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Milan Christmas Dining 2016

It’s that time of year again…Christmas!  A “Sfilata di Luci” (fashion show of lights) is suspended over Corso Como, both the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and the Duomo are bedecked with their gorgeous Christmas trees, and panettone has hit all the pastry shop selves. It’s officially the Christmas season in Milan.

If you’re planning to be in Milan for Christmas, but don’t feel like cooking, we made a list of some restaurants for Milan Christmas 2016 dining from which you can take your pick. Some are open on Christmas Eve, some Christmas Day, some both. You can just click on the links to the restaurants’ sites to see the menus, and we’ll be updating this as more information becomes available. Buon Natale and buon appetito.

Berton – Eight-course tasting menu plus panettone for €130 per person (beverages excluded). Wine paring €55 per person; four Pommery Champagnes are being showcased CHRISTMAS DAY Chef Andrea Berton (Viale della Liberazione, 13; + 39 02 6707 5801)

Daniel: 8-course dinner tasting menu plus hot and cold stuzzichini startesrs; 100 euro per person. The restaurant also has a special Christmas take-out menu. CHRISTMAS EVE Chef Daniel Canzian (Via San Marco on the corner of Castelfidardo;  + 39 02 6379 3837)

Essenza: Six-course dinner tasting menu plus five-bite aperitivo CHRISTMAS EVE 120€ per person (Via Marghera, 34; +39 02 498 6865)

L’Osteria Grand Hotel: Seven-course lunch tasting menu, €55 per person (includes a glass of bubbly). CHRISTMAS DAY (Via Ascanio Sforza 75; + 39 02.89511586)

Osteria Brunello: Open for service as normal 24, 25 and 26 December serving their standard menu. Don’t miss their cotoletta alla Milanese, one of the best in town.  12.30-2.30 and 7.00-11.30 (Corso Garibaldi, 117; + 39 02 6592973)

Ristorante Al Garghet: Four-course prix fixe, €70 per person (beverages excluded). CHRISTMAS DAY(Via Selvanesco, 36,; + 39 02534698)

Seta: Six-course lunch; €190 per person, beverages excluded. CHRISTMAS DAY Chef Antonio Guida (Mandarin Oriental Hotel; +39 02 8731 8897)

Terrazza Gallia: Four-course CHRISTMAS EVE dinner  for 115€ person; Four-course CHRISTMAS DAY lunch for 145€ per person; beverages excluded. Executive Chefs Vincenzo and Antonio Lebano under the consultation of the Cerea family. (Top floor, Excelsior Hotel Gallia; Piazza Duca D’Aosta 9; +39 02 6785 1)

Last but not least, Chinatown! Via Paolo Sarpi is studded with Chinese restaurants that are all open on both CHRISTMAS EVE and CHRISTMAS DAY. Jin Yong (Via Paolo Sarpi, 2) is one of our favorites!

Milan Christmas Dining 2015

Note: This list refers to Christmas 2015. To see restaurants open for Christmas 2016, click here.

Between the holly hauling, stocking hanging and tree trimming, decking the halls can leave you exhausted.  Smack the shopping on top of it all and then have a look at your December dance  card to see what free time, if any,  you have left and you just might decide that cooking a Christmas meal is probably the last thing you want to do. Whether you’re a local or just visiting Milan for the holidays, you might be looking for restaurants in Milan that are open on Christmas 2015.

Like August, many restaurants in Milan close around Christmas…could be anywhere from two days to two weeks. If you’re spending Christmas in Milan and think you might want to dine out on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day 2015, here are restaurants in Milan that are open for Christmas lunch and Christmas Eve dinner. Whether it’s a budget conscious prix-fixe menu or a fancypants Michelin-starred tasting, here is a round-up of restaurants that are open on Christmas Eve and/or Christmas Day.

Terrazza Gallia Restaurant Milan Open Christmas

Terrazza Gallia: Five-course dinner, €110 (beverages excluded), CHRISTMAS EVE; Four-course lunch, €140 (beverages excluded), CHRISTMAS DAY. Executive Chefs Vincenzo and Antonio Lebano under the consultation of the Cerea family. (Top floor, Excelsior Hotel Gallia; Piazza Duca D’Aosta 9; +39 02 6785 1)

Trippa Restaurant Milan Open Christmas

Trippa: Chef Diego Rossi’s six-course dinner for €45. Seating: 8.30pm. CHRISTMAS EVE. (Via Giorgio Vasari, 3; + 39 327 668 7908)

Il Luogo di Aimo e Nadia Restaurant Milan Open Christmas 2015

Il Luogo di Aimo e Nadia: Six-course dinner for €160 per person (beverages excluded. CHRISTMAS EVE (Via Privata Raimondo Montecuccoli, 6; + 39 02 416886)

Berton Restaurant Milan Open Christmas 2015

Berton – Seven-course tasting menu plus panettone for €130 per person (beverages excluded). Chef Andrea Berton. CHRISTMAS DAY (Viale della Liberazione, 13; + 39 02 6707 5801)

Al Garghet Restaurant Milan Open Christmas 2015

Ristorante Al Garghet: Four-course prix fixe, €60 per person (beverages excluded). CHRISTMAS DAY (Via Selvanesco, 36,; + 39 02534698)

Terrazza Gallia Restaurant Milan Open Christmas

L’Osteria Gand Hotel: Seven-course lunch tasting menu, €55 per person (includes a glass of bubbly). CHRISTMAS DAY (Via Ascanio Sforza 75; + 39 02.89511586)

Peck Restaurant Milan Open Christmas 2015

Peck: For anyone looking to bring a restaurant to his or her home, Chef Matteo Vigotti’s three different tasting menus cost €140, €120 and €100 per person and are available for take-away. Order must be placed by December 16th.  (Via Spadari 9; +39 028023161)