My parents visited me last weekend and it was stressful. They’re picky eaters, so finding a restaurant that met their high standards was tough. I scoured the internet, but nothing seemed good enough. Despite the uncertainty, I took a chance and went with my gut. Thankfully, it paid off, and they loved the restaurants I suggested!
Terrazza La Rinascente Duomo
(located in the City Center)
I was apprehensive about taking my parents here because my dad hates crowds and walking around in malls. But I took a chance, and boy, am I glad I did! The view of the Duomo from his seat won him over, and the unbeatable food sealed the deal.
We ordered the Risotto for lunch and I swear, it was the best Risotto I’ve ever had in my life. There’s something about the sauce that just hits the spot.
But that’s not all, folks! The pizza was also surprisingly delicious.
Now, I’ll admit, it’s a bit pricey, but the excellent service and breathtaking view more than make up for it. Trust me, you won’t regret it. Just remember, make a reservation for dinner, it’s highly suggested.
Address: Largo Carrobbio, 4, 20123 Milano
Ristorante Pane e Vino (City Center)
Get ready for some serious dinner envy! On our last night together, we stumbled upon this gem of a restaurant, conveniently located just a few blocks down from the stunning duomo.
As soon as we entered, we were greeted with a warm welcome. I love it when staff acknowledges their guests, and this was no exception.
The ambiance of the restaurant was cozy and inviting. We lucked out with a corner table near the window, which looked out onto the rainy, bustling street outside. But inside, we were enveloped in a warm and calm atmosphere.
Now, let’s talk about the food! My mom and I went for the lamb chops, paired with a generous helping of fried veggies. The portion size was perfect, and the meat was cooked to perfection. Meanwhile, my dad opted for the antipasti, and he loved it.
To top it all off, the service was absolutely top-notch. Trust me, this place is a must-visit.
Hosteria della Musica (Brera)
Brera is an absolute must-visit, and my parents were completely smitten with it. We ended up returning a few times, and on one occasion, we decided to try out Hosteria della Musica for dinner.
Now, let me tell you, the food was absolutely out of this world. However, we were disappointed with the service. The waiter neglected to inform us that the portions were absolutely massive. We ended up ordering two salads, three veal plates, and a side of veggies for my mom. We were practically drowning in food!
Despite the mix-up, the quality of the food was so good that I couldn’t even be mad. But, I do wish the service had been better. Even after we complained about the portions, they didn’t do anything to address the issue.
All in all, I’d still be happy to come back here, but next time, I’ll be sure to order one plate at a time!
Vicolo Fiori 2, 20121 Milano
10 Corso Como Cafe
After a day of non-stop sightseeing around Milan, I took my mom for a quick drink at the iconic 10 Corso Como, while my dad headed back to the hotel to rest.
My mom and I settled on the fresh squeezed mix juice, and all I can say is WOW! It was absolutely delicious, and the perfect pick-me-up we needed.
Now, let’s talk about the venue. 10 Corso Como Cafe is a place that I keep coming back to time and time again. It’s effortlessly hip, and there’s always something happening. From the bookstore to the terrace garden, the hotel, the boutique, the cafe, and the galleries, there’s no shortage of things to explore and discover.
In fact, I could easily spend hours here, soaking in the ambiance and immersing myself in the vibrant culture that surrounds this incredible venue. Trust me, 10 Corso Como is an absolute must-visit for anyone traveling to Milan!
Valà Restaurant (Sant’Ambrogio )
We stumbled upon a hidden gem in Milan thanks to the trusty ol’ TripAdvisor. After seeing the excellent reviews, we decided to take a chance on this place, and boy are we glad we did!
This restaurant is all about authentic Italian cuisine, with a menu that covers everything from Mediterranean to Vegetarian dishes. And let me tell you, the prices are more than reasonable for the quality of food they serve up.
Now, onto the main event – the Tagliatelle al ragù bianco di baccalà. While it wasn’t the best pasta dish I’ve ever had, it was still pretty darn tasty. And what really won us over was the warm and friendly service from the staff – they made us feel right at home and added that special touch to our dining experience.
In fact, we enjoyed it so much that we’d definitely come back again for another round. So if you’re looking for a great spot to indulge in some mouthwatering Italian fare, look no further than this little gem. Trust us, you won’t regret it!
Vicolo Fiori 2, 20121 Milano