A Milanese custom is to start the evening eating an appetizer in one of the many buffet restaurants in town. For 8, 9 or 10 euros you can get a cocktail and a full stomach. This Italian restaurant has a variety of options and is great, but you can find many international restaurants of all cultures and tastes.
Located in the high town not far from Piazza Vecchia, l'Agnello D'Oro is one of the most charming restaurants in Bergamo. It'ss in a piazza in front of a church and a fountain and the building which called our attention most was this one, a small hotel. I had seen this restaurant on the internet before we went and I loved how it looked and, once we arrived, I took a look at the menu and it seemed like one of the better ones around. It was the most expensive, and could find cheaper options elsewhere, but its interior was completely different from all the others. In the end, we decided to eat there. We ordered risotto and casonsèi della Bergamo (both really good!), a tasting platter of cheeses, water, and bread for 2 people: 50 €.
The restaurant Dogana is located very close to the [POI = 519131]Duomo[/ POI], on one of the streets in the area. We stopped there because we were approached by one of the waiters. However, at the same time a waiter from another "rival" restaurant began trying to convince us to go to there. They were even arguing with each other. It was a very bizarre scene, but as it was dinner time and we thought it looked good, we followed the waiter and we ended up having dinner there. The restaurant is quite nice, with an enclosed terrace and quite a small dining room inside. As for the food, it was an Italian restaurant with a variety of pasta and, of course, pizza. We ordered tortellini bolognese and baked lasagna. This, along with a bottle of water and a jug of house wine, came out to 28.50 for both. It seemed reasonable as everything was very good. Yes, the tables were a tad small. It is a good option if you are in the area of [POI = 519131]Duomo[/ POI].
We found this pizzeria purely by chance, wandering Milan's Naviglis. The door was packed with people, which always says a lot about a restaurant. The pizzas were huge and delicious, and the price was great. The waiters were very friendly. I recommend the amazing carbonara pizza! All my friends who've been on my recommendation were delighted. The only problem is that it's a bit far from the Duomo and the centre, so you'll need to figure out how to return by night.
I have been several times to Milan but certainly this is one of the best restaurants for pizzas. There are over 30 varieties but if I have to choose one, no doubt, the Calzone! We found it by chance as it was in front of our hotel, the Brunelleschi, cheap, rich, clean and with first-class service. I recommend it to all ve go to Milan, is located in a central area near Piazza Duomo. Travelers don't miss it, grab a suitcase and fly to the Via Flavio Barachinni.
At about half-past eleven, after a hard day's sightseeing, we didn't know where to dine, and on our way back to the hotel we found this place. We were amazed as the dinner was of incredibly good quality - I would say one of the best pasta dishes I've ever eaten. The price was about 8 euros plus 1 for service.
This restaurant is in Milan, close to the city's central railway station and several metro and tram stops. We chose it for dinner as it was close to our hotel, the Hotel Albert. I didn't think much of the decor, as inside it's very dark. The first thing we noticed was that the owners were Chinese, despite it being an Italian restaurant (not that I have anything against that, but it just seemed a bit strange to see). However, the day before we had dined in another restaurant on the same street, and the same thing happened, so I suspect that most of the establishments in the area are run by Asians. The menu is quite thorough, with various types of pasta and pizza on offer. We opted for the fettucini with mushrooms and ham. It was pretty good and the portions were ample. The prices were good. Two plates of pasta, 1 bottle of water and a litre jug of house wine and service, for 26 €.
This restaurant boasts that it cooks nothing but Italian cuisine, using nothing but Italian products. I can't verify the truth of that claim, but I can confirm that you'll eat very well here, on top-quality food. It's a classically Italian restaurant, with lots of wood decor, not very modern but decorated with style, and you're bound to feel comfortable. The menu abounds with a thousand flavours, offering hundreds of types of pasta, risottos, meat dishes, and a few fish. In my case, I chose to start with one of my Italian favourites, gnocchi - in this case with gorgonzola, an intense, authentic cheese making for a very filling dish.
I was tempted to order a risotto for the main course, but in the end I wanted meat: escalopes in marsala, juicy and delicious. I can't say what exactly is in the sauce, but it was divine. I was more than full, so I ignored the temptations of the dessert trolley and instead opted for a 2 € espresso, which was great. Bravo! The restaurant is located very close to Milano Centrale station, less than 5 minutes walk, on a cross street corner leading from the square in front of the station to the shopping street Corso Buenos Aires. Great location, great food, and very good service. With water and no dessert, things did not go beyond the 30 €, fairly normal for Milan.
An ideal place to spend a magical evening in one of Europe's most romantic places, on the shores of Lake Como. On the recommendation of our hostess, Laura Cattaneo, owner of Il Bogno - Bed and Breakfast and after a long day of sightseeing, we went to this restaurant to sample the area's gastronomic delights. The restaurant offers a splendid view of Lake Como and we watched the spectacular sunset from the veranda. The staff is very friendly and competent. Both waiters and the chef, Fabio Benvegnù, are passionate about Spain and have a great sense of humour, so we struck up a conversation. He guided us and encouraged us to try a number of dishes we loved, like the really delicious polenta with goat cheese as a starter, the famous exquisite pizzoccheri, homemade pasta stuffed with mushrooms and truffles, and a wonderful meat, all accompanied by some of the region's fine wines. We ended by sipping a cappuccino watching the darkness surround the lake illuminated with town's lights. It was a magical moment.
A great little restaurant in Bergamo, in the square where the cable car departs. The atmosphere is rustic but very nice, with wooden tables and stone walls. The decor is refined, and the staff are really courteous. They'll make you feel at home and will explain all the dishes; most have local names and therefore require a translation. The rice cooked in the local wine is a delicacy. Try the polenta taragna (ie with cheese). It is impossible not to wash it all down with a good wine. The prices are average by most restaurant standards, but worth it for the quality of food and the care with which they prepare the dishes.
A cozy atmosphere, intimate, tastefully decorated, with every detail just impeccable. Here you can have a high quality meal; the specialties are pasta dishes and risottos (they offer 23 types of the latter, one of the few dishes that the Milanese consider uniquely their own). It has an extensive menu of both red and white Italian wines. We started with a plate of typical Italian sausage, sliced very thin, to share, and followed it with a pastry filled with cheese sauce.
Later we tried a dish of three different types of risotto - one yellow, looking similar to paella, but with a completely different flavour, somewhat spicy. The other was more classic, with white rice and sauteed mushrooms and creamy cheese. The third had a red colour - but no tomatoes, it was pepperoni. Delicious and strong, I've never had a risotto quite like it. The rainbow trout that one of my friends had looked great, and for dessert we had a glass of hazelnut mousse with cream and a custard base, followed by a homemade puff pastry with icing sugar. I was feeling pretty full by then, as you can imagine! A great meal with really delicious, authentic Italian cooking.