One of the two scenic swimming pools at Ceresio 7, which for an August day in Milan could reveal to be very tempting. The restaurant guided by Elio Sironi is one of the places that will welcome you during the next few weeks (it will only be closed on 14-17th August), just like the other 11 restaurants we have selected
Only a few years ago, this selection would have been impossible or at least rather meagre. For a long time, August in Milan meant deserted roads and closed shops: while today the atmosphere in town is certainly no longer that of an abandoned village in the old West, there are still many shops and restaurants that choose to close at least during the two central weeks in August, despite Expo 2015. This complicates the life of gourmet fanatics a little, so we decided to help them with these twelve safe places. You will find them open and your taste buds will be pleased.
The list is mainly in alphabetical order but we’ve also ordered the restaurants giving priority to those who will stay open for more days. Finally... There’s no need to remind you that the temporary restaurant at Identità Expoè will also be always open, is there? You can find this month’s programme here.
- Al Pont de Ferr, Ripa di Porta Ticinese, 55 (+39.02.89406277) – always open
For 25 years this elegant Osteria has been guided by Maida Mercuri, a long-time sommelier. A Michelin star arrived thanks to Matias Perdomo who a few months ago left the kitchen to Vittorio Fusari. The average price is 80€, tasting menus for 65, 75, 130€
- Bon Wei, Via Castelvetro, 16/18 (+39.02.341308) – always open
A very elegant and refined restaurant where you can mostly taste the cuisine of Beijing and Shanghai. Chef Guoqing Zang presents both classic and more innovative dishes in the menu with impeccable and often scenic presentations. The wine and Italian craft beer lists are both excellent. The average price is 50€
'O puorp adda cocere inta'llacua soja: is one of the beautiful dishes Viviana Varese serves in her Alice Ristorante, located inside Eataly Smeraldo since around one year ago
The team of the pupils from Niko Romito Fondazione at work at Spazio
Stefania Moroni, daughter of Aimo and Nadia, with the two chefs form Il Luogo: Fabio Pisani and Alessandro Negrini, right (photo by Brambilla / Serrani)
Stories, tips and tastings from the city of the 2015 Universal Exposition
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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