Restaurants in Milan Open in August

Restaurants in Milan open in August

The summer holidays are here which means finding good restaurants in Milan is challenging–most close-up shops 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 dinner only, closing on the 14th and 15.. 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. Cocciuto

All four outposts of Paolo Piacentini and Michela Reginato’s pizzeria (Via Bergognone, Corso Lodi, Via Melzo, and Via Procaccini) are open for the month, except for the 14th and 15th for the former and the 15th for the third.  website

4. Eataly Smeraldo

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

5. Emporio Armani Ristorante & Caffè

This historic center mainstay will be open most of the month, closing only on Sunday and from the 14th to the 20th. website

6. 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. It’s closed on the 16th, 17th, and 18th. 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 will be open for the entire month of August with a pop-up contest. It will be closed 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. Lievità Ravizza

The Via Ravizza outpost of Giorgio Caruso’s beloved pizzeria will be open all month long. The other locales all have modified hours and close for some part of the month. website

11. MU Dimsum

This dim sum and tea house makes for one of the most memorable meals in Milan. It’s open for August, closing only from the 14th to the 20th. website

12. Panino Giusto

One of the most beloved spots to grab a sandwich since its 1979 opening, Panino Giusto now has several locations around town. All will be open for the month fo August except for the Santa Giulia and Cherubini outposts. website

13. Pavé

Both locations of this epic bakery, breakfast spot, lunch joint, and aperitivo haunt will be open all month with modified hours: 8am to 4pm, closing only on Tuesdays and for a brief sojourn August 12-18. website

14. Temakinho

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

15. 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

16. Tipografia Alimentare

This bistro, cafe, and restaurant along the Naviglio  Martesana is open for August with modified hours: evenings only from Wednesday through Sunday, closing Monday and Tuesday until August 23, when standard hours of operation resume. website

17. 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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