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New Year’s Eve in Milan 2017

Another year over and a new one is about to begin! If you’re in our dear city and looking to ring in 2017 with a superb dinner, here are some restaurants in Milan where you can celebrate New Year’s Eve.

Restaurants Milan Dinner New Year's Eve 2017 Armani Restaurant

Potato gnocchi, lobster, cockscomb ragout, ginger, sea urchins, sea asparagus at Armani

Armani Restaurant: The one-star Michelin restaurant on the rooftop of the Armani Hotel will feature a five-course menu of himachi, foie gras, gnocchi, wagyu and mascarpone-centric dishes.  270 euro per person, beverages not included. Book online. (Cover photo)

Erba Brusca: Enjoy chef Alice Delcourt’s delicious seasonal fare on a special festive evening. The six-course menu includes octopus, puntarelle, ravioli del plin and lamb courses. DJ set starts at midnight so you can dance the night away into the early morning hours. Dress code: Hip Hop Nation vs Dance Fever. 70 euro per person; beverages excluded. Book online.

Restaurants Milan Dinner New Year's Eve 2017 Il Luogo di Aimo e Nadia

Il Luogo di Aimo e Nadia, photo: F. Bolis

Il Luogo di Aimo e Nadia: This historic two-star Michelin-rated restaurant is offering an eight-course tasting menu  plus a midnight serving of ‘Salama’ with small lentils from Castelluccio. Dishes from chefs Fabio Pisani and Alessandro Negrini highlight regional ingredients like purple shrimp from San Remo and lamb from Gargano.  250 euro person; wine not included. Book online.

Liberty: Chef Andrea Provenzani is pulling out all the stops with an eight-course tasting menu showcasing dishes like his own vitello tonnato, risotto alla Catalania with red shrimp, and a lentil-and-cotechino-stuffed panzerotto. 120 euro per person; wine not included. Book online.

Restaurants Milan Dinner New Year's Eve 2017 Seta

Seta restaurant at the Mandarin Oriental Milan

Seta: At Antonio Guida’s two-star Michelin restaurant at the Mandarin Hotel, you’ll find an eight-course menu with dishes like langoustines, pheasant and lobster ravioli while the less formal Mandarin Bar & Bistro offers a six-course meal with dishes such as foie gras terrine, braised veal and red mullet. You can see both menus here as well as reserve online for both Seta and Mandarin Bar & Bistro. Seta: 490 euro. Bar & Bistro: 210 euro. Wine is included in both prices.

Restaurants Milan Dinner New Year's Eve 2017 Terrazza Gallia

Terrazza Gallia at Excelsior Hotel Gallia

Terrazza Gallia: Under the consultation of the Cerea Family, executive chefs Vincenzo and Antonio Lebano have created a four-course menu with dishes like risotto with lemon, Cantabrian anchovies and Noto almonds and venison noisettes with pumpkin gnocchi plus cotechino and lentils at midnight. Dancing starts at midnight! 290 euro per person; wine included.  Book online.

New Restaurants in Milan for Design Week

Design Week kicks off on Tuesday April 12th. Salone Mobile, Milan’s annual furniture fair extravaganza, attracts a sophisticated cast of characters. While a Negroni Sbagliato at Bar Basso never goes out of fashion for the design world cognoscenti, there are some exciting new restaurants in Milan that have made a distinct mark on the city since last year’s Salone Mobile wrapped. Here are five new restaurants in Milan for Design Week regulars looking to change up their dinner repertoire.

Trippa
trippa-trattoria-restaurant-milanChef Diego Rossi and Pietro Caroli’s Trattoria Trippa is arguably the best place to eat in Milan right now. The dining room has been fully booked nightly since it’s June opening and with a frequently changing menu, it’s nearly impossible to have the same meal twice–a good and a bad thing…the latter particularly if you find yourself craving that one-time-only spaghetti with gorgonzola and agretti. (Via Vasari 3; +39 02 36741134; website)

 

Seta
seta-restaurant-milanChef Antonio Guida, who honed his talent at the iconic one-star Michelin-rated  Il Pellicano, opened Seta at the chic Mandarin Oriental last summer and received his first Michelin star in December. His creative take on Southern Italian cuisine features touches of Tuscany and France thrown in for good measure. (Mandarin Oriental; Via Andegari, 9; + 39 website)

 

 

