Best Bars & Restaurants in Milan

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Salone del Mobile and Fourisalone define Milan’s Design Week—the place to get to know the latest trends. Many important brands located in the design districts introduce their new collections and host special events with live music and entertainment. With these upcoming events in Milan, talking about the best bars and restaurants to visit during your trip seemed appropriate. We promise each of them will deliver an unforgettable experience!

Best Bars in Milan

Armani/Bamboo Bar

This exclusive cocktail lounge inside the Armani Hotel is the perfect spot to enjoy an aperitivo with a view. This bar offers an exclusive and refined space to enjoy a relaxing break, an informal lunch, or a sophisticated pre-dinner aperitif.

Best Bars in Milan: Armani Bar
Armani/Bamboo Bar | @armanihotelmilano

The Roof Milano Bar @ The Hotel The Square

Experience Milan from a spectacularly unique perspective at The Roof Milano Bar & Restaurant. Just steps from the Piazza Duomo, this is definitely one of the best bars in Milan for a susnet apertif.

the roof bar hotel the square
The Roof Bar | @theroofmilano

Sky Terrace Bar @ Hotel Milano Scala

A special place for beautiful Milanese moments, Sky Terrace Bar is an apertif yes, and their bio finger food makes a great pairing set in a magical outdoor garden.

Sky Terrace Bar @ Hotel Milano Scala
Sky Terrace Bar | @hotelmilanoscala

N’Ombra de Vin

One of Milan’s most beloved wine heavens, N’Ombra de Vin sits under the remarkable 13th-century San Marco Basilica. Established in 1973 by a historic family of wine merchants, today the venue is an extraordinary wine cellar. With passion and dedication, owner Cristiano Corà has reconstructed the enchanted vault and transformed it into a paradise for wine lovers, homing more than 2500 labels.

N'Ombra de Vin
N’Ombra de Vin

The Bulgari Bar

Serene elegance radiates from The Bulgari Bar. A meeting place for hotel guests and in-the-know Milanese, cocktail hour at The Bulgari Bar is always a classic Italian delight!

the bulgari bar milano
The Bulgari Bar | @bulgarihotels

Just Cavalli

This incredible club and restaurant by fashion designer Roberto Cavalli and architect Italo Rotais is located at the foot of Parco Sempione’s famous Torre Branca viewing tower. It’s a VIP club like no other: here you can find the best-looking-party addicted celebrities and socialites. The cocktails are obviously made with Roberto Cavalli Vodka. This space is even more beautiful in the summer—where you can dance on the outdoor terrace with two scenic dance floors under the stars.

Best Bars in Milan: Just Cavalli Restaurant and Bar
Restaurant & Bar Just Cavalli | @justcavallimilano
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Ceresio 7

Ceresio 7 is open all day long: in the morning, you can enjoy the pools; in the afternoon, the open-air terrace to watch the sunset with the typical Aperitivo and, after dinner, cocktails. The bar features two lounges, a smoking room, and poolside tables and cabanas.

Best bars in Milan: Ceresio 7
Ceresio 7 | @ceresio7

Diana Majestic

The trendy cocktail lounge bar and the beautiful garden at the Sheraton Diana Majestic hotel is one of the hottest spots in Milan! The signature delicious cocktails make this one of the city’s most popular after-work pit stops.

Best bars in Milan: H Club Diana
Sheraton Diana Majestic, Milan | @sheratondianamajestic

The Spirit

At first sight, you might not see the door. You must be really curious and adventurous to get in here. But it’s worth it! The Spirit is full of custom-made velvet sofas, extravagant mirrors, and games of sparkling lights. Surrounded by rare bottles worldwide, you can enjoy the unusual mixed ingredients of their crafted cocktails.

