Every year the Michelin Guide selects a small number of restaurants to which the much-coveted and famous stars are assigned, as a mark of recognition and a seal of quality.
The 2022 Guide has awarded 16 outstanding restaurants in Milan: 12 with 1 star, 3 with 2 stars and 1 restaurant with 3 stars.
The stars are assigned according to 5 criteria:
- quality of raw materials
- originality and personality of the chef emerging from the dishes on offer
- mastery of cooking techniques and mix of flavours
- value for money
- continuity over time
For a tasteful experience you will never forget, here is a list of Milano’s starred restaurants.
Enrico Bartolini al Mudec - 3 STARS
Twenty-six years after Gualtiero Marchesi was first awarded 3 STARS, Enrico Bartolini honours the city of Milan by entering the coveted three-star echelon. The talented chef’s ‘BE Contemporary Classic’ motto endeavours to blend tradition in a contemporary key. The fundamentals upon which innovation and culinary research rests is complemented with endless experimentation. His restaurant offers a modern and sophisticated menu that encompasses the flavours of good food with incredibly well-curated dishes that resemble genuine works of art such as the unmissable ‘Oil and lime buttons with cacciucco and octopus sauce’.
Address: Mudec - Museo delle Culture, Via Tortona, 56
Telephone: +39 02 8429 3701
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Il Luogo di Aimo e Nadia - 2 STARS
Passion for to food, excellent raw materials and a bend of tradition and innovation are the fundamental ingredients that inspire Il Luogo di Aimo e Nadia, where creativity, elegance and simplicity come together in a elite menu of high visual and gustatory impact. The real stars of the ‘Homage to Milan’ menu are the tortelli stuffed with Fassona ossobuco and marrow in its jus with Sardinian saffron and parmesan cheese. The restaurant has undergone an aesthetic renovation with an additional area named the Theatrum of flavours, designed to host meetings and master classes for tastings of authentic local flavours for all those who wishes to approach the world of haute cuisine.
Address: Via Privata Raimondo Montecuccoli, 6
Telephone: +39 02 416886
Seta by Antonio Guida - 2 STARS
Chef Antonio Guida loves to blend authentic flavours to create a harmonious combination showcasing his great experience and personality. Raspberry risotto and herb cream, porcini mushrooms with vegetable jus, buffalo mozzarella with capers and ‘stuffed partridge’ with prunes and onion cream, are the main dishes of a menu that is an explosion of colours, elegance and class.
Address: Via Monte di Pietà, 18
Telephone: +39 02 8731 8897
AALTO - 1 STAR
The trendy restaurant is located on the first floor of the Torre Solaria, in the Porta Nuova district, a symbol of contemporary Milan. Under the expert command of chef Takeshi Iwai, the AALTO (part of IYO group) Asian/ European ‘boundless’ cuisine expresses a multitude of tastes and cultures. Amongst the specialties ‘Ravioli del plin’ with Bra sausage, Sakura flowers and dashi buttermilk, ‘Monkfish, tarragon and parmesan’ and ‘Puff pastry with chocolate and smoked milk ice cream’.
Indirizzo: Piazza Alvar Aalto / Viale della Liberazione 15
Telefono: +39 02 250 62 888
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Andrea Aprea - 1 STELLA
Located on the top floor of the Luigi Rovati Foundation - in a magnificent historic building that houses the Foundation's Art Museum - the restaurant brings together all the values of the gastronomic experience that Chef Aprea has defined in a twenty-year research path between tradition and modernity .
Andrea Aprea's cuisine is based on the fusion in a single trait of personal and popular memories with gastronomic literature and the masters who preceded him.
The root of the gastronomic experience begins in the choice of ingredients to be used. In them resides the knowledge of local territories and cultures.
Indirizzo: Corso Venezia 52 - at Fondazione Luigi Rovati
Telefono: +39 02 38273030
Anima - 1 STELLA
The most starred chef in Italy - Enrico Bartolini - opens the doors of his new restaurant on the ground floor of the prestigious Milano Verticale hotel in the Corso Como area.
Elegance and design of the spaces represent a fascinating contrast for a cuisine that makes "Milanesiness" its strong point, attentive to the seasonality of vegetables and fruit, but also fish and some types of meat.
Bartolini has entrusted this project to the promising chef Michele Cobuzzi while the sommelier Giacomo Morlacchi manages the exposed cellar. The wine list offers a selection of Italian and foreign labels with great personalities.
Indirizzo: Via Rosales, 4
Berton - 1 STAR
Design is transformed into food, thanks to chef Andrea Berton who puts precision and cleanliness into every dish, taking care to position each item scrupulously and creatively at the same time. The Tutto Brodo (All broth) menu is a real surprise... to be discovered!
Inaugurated in December 2013, Berton is a modern, linear and essential restaurant. This shows in the menu’s suggestions, where flavours are always easily recognizable. The dining hall is elegant and rigorous and is separated from the kitchen by a glass wall, making it possible to discreetly follow the moves of the crew led by the chef.
Address: Via Mike Bongiorno, 13
Telephone: +39 02 67075801
Contraste - 1 STAR
Utterly out of the ordinary, Contraste spearheads creative cuisine by offering the customer an ‘unexpected’ experience, from the warm welcome to the much-anticipated tasting. The stunning dishes are not simply innovative, they deny innovation itself; the experimentation with textures, shapes and flavours goes way beyond the very concept of the unusual. Some of the most popular dishes on the menu are ‘Pulp Fiction’, ‘Cotechino, lentils and hazelnuts’, and ‘Bolognese doughnuts’: aesthetically and visually provocative, the recipes showcase the drive to reinvent food, aiming for a ‘contrast’ between the idea of the dish and the way in which it is presented.