Contraste
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Al Pont de Ferr regulars were most likely surprised to learn that chef Matias Perdomo was no longer in the kitchen. Those looking for a taste of his playful cuisine can head to Contraste,  his new restaurant that opened in the Navigli last autumn. (Via Meda, 2; + 39 02 4953 6597;  website)

 

 

Terrazza Gallia
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Located on the rooftop of the recently revamped and reopened Excelsior Hotel Gallia, Terrazza Gallia offers elegant Italian fare from executive chefs Vincenzo and Antonio Lebano under the consultation of the Cerea family, the brothers behind Da Vittorio, the three-star Michelin restaurant in Bergamo.  (Top floor, Excelsior Hotel Gallia; Piazza Duca D’Aosta 9; +39 02 6785; website)

 

Marghe

Given its prime Via Solferino real estate, Dry is no doubt a favorite among Design Week attendees for not only some of the best pizza in town, but also some of Milan’s most interesting cocktails. However, the newly opened Marghe from pizzaiolo Matteo Mevio, a Gino Sorbillo alum, is serving up some dreamy Neapolitan style pies. (Via Cadore, 26; +30 02 5411 8711; no website)

 

Valentine’s Day in Milan 2016

We totally get it if Valentine’s Day is one of those holidays that falls into the “forced fun” category for you, prompting you to opt for a night in as opposed to succumbing to an evening of gimmicky holiday “specials.” However, Valentine’s Day in Milan out on the town can be quite lovely…if you know the best restaurants to visit.

Valentine’s Day 2016 falls on a Sunday so by default some restaurants in Milan are closed, which may leave you feeling like your dinner options are slim pickings. While there are several great restaurants in Milan open on Sunday, some are opening especially for the holiday, so why not step up your Valentine’s Day game? Be a couple of fancypants for the night and choose a restaurant where you’ll have a memorable evening with your better half…and eat incredibly well while you’re at it.

Here are five super romantic (and super delicious!) restaurants in Milan where you can do just that this Valentine’s Day.

Essenza Restaurant Milan Valentine's Day 2016

Essenza: Ten-course tasting menu for 90€ per person (beverages not included). Chef Eugenio Boer. (Via Marghera, 34; +39 02 498 6865, website; special opening)

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Terrazza Gallia: Five-course tasting menu for 140€ per person (beverages not included). 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; website)

Il Luogo di Aimo e Nadia Restaurant Milan Valentine's Day 2016

Il Luogo di Aimo e Nadia: Nine-course dinner for €140 per person (beverages not included). (Via Privata Raimondo Montecuccoli, 6; + 39 02 416886; website; special opening)

Berton Ristorante Milan Valentine's Day 2016

Berton: Seven-course tasting menu for €140 per person (wine not included). Chef Andrea Berton. (Viale della Liberazione, 13; + 39 02 6707 5801, website)

Da.Noi In Restaurant Milan Valentine's Day 2016

Da Noi In: Eight-course tasting menu for 90€ per person (wine included). Chef Fulvio Siccardi. Menu offered on the 13th and 14th. (Magna Pars Hotel Via Forcella, 6; +39 02 8378111, website)

New Year’s Eve in Milan 2015

“Another year over and a new one just begun,” sings John Lennon in his iconic holiday tune Happy Christmas. And so it goes. Frankly, we can’t believe the end of the year is already upon us, but that’s life! Anyhoo, if you’re planning on ringing in 2016 with a night out in Milan, we have started to compile of list of restaurants in Milan that are open on New Year’s Eve. We’ll be updating it as more details become available and if you think we missed somewhere, please drop us a line!

Terrazza Gallia Restaurant Milan Open New Year's Eve

Terrazza Gallia: In the restaurant: Six-course dinner tasting menu, €280 (wine and water included). From 8pm. At the bar: Five appetizers, €90 (includes 1/2 bottle of Champagne) 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)

Alice Restaurant Milan Open New Year's Eve

Alice: Eight-course dinner tasting menu, €180. (Includes Champagne Toast at midnight.) Optional wine pairings: €50. Chef Viviana Varese. (Top Floor, Eataly Smeraldo; Piazza XXV Aprile, 10; +39 02 4949 7340)

Trippa Restaurant Milan Open New Year's Eve

Trippa: Chef Diego Rossi’s standard à la carte menu is available for dinner.  (Via Giorgio Vasari, 3; + 39 327 668 7908)

Bon Wei Restaurant Milan Open New Year's Eve

Bon Wei: Open for dinner; standard à la carte menu available. (Via Lodovico Castelvetro, 16-18; +39 02 341308)

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)