My Top 5 Places To Eat In Milan
Eating in Milan can feel a bit repetitive if you are dining out regularly. Most places have italian food and the menus can be all a bit too similar.... but fear not! Here are 5 of my favourite places to eat in Milan and theres not any pasta in sight! Try one of these cafes or restaurants for something a little different guaranteed to delight your tastebuds.
Everything from acai bowls to all you can eat sushi buffets - I've got you covered.
Fruitero Do Brasil $$
Via Rivoli 2, 20121 Milan. (Close to Lanza Station)
Via Cesare Correnti 2, 20123 Milan. (Closest Metro Station is S.Ambrogio)
Open Mon-Sat 11am - 8pm
A chain juice and smoothie bar that also does Acai bowls. There are two different locations in Milan for this juice bar both of which are somewhere along the number 14 tram line. Acai bowls are not that common here in Italy, a few places do them but the Italians are not really obsessed with them like some of the rest of us. I rode past this juice bar on the train almost everyday and after a while I had to try it. Although it was not the best acai bowl I've ever had, it was still good and this place makes it from an acai pulp not powder. So it is a bit different to the acai you will get elsewhere. If you are hanging out for an acai bowl or acai smoothie this is the place for you.
An acai bowl will put you back about 8/9 Euros.
God Save The Food $$
Via Tortona 34, 20144 Milan. (Closest Metro Station: P.ta. Genova)
Piazza Del Carmine 1, 20121 Milan. (Closest Metro Station: Lanza or Cairoli)
Open Sun 8 am - 6 pm Mon - Sat 7:30 am - 12 am
There are two of these cafe/restaurants in Milan also. This seems to be the theme of the places I like. God save the food is a funky, modern place with a wide selection of food and drinks - all for 15 euros or less. They have breakfast, lunch, and dinner options. So you can go here anytime, just check what times the kitchen is open as there are times in the day that the kitchen is closed in-between services. Unfortunately I went just after the kitchen had closed but you can still order a coffee and cake or a juice or even a fruit salad and a few other things. I got a greek yogurt with muesli and honey and a green juice. The service here is pretty quick and the staff are friendly.
The menu offers a wide variety of choices from salads, pancakes, pasta and so much more. There is something to suit everyone. Check it out for yourself!
Via Ponte Vetero 14, 20121 Milano (Close to Cairoli Metro Station, or Via Cusani tram stop)
Via Solferino 27, 20123 Milan, ( Close to Moscova Metro Station)
Happy Hour Sun-Sat 6pm-10pm
This place rocks. I only ever go here for the apertivo. The apertivo or happy hour is 16 euros for a drink (includes beer, wine, cocktail & non alcoholic drinks) with all you can eat. They have a variety of sushi, fried foods, salads, noodles, rice etc... and you get 3 slices of salmon sashimi upon arrival. ANNNND they also have dessert! Tiramisu, chocolate mouse, coconut wanna cotta or a fruit salad for those wanting a healthy option. Happy hour is 6pm-10pm but I recommend getting in early in the summer as it can be quite popular especially on a Friday or Saturday evening.
This is not really a place I would go to at other times of the day because it can be a bit pricey, but the happy hour deal is great!
This place again has two locations but I recommend the one closest to the Duomo (Via Ponte Vetero) as I have found the service there better.
Bhangra Bar $$
Corso Sempione, 1, 20145 Milan
Happy hour Sun-Sat 6pm - 10pm
The Bhangra Bar is located up the top of Parco Sempione, and has a beautiful view of the arch at the top of the park.
This place does an amazing happy hour apertivo. (Can you tell I love apertivo yet??) The appertivo costs only 11 euros, yay!! So this place is super cheap and they have a MASSIVE spread of foods at the buffet. There is less healthy options, but there is a station for you to build a salad if you are that way inclined. They also have a separate room for the dessert buffet. Everything from a bowl of nutella to self-serve gelato, cakes and lollies. It is located two doors down from the main buffet so you will have to have a bit of a look for it.
This place gets super busy on a friday and saturday night in summer so you need to get there early to get a seat.
The service here is not great, the waiters can take a while to take your drink order and a bit of time to actually get your your drink but its worth it. Cheap buffet and cocktail and dessert with a view of the beautiful park in Milan on a lovely street. What more could you want?
This place is a MUST visit!
Cioccolati Italiani $$$
Via S. Raffaele, 4, 20121 Milano
Via Edmondo de Amicis, 25, 20123 Milano
Via Nerino, 11, 20123 Milano
Open Sat-Sun 7:30am-12am Mon - Fri 7am-12am
Perhaps the best gelato in Milan. If not, then its some of the gelato with the best aesthetic that people from all over wait in line to get.
I recommend getting here early or going when you are not in a rush. You need to line up to pay for your gelato and then you get a ticket with a number and wait until your number is called and then they serve you at the gelato counter.
They have an amazing menu of creative cones already designed for you. With multiple flavours, toppings, melted chocolate in the cones, waffles, crepes and even crepes inside the cone and then gelato inside that. It is amazing. Or you can just order a simple cone with one flavour. This place can be a little pricey but the amazing gelato is worth it and the experience itself if worth having.
They have three different locations in Milan, but my favourite is the one located within the Galleries, close to the duomo. Although this one is probably also the busiest.
Did you enjoy this post? Where is your favourite place to eat in Milan? Let me know in the comments section below!