Eating meat in Milan

Rare or well done? Ten restaurants in Milan for lovers of grills and the like

The grill at Ristorante Macelleria Motta in Inzago

The grill at Ristorante Macelleria Motta in Inzago where the finely selected meat from Piedmont is cooked. This is also sold in the historic shop in Bellinzago Lombardo. This is one of the ten places we recommend to carnivores in town

Our selection of the best restaurants in Milan continues to offer those visiting town on the occasion of Expo some useful orientation tips in the city’s culinary offer, should you choose (though we invite you to!) not to reserve a table at Identità Expo’s restaurant. You’ll find the links to the previous episodes at the end of the page.

Today we focus on the best meat restaurants in Milan: meat enthusiasts can thus sharpen their knives and choose among these ten establishments, listed in alphabetical order, as usual.

- El Carnicero, Via Spartaco, 31 (+39.02.54019816)
Like many places in this selection, it is an authentic Argentinian restaurant. As soon as you arrive, you can notice the attention paid to aesthetics in the three dining rooms and the open view kitchen – built around the grill. Average price 45€

- Don Juan, Via Altaguardia, 2 (+39.02.58430805) / Don Juanito, Corso di Porta Vigentina, 33 (+39.02.58431217)
This establishment celebrating Argentinian tradition combines a more elegant restaurant and a more laid back bistro. The common denominator in both cases are raw materials of the highest quality. Average price Don Juan 55€ / Don Juanito 40€

One of the dining rooms at Carnicero

One of the dining rooms at Carnicero

- El Porteño, Viale Gian Galeazzo, 25 (+39.02.58437593) and Viale Elvezia, 4 (+39.02.34537275)
Another piece of Argentina in Milan. There are various types of empanadas and great meat, served raw as sashimi or grilled, but there’s also a vegetarian menu. Average price 55€

- La griglia di Varrone, Via Alessio di Toqueville, 7 (+39.02.36798388)
This restaurant from Lucca opened a branch in Milan too. The Italian and imported meat are the focus of the culinary offer, both with regards to starters and main courses. Average price 60€

- Joe Cipolla, Via Vigevano, 33 (+39.02.58114363)
This was born from a group running different restaurants in Milan. The style is more popular and young, the meat is imported from different countries and prices are accessible. It recently closed one of its two branches. Average price 35€

The sign characterising the counter at Macelleria Popolare

The sign characterising the counter at Macelleria Popolare

- Macelleria Popolare, Piazza XXIV Maggio
This is the butcher stand inside the new Mercato della Darsena yet until 10 pm, on top of selling meat, it also sells meat-based street food delicacies and steaks cooked on the moment, to eat while standing. Average price 15-35€

- Meat Bar de Milan, Via Solferino, 41 (+39.02.6596249)
Just like its twin dedicated to fish, this restaurant, created with the consultancy of Italian-Dutch chef Eugenio Boer, is suitable both for quick and more structured meals. Average price 40€

- Ristorante Macelleria Motta, Strada Padana Superiore, 90 - Bellinzago Lombardo (+39.02.95784123)
This place was born from one of the best butchers in Italy, in Inzago. Thanks to an impeccable meat hanging technique, you can have chops and filets so soft they have no equal. Average price 50€

The special "Josper" oven at Meat Bar de Milan

The special "Josper" oven at Meat Bar de Milan

- Ribot, Via Cremosano, 48 (+39.02.39210657)
This is a classic restaurant where the Tuscan character determines a great care for chargrilled meat. In the summer you can enjoy the lovely garden. Average price 55€

- Taglio, Via Vigevano, 10 (+39.02.36534294)

Throughout the day, the culinary offer of this restaurant with an original and dynamic format can satisfy different needs. The meat comes from historic Milanese butcher’s shop L'Annunciata. Average price 35€

See also:
Eating Milanese cuisine in Milan
The best Japan in Milan

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Niccolò Vecchia

Journalist, based in Milan. At 8 years old, he received a Springsteen record as a gift, and nothing was the same since. Music and food are his passions. Author and broadcaster at Radio Popolare since 1997, since 2014 he became part of the staff of Identità Golose 

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