Set amidst the new skyscrapers of Garibaldi-Porta Nuova, this early 20th-century building – formerly a part of the old Milanese railway station – houses Ratanà, a restaurant which though in stark contrast to its futuristic surroundings still proudly retains its old-world charm. A friendly, welcoming location, with an open-plan wine bar, where guests can savour authentic Milanese and Lombard cuisine interpreted in a modern-day key: from its aperitivo, with mini-portions inspired by its menu, to traditional dishes upgraded with lightness and simplicity. Open Tues-Sun, 12 noon-2pm; 7.30pm-11pm (closed on Sat at noon)
Via G. De Castilla, 28. T: 02 87128855. M2 Gioia.