Piazza Risorgimento, 6, Zona Risorgimento
If you have time in the morning for more than a café at a bar (the Italian version of breakfast), come to this charming little spot in the Porta Monforte area. You’re here mainly for the prosciutto-filled brioche, a specialty of the house, which is so good that even busy Milanese locals will break their no-breakfast rule to sit down and have one (or two) of these freshly baked treats.
Via Pasquale Sottocorno, 6, Zona Risorgimento
The setting of Da Giacomo couldn’t be more old-school Milan—the colorful graniglia floors, the pistachio-painted walls, the embossed-silk wallpaper, and the formal white tablecloths all create a throwback to the 1950s, when the trattoria first opened. But the food is just as good—especially the grilled fish dishes—and its location (in the Piazza Duomo, within the Museo del Novecentro) is convenient for a break in between sightseeing.