Milan food extends the typical Italian repertoire of pastas, pizzas and risottos that you might be used to. But don’t let that disappoint you. There are a number of delicious alternatives here that will let you achieve a gastronomic nirvana of sorts, if you allow yourself to take your blinkers off and focus on some of the delights that are on offer here.
Some of the best places to eat in Milan may not be fancy with Michelin starred chefs helming the kitchen but smaller eateries offering new takes on traditional Milanese food. Allow your taste buds to be pampered as you let yourself enjoy the fresh, local ingredients that have been infused with a variety of techniques to create flavoursome dishes, some of them with a creative spin that will keep you coming back for more. Here’s a concise list of some of the best restaurants in Milan.
No list would be complete without a mention of Ratanà, the creative brainchild of chef Cesare Battisti. A seasonal menu that brings summery dishes such as squash blossoms with basil pesto or the perennial favourite – saffron infused risotto with braised veal shank can be found here.
Not too far from the horse racetracks is Ristorante Ribot, an equestrian themed restaurant with an antipasti board and grilled dishes such as steak Fiorentina.
Seafood lovers will enjoy the fish and seafood panini available here, served in an easy to eat style, where warm buns are filled with shrimp and pancetta and served with potato crisps or octopus with sautéed chicory and anchovy sauce. Pescaria is certainly one of the places to eat in Milan.
If pasta is your answer to the question what to eat in Milan, head straight to Ravioleria Sarpi, an inventive combination of ravioli with dumplings, filled with varied cuts of meat. There are vegetarian options as well.
A relatively new establishment which serves enticing breakfast pastries filled with ginger and hazelnut spread, braided croissants or soups for lunch, served with croissant sandwiches.
You can’t be in Italy and not have gelato. If you’re thinking where to eat in Milan, look no further than Il Massimo del Gelato which has ten different varieties of chocolate that will make you look up at the heavens in delight. Only the best and fresh ingredients go into making the gelato here, with absolutely no compromise on quality.
An unpretentious hole in the wall vegetarian restaurant such as Latteria San Marco brings top notch Milan food to your table by way of crudaiola, a cold vegetable soup or pasta with zucchini, eggplant and ricotta.
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