The best restaurants in Milan, Italy...

 

Below you will find our list of the best restaurants in Milan as determined from reviews by Michelin, Gambero Rosso, and Le Guide de L'Espresso. The level of quality is so high, there are four 2 Star Michelin restaurants in Milan and a further twelve with 1 Michelin Star.

 
 
  • All the best Milan restaurants accept payment by credit or debit card
  • Staff in most Milan restaurants speak some English
  • Generally, the locals tip, if at all, by just rounding up the bill or leaving loose change. A "coperto" cover charge is usually included in the bill

 

Key: = Michelin Stars (max 3)          100 = Gambero Rosso Points (max 100)

Best Restaurants Milan ~ Enrico Bartolini Mudec / Photo: ristorantecracco.it

Best Restaurants Milan ~ Enrico Bartolini Mudec / Photo: ristorantecracco.it

1 ~ Enrico Bartolini Mudec

Opened in April 2016 on the third floor of MUDEC (Museo delle Culture) by celebrated chef Enrico Bartolini, acclaimed as one of the most talented chefs in Italy, who moved here from the Devero Hotel in Cavenago Brianza where, by the age of 33, he was awarded 2 Michelin stars, 3 Gambero Rosso Forks and 3 L'Espresso Guide Hats. He also manages the cheaper more casual Bistrot in the same building. Closed Monday lunch and all day Sunday.

3 course lunch: €45+    3 course dinner: €75+

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Best Milan Restaurants ~ Ristorante Cracco / photo: ristorantecracco.it

Best Milan Restaurants ~ Ristorante Cracco / photo: ristorantecracco.it

2 ~ CRACCO

Offering traditional Italian cuisine with dishes from Milan reinterpreted with an innovative modern twist, Carlo Cracco's elegant and comfortable 2 Michelin Star restaurant sits in an elegant building decorated with cherry wood panelled walls close to the Duomo. A small "d'hôte" table for four people looks into the kitchen like an aquarium, allowing you to see the Hell's Kitchen Italia celebrity chef at work. Open lunch Tuesday - Friday 12:30 - 14:00 and evenings Monday - Saturday 19:30 - 23:00

3 course lunch: Not known    3 course dinner: Not known

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Best Milan Restaurants ~ Beron / Photo: ristoranteberton.com

Best Milan Restaurants ~ Beron / Photo: ristoranteberton.com

3 ~ Ristorante Berton

Michelin Star chef Andrea Berton's elegant modern restaurant in the futuristic district of Porta Nuova Varesine scored an impressive 90% in Gamberro Rosso 2016 earning it Tre Forchette. Minimalist dishes match the design. Open lunch Tuesday - Friday and evenings Monday - Saturday. Closed Sundays

3 course lunch: €45+    3 course dinner: €85+

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Best Restaurants Milan ~ Ristorante Sadler / Photo: sadler.it

Best Restaurants Milan ~ Ristorante Sadler / Photo: sadler.it

4 ~ Sadler

Located on the outskirts of Milan, this 2 Michelin Star restaurant from Claudio Sadler, one of the most famous chefs in Italy, offers fantastic creative dishes in elegant surroundings. Claudio Sadler is also behind the more casual fast food Chic'n Quick next door. Open evenings only from 19:30. Closed Sunday.

3 course dinner: €75+

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Best Restaurants in Milan ~ Il Luogo Di Aimo e Nadia / Photo: aimoenadia.com

Best Restaurants in Milan ~ Il Luogo Di Aimo e Nadia / Photo: aimoenadia.com

5 ~ Il Luogo di Aimo e Nadia

A 2 Star Michelin restaurant on the outskirts of Milan with a 50 year history. This family-ran Italian restaurant from husband and wife team Aimo and Nadia Moroni, together with their daughter Stefania, serves up simple Italian dishes in a welcoming dining room illuminated with colourful art. A "Grand Tour In Italy" menu celebrates the heritage of the rich history of Italian cuisine. Open weekdays for lunch and Monday - Saturday from 19:30. Closed Sunday.

