If you ever happen to be wandering through the city streets feeling hungry, perhaps after an overtiring shopping session (learn more about shopping in Milan) or a tour in discovery of Milanese museums (learn abut them here), by smelling the appetizing flavours of a freshly baked pizza, good news is on the way for you. Indeed, if you're in search of a puffy Neapolitan-inspired round, Milan boasts one of the widest choices of pizzerias and restaurants serving daily, both at lunch or dinner time, top quality pizzas. Discover them on our selection, one for each district (a map follows) to satisfy your every crave wherever you happen to be.
A map of these venues follows
1. Dry Milano
Set within a trendy location in the heart of the pictoresque Brera District, Dry Milano is both a tasty and fashionable location where the most demanding palates can savour the true Neapolitan pizza, baked in a wood-fired oven and featuring the most traditional thick and soft crust. Owned by the Michelin starred chef Andrea Berton, this deliberately minimal venue with a metropolitan attire boasts a vast selection of delicacies ranging from focacce to calzone in an array of tasty variations, featuring braised escarole, puddles of rich buffalo mozzarella or hand-slice Parma ham. Here tasty pizzas are served plain, to allow guests to freely add their favourite topping and feel like a chef for a little while. The whole accompanied by the so called ‘vintage cocktails’ created by expert mixologists whose creations reinterpret the most beloved classics with a twist.
2. Briscola Pizza Society
In this innovative, black and white location, food and design go hand-in-hand. Here, on the its spacious pure white tables, guest of Briscola Pizza Society can enjoy the brand-new concept of pizza sharing allowing food enthusiast to savour various small, round and thick-crusted creations to titillate even the most demanding palate. Both at lunch and dinner time, those dining at Briscola can freely choose between the traditional regular size pizza, made with fresh local ingredients and featuring a customised topping or opt for a comb of two tiny pizzas, to eat all alone or to share with friends.
3. Camillo Benso
Set within a stylish meld between liberty interiors and modern facade, Camillo Benso is the perfect venue for those who wish to enjoy a traditional pizza with a contemporary twist. Its Neapolitan, pillowy-crusted pizzas can be enriched by unconventional and tasty topping ranging from truffle slivers, truffle flavoured olive oil or light Eggplant Parmesan. The menu also boasts first courses or main dishes, as well as a selection of typical desserts from the region of Campania.
4. Gino Sorbillo
Discerning diners just need to move a few steps away from the central Duomo area to find Neapolitan master Gino Sorbillo‘s eponymous restaurant, spread over two storeys and serving one of the best pizzas in town, a savvy combination of sour dough, organic extra virgin olive oil and controlled origin tomatoes and mozzarella in a vast array of tasty combinations to provide guests delicious yet extremely easy to digest creations.
5. Da Rita e Antonio
Located just a stone’s throw from some of the most important venues in Milan for culture ad leisure, the Teatro Dal Verme, the Sforza Castle and Parco Sempione is the perfect venue for those who wish to to enjoy a the best of traditional cuisine. Its culinary offer, including also fresh pasta, fish and meat dishes, Da Rita e Antonio is famous especially for its light, puffy pizza prepared according to time-honoured Campanian tradition and crowned with endless topping options.
As the name Fabbrica (the Italian word for factory), the inner spaces of their pizzeria facing the Navigli are minimal, born from a stylish combination between wrought iron, wood and glass. The ideal setting for a in view wood-fired oven baking daily delicious pizzas ranging from the most renowned Neapolitan classics to new, creative versions with hand sliced cold cuts or puffy calzoni. Besides pizza, guests can also opt for the à la carte menu.
7. Frijenno Magnanno
The epitome of Neapolitan pizza, this intimate, cosy location with in view lintels and white bricks serves delicious versions of pizza, with buffalo mozzarella, anchovies and other ingredients from the region of Campania, as well as several regional dishes. After a succulent pizza, why not end a meal with a ‘babà’, a ‘sfogliatella’ or a ‘pastiera’, all typical Neapolitan desserts.