Milan + the Lakes Region

Restaurants in Milan + the Lakes Region

Mozzarella aficionados need look no further than the corner of Via Mercato and Via Fiori Chiari in the Brera district.

This is a great spot to meet friends for a late dinner after a performance at La Scala (just two minutes away). The restaurant turns out reliably good Milanese basics and has a beautiful interior.

This restaurant on the trendy Corso Como achieves full potential during Milan’s annual fashion week. Renowned designer Tom Ford rents a table for the week, while the rest of the place fills with international models, actors, and footballers.

The focus of this sleek shop is gelato ice cream, chocolate, and coffee, though sandwiches and pastries are also available. Handmade chocolate is blended with unexpected ingredients like balsamic vinegar, pepper, and basil lemon.

A love child born of the union between Martini and Dolce & Gabbana, this bar at the back of the menswear department of the world famous boutique is a beacon for models, entertainers, and soccer stars, who come for the à la carte cocktails and gourmet paninis.

Stop for lunch to enjoy the zuppa di verdure and the house-made ravioli at this community spot, named for escargot, the local specialty.