New Year’s Day in Milan

Yes, finding a (good) restaurant that is open in Milan on New Year’s Day is tricky as many of the restaurants close for a few days starting sometimes before or after Christmas, and not re-opening until either January 2nd or after the feast of the Epiphany which is on 6 January. If you’re ringing in 2017 in town, here are some noteworthy restaurants in Milan that are open on New Year’ Day. And if we’re missing anywhere, just let us know in the comments.

Mandarin Bar and Bistro: If you’re looking for a meal that’s more on the fancy side, Mandarin Bar and Bistro (the little sister to chef Antonio Guida’s two-star Michelin restaurant Seta) is serving a special four-course brunch for 95 euro per person. Menu includes an appetizer buffet, tortellini in broth, duck with sweet potatoes and a dessert buffet, plus a choice of a Mimosa or Bloody Mary. You can see the full menu here and as reserve online here.

Erba Brusca: This lovely restaurant with a garden will be open for service as normal on Sunday, 1 January. Chef Alice Delcourt serves delicious seasonal fare and you can’t beat the ambiance. Reserve a table for lunch and dinner here.

Osteria Brunello: This Corso Garibaldi gem will be open for lunch and dinner as normal, with the kitchen closing thirty minutes early during the latter at 10.30pm. Reserve your table here. You can sample one of the city’s best cotoletta alla milanese here!