La Scala Theater is home to Milanese opera and what better thing to do before an Italian opera than have a proper Italian meal. It is found in the historic center of Milan, the pulsating core of the city. The Square is enclosed by the Gothic cathedral, a historic icon of Milan.
This luxurious restaurant in the heart of Milan is exactly near the Scala theater. The spacious setting and large tables gives it a relaxed and open atmosphere. The menu and wine list are extensive and the food’s presentation is an art in itself.
This restaurant is great for a quick bite, drinks, lunch or dinner before an evening at the opera. I Dodici Gatti is fantastically located on the rooftop patio of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II with a fantastic view of city and the Scala Opera Theater.
Address and telephone number: Piazza Della Scala, Piazza della Scala, 20121 Milan, Italy, +390236594689
This family-run restaurant opened in 1980 and since then has continued to make genuine and authentic Italian cuisine. Their great location and homey atmosphere combines with superb food and a great choice in wine. Papa Francesco’s aim is to make you feel at home.
Address & telephone number: Via Marino 5 | (ang. Piazza della Scala), 20121 Milan, Italy, +3902862177
With a bright interior and great service, Larte is the place to be to enjoy the splendor of artisan food, prepared and served artistically on your plate. In fact, they describe themselves as “the fusion of fine Italian dining, art, fashion, design and culture”. Larte is a new and original restaurant concept situated in the heart of Milan near the Scala. Larte is also a boutique shop (casa-bottega) offering artistic Italian products and boasting the most prestigious made-in-Italy brands.
Address & telephone number: Via Manzoni, 5, Centro, 20121 Milan, Italy, +390289096950
For Marchesino, the kitchen is a language used to communicate across borders, using sophistication and technique in a way that anyone can understand. When you sit at their table, you are eating a piece of beautiful art, tasting as good as it looks and smells. They also cater for after-Scala performances.
Address & telephone number: Piazza della Scala, Angolo via Filodrammatici 2, 20121, Milan, Italy, +390272094338
Located in the Navigli neighborhood, Ronchi78 is one of the Milan’s most historic restaurants. It originally opened in 1869 by the Ronchi family under the name Ronchi, and it was the very first Italian wine bar where people could taste the finest Italian and French wines and the rarest spirits from all over the world. Soon it became the most important post-Scala location in Milan: all the most celebrated actors would come here after their shows to end their evenings enjoying great wines and traditional dishes.
Address & telephone number: Via San Maurilio, 7, 20123 Milan, Italy, +3902867295
This location is great for special occasion dining and business meetings too. Located in Stazione Centrale, Il Solferino is a well-known restaurant in Milan established in 1909. This restaurant shows its clientele its modern face while keeping its historical features.
Address & telephone number: Via Castelfidardo, 2, Angolo Via Solferino, 20121, Milan, Italy, +390229005748
With a spacious venue, Da Claudio is home to great gastronomy. Here, culinary arts are celebrated and the staff produce creative dishes, specifically seafood dishes in a contemporary manner. An ideal dinner before a night out at the opera theater.
Address & telephone number: Via Cusani, 1, 20121 Milan, Italy, +390286915741