3 course lunch: Not known    3 course dinner: €90+

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Best Restaurants Milan ~ Seta / Photo: mandarinoriental.com

Best Restaurants Milan ~ Seta / Photo: mandarinoriental.com

6 ~ Seta

Under the watchful eye of acclaimed chef Antonio Guida, one of the most celebrated chefs in Italy, the Michelin-starred Italian restaurant inside the second courtyard of the Mandarin Oriental Milan quickly became the city's most talked-about dining destination after opening in July 2015, with its theatre style kitchen offering a glimpse of the chefs at work. Updating traditional recipes with creative culinary techniques, it's an exciting, contemporary take on classic Italian cuisine, which has earned Tre Forchette from Gambero Rosso. Open weekdays for lunch and Monday - Saturday from 19:30. Closed Sunday.

3 course lunch: €95+    3 course dinner: €95+

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Best Restaurants Milan ~ Joia / Photo: joia.it

Best Restaurants Milan ~ Joia / Photo: joia.it

7 ~ Joia

The beautiful Michelin Star vegetarian restaurant in Milan is a labour of love from Italian Swiss chef Pietro Leemann, who is heavily influenced by the time he spent working in Asia. The cuisine is a stroll through an imaginary landscape, completely inspired by nature. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday.

5 course lunch: €85+    5 course dinner: €85+

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Best Restaurants Milan ~ D'O / Photo: Facebook DODavideOldani

Best Restaurants Milan ~ D'O / Photo: Facebook DODavideOldani

8 ~ D'O

Davide Oldani's Michelin Star restaurant in Cornaredo, a 20km, 30 minute drive from Milano Centrale station, offers fantastic Lombardi cooking at a reasonable price. The famous designer and chef's "cucinapop" is based on simplicity using raw materials, and this is also reflected in the design of the restaurant. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday and Monday.

3 course lunch: Not known    3 course dinner: Not known

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Best Bars Milan ~ Ristorante Vun / Photo: hyatt.com

Best Bars Milan ~ Ristorante Vun / Photo: hyatt.com

9 ~ Vun

The Park Hyatt Milan's Michelin Star restaurant takes its name from the Milanese dialect for "one". In refined and elegant surroundings, chef Andrea Aprea offers a contemporary approach to traditional Italian cuisine. Open evenings only. Closed Sunday and Monday.

3 course dinner: €90+

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Best Restaurants Milan ~ Unico Milano / Photo: Facebook UnicoMilano

Best Restaurants Milan ~ Unico Milano / Photo: Facebook UnicoMilano

10 ~ Unico Milano

The highest Michelin Star restaurant in Europe, this fine dining venue is located at the 20th floor of the WJC Tower on the edge of town. And if the view of the entire city's skyline is not enough for you, you can watch chef Fabrizio Ferrari cook traditional Italian dishes with a distinctive contemporary twist in the open view kitchen. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Closed Saturday lunch.

3 course lunch: Not known    3 course dinner: €65+

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Best Restaurants Milan ~ Alice Ristorante / Photo: aliceristorante.t

Best Restaurants Milan ~ Alice Ristorante / Photo: aliceristorante.t

11 ~ Alice Ristorante

The partnership of chef Viviana Varese with maître d' and sommelier Sandra Ciciriello results in one of the best independent Michelin Star restaurants in Milan, which is scooped numerous awards. Choose from two tasting menus: “Sandrina” or “Viviana”, dine à la carte, or visit for the high quality low cost lunch menu. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday.

3 course lunch: €40+    3 course dinner: €75+

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Best Restaurants Milan ~ Armani Ristorante / Photo: Facebook ArmaniHotelMilano

Best Restaurants Milan ~ Armani Ristorante / Photo: Facebook ArmaniHotelMilano

12 ~ Armani Ristorante

The Michelin Star restaurant inside the flagship Armani Hotel offers contemporary Italian dining in the most lavish of surroundings. Not to be confused with the cheaper Emporio Armani Caffe in the store next door. Open daily for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday evenings.