Best bars in Milan: The Spirit
The Spirit Milano | @the_spirit_milano

Camparino in Galleria

In 1687, Gaspare Gampari opened the first shop inside Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, which was known for his famous aperitif. His son, Davide, took over the company and continued his father’s legacy, opening the Camparino Bar in 1915. Over the years, this bar has maintained its elevated status. You can joy here an Americano cocktail or the famous Milanese Aperitifs.

best bars in Milan: Gampari Bar
Camparino Bar | @tedgushue


Born in 2017 in Porta Romana, Dabass is a bistro restaurant with delicious food and unique drinks. The furniture from the bathroom to the dining area is entirely upcycled, with vintage chairs and tables—it will make you feel like you’re in 1960s Milans.

Best bars in Milan: Dabass
Dabass Milano | @dabassmilano

Best Restaurants in Milan

Paper Moon

Loved by locals and the most discerning international travelers, Paper Moon Giardino offers genuine Italian gastronomic traditions in a beautiful architectural setting, complete with a secret garden. A must on our list of best restaurants in Milan.

Paper Moon Giardino
Paper Moon Giardino | @papermoonrestaurants

Pasticceria Cova

Private lounge vibes meet stylish elegance and comfort at Pasticceria Cova. From breakfast through lunch to afternoon tea and aperitifs, Cova’s signature is you can order anything anytime of day.

Pasticceria Cova
Pasticceria Cova | @pasticceriacova

Vik Pellico Otto

Fusing tastes from Italy, France, and South America, Vik Pellico Otto is an art gallery restaurant we love! Overlooking the famous Bull of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, this restaurant is an art, design, and food lover must. And open daily for breakfast, lunch, aperitifs, dinner, and events, a place to know and remember.

Vik Pellico Otto | @vikpellicootto

Enrico Bartolini al Mudec

With 3 Michelin stars and endless creativity and passion for the world of haute cuisine, Enrico Bartolini’s restaurant at Mudec-Museu della Culture al Mudec is a pure dining delight.

Enrico Bartolini al Mudec
Enrico Bartolini al Mudec | @enricobartolini

La Rinascente Rooftop Food Hall

Food halls are a fabulous dining destination, especially when the menu is made for gourmet lovers and a view of the Duomo. Explore the Food Hall.

la rinascente food hall
Food Hall at La Rinascente | @rinascente


You can find Moreli just inside the elegant Hotel Viu. At the restaurant, guests are hosted in a warm and elegant atmosphere, free from the formalities that push away instead of moving closer. The main room is decorated in a simple but polished way, creating a place where dishes are the main protagonists.

Best restaurants in Milan: Moreli
Restaurant Morelli | Photo by Davide Lovatti – Courtesy of Morelli

Caruso @ Grand Hotel et de Milan

Traditional Milanese dishes with a contemporary twist await at Caruso restaurant. Inside the delightfully boho Veranda and elegant interior offer a cozy dining atmosphere to love.

Caruso @ Grand Hotel et de Milan
Caruso | @grandhoteletdemilan
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28 Posti

28 Posti is a quiet place, minimalist, and collected spot with 28 seats and an external area that overlooks Naviglio in the background. Marco Ambrosino is the chef and the person who renovated this restaurant with the designer Odo Fioravanti just in time for Milan Design Week. The menu changes every two months, leaving some iconic chef’s dishes intact.

Best restaurants in Milan: 28 Posti
28 Posti | @28posti


This restaurant is also a florist: In Potafiori, you can enjoy your breakfast in the morning, appreciating the smell of fresh flowers, lunch, seeing the seasonal flowers being created, or in the evening, enjoying an aperitivo after dinner. This ambiance makes the perfect combination between the flowers and the flavors, complete with design objects created by Elisabetta Camapana e Lorenzo Gaetani.

Best restaurants in Milan: Potafiori
Potafiori Restaurant | @potafiori

Ristorante Cracco

Chef Carlo Cracco brings together a restaurant experience, meetings at the Café, tastings at the wine, and private events. Inside the Galleria Vittorio Emmanuel II, Restaurant Cracco has three rooms and two privé areas, revealing spaces that find and express their hidden value. The menu offers traditional options and unexpected dishes and is oh so definitely one of the best restaurants in Milan.

Ristorante Cracco | @ristorantecracco

Words by Rita Archer
Feature Image: Cocktail from Ceresio 7

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