Milan Christmas Dining Restaurant Guide

Milan Christmas dining guide

If you’re spending this holiday season in the Lombard capital, here are some restaurant ideas for Christmas Eve and Christmas day.

Ristorante Berton
Andrea Berton’s Michelin-starred restaurant is open on December 24 for dinner and December 25 lunch with two special tasting menus for 160€ per person (beverages excluded). (Porto Nuovo) 

Seta
Antonio Guida’s two-star Michelin-rated restaurant at the Mandarin Oriental is open for Christmas lunch. The seven-course tasting menu costs 220€ a person (drinks excluded). (Brera)  website

L’Alchimia
The excellent Michelin-starred restaurant is serving a seven-course Christmas tasting menu for 140€ per person (beverages excluded). website (Porta Monforte)

Al Garghet
This charing traditional trattoria on the outskirts of Milan is open for Christmas lunch. The holiday tasting menu costs 85€ (beverages excluded), and there’s also a special menu for children for 25€.

Osteria Brunello
Open for both lunch and dinner. the four-course winter menu is on offer 58€ — any of the items can be ordered a la carte. And don’t let its Tuscan name fool you — this ever-reliable mainstay serves up one of the city’s best iterations of the cotoletta alla milanese. (Corso Garibaldi) website

Wicky’s Innovative Japanese Cuisine
Open for dinner on December 24 with a six-course tasting menu for 180€. (Missori) website 

Vasiliki Kouzina

Open for Lunch on December 24, for which a special Christmas menu is on offer for 55€ (drinks excluded.  It’s also available for takeaway and delivery. (Porta Romana) website

Desco
Open for lunch and dinner on Christmas Eve, and also be offering takeout and delivery. (Historic Center) website 

142 Restaurant
Not open for service, but a Christmas take-out and delivery menu is available up until 3 pm on December 24. (Porta Genova)

Aethos Milan
Aethos is open for dinner on Christmas Eve and brunch on December 26.  The menu, which costs 69€ per person, includes a complimentary glass of Franciacorta. (Navigli)

Cocciuto
While this pizzeria has three outposts around in Milan, the Via Melzo location will be open for lunch. A vitello tonnato pie will be on offer in honor of the holiday. (Porta Venezia) website

Quore Italiano
All five locations are open for lunch. The full menu is available along with the Omaggio al Natale del Sud (Homage to Southern Christmas) pizza with red Apulian tomatoes, yellow cherry tomatoes, stracciatella di burrata, anchovy fillets, and salted almond powder. website

Al Mercato Steak and Burgers
Open for lunch on Christmas Eve. (Porta Venezia) website

Il Mannarino
The four locations of this butcher shop con cucina (with kitchen) is open for lunch on Christmas Eve. website 

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