Are you in town for fashion week? Looking for the latest dining spots and coolest cafe’s to refuel at? Look no further – here are all the places in Milan to be and be seen at. We’ve detailed the best spot for each day of fashion week mayhem.
1. Potafiori – Via Salasco 17
The Best Spot for…dining surrounded by flowers.
As a florist and restaurant combination, contemporary Potafiori allows you to dine amongst beautiful floral arrangements and gorgeous plants. With ultramodern dark design and sleek lighting, the atmosphere is perfect for casual meetings, lunch or dinner. Try ‘i casoncelli della nonna Ida’ – classic ravioli with pancetta, butter, sage and parmesan.
2. Valà – Via Daniele Crespi 14
The Best Spot for…a cosy meal with friends.
Valà is a cute little restaurant found on the corner of Via Daniele Crespi and Via Cesare da Sesto. With a range of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options, Valà certainly has something to meet even the fussiest of tastes. The prices are incredibly friendly and there are daily dishes on the menu, along with their house crescentine – kind of like a small disc-shaped sandwich that originate from Emilia-Romagna. Run by four young women, the service is excellent and along with great food and a cosy ambience, Valà is definitely a must visit!
3. Giovanni Galli – Via Victor Hugo 2, Corso Porta Romana 2
The Best Spot for…a sweet treat.
A historic sweet shop with two locations in the centre of Milan, Giovanni Galli specialises in marron glacés (chestnuts candied in sugar), hand-made dark chocolates and marzipan-like sweets. Everything is of exceptional quality and the moment of pleasure derived from any of their treats is unrivalled. Treat yourself to a quick sweet pitstop between appointments, it’s definitely worth it. We recommend the pistachio fondant, noci nere (walnut dark chocolate) and, of course, the marron glacés!
4. Cervin – Via Zecca Vecchia 4
The Best Spot for…a good glass of wine.
A new bar in the centre of Milan, Cervin tantalises guests with the finest cuts of Italian salumi, cheeses and an impeccable choice of wines to accompany it all. Along with the classic Italian offering, there is also a selection of fish tartare available for those looking to keep things a little lighter. Low lighting inside makes for a warm and cosy mood or you can sit outside on the veranda surrounded by lush greenery. Perfect for aperitivo or dinner, the cocktails are also highly recommended.
5. A Casa Eatery – Via Conca del Naviglio 37
The Best Spot for…a trendy meal.
Just as the name suggests, dining at A Casa Eatery is like eating at home. Revisiting traditional Italian eating with a touch of modernity, this fantastic restaurant serves up a range of Italian dishes with a twist. All plates are presented artistically, perfect for your next Instagram post if the eclectic interior hasn’t already had you snapping away.
6. Orto – Erbe e Cucina – Via Gaudenzio Ferrari 3
The Best Stop for…simple and fresh seasonal dishes.
The philosophy of Orto: “Non chiedeteci il basilico d’inferno” – do not ask us for basil in winter. This tiny restaurant just behind Corso Genova respects the seasonal nature of produce and only dishes up the freshest ingredients. All dishes are simple and flavoursome; they are composed of four ingredients expertly combined and are characterised by the rich tastes and scents of aromatic herbs. Orto also has a range of herbs available for purchase so you can cultivate the Orto philosophy a casa! Stop by for breakfast, lunch or dinner.