Restaurant

We came across this great little restaurant which serves traditional Italian cuisine when we went to Navigami. Situated on the banks of Naviglio Grande, Al Coniglio Bianco is a great place to go for lunch or dinner with either friends or family. If the weather is fine make sure you ask for a table outside to admire the restored canal or simply watch the people wandering by. Al Coniglio Bianco offers a wide selection of Milanese and Italian antipasti, pasta dishes, main courses and delicious desserts with a little twist. The owner, Giampiero, prides himself on taking traditional recipes and adding his own little personal touches to make each dish even tastier. We would definitely recommend you start with the burrata stuffed with grilled courgettes on a bed of parma ham or uovo fritto dal cuore liquido su fonduta di Fossa e goccia di balsamico (poached egg with Fossa cheese fondu and drops of balsamic vinegar). To follow why not try the tagliatelle di ragù bianco di coniglio, timo, rosmarino e fromaggio Crotin (tagliatelle with rabbit, thyme, rosemary and Crotin cheese) or the cotoletta sbagliato (fried thin pork escalope) with rocket and marinated tomatoes. If you still have room after all that we suggest the paciugo (a type of tiramisu, but much better) served in a conserve pot (see photo). Please note that Al Coniglio Bianco only uses ingredients that are in season so the menu may be subject to variations. Also make sure you ask the waiter to list the daily specials - you won't be disappointed. Al Coniglio Bianco is open every day (except Tuesdays) for lunch and dinner.Buon Appetito!
Alzaia Naviglio Grande, 12 20144 Milan
alconigliobianco@alice.it
02 5810 0910
If you like meat then La Quarta Carbonaia will not disappoint. This traditional Italian restaurant is great for relaxed meals with family and friends and offers a wide selection of excellent quality food. La Quarta Carbonaia makes wonderful fresh pasta which you can have with a selection of delicious toppings which vary according to the season -   fresh asparagus in the spring or fresh artichokes and wild mushrooms in the colder months. Otherwise, why not try Quarta Carbonaia's rich ragù sauce or even better - the homemade gnocchi with tomato sauce or gorgonzola. However, don't forget to check out the enormous table ladened with mouthwatering antipasti  first, or sample a tomato bruschetta or a plate of hams and foccaccia while you're waiting for the pasta or main course.To follow, we recommend the filetto alla chateaubriand for two people which is served with a plate of homemade fries and grilled vegetables. If that doesn't wet your appetite, there is a long list of different cuts of meat you can have grilled or cooked on a plate with a various toppings (e.g artichokes, rocket and parmesan etc.). The house wine is also great and you pay for what you drink. If you're still hungry after all that, there is a selection of traditional Italian desserts or fruits of the forest with ice-cream you can try.Parking is quite difficult so we suggest you look in the surrounding streets and grab the first space you can find.    
Viale Regina Giovanna, 22 20129 Milan
info@quartacarbonaia.com
02 29525531
Burbee is a great little hamburger joint that is open seven days a week from 12.30 to 15.30 and 19.30 until 00.30. Choose from a choice of prime Irish Angus beef, horse meat or the vegetarian option to put between your burger bun. As well as classic  plain, cheese or bacon and cheese burgers you will also find a number of specials on the menu, such as "Summer" with mint, lime and tomato or "All In" (tomato, iceberg lettuce, cheddar, bacon, blue cheese, aubergine, peppers, courgettes and onion) for those of you with a cast iron digestion! Otherwise why not make up your own from the list of "Additons" you'll find on the menu.Burbee is particularly well known for its selection of microbrewery beers which go down a treat. Choose from Chiara, Bianca, Bionda or Rossa - depending on what you choose to eat. Burbee's premises are quite small, so if you want to sit on one of the stools which line the walls, make sure you get there really early (preferably before opening time). Otherwise you'll be disappointed as it's always packed. Prices are really reasonable (approximately €15 for a burger, fries and beer).  
Via Castel Morrone, 7 20129 Milan
02 70103567
Mirta is a warm and inviting trattoria with rustic decor, where you can enjoy traditional Italian dishes which have been personalised by the chef - Juan. There is a wide selection of dishes to choose from and great attention has been given to the ingredients used in each one. The menu changes according to the seasons and the bread, pasta and desserts are strictly home made!Mirta is closed Saturday and Sunday as well as public holidays, so that the owners can spend time with their family, however, it is open for lunch and dinner Monday to Friday. Whether with your other half or with friends, we think Mirta is a great place to eat as it reminds us of trattorias of old, making a change from the usual trendy places in Milan, as well as offering great food at excellent prices. Make sure you book in advance as Mirta is not very big (and the tables are very close together).   
