Restaurants in Milan Open in August

Restaurant in Milan in August

The summer holidays are here which means finding good restaurants in Milan is challenging–most close up shop for some or most of (if not the entire) month for le vacanze. Yet some great restaurants serve meals all month-long – several with just the exception of Ferragosto (August 15th, the feast of the Assumption which is a national holiday) perhaps a day or two before and/or after. Indeed, it’s tricky for travelers not to fall into tourist traps, so I rounded up some Milan restaurants open in August where you’re guaranteed to eat well if you’re in town. 

In addition, several Chinese restaurants in Milan stay open for the month of August, and this list here includes some of my faves (which I’ll be updating soon with a few more spots). 

1. Al Mercato Steak and Burgers

All three outposts (Porta Venezia, Porta Nuova, and Porta Ticinese) are open the whole month for both lunch and dinner. website

2. Berberè

All four Milan locations of the Aloe brothers’ exceptional pizzeria (Isola, Repubblica, Navigli, Colonne, and Porta Romana) are open as scheduled.  website

3. Eataly Smeraldo

Open for breakfast, lunch, and aperitivo all month long except the 15th. website 

4. Emporio Armani Ristorante & Caffè

This historic center mainstay will be open all month with the exception of the 14th and 15th. website

5. Erba Brusca

This excellent restaurant lies southwest of the city center along the Naviglio Pavese–the dishes showcase produce harvested in the on-site garden, with a special menu on offer for Ferragosto. website 

6. FUD Bottega Sicula 

This Milan outpost of this Sicilian bottega and restaurant in the Navigli district showcases the island’s finest bounty in the form of burgers, salads, and sandwiches.  website 

7. Giolina

Danilo Brunetti’s charming pizzeria in Porta Venezia is open for most of August, closing only from the 13 – 16. website 

8. Immorale

Luca Leone Zampa ‘s bistro is open as usual from 6.30 pm for aperitivo and dinner, but closed on Sundays (also as usual) and Ferragosto. website 

9. L’Alchimia 

Giuseppe Postorino, Alberto Tastinato, and Valerio Trentani’s Michelin-starred restaurant is open all month long but closed on Sundays as normal. website

10. Osteria Brunello

Located on Corso Garibaldi, Osteria Brunello–despite its Tuscan name–plays host to one of the city’s best costaletta alla milanese. Drop by all month (Ferragosto included) to sample the reworked Italian classics.  website

11. Temakinho

All five locations of this Brazilian sushi joint (Porta Romana, Cadorna, Navigli, Duomo, and Corso Garibaldi) are open for all of August. website

12. Terrazza Gallia

The Cerea brothers, the team behind the three-star Michelin-rated Da Vittorio in Bergamo, oversee this restaurant located at the Excelsior Gallia hotel–it will be open for the month of August. website

13. Tipografia Alimentare

This bistro, cafe, and restaurant along the Naviglio  Martesana is open daily, only in the evenings until August 22nd, but will be closing on Tuesday as

14. Un Posto a Milano 

Chef Nicola Cavallaro’s farm-to-table fare at Cascina Cuccagna, an 18th-century farmhouse in the Porta Romana quarter, is available all August long. website


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