trip to the restaurants housed in the exhibition halls

trip to the restaurants housed in the exhibition halls
trip to the restaurants housed in the exhibition halls

Works to admire and taste. A perfect combination to satisfy mind and palate inside the Milanese museums that host restaurants and designer venues, even in the open air. As per Voice in the Garden, summer extension of Voce Aimo e Nadia (, in the suggestive Garden of Alessandro, between the Gallerie d’Italia and the Casa del Manzoni, which can be accessed with a private visit by choosing, for lunch or dinner, one of the 4 new menus inspired and dedicated to the life and works of the writer, created by chefs Negrini and Pisani together with Professor Stella of the National Center for Manzonian Studies. Or at Mudec (the Museum of Cultures) where you can experience a 3-star Michelin menu in the chef’s charming restaurant Enrico Bartolini or, a smarter version of his creations, in the bistro also open for breakfasts and aperitifs (

In the building of the Museo del Novecento, in the restaurant Giacomo Arengario led by chef Silvio del Vecchio, fish dishes and revisited Milanese tradition immersed in the Art Decò rooms or in the incredible glass and iron terrace of the loggia overlooking Piazza del Duomo. In the adjacent Palazzo Reale, there is the refined Giacomo Caffè, ideal for a breakfast with pastries from the Bulleri family’s pastry, a coffee, a light lunch or an aperitif ( In the fashion district, inside Palazzo Bagatti Valsecchi and in its prestigious court, the historian Salumaio di Montenapoleone offers its famous gastronomy in a bistro or restaurant formula (

Two locations also at the Prada Foundation: the Light Bar from the Old Milan atmosphere or the spectacular restaurant and bar Torre, on the sixth and seventh floors of the building of the same name, you can enjoy the fish cuisine of chef Lorenzo Lunghi amidst furnishings by famous designers and works by Lucio Fontana, complete with an outdoor terrace with a panoramic view of the city. At Villa Reale, where the Museum of Modern Art is located, the best of the Sicilian gastronomic tradition can be tasted at Lùbar (, while al Fernanda coffee of the Pinacoteca di Brera you can enjoy gourmet sandwiches, salads and dishes by chef Angela Adamo.

Triennale Terrace – Osteria with a View e Coffee in the Garden, the locations of the Palazzo della Triennale for a special aperitif and gourmet dishes by Chef Stefano Cerveni and Salvatore Demuro, immersed in the greenery of Parco Sempione ( Entrance to the exhibition with aperitif included in the price, the formula proposed by Cloister Bistrot of the Diocesan Museum ( that with only 12 €, from Tuesday to Sunday from 6 to 10 pm, in correspondence with the evening openings of the scheduled exhibitions, after having satisfied the soul, you can enjoy a drink accompanied by snacks and finger food, in the splendid setting of one of the oldest cloisters in the city. Inside the enchanting Rotonda della Besana, where the Children’s Museum is located, the Rotonda Bistro is renovating the environments but does not stop its activity, transferring tables and service under the arcades where, from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 to 22, breakfasts with small pastries, lunches with cold dishes such as salads and bowls and aperitifs with snack boxes can be enjoyed .

Last updated: Thursday 8 July 2021, 09:52


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