3 course lunch: Not known  3 course dinner: €65+

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Best Restaurants Milan ~ Tokuyoshi / Photo: ristorantetokuyoshi.com

Best Restaurants Milan ~ Tokuyoshi / Photo: ristorantetokuyoshi.com

13 ~ Tokuyoshi

Yoji Tokuyoshi's boundary-pushing Michelin Star Japanese restaurant in Milan city centre serves up unforgettable dishes with Italian tastes and Japanese sensibility. Open evenings only and Sunday lunch. Closed Monday

3 course dinner: €50+

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Best Restaurants Milan ~ Innocenti Evasioni / Photo: innocentievasioni.com

Best Restaurants Milan ~ Innocenti Evasioni / Photo: innocentievasioni.com

14 ~ Innocenti Evasioni

This Michelin Star restaurant in a peaceful residential street on the outskirts of the city centre serves up the atmosphere of old Milan, full of tradition where time has stopped still and elegance and harmony coexist thanks to a large garden. Television chef Tommaso Arrigoni alongside Eros Picco produce a creative menu which changes monthly.

3 course dinner: €50+

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Best Restaurants Milan ~ Tano Passami L'Olio / Photo: tanopassamilolio.it

Best Restaurants Milan ~ Tano Passami L'Olio / Photo: tanopassamilolio.it

15 ~ Tano Passami L'Olio

Tano Simonato's Michelin Star restaurant in Milan specialises in extra virgin olive oils, which are used to cook some creative fish and meat dishes. The intimate dining room adds an old fashioned style of romance to proceedings. Open evenings only. Closed Sundays.

3 course dinner: €90+

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Best Restaurants Milan ~ Iyo / Photo: iyo.it

Best Restaurants Milan ~ Iyo / Photo: iyo.it

16 ~ Iyo

Claudio Liu's impressive Michelin Star Asian fusion restaurant in Milan offers some of the most beautiful sushi, sashimi and teppanyaki in Europe. Innovative dishes, which mix Oriental techniques and flavours with the best Italian ingredients, are created at the fish counter and kitchen in the centre of the attractive room. Open for lunch and dinner. Closed Tuesday lunch and all day Monday.

3 course lunch: Not known  3 course dinner: Not known

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Best Restaurants Milan ~ Trussardi Alla Scala / Photo: trussardiallascala.com

Best Restaurants Milan ~ Trussardi Alla Scala / Photo: trussardiallascala.com

17 ~ Il Ristorante Trussardi alla Scala

This traditional Italian restaurant in a beautiful building overlooking Piazza della Scala, offers regional dishes enhanced through state-of-the-art culinary techniques. Open for lunch and dinner. Closed Saturday lunch and all day Sunday.

3 course lunch: Not known    3 course dinner: €90+

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Best Restaurants Milan ~ Daniel  / Photo: ristorantedanielmilano.com

Best Restaurants Milan ~ Daniel  / Photo: ristorantedanielmilano.com

18 ~ Daniel Ristorante

You will find simplified dishes at this fine-dining Italian restaurant in Milan from chef Daniel Canzian, where all those ingredients deemed "too much" in a dish are removed. With an open kitchen so that you can see the chefs at work, this is a fantastic dining experience. Open for lunch and dinner. Closed Saturday lunch and all day Sunday.

3 course lunch: €25+    3 course dinner: €50+

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Best Restaurants Berlin ~ Ana & Bruno / Photo: Facebook Ristorante-Ana-e-Bruno

Best Restaurants Berlin ~ Ana & Bruno / Photo: Facebook Ristorante-Ana-e-Bruno

19 ~ Essenza

Dutch-Italian chef Eugenio Boer opened this popular restaurant in January 2015 after stints working for the likes of Kolja Kleeberg, Gaetano Trovato and Norbert Niederkofler. His young team help deliver some beautiful dishes inn intimate courtyard, which provides a romantic location. Open for lunch and dinner. Closed Monday lunch and all day Sunday.

3 course lunch: Not known    3 course dinner: €55+

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Best Restaurants in Berlin ~ Bieberbau / Photos: Facebook BieberbauBerlin 

Best Restaurants in Berlin ~ Bieberbau / Photos: Facebook BieberbauBerlin 

20 ~ Tre CRistI Milano

This enoteca, with another branch in Siena, offers seasonal Mediterranean cuisine in modern surroundings. Open for lunch and dinner. Closed Saturday lunch and all day Sunday.

3 course lunch: €30+    3 course dinner: €65+

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Last updated: 14 May 2016