Corso Magenta starts near the banking and finance district and leads to Piazzale Baracca, then to a gorgeous modern shopping road. In between, you can find Santa Maria delle Grazie and Leonardo Da Vinci’s Last Supper, but also other cultural signposts such as Teatro Litta or the Museo Archeologico. The area offers an array of dining establishments, from small coffee haunts to fine-dining restaurants. Here are 10 of the best.
Settembrini 18 is located in the center of Milan near Porta Venezia. It boasts an excellent cuisine thanks to the owner’s passion and dedication. You can taste fresh seafood delicacies and tasty pizzas in a spacious and modern environment with a great service. Thanks to daily deliveries directly from the fish market, the Settembrini 18 Restaurant is able to offer the best seafood dishes prepared with freshly caught fish from the sea. Among the specialties of the house you can find sea crudité – raw sea food, carpaccios and tartares. You can also order meat dishes and various types of pizzas.
Address and telephone number: Stazione Centrale, Via Settembrini, 18, 20124 Milan, Italy, +390229519494
Nerino Dieci is committed daily to offering the best in terms of quality and raw ingredients to prepare the most delectable dishes. They consider their mistakes lessons learned and use each recipe as a jumping-off point for another innovation. It is advised to book ahead as they are very popular.
Address and telephone number: Via Nerino 10, 20123 Milan, Italy, +390239831019
Trattoria Brasera Meneghina
This family-run restaurant keeps it traditional. Located in this lovely neighborhood, the family, who all work in the restaurant, gives you the option to either share a few glasses of wine with them accompanied by some tasty appetizers and tiramisu or to enjoy a meal at ease. The perfect place to dine after viewing the Last Supper masterpiece.
Address and telephone number: Corso Magenta, 78, Milan, Italy, +390258109204
Risoelatte is a quaint little restaurant reminiscent of the 1960’s. All the furniture, plates, glasses and cutlery are genuine artifacts from the flower power era. Their theory is that this decor will transform lunch or dinner into a tranquil experience, far away from today’s chaos and frantic ways of the city. Their cooking style is also influenced by ’60s colors and foods.
Address and telephone number: Via Camperio, 6, 20123, Milan, Italy, +390239831040
If you are looking to have a traditional Milanese dinner, then this is the place for you. With dishes from all over Lombardy or specifically from Milan, this venue is a popular tourist haunt. There is a great atmosphere, and it’s tucked away between buildings, so keep your eyes peeled in case you miss it. With helpful staff and a great wine list, you can certainly make an evening out of your dining experience here.
Address and telephone number: Via Santa Marta, 11, 20123 Milan, Italy, +390286451991
This elegant restaurant will go out of its way to make you feel comfortable. Located in the historic center of Milan, it’s also not far from the ruins of an ancient Imperial palace dating back to ancient Roman times. Architect Tito Canella has delicately and elegantly converted Antonio Monestrioli’s original design, enhancing and improving the outdoor patio and enclosed garden. These renovations have made it possible to dine under the moonlight surrounded by lime trees, cut off from the city havoc.
Address and telephone number: Via Brisa, 15, 20123, Milan, Italy, +390286450521
This quaint cafe is known for its salads, piadini and panini. It is a great place for a light lunch or to grab something on the go. Being close to the metro makes it convenient when rushing for a train and when you’re in need of a quick bite. They use only the freshest ingredients for fillings and salad toppings and only the freshest of doughs for their breads and piadini.
Address and telephone number: Via San Nicolao, 3, Milan, Italy, +390291270373
212 Hamburger & Delicious
212 is run by a family consistently working and striving to bring the best tasting hamburgers to Milan. Perfecting the burger bun is the first step in making a tasty hamburger. They not only make the buns themselves by hand, the patties are also mixed and cut out by hand according to the size requested. All the other ingredients are fresh and hand-picked, resulting in one magnificent hamburger accompanied by their signature sauce and fries.
Address and telephone number: Via Terraggio, 9, Milan, Italy, Italy, +390272023842
Trattoria La Colonna
Restaurant, Italian, Mediterranean, $$$
Trattoria La Colonna
This romantic and quiet trattoria is hidden away on the way to the Duomo, in the historic Milan center. They are open for lunch and dinner offering traditional Milanese plates and classical Mediterranean home cooking. The atmosphere is warm, cozy and very typical of Milan. It is made up of two halls, the front tavern and the inner tavern containing old columns, giving the restaurant its name.
Address and telephone number: Via Santa Maria alla Porta 10, 20123, Milan, Italy, +390249580730
If you are tired of having Italian food, why not try Asian food? Most customers at Mei Lin are Asian locals themselves, indicating that the cuisine and food offered is the real thing. The interesting mix of subtle flavors, the calm atmosphere and the spacious tables are all combined to ensure a fantastic dining experience. If you crave a break from Italian cuisine, this is the place to go to.
Address and telephone number: Via San Giovanni sul Muro, 13, 20121, Milan, Italy, +390286450881