Address: Via Giuseppe Meda, 2
Telephone: +39 02 49536597
Cracco - 1 STAR
A chef who certainly needs no introduction: Carlo Cracco is very popular and loved by everyone, not only for his culinary skills but for his personality as well. Determined and never banal he is always ready to have his say. The restaurant inside qualifies as an authentic example of aesthetic beauty, while the menu combines past and future while always keeping in mind its first goal: surprise the customer. Don't miss the Eggs section of the menu, the chef's flagship.
Address: Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Telephone: +39 02 876774
Felix Lo Basso home & restaurant - 1 STAR
This charming restaurant is conceived as a house: you enter through the living room to get to the large kitchen.
Beyond the private dining spaces, the main room has an elegant and convivial counter (where you may be seated next to other customers) facing the chefs at work, run by chef Felice who cooks and entertains the guests. The lengthy tasting menu in 12 ‘acts’ changes regularly depending on season’s fare and the Chef’s inspiration.
Fixed price and set dinner time for all diners, subject to availability, booking required.
Although creative and sometimes quite elaborate, the Lo Basso dishes are often original reinterpretations of recipes and ingredients from Puglia, the chef’s region of origin.
IYO Taste Experience - 1 STAR
Opened in Milan in 2007, IYO Taste Experience is a Japanese restaurant with a strong international identity. The cuisine of the Rising Sun is the starting point, but it is permeated by Western ideas and techniques, merging Eastern precision and European creativity. Amongst the standout symbolic dishes: ‘Ika somen’, a squid sashimi that resembles noodles, ‘Suzuki e Karasumi’, Seabass and Mazara del Vallo red shrimp roll, mullet botargo, daikon and yuzu soy sauce and ‘Taiko’, a seared shrimp millefeuille with red shrimp, yuzu kosho mayonnaise, squid, yuzu miso sauce and tomato.
Address: Via Piero Della Francesca, 74
Telephone: +39 02 454 76 898
Joia - 1 STAR
Joia was the first European vegetarian restaurant to be honoured with the prestigious Michelin award. Vibrant dishes and a cooking concept based on respect for nature and on the idea of food as a fundamental prerogative of the physical, mental and spiritual well-being of each individual.
Healthy and natural ingredients form the basis of the vegetarian dishes that encapsulate Pietro Leemann’s all-green philosophy, as demonstrated by one of the highlights of the menu entitled ‘Il volto della natura’ (The Face of Nature).
The recipe for his iconic ‘uovo apparente’ (apparent egg), the 100% vegetarian starred egg has conquered the world.
Address: Via Panfilo Castaldi, 18
Telephone: +39 02 29522124
L'Alchimia - 1 STAR
As the name suggests the new starred restaurant in Milan is aiming for: alchemy. Real, genuine alchemy made up of people, the atmosphere and good food. An elegant and inviting venue, both intimate and comfortable, serving creative upscale dishes such as ‘soft egg, artichokes, potato vichyssoise, Parmigiano Reggiano mousse’ and ‘Alchemy braised beef cheek, whipped mashed potatoes with baby spinach’ and a lounge bar with sublime cocktails make Alchimia a first-rate restaurant on the city panorama.
Indirizzo: Viale Premuda, 34
Telefono: +39 02 82870704
Sadler - 1 STAR
‘Modern cuisine in evolution’ is the definition that best describes Claudio Sadler's philosophy, a delicate balance between Italian culinary traditions and innovation enhanced by creativity and artistic sensitivity. All this is fully reflected in Sadler’s décor and menu characterised by taste, lightness and elegance; standout dishes are the Spezzatino di astice (lobster stew), Crudo di pesce (raw fish dish), the Padellata di crostacei, (pan-fried shellfish) and the Paris-brest with marron glacè.
Address: Via Ascanio Sforza, 77
Telephone: +39 02 58104451
Tano Passami l'Olio - 1 STAR
But whoever said that to create fine dining you need to serve small portions? Tano Simonato breaks this taboo by presenting beautiful, tasty, healthy and generous dishes. There is just one rule: to excite the customer with food made from fresh and genuine ingredients accompanied by excellent wines and superior quality oils. Truly refined, delicious and surprisingly light dishes such as the foie gras and apple cheesecake, the cuttlefish and potato tiramisu, or the Patanegra fillet in a hazelnut and cocoa crust.
Address: Via Villoresi, 16 ang. via Pastorelli
Telephone: +39 02 8394139
Viva Viviana Varese - 1 STAR
Chef Viviana Varese has created a new restaurant this is fresh, innovative, joyful and, above all, colourful. A venue that perfectly embodies all her personality and charisma, serving high-level dishes that are exquisitely tasty and beautifully presented. Amongst the many delights on offer some of the standout dishes are ‘Insuperabile’, a super spaghetti dish with smoked broth, squid, clams and tarallo crumb, and ‘La perfezione non esiste’ (Perfection doesn’t exist), meringue shell with zabaglione foam, cocoa and coffee sorbet, Noto almonds and Timut pepper.
Address: Piazza 25 Aprile, 10
Telephone: +39 02 4949 7340