Restaurants in Milan

The Milan restaurants below have been grouped into three pricing categories:
Expensive (over €100)
Moderate (€30 to €100)
Cheap (up to €30)
These Milan restaurant prices are for a three-course meal for one with a bottle of house wine or equivalent.

Milan restaurant prices are subject to IVA (value added tax) at 10% but this is always included within the prices given. A 15% service charge is usually added to the bill at the end. It is customary to round up the bill and leave a tip (usually 5% of the bill, maximum 10%) as well, if the meal and service have been good.

Armani Ristorante

Price: Expensive

An exclusive preserve for the well-heeled is Armani's restaurant set within the hotel of the same name. Drawing on the gastronomic traditions of Italy, diners are treated to beautifully presented culinary delights, complimented by a wide selection of wine, a private dining room and a superb chef's table in the kitchen.

Address: Armani World, Via Pisoni 1, Milan, Italy
Telephone: 02 8883 8381.


Price: Expensive

Modern interiors and the inspired talents of masterchef Carlo Cracco make this Milan restaurant a perfect fine-dining choice. Close to the Duomo, the restaurant, one of Milan's best, is linked to the wonderful Peck food store on an adjacent street. Cracco's creations include innovations such as pasta with sea urchins and coffee, married with an exceptional wine list; he has earned two Michelin stars. Closed Sunday.

Address: Via Victor Hugo 4 (off Via Orefici), Milan, Italy
Telephone: 02 876 774.

Don Carlos

Price: Expensive

Don Carlos is up there with Cracco. In a restaurant that makes the most of Italian produce, it is hard to resist the six-course tasting menu. The traditional dining room, with its little shaded lamps illuminating original prints and sketches from early opera productions at La Scala, completes the scene and creates an ambience evoking the late 19th century when Verdi lived at the hotel.

Address: Grand Hotel et de Milan, Via Manzoni 29, Milan, Italy
Telephone: 02 7231 4604.

Osteria Le Vigne

Price: Moderate

This low-key restaurant, with plain white, picture- and bottle-lined walls and wood beams, serves up delicious dishes, exquisitely cooked, such as risotto ai frutti di bosco e zola dolce (risotto with wild berries and sweet gorgonzola) and daube di manzo al vino in civet con polenta (beef daube in red wine with polenta).

Address: Ripa di Porta Ticinese 61, Milan, Italy
Telephone: 02 837 5617.

El Brellin

Price: Moderate

With a candlelit courtyard set around an 18th-century laundry, El Brellin serves up classical Milanese cooking, with fresh pasta and delicious home-cooked desserts. Take a table upstairs and you'll have views over the canal. There's a sumptuous buffet on Sundays.

Address: Alzaia Naviglio Grande 14., Milan, Italy
Telephone: 02 5810 1351.

Il Ristorante Trussardi alla Scala

Price: Moderate

This first-floor restaurant above the designer ground-floor shop and café is situated in a Trussardi-owned palazzo, just to the left of the famous La Scala opera house, and has been recently completely revamped. Diners can sink into the comfy sofas and armchairs and enjoy the view of the Piazza della Scala. Fish and vegetable dishes predominate, and the restaurant received two Michelin stars in 2009. Closed Sunday.

Address: Piazza della Scala 5, Milan, Italy
Telephone: 02 8068 8201.


Price: Cheap

Ciao is a fast food restaurant with a difference. The focus is on seasonal and fresh produce laid out as a buffet - all you need to do is make your selection and pay at the till. The food is good quality and available all day. Plus, there are different branches all over the city.

Address: Corso Europa 12, Milan, Italy
Telephone: 02 7602 1142.


Price: Cheap

If you're looking for tasty and affordable food in Milan, then you won't go far wrong at this self-service restaurant located close to Piazza Cavour. Hearty pastas, fresh pizza, salads and gargantuan desserts are just some of the things on offer at Brek. Healthy fruit juices, hot drinks and alcohol are also on sale in this Italian fast-food outlet.

Address: Via dei Missaglia 97 and Via Cino Del Duca 5, Milan, Italy
Telephone: 02 7602 3379.

Anema e Cozze

Price: Cheap

One of four Milan branches of this successful pizza chain, the emphasis at Anema e Cozze is on tasty Neapolitan pizzas topped with fresh seafood. Fishy toppings include the likes of clams, sardines, mackerel as well as the eponymous mussels. Fish-infused pasta dishes and seafood antipasti are also on the menu. It's a simple place where tasty food and reasonable prices ensure a steady flow of customers.

Address: Via Palermo 15, Milan, Italy
Telephone: 02 8646 1646.