and the pasta delicate and delicious.
The most surprising taste to me was that of the raw lemon cheesecake, which I immediately thought “vegan cheesecake?” But this not only has a sweet and tangy lemon flavor, but the creaminess of traditional dairy cheesecake. Wonderful and rich – a definite must try!
Despite not classifying themselves as a typical restaurant, the food and presentation of dishes was absolutely stunning. Even a non-vegan will enjoy many of the dishes, as the flavors of the ingredients are combined in such a way that they balance and harmonize with one another. They aren’t trying to replicate animal products in taste, instead really capturing the essence of the foods they use. I definitely recommend a meal at this culturally rich, and absolutely delicious restaurant.

8. Contraste

Via Meda 2, 20122 Milan, Italy Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Free Wifi Mediterranean, Italian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner HK$1,067 - HK$1,452 +39 02 4953 6597
Excellent
78%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 669 reviews

Contraste

Reviewed By soha5017

The space is otherworldly- serene and beautiful- a mix of old high ceilings with modernity yet very warm. The food absolutely stunning- both visually where not everything is as it seems, and taste wise- an amazing experience. The Sommalier Alexa was so knowledgeable and so helpful- she stands out as the best surprise of the evening- guiding us from one spectacular bottle to another- bravo. The service overall attentive and caring. I am so happy at having tried this place - am in love with it! Great job to the team and I look forward to my next visit!

9. BistroBio

Via Valtellina 10, 20159 Milan, Italy Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Delicatessen, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch HK$118 - HK$432 +39 345 242 1044
Excellent
73%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 122 reviews

BistroBio

BistròBiò is a charming little restaurant in the heart of Milan. BistroBio is also a cultural center, vegan cooking seminars , events and insights open to all members on health and natural wellbeing. BistròBiò is a chain of restaurants and gastronomy 100% vegan. Breakfasts, lunches, snacks and appetizers without the use of animal protein. Available service of Gastronomy takeaway. Welcome!

Reviewed By Paola005 - Milan, Italy

Recommended. You can trust me, first of all because I like good food, as most Italians. Secondly, because I'm not vegan and I love this place all the same. If you are vegan and are staying in Milan, do not miss this nice and cosy restaurant. Open at lunch time (they are about to open at dinner time too: call them to book a table on Saturdays), it offers healthy food with a gourmet twist. Forget boring salads and go straight here to enjoy amazingly tasty and delicious vegan/vegetarian recipes.

10. Sapori Solari

Via Sofonisba Anguissola 54, 20146 Milan, Italy Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Delicatessen, Wine Bar, European, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$141 - HK$385 +39 02 3651 0020
Excellent
78%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Sapori Solari

Sapori Solari is not a traditional restaurant. Our guests embark on a true "journey" into a "temple of taste" made of cold cuts and cheeses. We have no kitchen, we offer a tasting of typical italian products of superior quality, for this reason we define ourselves the "Extra-typical". Each dish will be accompanied by the passionate descriptions of Beppe and Alessandro. You will find yourselves immersed in the history of each product, from its origins to the table, and you will learn about seasoning methods with hundreds of years of history. You will taste not only our products but also the passion needed to make them so tasty. The tasting is enriched by a broad selection of wines, biological craft beers, pure fruit juices, hand-made desserts and unique liquors, surrounded by an environment which aims at making you feel at home. Be our guests! Sapori Solari, bistrò butchery

Reviewed By LianaGatier1 - Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

Booked this little gem of a place based on reviews, we were not disappointed, went for the meat and cheese platters, the cuts were out of this world, the service from the guys in there made our day and so did the wine! We will...MoreHi Liana! We are glad you decided to celebrate yous birthday! We are so happy that you enjoyed everything so much that you want to come back just for us. Hope to see you soon Sapori Solari

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