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.
A map of these venues follows
1. Terrazza 12: Lounge Bar
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.
2. Rinascente: Foodie Paradise
Address: 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)
GPS: 45.46517, 9.19172
Phone: 02 8852471
Public Transport: M1 (red line) – M3 (yellow line) Duomo
3. Duomo 21 Terrace: Restaurant, Wine Bar and Lounge
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 (see the main picture).
9. Giacomo Arengario: Restaurant
Very elegant restaurant atop of the Museo del Novecento.