Piazza San Materno 12 20131 Milano
trattoriamirta@gmail.com
02 91180496
Eugenio Boer's latest restaurant offers informal dining in one of Milan's trendiest areas. As you can guess from the name, Fish Bar de Milan specialises in both classic baked and grilled fish dishes as well as more unusual ones which really liven up the menu. To start with we shared the delicious baked gratinated scallops, onion rings with curry and mondeghili del mare with french fries (fried Milanese meatballs). We also couldn't resist the Salmon Thai green curry soup with noodles which was unusally light and had a lovely tang of lime and ginger. To follow we sampled the Fish Tacos, insalata con baccalà (salted cod salad with mixed leaves, cherry tomatoes avocado, carrots and ginger) with a lime and honey dressing, and the famous Fishburger de Milan, which is made from 3 types of fish (red prawns, cod and mackerel), white onion chutney with star anise, lettuce, tomato and wasabi mayonaise. Simply scrumptious. The dessert menu is equally tempting, although we limited ourselves to only trying the delicious passion fruit cheesecake.Make sure you also check out the blackboard that lists the "Catch of the Day" which, although it varies, usually offers a selection of mussels (raw or cooked), oysters and ceviche (marinated fish and seafood). Fish Bar de Milan prides itself on its selection of natural wines. It is open for lunch and dinner and costs approximately €30 per head.  
Via Montebello, 7 20121 Milan
info@fishbar.it
02 62087748
If you are a sushi lover make sure you go to Yoshi for dinner. A Japanese friend of ours who lives in Milan recommended Yoshi to us a few years ago and we've never looked back. The fish is of the highest quality and the menu is very varied, offering lots of raw seafood as well as fried, cooked and steamed dishes.In addition to the standard menu, Yoshi has a "chef specials" list which has a variety of dishes some of which have a Mediterraean twist. We suggest you try the tempura di moleche e calamaretti or the maki special, or even the Alaskan black cod. At lunch time Yoshi sells Bento boxes, Japanese lunch boxes, which vary from day to day depending on the chef's inspiration.The design of the restaurant itself is very minimalist and it works perfectly with Japanese cuisine. White dominates both the first dining area as well as the back one, where a large counter with stools covers one of the walls. From here you can watch the chefs prepare each dish while having lunch or a quick dinner. 
Via Giuseppe Parini 7 20121 Milano
info@ristoranteyoshi.com
02 36591742
Open first thing in the morning for breakfast until after dinner, Anche is part bistrot, part coffee bar, part wine bar with a Hipster vibe. Located in the heart of Isola, Milan's latest up-and-coming district, Anche is a few minutes walk from Porta Garibaldi station.Anche takes its food very seriously and all of Anche's suppliers are scrupulously chosen to ensure  that the quality of  their meat, cheese, vegetables and baked goods is of the highest standard and that producers conform to certain ethical guidelines.Unlike many other restaurants the ingredients take central stage at Anche rather than the chef. Often receipes are created thanks to the discovery of a new ingredient or the desire to try something new, such as Anche's signature piece: cotoletta alla milanese Sbagliata di Maiale Nostrano con mandorle e arance (Milanese "wrong" Pork Escalope with almonds and oranges). Simply delicious! The menu changes regularly depending on the seasons, so you may find anything from: cruda di chianina o fassona con fiori e germogli (steak tartare with flowers and shoots), tortelli di zucca con crema al castelmagno e polvere di amaretti (pumpkin tortelli with castelmagno cheese and a dusting of amaretti biscuits), beetroot canederli and ubriacone cheese with chocolate shavings, 8 verdure cotte e affumicate (8 cooked and smoked vegetables) or petto d'anatra con il suo fondo e ristretto al Balsamico e uva con purè di patate viola (duck breast with balsamic vinegar and grape jus and purple potato puree).On the dessert menu you will find mouthwatering dishes such as: budino di ricotta con biscotto croccante e salsa di cachi  (ricotta blanchmange served with crunchy biscuits and persimmon sauce) or mousse al cioccolato fondente con pere caramellate e salsa mou. (plain chocolate mousse with caramalised pears and mou sauce)Every Monday to Friday from 17 alle 19 Anche broadcasts live on radio.Anche is also open on Saturdays and Sundays for brunch, when in true American tradition sweet and savoury are mixed together in a very Italian way. Prices are very reasonable. Lunch starts at €10 and includes water and coffee, while you can enjoy a three course dinner for €30 plus or brunch for €20. 
