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Considered to be Italy’s fashion capital, Milan is a city full of surprises, stunning art and historical attractions. The latest culinary trends meet centuries-old traditions of Italian cuisine, making Milan one of the richest cities in the world when it comes to culinary experiences. Here is a selection of ten of the best cultural restaurants to try out while visiting Milan.
Carlo Cracco may be a published author with six books released in the past 12 years, one of the three judges on the wildly popular TV show MasterChef Italia but he is, first and foremost, an excellent chef. After his training in Italy, Cracco spent three years in Paris, mastering the secrets of French cuisine from world-famous chefs such as Alain Ducasse and Lucas Carlton. He then returned to Italy to become the quintessential Italian celebrity chef. Ristorante Cracco opened its doors to Milanese foodies in 2007 and, since then, it has become one of the most renowned restaurants in the country. Sophisticated and elegant, this two-Michelin-starred restaurant showcases Chef Cracco’s creativity and inventiveness complemented by chef Matteo Baronetto’s perfect execution and direction. Ristorante Cracco should be the first stop on a tour of Milan’s best restaurants.
This small and cosy restaurant was born from the vision of talented Calabrian chef Sandro Caputo. The restaurant offers a wide range of traditional dishes from Italy’s regional cuisine, as well as good mix of fusion and inventive creations. The décor is delightful, and the kitchen has a large window that opens onto the main dining room. The competent and friendly staff can offer expert advice on the menu and the wine parings but it’s the unique magnetism of the owner and head chef that makes the guests truly feel at home. Once you’ve sampled the delights of Nerino Dieci you will definitely want to return for more.
Nerino Dieci, Via Nerino 10, Milan, Italy, +39 2 3983 1019