Food Culture

Food Culture is paramount everywhere in Italy and Milano is the capital of the national food heritage.

When it comes to exploring the restaurant scene in Milan, there are several neighbourhoods that have many exceptional dining options. Whether you’re looking for traditional Italian trattorias, trendy fusion eateries, or Michelin-starred restaurants, Milan has it all. Here are some of the best areas in Milan for restaurants:

Italian food culture

Is known all over the world to be healthy and delicious. Its many regional dishes are a joy to the palate of food connoisseurs and enthusiasts. Genuine and local ingredients are the key elements to the tastiness of the many options of the Peninsula food tradition.

The food experience is for sure enriched by the excellent service and the award-winning interior design of the food outlets in the heart of Milano.

The many restaurants of the city offer food from every corner of Italy. From pizza to pasta, from fresh vegetables to fish and seafood.

Milano offers also Ethnic cuisine that that expresses itself through the international food culture. Japanese, Indian, Chinese, Lebanese,

Argentinian restaurants are just some examples of what the scenario of the ethnic cuisine in Milano is about.

The aperitivo experience

This is not just a happy hour.

It is a ritual that Milanese people take really seriously.Have a pre-dinner cocktail like a Spritz or Hugo while treating yourself to the all-you-can-eat buffet!

Lombardy is a region which is also well known for its wine tradition and varieties. Franciacorta, Moscato, and Lambrusco are just some of the more than 40 varieties on the territory.

Enjoy one of these wines while sitting in one of the restaurants in Milano.


Located in the heart of the city, Brera is known for its charming streets, art galleries, and excellent dining choices.

The area offers a mix of traditional Italian cuisine and contemporary food experiences, with cozy trattorias, upscale bistros, and innovative restaurants. (Via Ponte Vetero, Via Brera, Via Madonnina and the surrounding areas).

Metro stop either Lanza or Cairoli.


Situated alongside the picturesque canals, Navigli is a lively district packed with trendy bars, cafés, and a wide array of choices of restaurants.

You’ll find a range of cuisines here, from Italian classics to International, and it’s a great place for aperitivos and alfresco dining.

Access from Porta Genova metro station, walk down Via Vigevano and cut through Via Corsico to reach the main canal – Alzaia Naviglio Grande.

Porta Romana

South of the city centre, Porta Romana is an area that has gained a reputation for its great restaurant scene.

This area offers a blend of traditional and modern dining options, with a focus on quality ingredients and innovative presentations.

Metro stop Porta Romana, Via Vasari, Via Muratori, Via Bernardino Corio.


Quite close to the the city centre, Isola has emerged as a trendy and multicultural neighbourhood with an exciting food scene.

You’ll find a mix of traditional Italian eateries, hip cafes, and international restaurants serving cuisine from around the world.

Metro stop Isola or walking distance from Garibaldi metro station –Vai Borsieri, Via Pastrengo, Via Volturno.

Corso Como

Situated near the Garibaldi train station, Corso Como is a fashionable district known for its designer boutiques, art galleries, and vibrant nightlife.

It also offers an excellent selection of restaurants, including chic dining spots, fusion cuisine, and gourmet experiences.

Porta Venezia Area

This diverse neighbourhood is home to Milan’s largest public park, Parco Indro Montanelli, and a wide range of dining options.

A great mix of restaurants can be found in Via Melzo, Via Frisis, Via Lambro and Via Malphigi.

Arco della Pace/Corso Sempione

Walking though the castle and through Sempione park, you will come across the Milanese Arch (Arco della Pace) a pedestrian area has taken over the avenue – Corso Sempione and many bars and restaurants make this area very lively and a great place to spend an evening.