TFP editors’ pick their new favorite Milan eateries known for the quality of their food, no matter the cuisine. For our top 5 picks there’s something for everyone; vegans, seafood lovers, Milan cuisine neophytes, and gourmands.
Mudec On the Way to Fedi stop at a proper meeting-and-eating spot in Zona Tortona. Mudec Restaurant is located in the Museum of Design and Culture. It’s beautiful interiors and stellar cocktail bar, run by the Da Giacomo, is perfect for a business lunch or dinner.
Via Tortona 56 +39 02 84 29 37 01 www.mudecrestaurant.it
Cucina del Toro Not far from the Castello Sforzesco, is an uber-Italian locale that recalls the charm and minimal-chicness of a modern country locanda. It’s all about traditional plates such as gnocchi, salted codfish, and Piedmont beef and cheeses complemented by a simple but curated wine list.
Via Porlezza 2 +39 02 87 51 07 www.ristorantelabrisa.it/cucina-del-toro
Mimmo Tucked behind bustling Viale Premuda is Mimmo restaurant. Mimmo can easily be mistaken for a private home. The elegant and sophisticated eatery is a choice spot to linger over a range of Italian favorites such as beef tartare and pesce crudo. If the weather allows, take a pre-dinner (gin-based) cocktail on the patio.
Via Giuseppe Sirtori 34 +39 02 27 72 34 44 www.mimmomilano.it
Pisco After the Versace show stop by Pisco to peruse the menu. This well known seafood restaurant creates daily specials such as tuna tartare or polpo con patate (octopus with potatoes). All dishes pair beautifully with a chilled glass of Vermentino—so best if you’re not in a rush.
Via Agostino Bertani 16 +39 02 33 60 50 57 www.piscomilano.com
Isa e Vane This all-day café offers a little bit of everything, from small bites to big plates, and its cute décor and varied menu is the result of a young Argentine and an Italian woman at the helm. Take a fresh juice and some muesli for a kick-start breakfast or pop by later for an offbeat aperitivo spread of mixed mezze and robust selection of vino.
Via Perugino 1 +39 02 36 51 52 88 www.isaevane.wix.com/isaevane
Mantra Raw Vegan Kale has come to Milan, and it’s in a variety of plates. Open from breakfast through dinner, this vegan rarity serves uber-healthy foods including a spaghetti substitute, zoodles, made from zucchini. Beyond the wide range of herbal teas, they even sell coal to add to your water for a total cleansing experience.
Via Panfilo Castaldi 21 +39 02 89 05 85 75 www.mantrarawvegan.com