The Milan Fashion Week starts this week and as always, it provides visitors a unique opportunity to admire a continuous, live street fashion show where the great and glamorous are out and about dressed in iconic brands like Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, Bottega Veneta, Armani, Moschino…
Milan comes alive and there are a tremendous buzz and excitement that is quite special to fashion. But Milan is also home to great restaurants and trendy bars and nightclub, where fashion conscious party the night away. Here are seven hot tips for you to enjoy and where you may even bump into some famous celebrities.
Carlo e Camilla in Segheria
This is one of the hottest restaurants in Milan and the latest creation of the Italian Michelin-starred chef, Carlo Cracco. The decor is absolutely unique: A table in the shape of a cross, set in the middle of a vast room where beautiful crystal chandeliers hang from tall ceilings, creating a mysterious and elegant vibe.
It’s very sparsely decorated, giving the feeling of an abandoned factory, but don’t worry, you are in a unique space that’s not to be missed.
Via Meda, 24 / +39 02 8373963
This restaurant is surely one of the loveliest spots in Milan for a romantic dinner, located on the rooftop terrace of the historical Enel building. Ceresio 7 is an elegant and luxurious bar and restaurant. One the best sensations you get here is the indescribable peacefulness when overlooking the hectic city, simply enjoying outstanding cocktails and food in a cool atmosphere. Via Ceresio, 7 / +39 02 3103 9221
One of the favourite’s places to see fashion people such as Kate Moss, Cara Delevingne and American Vogue editor, Anna Wintour. It’s usually always booked for lunches during Fashion Week, but ring ahead and try your luck for a table.
Celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, this family-run institution is a charming restaurant focusing on hearty Tuscan dishes and homemade pastas. A popular entree is the “pappardelle telefono” made with tomatoes and fresh mozzarella but there are plenty of salads – for models who stop by once they’ve finished walking their shows. Via Borgospesso, 12 / +39 02 76002572/ 795528
Armani Bamboo Bar
On the 7th floor of the Armani hotel, get ready to be fully be immersed in luxury worthy of Giorgio Armani’s style. Everything is perfect at the Armani Bamboo Bar: a surprisingly relaxed atmosphere, beautiful design, cool music, super welcoming staff, lovely drinks and food including vegan and organic options. Here again, you will certainly find all of the coolest fashion brigade. Via Manzoni Alessandro, 31 / +39 02 8883 8888
Elegant glazed terrace on Located at the sleek Museo del Novecento, this restaurant offers spectacular views of Milan’s famous Duomo and a plush decor which competes victoriously with the Vittorio Emanuele Gallery opposite.
The Art-Deco lounges at the back, on the kitchen side, are splendid. Excellent dishes very nicely presented – taste lobster ravioli’s accompanied by beautiful pieces of flesh or lime risotto. Anna Dello Russo, the Vogue Japan style icon, Katy Perry, and Jeremy Scott are a few of the names who have celebrated Fashion Weeks here. Via Marconi 1/ +39 02 7209 3814
Martini Bar – Dolce Gabbana
Martini Bar offers a heaven of peace within the hectic fashion and business centerof Milan. The staff is attentive and the quality cocktail and dishes fits with this place elegant and pleasant in a winter garden.
The address is design but it could not be different since this is part of the Dolce Gabanna Luxury Home. In the evening, the atmosphere is trendy and friendly. Corso Venezia 15/ +39 02 7601 1154
The Bar Jamaica
A perfect place for a glass at the end of the day. According to Margherita Missoni, the” Bar Jamaica” is the best place to meet when the time for the aperitif has sounded.
According to local legend, the address would have inspired Hitchcock “The Tavern of Jamaica” (Jamaica Inn in original version), 1939 film featuring Charles Laughton and Maureen O’Hara. One of the city’s hot spots, the Jamaica Bar is the ideal place for a Spritz in the sun, its open terrace making the happiness of locals and fashion people. Via Brera, 32/ +39 390 287 6723