Osteria Dell’Operetta is renowned for its fantastic traditional Milanese cuisine, which makes it the ideal place to go and explore Italy‘s local culture and culinary traditions. The restaurant’s specialties include an impressive cottoletta (a breaded veal cutlet), a delicious saffron risotto and ossobuco (a stew with veal shanks). Osteria Dell’Operetta is equally popular with both locals and tourists, so it is a great place to bring first-time visitors to the city.
Corso di Porta Ticinese 70, 20123 Milan, Italy, +39 02 83 75120
Ristorante Rugantino can be found in a great historic location, only a few steps away from Circo Romano, the remains of an ancient open-air venue that was used for public events during the Roman Empire, and Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore, one of Milan’s oldest churches. Rugantino offers a delicious range of classic Italian pizzas, traditionally made in a wood-burning stove, which gives them an interesting taste. A variety of pasta, meat and fish dishes, as well as the famous saltimbocca alla Romana (marinated veal with prosciutto and herbs) make for a diverse and tasty menu.
Via dei Fabbri 1, 20123 Milan, Italy, +39 02 894 214 04
Shiva serves extraordinary Indian cuisine in an authentic interior. Not only is half of the restaurant’s furniture directly imported from India, but its interior has been designed with an incredible attention to detail. Shiva combines the great diversity of Indian cuisine that is as manifold as its people and full of contrasts like the country itself. Tandoori classics, such as royal tandoori and fish variations, are as much a part of the varied menu as the wide range of vegetarian dishes, like vegetarian kofta or vegetable korma. Shiva guarantees an authentic dining Indian dining experience in one of Italy’s culinary hotspots.
Viale Gian Galeazzo, 7, 20122 Milan, Italy, +39 02 8940 4746