Table of contents:
- Villa Necchi alla Portalupa
- Osteria del Castello
- Locanda Chiaravalle
- Antica Trattoria del Gallo
- The Osteria degli Artisti
- Albergo del Sole restaurant
- Trattoria Al Murun
- S. Anna Farm
- Antica Osteria La Rampina restaurant
Trattorias, restaurants with gardens, farmhouses, taverns: these are the best addresses for eating out in Milan
In a certain sense, it is also the season that requires it: the mild climate, the flowering trees and the long days suggest that it is time to leave the city on the weekend and devote yourself to trips - food and wine - to discover the excellent restaurants near Milan, in the province and beyond.
They say that for a Milanese it is difficult to venture outside the walls (or, better, from the Bastioni), but certainly the excuse of experimenting new premises a few kilometers from home manages to fight even the worst forms of laziness.
Here are our favorite addresses.
Villa Necchi alla Portalupa
Via Cavalier Vittorio Necchi 2-4, Molino d’Isella hamlet, Gambolò (PV)
South of Milan, near Vigevano, stands this historic and wonderful villa, located in the Ticino Park, a river reserve and reported by UNESCO as one of the most fascinating natural sites in the world.
The residence dates back to 1800, and boasts an excellent restaurant led by chef Antonio Danise, open from Wednesday to Sunday: before or after lunch you can stroll along the fairytale lake, visit the adjacent Borgo nestled within suggestive aromatic gardens and fully enjoy the unspoiled surrounding nature.
The extra idea? Spend the night on Saturday night in one of the 21 rooms made available to guests and take advantage of the private spa created from an ancient orchid greenhouse, and then enjoy an unforgettable Sunday lunch the following day, totally forgetting the chaos and frenzy of the city.
Osteria del Castello
Piazza Gallarati Scotti 8, Truccazzano (MI)
We are in the east of Milan, less than an hour's drive from the center: the Osteria del Castello is a place out of time, immersed in court of a medieval village dating back to 1300, where you can taste the best traditional Italian dishes accompanied by wines from the well-stocked cellar.
The ancient Italian regional recipes, particularly from Lombardy, Piedmont and Tuscany, are back as protagonists in the kitchen, and characterize an unrivaled location, where you can breathe an atmosphere that vaguely recalls that of King's Landing, for Game of Thrones fanatics.
Via San Bernardo 36, Milan
The right address for those who want to get away from Milan, but not too much, and maybe take the opportunity to do two bike rides: we are south of Milan, in the neighborhood of the same name where the famous one stands Chiaravalle Abbey, ten minutes from the city center.
Part of the Borgo Nuovo complex, charming hotel with rooms and suites in an extraordinary panoramic position, the cuisine of Locanda Chiaravalle uses only organic products at km 0 arriving fresh from the countryside just outside Milan.
The environment is refined, but welcoming and relaxing.
The dishes are simple and inserted within a revisited tradition in the name of lightness and good taste.
Try to book a table in the garden with porch accompanied by a spectacular orchard: at the end of lunch the idea of having to leave will break your heart!
Antica Trattoria del Gallo
Via private Gerli 3, Gaggiano (MI)
South of Milan, along the Naviglio Grande towards Abbiategrasso, there is a restaurant that can be reached without having to take the highway, which since 1870 has given great satisfaction to its loyal customers.
Located in the former home of the Carthusian friars, the Antica Trattoria del Gallo opens its enchanting restaurant in the spring and summer months summer pergola, where you can taste its interesting proposals ranging from traditional dishes such as cotechino with lentils, foiolo and chicken alla diavola, e more elaborate recipes such as the veal tongue carpaccio with ginger potatoes and the pink duck breast with cherries and celery cream.
The dishes follow and respect always so much seasonality, as much as the territory, and are accompanied by a wine list that will not leave even the most demanding disappointed.
The Osteria degli Artisti
Via Roma 40, Castiglione Olona (VA)
We are north of Milan, in the province of Varese, where in the wonderful medieval village of Castiglione Olona, defined as the "island of Tuscany in Lombardy" by Gabriele D'Annunzio, there is this welcoming and charming place with nineteenth-century style furnishings.
The restaurant is accessed by crossing the old courtyard overlooking the courtyard, where - on hot sunny days during the summer - it is possible to taste the themed menus linked to the seasonality and territoriality of the products, which they change weekly.
Albergo del Sole restaurant
Via Monsignor Trabattoni 22, Maleo (LO)
A place in one fifteenth-century farmhouse south of Milan, in the Lodi area, which has written a piece of history of Italian catering thanks to the late owner, Franco Colombani.
Today the children Mario and Francesca manage the kitchen following the seasons and making use of the products offered by the territory, with particular attention to interpreting the classic and traditional recipes of Lombard and regional Italian cuisine, without too many upsets.
Entering the Albergo del Sole restaurant is like doing it a step back in time: furniture rich in history, period paintings, long and antique tables that invite you to sit down for lunch surrounded by a suggestive and convivial atmosphere.
If you decide to try it, don't forget to visit the splendid one cellar with more than 300 Italian and international labels, and the vinegar cellar.
Trattoria Al Murun
Piazza San Vito 21, Lentate sul Seveso (MB)
Feeling at home is the categorical imperative of this family-run trattoria north of Milan, in the heart of Brianza.
If in the winter months you dine in front of the fireplace, in the warmer months you move outside, in the shade of a historic mulberry tree overlooking the fourteenth-century Oratory of Santo Stefano.
The kitchen is mainly and genuinely Lombard, and offers classic recipes such as risotto with bitto and bresaola or Milanese, but also trofie with pesto, testaroli from Lunigiana, cutlet alla Valdostana.
S. Anna Farm
Via Lecco 24, Eupilio (CO)
We are north of Milan, in the province of Como and close to the lesser known Pusian lakes: the Paleari Henssler family has been handing down a passion for agricultural work for four generations, as well as a great love for nature.
Azienda Agricola Sant'Anna was founded in 1939 and it overlooks the shores of an uncontaminated lake over time, and has always - in addition to offering excellent homemade food and no frills - can count on the adjoining dairy that provides yogurt, ice cream and delicious cheeses, which can be enjoyed both in the restaurant, and bought fresh to take home.
Antica Osteria La Rampina restaurant
Via Emilia fraction Rampina 3, San Giuliano Milanese (MI)
This historic restaurant is located inside a farmhouse of the sixteenth century located on the outskirts of Milan, in the southern suburbs, and has been recognized by the Chamber of Commerce as "Oldest restaurant in the Province of Milan still in business".
The assignment is not accidental, since it is said that the general Radetzky, fleeing the city during the riots of the Five Days, the army encamped right in front of his courtyard.
The cuisine pays homage to the tradition of the Lombardy region, but with that extra touch of research and refinement, and is tasted in winter in front of the crackling fireplace, during the summer in the suggestive courtyard.