Milan + the Lakes Region

Restaurants in Milan + the Lakes Region

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.

Set in a centuries-old botanical garden, La Contrada serves regional specialties such as vegetable ravioli with dried-tomato gremolata and mozzarella mousse on a terrace overlooking the lake.

Established by fashion stylist Roberto Cavalli, this steel and glass restaurant and club at the foot of Torre Branca in Parco Sempione remains a hot spot for the international jet set.

Sozzani’s favorite restaurant is housed in a 500-year-old palazzo and serves the town’s best tortelli di zucca (pumpkin ravioli).

Under original 14th- and 15th-century frescoes, choose from a mix of classic and experimental dishes. Try the crunchy fried river shrimp with zucchini.