Restaurants in Italy

All five of the various Princi locations in Milan are inevitably crowded at lunchtime, with locals lining up for excellent focaccia, pizza, and sandwiches, as well as an extensive selection of breads and pastries. The Piazza XXV Aprile branch is open late and popular with night owls, too.

A Milanese landmark since 1824, Pasticceria Marchesi offers traditional Italian sweets: biscotti, cakes, and pralines as well as coffee (of course) in a space that is a step back in time.

Superstar chef Nobu Matsuhisa's Milanese outpost is located in the Armani Superstore, though you can enter from the street. Marrying his classical training as a sushi chef in Japan with his world travels, particularly in Peru and Argentina, Nobu changed the world's perception of Japanese food.

Run by Sicilian chef Filippo La Mantia’s, this restaurant serves up the food of his home island, including standout dishes like the  meat-and-rice-stuffed red pepper and handmade pasta with eggplant and caciocavallo cheese. Set in a lavish dining room in the Hotel Majestic, the self taught chef r

Set in the countryside just outside the city, Sapori is more ambitious, refined, and serious (but not too serious) than most trattorias in the Parma area, offering modern dishes so as not to seem old-fashioned (Parmesan gelato melting over a luscious hunk of molten eggplant in a pastry nest), and

Local meats are the house specialty: Try the pork cheeks in a red-wine reduction and the beef carpaccio.