In 2018, 356 Italian restaurants are the recipient the prestigious award by the famous guide for travellers: the Michelin guide. 63 Michelin-Starred restaurants are located very near Milan or, more in general terms, in the region of Lombardy. In case you are visiting the city you should know that its heart boasts twenty Michelin-Starred restaurants: a triumph of flavours, aromas and untold creativity!
This post shows the 19 Michelin-Starred Restaurant in Milan, year 2018.
A map of these venues follows
Please note, the letter N after the stars indicates that the restaurant has been awarded its first Michelin star in 2018, or has gained its second star for the first time.
Alice Ristorante - 1 star
An elegant, warm and welcoming restaurant whose cuisine takes centre stage. Fish and meat, prepared with creativity and Italian sensibility, starting from its Mediterranean influenced cuisine which subsequently unfolds to reveal a whole new tasting experience, updated to suit current tastes.
Armani/Ristorante - 1 star
A combination of style, elegance and sophistication, the Armani/Ristorante perfectly mirrors the style that distinguishes all the creations of this world-renowned designer and features contemporary cuisine sided by an accurate wine selection.
Contraste - 1 star N
Its menu, the brainchild of chef Matias Perdomo features contemporary creations with contrasting flavours delighting each and every palate. The ambience is born from a combination of feel-at-home elements enhanced by Art-Nouveau touches and architectural details. Open at dinner only.
Cracco - 1 star
Its cuisine revisits the signature dishes of traditional Milanese cuisine updated with a contemporary twist, combining flavours and playing on contrasts. The creativity and sophistication of Carlo Cracco’s cuisine are further enhanced by a superbly stocked wine cellar boasting as many as 2,000 select vintages.
D'O - 1 star
Located near Milan, in Cornaredo, D’O boats a well-balanced mix of tradition and innovation, both in design of its spaces and in its menu, based on the philosophy of ‘pop-cuisine’ invented by chef and owner Davide Oldani. The creations are paired with a rich selection of precious wine labels.
Felix Lo Basso - 1 star
The top floor restaurant of Galleria vittorio Emanuele II is home to the creations of chef Felice Lo Basso. High-quality food, innovative flavours and a panoramic view on the Duomo.
Il Luogo di Aimo e Nadia - 2 stars
Aimo and Nadia Moroni are the most famous team of great chefs in the city. Sheer, unadulterated haute cuisine. The specialities for which they are renowned worldwide include spaghetti with spring onions and their veal en croute. Wonderful wine list.
Il Ristorante Trussardi alla Scala - 1 star N
Flavours of the traditional Milanese cuisine, prepared only with seasonal ingredients, are revisited with a modern touch by the Executive Chef Roberto Conti and served into an elegant setting overlooking Teatro alla Scala and the eponymous square.
Innocenti Evasioni - 1 star
A trip in discovery of the aromas and flavours of Italian cuisine, it is set within an elegant, though intimate ambience where painstaking attention to ingredients is combined with gastronomic experimentation. Its Zen-style garden further heightens the experience, introducing diners to a unique world of unexpected pairings.
Iyo - 1 star
A reference point for Oriental (sushi included!) cuisine in Milan, Iyo owes its fame to its outstanding kitchen staff, helmed by maestro Haruo Ichikawa, chef Lorenzo Lavezzari and owner Claudio Liu. Their fish division turns out delicious raw fish platters: timeless classics mingle with more innovative delicacies, a blend of oriental flavours and the best Italian ingredients, to give life to a one-of-a-kind culinary experience.
Joia - 1 star
Pietro Leemann is considered the guru of vegetarian food or, according to his own definition, of “natural haute cuisine”. Several of his finest creations include his “uovo apparente” and his “elogio della Sicilia”. The wine list is just as classy as the restaurant.
Lume - 1 star N
Set into a foremer industrial area in Navigli district, the pure white restaurant serves a meld between traditional flavours and innovative touches by chef Luigi Taglienti. Each creation is made only with the use of fresh, locally sourced produce.
Ristorante Berton - 1 star
The restaurant named after chef Andrea Berton is located in the futuristic Porta Nuova district. The ultra-modern aspects of its contest, mirror the foundations of his minimalist, elegant cuisine featuring instantly recognizable, prime ingredients where the creative choice focuses on the evolution rather than the uprooting of tradition.
Sadler - 1 stars
The restaurant by Chef Claudio Sadler, specialised in modern Italian cuisine, has lots of secluded dining rooms where you can enjoy a romantic dinner for two or a special evening with friends. His menus are never the same.
Seta - 2 stars
Executive Chef Antonio Guida brings a stunning contemporary touch to the menu. Renowned for his use of colourful and inspiring ingredients, his dishes are celebrated equally for their impeccable taste and exquisite presentation.
Tano passami l’olio - 1 star
Supreme quality, creativity and lightness are the highlights of the dishes featured on its menu thanks to the exclusive use of extra virgin olive oil both in its cooked and raw versions. Its extensive wine list boasts more than 450 labels, including rare and often unknown vintages.
Tokuyoshi - 1 star
A perfect meld between tradition and creativity and a combination between Italian and Japanese cuisine are the signature features of Yoji Tokuyoshi’s cuisine. The different menus are sided by top quality wine selections and traditional sakès (see the main picture).
Vun – 2 stars N
The restaurant at Milan’s Park Hyatt hotel carries the signature of starred chef Andrea Aprea – a sophisticated gastronomic experience that will surprise diners on account of its seasonal classics upgraded with an inventive twist.