Enjoy the View: Panoramic Restaurants and Lounge Bars in Milan
When summer rolls around, get yourself to one of the city’s best rooftop outdoor dining spots, for an aperitivo with a view over the city’s skyline.
1. Terrazza 12: Lounge Bar
From the top of The Brian&Barry Building, Terrazza12 dominates the beating heart of the city with a spectacular 360° view of the Madonnina and the new skyline. A sophisticated lounge bar inspired by the elegant atmospheres of the 1950.
Open daily 12pm-1am
Terrazza12 (The Brian&Barry Building)
Via Durini, 28
M1 (red line) San Babila
T: +39 02 92853651
2. Rinascente: Foodie Paradise
On the 7th floor of Rinascente you can enjoy a unique view over the spires of the Duomo and choose from among the myriad options that its gastronomic corners offer.
Open Mon-Sat 8.30am-12am and Sun 10am-12am.
>> Read the review by our reporter Diana Orlando
Rinascente Food Hall (Piazza Duomo)
Entrances: Rinascente Piazza Duomo (until store closing time)
Via Santa Radegonda 1 (entrance until midnight)
Via San Raffaele 2 (entrance until midnight)
Free wi fi / Parking Via Agnello, 10
M1-M3 (red and yellow lines) Duomo
T: +39 02 8852471
3. Duomo 21 Terrace: Restaurant, Wine Bar and Lounge
[Photo by U. Armiraglio]
With its multi-level indoor spaces, two spectacular open-air terraces and the Highline Galleria, providing stunning views of the city skyline from the Galleria rooftops, Duomo 21 stands out as one of Milan’s most premier venues. With an extensive offer of restaurants and bars, Duomo 21 is a truly all-season destination that celebrates diversity in the art of fine dining.
Open daily 11am-1am.
Piazza Duomo, 21
M1 (red line) Duomo
T: +39 02 4539600
4. Unico Milano: Restaurant and Cafe
Located on the twentieth floor of the WJC skyscraper (halfway between Malpensa Airport and Milan’s downtown area) Unico Milano offers diners a striking view over the city. Its Sunday brunch is served in the futuristic kitchen overlooking the dining room.
Lunch: Mon-Fri 12.30pm-2.30pm; Dinner: Mon-Sun 7.30pm-11pm; Brunch: Sun 12pm-4pm.
Viale Achille Papa, 30
M1 (red line) Qt8
T: 02 39261025
5. Globe in Milano: Lounge Bar and Restaurant
An elegant lounge bar and restaurant with a panoramic terrace on the 8th floor of Coin, one of the city’s best-stocked and trendiest department stores. The aperitivo comes with a rustic buffet including cold cuts and cheeses but also platters of select raw fish and upmarket wines. A nice moment, perhaps to be spent on the terrace, heated in winter, with a view over the city.
Aperitivo daily 6.30pm-9.30pm (Mon 6.30pm-9pm). Lounge bar till 2am. Brunch Sun 12pm-4pm. Reservations advisable.
Piazza Cinque Giornate, 1
Tram lines: 9 (stop P.ta Genova M2 – green line), 23 (stop P.za Fontana), 12, 27 and 9 (stop P.za Cinque Giornate)
T: +39 02 55181969
6. Sky Terrace (Hotel Milano La Scala): Lounge Bar and Restaurant
A 180 sq.m. panoramic terrace boasting a fabulous view over the whole of Milan, the city’s romantic Sky Terrace is located at Hotel Milano Scala, the first “zero emission” hotel in Milan. The terrace offers a unique perspective from a 19th century palazzo in the heart of Brera that is the perfect spot to chill out and relax. Open from Spring to Autumn.
Open Mon-Sat 4pm-11pm.
>> Watch the drone’s flight over the terrace
Via dell’Orso, 7
M1 (red line) Cairoli
T: +39 02 870961
7. Ceresio 7: Pools, Restaurant and American Bar
Ceresio 7 is a surprising, innovative James Bond-style location by fashion twins Dean and Dan Caten – aka Dsquared2. It offers an array of delicious extremes ranging from baccalà to ragù.
Open daily. Restaurant: 12.30pm-3pm and 7.30pm-11pm. Bar: 12.30pm-1am
Via Ceresio, 7
M2-M5 (green and purple lines) Garibaldi FS
T: +39 02 31039221
8. La Terrazza di via Palestro, Restaurant
La Terrazza di via Palestro offers a fab view over gardens and the new skyline of Porta Nuova. Its cuisine is a perfect melange of surf and turf, with a great selection of wines.
Open Mon-Fri 12.30pm-2.30pm and 6.30pm-11.30pm. sat 6pm-12am.
Via Palestro, 2
M1 (red line) Palestro
M3 (yellow line) Turati
9. Giacomo Arengario: Restaurant
Very elegant rooftop restaurant atop of the Museo del Novecento.
Open daily 12pm-12am.
Via Gugliemo Marconi, 1
T: +39 02 72093814