Via Carmagnola, 5 20159 Milan
info@anche.it
331 8224002
Here is a place that we really like for a number of reaons. Firstly, it has finally bought some life to Piazza Cavour (it is always open from 7.30am until 2.00am). Secondly, it is bright, spacious, modern and furnished in a unique and original way. It also has a great outside seating area just a few steps away from Giardini di Porta Venezia, which you can enjoy even in the colder months  thanks to the outdoor heaters. Swiss Corner is a bar and restaurant that was opened by the Swiss Chamber of Commerce in Italy (and situated on the ground floor of the Centro Svizzero - Swiss Centre) to promote Swiss culture, design and style as well as hold cultural events. The space is characterised by large windows that look out directly over Piazza Cavour and Via Palestro; while inside there is a long stainless steel bar positioned in the centre and surrounded by red stools. On either side of the bar is the restaurant area; the walls of which consist of large screens where images of famous Swiss citizens are projected as well as scenes of Swiss towns and countryside. The lounge restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, aperatifs, dinner and after dinner drinks. Some evenings there is a DJ, while on Saturday and Sunday brunch is served between 12 alle 16. The lunch and dinner menu offers dishes accompanied by Swiss cheeses, tartare, salads and crepes, many of which have Swiss names. Our favourites are the Helvetia crepe with gorgonzola, radicchio and walnuts, the Sankt Moritz crepe with mozzarella, ham and olive patè, the Nordica with marinated salmon, avocado, philadelphia and lime, as well as the desserts with fruits of the forest, cream cheese and other delicious combinations.   
Piazza Cavour Angolo Via Palestro
swisscorner@ccsi.it
02 76390698
"Things and cooking" is the motto of this Neopolitan  restaurant, temporary store and chic place hidden on the tree-lined street of Via Castel Morrone, ten minutes on foot from Porta Venezia. Gattò has two rooms as well as an outdoor area set up with tables and chairs in pale grey wood. The entrance area used to be a boutique, whereas now it is an area used for light dinners and aperatifs. Periodically artists and designers exhibit their work in this space and temporary sales of clothes, accessories and bags are held.The restaurant is family owned and the menu is typically Neopolitan, although dishes have been adapted so they are slightly lighter than traditional fare. The most popular dishes are the light parmigiana melanzane (made with grilled aubergines rather than fried ones), Neopolitan ragù, salted cod (baccalà) cooked with milk and oil, curry meat loaf (polpettone), tiramisù and pastiera napoletana at Easter! 
Via Castel Morrone 10 Milan
02 70006870
You will be anything but "dry" when you leave here. Dry boasts a Cocktails & Drinks menu that would drive any expert into a frenzy, among which are their "Vintage or Forgotten Cocktails"  such as "Corpse Reviver" and "Between the Sheets" (old Savoy, London favourites) or Dry's Signature Classics such as "Vintage Negroni", "Dry Bloody" or "Funky Rooster Cobbler". Otherwise, why not try the" Black Smoke Cherry" with bourbon, sugar, bitter chocolate and black cherry! If you are not a cocktail fan, don't worry the drinks and wine menu is equally extensive. To compliment these inebriating delights why not sit at one of the tables and try one of Drys' pizzas which, like everything else they serve, comes with a twist. Try the Chef's mouthwatering pizza with braised escarole, pine nuts, raisins and buffalo ricotta or with smoked salmon, tomato compote and fior di latte cheese. Otherwise simply have one with 24 month cured parma ham or baked ham. Dry also offers a selection of focacce, salads and desserts.   The decor is decidedly cool with unplastered walls, low lighting and a bar complete with cocktail flinging barman. Definitely worth a visit whether you are simply passing through for a quick drink or planning on spending the evening with friends. 
Via Solferino 33 20121 Milan
info@drymilano.it
02 63793414

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