Milan might be known as the fashion capital of Italy but a look at some of the bars and restaurants here will reveal that the touch of trendiness has reached these as well. While the familiar favourites remain deeply entrenched in memory, there are interesting twists which make them all the more appealing. If you want to eat the best Italian food in Milan, then don’t look for showy restaurants but focus on those which bring the best and freshest ingredients to the table using interesting and traditional techniques.
Seafood lovers will agree that one of the best places to eat in Italy, particularly Milan, is Pescaria with its rustic fisherman sort of feel to it. The sandwiches here are sublime while the fresh seafood is paired with unusual ingredients, but it is the octopus sandwich with ricotta cheese that is said to be the best. For some home cooking in an elegant environment, look no further than Dongio with its fresh pasta in tomato sauce or the Italian version of eggplant Parmesan which is so much better when it is called parmigiana di melanzane. Langosteria is another favoured Italian restaurant featuring seafood like king crab or oysters. For a different sort of pizza, try the Pesto di Basilico at Pizzeria Gino Sorbillo where your pizza is covered in pesto. For the creamiest risottos, head straight to Ratana.