Foodie Alert: 10 Must Visit Restaurants in Milan Italy


Take note for the next time you’re planning a trip to Milan Italy, especially the foodies among you. Below is a list of ten fabulous restaurants you should try out in and around Milan. Be prepared for your mouth to water.

D’O RESTAURANTThis is Michelin starred and is hard to get in, so you need to book months in advance, but the food is scrumptious. Says Zagat: the “creativity and simplicity” of dishes made with “fresh, seasonal ingredients” results in a “superlative” meal declare devotees who endure a “long waiting list” (“at least two months in advance” for dinner) to squeeze into the “small” rustic dining room at this Cornaredo Italian; the “cordiality of the staff” coupled with “affordable” tabs make the experience all the more “pleasant.” Via Magenta 18 (00 39 02 936 2209); 
AL PECK RISTORANTEThe latest addition to Milan’s Peck food empire, Al Peck—which includes a chic bar and a luxury first-floor delicatessen packed with every type of cheese, salami and indulgent Italian essential imaginable—specializes in handmade fresh pasta, grilled meat and fish dishes. Via Spadari 9, 39 02/802-3161
CRACCO: The most awarded restaurant in Milan, Cracco has received the prestigious two Michelin star award and is 71st in San Pellegrino’s 100 best restaurants awards. Be sure to try their risotto. Via Victor Hugo 4 (00 39 02 876 774); 
RIBOT: Great place for meat dishes, risottos and salads and it also has great ambiance. Via Marco Cremosano 41 (00 39 02 3300 1646);
GIACOMO BISTROT: Known for its Tuscan food with a wide array of choices and a massive menu. They also own Giacomo Arengario and Da Giacomo in other parts of Milan. High fashion and local business meet roughly 15 minutes from the historical center. Via Pasquale Sottocorno 4 (00 39 02 7602 2653); 
IL SALUMAIO DI MONTENAPOLEONE: Great for outdoor seating in summer, particularly at lunch. Via Santo Spirito, 10/Via Gesù, 5 (00 39 02 7600 1123); 

OSTERIA DEI CACCIATORIA great weekend lunch place. Via Serra di Bavari 15 – (00 39 01 0345 0323);
GRAND HOTEL: Great place for a Sunday dinner and known as such. Via Alessandro Manzoni, 29 (00 39 02 723 141);
DAL BOLOGNESEThis is one of those be seen and fashionista places or where you might find a local media personality or politician. Piazza della Repubblica, 13 (00 39 02 6269 4843) 
PIAZZA REPUBBLICAKnown as a general good place with decent food without the outrageous prices. Via Aldo Manuzio, 11 (00 39 02 6269 5105);

Photo credits: Il Salumaio di Montenapoleone photo was taken by Pablo Monteagudo on Flickr Milan