Pasta dish on a table at Hotel Principe di Savoia


#DCmoments Milan food guide

As one of the design capitals of the world, it’s no wonder the décor is taken as seriously as the food. Discover James Thompson’s pick of the best Milanese restaurants for date night, special occasions or solo outings.

Milan is full of iconic institutions where it’s most definitely worth queuing for a table.
Davide Longoni Bakery in Milan

Panificio Davide Longoni

Located in Porta Romana, one of Milan’s most popular neighbourhoods, is Panificio bakery by David Longoni, who has earned a strong reputation for his naturally fermented bread-making. The bakery is known as one of the best in Milan – whether you’re coming in for a morning pastry or enjoying a glass of wine with his delectable focaccia and antipasti. A local favourite.

Ideal for: Solo, coffee with friends, breakfast

Pasteries and coffee on table

Osteria Del Binari

Arriving at the discreet entrance of Osteria Del Binari in Porta Genova is like stepping back in time. This is a traditional Milanese osteria with classic dining rooms and an open conservatory at the back, which opens onto a garden oasis in summer. This is a go-to restaurant in the area, particularly with locals heading in for a quick working lunch.

Ideal for: Traditional local cuisine, friends

a colourful tomato and burrata salad
Restaurant Osteria Del Binari in Milan
a copper island surrounded by bar stools awaits a party

Dry Milano

Focaccia, pizza and cocktails at the beautifully styled Dry Milano – the restaurant and bar that always makes sure you’re enjoying the food whilst having a great night out. The vitello tonnato focaccia is a stand out.

Ideal for: Good nightlife, dinner, luxury fun

Prosciutto Pizza at Dry in Milan
Portrait of James Thompson smiling
Food and beverage are taken very seriously at Dorchester Collection, which is why it’s such an honour to work with their team on the #DCmoments Food Guides and help their hotel guests navigate the incredible culinary scenes surrounding the legendary hotels.

James Thompson

Photographer and founder of Food Feels

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