Restaurants in Milan

Old Sep 7th, 2007, 11:22 PM
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Restaurants in Milan

Does anyone have any restaurant recommendations for Milan? I am looking for moderately priced restaurants suitable for a family. I am aware that prices in Milan can be very high. I have been searching on Fodor's and haven't seen restaurant recommendations for this city. Would appreciate any recommendations.
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Old Sep 8th, 2007, 12:39 AM
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How long will you be staying in Milan? I went there with my wife a few years back and you can read my trip report with pictures on my homepage . But I'm afraid I have not posted many details about the places where we went to eat. Have a great trip.

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We liked Ristorante Bruno which is within two blocks of the Duomo.
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We were in Milan for a short time in July.

I do NOT recommend eating at Bar Si in the Galleria. Worst meal, service and way too expensive. This was our last meal in Italy and so disappointing.
We were too hot and tired to find any of the places I had printed out.

We enjoyed Al Dollaro. Recommended by Rick Steves as well as our hotel concierge. Moderatley priced, good food, many locals at lunch time.
4 blocks south of Duomo at Via Paolo da Cannobio 11 tel 02-869-2432.
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Jam, I think there have been a number of posts on Milanese restaurants, where are you staying? That would help if I knew the area-around the Duomo, or near Milano Centrale.

One of my favorites that I've recommended a few times on this board is NABUCCO'S-classic Milanese cuisine-every Milanese dish you can think of they do, and do very well, in addition to my favorite: sliced octopus with boiled potatoes-many Milanese restaurants do this simple dish (Venice does not do this) and it's been good whereever I've had it in Milan, plus, their seafood risotto-which I eat all over Italy, and in nearly every Italian city I frequent I have a favorite restaurant(s) that does this dish very well-Nabucco's is the place in Milan. It is located in the lively Brera district-a must see area, particularly during the "aperitivo" hour-remember, Milano is all about the cocktails, and happy hour 2 for 1 drinks, with full buffet dinner for free-you'll see what I mean, when you go there! Try BAR BRERA, on the corner-it's a great place to experience the authentic Milanese happy hour, you can try the drink of the Veneto there, the "spritz"-prosecco with the orange bitter liqueur Aperol.

Nabucco's-via Fiora Chiari-this restaurant is open every day, btw, and serves until 11:30pm-a popular local place, with a lovely outdoor terrace for people watching in the Brera as well. Check out their website:

A couple of others:

L'ASSASSINO-on a street behind the Duomo-in a 16th cent. palazzo, they do very good Tuscan cuisine here, great fish dishes, elegant but not stuffy, home-made desserts, highly recommended:

Milan actually does Tuscan cuisine at a number of restaurants quite well, try also RISTORANTE DA BRUNO and LA PACE, on via Washington.

A friend of mine likes this restaurant specializing in Pugliese cuisine, the rather lengthily named
"AL RIFUGIO PUGLIESE DI MUCIACCIA" on via Costanza, they do veal and house-made pastas very well here.

And for something different, you could try one of the fashionista restaurants opened by some of Italy's great fashion names: JUST CAVALLI CAFE-by Roberto Cavalli, on Viale Camoens-Italian fushion restaurant, ultra-cool interior-I've not been, but will do when I go back, very hip bar scene as well, and the MARTINI BAR, 15 Corso Venezia, opened by Dolce & Gabbana.

Milan has a very vibrant nightlife, centered around the Brera and Navigli area, bars, discos, salsa, wine bars, jazz clubs-it has something for everyone, also in terms of the many trattoria that specialize in different regional Italian cuisine, as well.
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Thanks so much for all the restaurant recommendations. I am staying at the Westin Palace but have no problem traveling to get to a good, moderately priced restaurant. I will be in Milan for 3 nights with my family. Appreciate all the suggestions.
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