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5 exclusive restaurants where the fashion world dines

17 . 09 . 2018 by Redazione

Celebs, buyers, influencers, journalists and fashion insiders from all over the world: fashion is ready, as is tradition, to invade (with elegance, of course) Milan during fashion week. But when fashion shows end, when it’s time for dinner, fashion insiders abandon runaway front rows momentarily for refined restaurants. Here are the right places where you can meet the fashion world having a gourmet meal.

GIANNINO DAL 1899, Via Vittor Pisani 6

It is one of the iconic places in Milan. Celebrities gather here, and paparazzi wait outside the door. A historical name, a refined restaurant characterised by a traditional cuisine in an elegant location, which recalls the legendary splendor of the Milano da Bere (drinking in Milan). Whether you are nostalgic or not, it remains a landmark in the city.


According to the definition of Rem Koolhaas (its designer), it presents himself as “a collage of pre-existing themes and elements” that combines works of art and design furniture. The Torre restaurant is housed on the sixth and seventh floors of the new building and completes the Milan headquarters of the Fondazione Prada. Here, you can breath fashion in every corner, and for this reason, it the chosen destination by designers, models and their entourage.

CRACCO IN GALLERIA, Corso Vittorio Emanuele II

Five floors of luxury and elegance. A breathtaking view of the main fashion hub in Milan and a menu worthy of a starred chef. Cracco puts his signature in this elite classic design and intimate restaurant, reserved for those who live food like a work of art, as a moment of beauty, and also beautiful and tasty are the dishes, much appreciated by fashionistas.

GIACOMO BISTROT, Via Pasquale Sottocorno 6

A unique place, starting from its atmosphere. It is like entering a seventeenth century Flemish salon, with portraits on the walls, golden finishes and upholstered chairs. Everything is carefully planned in the smallest details: small volumes, dark and deep shade velvet upholstery, imposing shelves, thick woods and a soft light that creates a sensual, vaguely surreal space, like travelling in time. To complete the whole, a classic and refined menu and sophisticated clientele.

AIMO E NADIA BISTROT, Via Matteo Bandello 14

Hidden away in a small street just steps from Corso Magenta, the bistro is furnished with the particular taste of Rossana Orlandi – of the homonymous Art Gallery next door – and Etro fabrics, a patchwork combining patterns, furniture and textures into a whole that is original and inspiring, with a familiar and cozy flavour, as if it was the home of an extravagant artist. The menu, then, is a real treat, elegant Italian cuisine that retraces the entire peninsula’s tradition.

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