Centro Storico Restaurants
Via Clerici 1, Centro Storico
Known mostly as one of Milan’s premiere artisanal chocolate shops, T’a now has a popular (and usually packed) bistro in the 17th-century Palazzo Clerici that’s especially popular for aperitivo hour.
Alla Collina Pistoiese
Via Amedei, 1, Centro Storico
The best Tuscan food outside of Tuscany—that’s the idea at Alla Collina Pistoiese. And it delivers. The restaurant has been around since 1938 and is still run by the same family. It’s rightly famous for its steak Florentine and tagliatelle al tartufo, and the local Lombardy wines are a treat. The charming dining room is decorated with vintage, decades-old photographs and potted palms, with high, wood-beamed ceilings and dark wood floors.
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Centro Storico
When chef Carlo Cracco opened his dining complex earlier this year in the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele (the famous Milanese shopping arcade that dates back to 1867), it became an instant fashion world hangout.