Hidden underground in Porta Venezia, this old-school dance hall is a portal into another era. Book a table with a big group of friends for dinner and dancing Milanese style.
Plato Chic Superfood
Who said it was impossible to eat healthy in Italy? Plato serves fresh, healthy versions of a number of Italian mainstay dishes – and a few of their own creations. The decor is ridiculously good.
A portal straight into Tokyo, Gastronomia Yamamoto is proper Japanese home cooking done right. Just don’t come looking for sushi.
Ceresio 7 Pools & Restaurant
Ceresio 7 brings the LA-style rooftop pool party vibe to Milan’s Chinatown neighborhood. Come for cocktails, dinner or a Saturday-long suntan sesh. The scene is young and sexy.
La Balera dell’Ortica
Line dancing and fairy lights are on the red-checked table at Balera Ortica, a summertime-only dinner-and-dance hall set in a secret garden on the city’s eastern edges.
Tokyo transplant Tenoha offers a 360-degree Japanese experience with a restaurant, shop, event space and ramen joint at their via Vigevano complex.
BistRo Aimo e Nadia
Michelin-starred fine dining mainstay Il Luogo di Aimo e Nadia teamed up with design curator extraordinaire Rossana Orlandi to create bistRO, the latest addition to the former’s Magenta-area gallery. The eclectically colorful interiors were dreamed up in collaboration with fashion house Etro.
Carlo e Camilla in Segheria
A cavernous former sawmill plays host to superstar chef Carlo Cracco’s buzzy Segheria, set in an otherwise industrial part of town. Perfect for aperitivo, dramatically-lit dinner or drinks late into the night.
Dine atop Milan’s contemporary art crown jewel at Fondazione Prada’s Ristorante Torre. The sixth-floor restaurant features an enormous aperitivo-ready terrace and a few choice pieces from the gallery’s impressive collection.
The name may reference the city’s infamous fog, but flavors at this Navigli newcomer are crystal clear. Nebbia serves modern twists on classic Lombardian fare and an impressive natural wine list.
Set in a gorgeous old villa right in the center of Porta Nuova, Ratana is a temple to inspired modern Italian cooking. Think: clean, simple interpretations of classic recipes, set on top of the Riccardo Catella Foundation and within a giant park.
The greatest Greek restaurant in Milan run by the coolest girl. This bold-colored and brass-trimmed bistro is your new go-to for fresh, clean Mediterranean flavors.
Attached to Six Gallery is Sixieme Bistro, the gallery’s endlessly stylish on-site restaurant and cocktail bar, designed by Quincoces-Dragò, the gallery’s curators. In the summer, the palm tree-shaded courtyard is a prized aperitivo location.
Paper Moon Giardino
The fashion district’s preferred watering hole has expanded to a second-courtyard adjacent location. Try what famous Japanese chef Nobu Matsuhisa calls his favorite restaurant in Italy.
Part of Carlo Cracco’s ever-expanding empire, Ristorante Cracco recently set up shop in Milan’s Galleria Vittorio Emanuele. A top pick for a splurge night out in the city by Italy’s most famous chef.
Celebrity chef Ritu Dalmia, famous for importing Italian cooking to Mumbai, has finally opened her first Indian restaurant in Milan, Cittamani, a chic fusion of the two cuisines in the tony Moscova neighborhood.