Milan is one of the trendiest and most fashionable cities in Italy, so much so that even the venues and restaurants often reflect its great innovative spirit. The gastronomic landscape you can appreciate in the capital of Lombardy is diversified and lively, with real gourmet gems in wonderful locations. Here are 7 design restaurants in Milan to fall in love with and that will make you want to go back to.
LUME Restaurant boasts a truly unique location within the spaces of the former Richard Ginori’s porcelain factory in Milan. It is a bright restaurant of Michelin star chef Luigi Taglienti designed by architect Monica Melotti, MB America’s chief design officer. The decor is on the shades of white and is extremely refined, just like the chef’s cuisine.
LUME, Via G. Watt 37, 20143, Milan
Terrazza Triennale - Osteria con vista
If you are looking for a breathtaking view of the city, the Terrazza Triennale – Osteria con vista is the right restaurant for you. Designed by OBR architecture studio, this restaurant is located on the panoramic terrace of the Palazzo Triennale and consists of a greenhouse with transparent windows overlooking Sempione Park, Sforzesco Castle and Milan’s skyline. The furniture is minimalist and modern, almost bare, to allow you to enjoy the 360° view on the city. In the kitchen, we find Stefano Cerveni, chef of Due Colombe in Franciacorta, who offers his quality and refined cuisine.
Terrazza Triennale, viale Emilio Alemagna 6, 20121 Milan
Trendy furniture in the heart of Brera, one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Milan, for the restaurant Pisacco. It is a contemporary bistro created by a group of professionals, including managers, art collectors, architects, lawyers and Michelin star chef Andrea Berton, united by the passion for a modern and essential cuisine that finds its expression in revisiting the Italian tradition. The atmosphere of the room is informal but also very sophisticated, with modern interiors arranged on two floors.
Pisacco, via Solferino 48, 20121 Milan
Fillippo La Mantia - Oste e Cuoco
Filippo La Mantia – Oste e Cuoco, with its 1800 square meters, is considered the temple of Sicilian cuisine. The furniture is signed by Piero Lissoni, designer of many furniture and furnishing accessories for the major design brands such as Cassina, Boffi, Alessi, Floss and Kartell, which gives the whole venue a great contemporary style. Filippo La Mantia – Oste e Cuoco restaurant is a day and night bar with patisserie, but is also a restaurant with relax area and background music. Chef Filippo La Mantia is a DOC Sicilian and offers traditional recipes, street food and pastries starting from Sicilian raw ingredients.
Fillippo La Mantia – Oste e Cuoco, piazza Risorgimento (angolo via Poerio, 2/a), 20129 Milan
Carlo e Camilla in Segheria
Not to be missed is Carlo e Camilla in Segheria, the restaurant created by the association of Michelin star chef Carlo Cracco, art director Tanja Solci and restaurateur Nicola Fanti. The charm of the location is really special as the restaurant is housed in the spaces of an historic Milanese sawmill, where all of its original features were preserved: walls, floors and some of the tools that make the environment extremely special. The tables are by no means conventional, as the layout includes two long wooden tables that intersect each other and accommodate up to 65 people. The furniture comprehends also some pieces of design signed by Cappellini and Richard Ginori. In the kitchen chef Luca Pedata, while at cocktail preparation is the creativity of Filippo Sisti.
Carlo e Camilla in Segheria, via Giuseppe Meda 24, 20141, Milan
D’O - CucinaPop
Designed by Piero Lissoni, Michelin star chef Davide Oldani’s new restaurant D’O is just outside Milan and makes its guests feel at home. Tables and chairs are made of wood, with essential shapes, ergonomic furniture and pieces designed by Oldani in person. The restaurant is spread over two floors and has forty-eight seating and the wonderful open steel kitchen where the chef and his staff prepare delicious dishes from his famous pop cuisine contribute to the charm of this restaurant.
D’O, piazza della Chiesa, San Pietro all’Olmo di Cornaredo (MI)