Where to stay and eat in Milano – recommendations from Fabio

Just came back from Milano. We had a great weekend with perfect spring weather. I’ve received some questions about where to stay, what to do and where to eat in Milano. We got most of our tips and recommendations directly from the Italien influencer Fabio Attanasio. Check out his instagram account here

Where to stay?

As we were traveling with a 7 ,5 month old baby it was important for us to be at a walking distance to both the shopping area, Duomo di Milano and the park. We didn’t want to be bound to take a taxi with Nico. We stayed at Hotel Dei Cavalieri.  The hotel is situated in a quiet zone in the city center just 200 meters from the Duomo square. You can easily reach all the tourist attractions by foot without using a taxi or other public transportation.

Where to eat?
Aleks and I have learned the hard way to always choose a restaurant by somebodies recommendation. Too many times have we randomly picked a restaurant to find the food rather ‘untasty’. In this case Aleks asked Fabio where to go. We didn’t try all places for natural reasons, but the ones we tried were really great!

For Pizza:

According to Fabio the best pizza in Milan is made by a Neapolitan pizza maker, apparently appointed world champion three times. The place is “Rossopomodoro” at is located on Viale Sabotino. As we had to try the best pizza in Milano, we went there and I must say that the pizza was delicious! It was a perfect place to bring Nico as well. They staff was really friendly (Nico loved them) and they had baby chairs.

For lunch we tried out another place that we were recommended; Drogheria Milanese, situated in the Brera district. I had a burger for lunch, not so Italien, but Aleks had a pasta and the food was great:)

The Brera district is also a perfect place to just go for a stroll. The neighborhood is one of the better ones in  Milano and is more calm then in the city centre.

Here is the complete list of recommendations from Fabio:

For Meat he recommends:
El porteño on via giangaleazzo,
El carnicero (it’s on a side street of viale montenero)
Varrone (number 1 in Milan),

For Fish:
Trattoria Il Marinaio (Isola neighbourhood),

For Sushi:

For Italian:
Al fresco
Casa Lucia
Trattoria della Pesa
Mimmo Dondup
Carlo e Camilla in Segheria

For Drinks
The Yard Hotel (it’s a boutique hotel, very nice location),
The Radio Rooftop Bar at Hotel Melia Me’ Milan
Hotel Gallia
Hotel La Gare.

What to do?

When in Milano you have to visit the Duomo. Fabios tip is to go on the top of the Duomo (it’s called “Le terrazze del Duomo”) to enjoy a great view over the city.

We didn’t go to Le terrazze del Duomo, instead we had a coffee and croissant at L’amore il caféIt’s a really cozy outdoor café nearby the Duomo. 

What to do?
Except from going to the Duomo and for a stroll in the Brera District, I would recommend to go to the park. It’s just about 20 min  by foot from the city centre.

There is a playground, which was perfect for Nico.

We decided t have a picnic. The weather was perfect for this.

We randomly stopped at a cafe after a long stroll in the city. Milano is just beautiful and I’ll defiantly go back again!

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