Fashion Restaurants & Bars

Italy, Milan Guide (D): Fashion Restaurants & Bars

Almost every major Italian fashion designer (as well as a few foreign ones) has entered the food, beverage, or hospitality businesses in Milan, giving tourists and locals the ultimate fashion experiences in dining, drinking and clubbing. This guide provides you with information on all of the Milan restaurants, bars, clubs, lounges and cafes brought to you by luxury fashion houses. Fancy a designer cocktail? Just head on over to the Armani Lounge!
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Guide Name: Fashion Restaurants & Bars
Guide Location: Italy » Milan
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (D))
# of Destinations: 18
Author: Eve Greenstein
Author Bio: I'm a native New Yorker who moved to Milan for love. A million gelato cones later, I'm also in love with this luxurious city—the charming European architecture, musical church bells, and famous post-work aperitivo hour. And with some of the world's most famous fashion houses, leather goods, and furniture designers, I'm pretty sure the shopping in Milan rivals that of New York City! Professionally, I'm a lawyer and founder of LLM Global Connection, LLC.
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Armani/Ristorante
  • Armani Lounge/Bamboo Bar
  • Emporio Armani Caffè
  • Armani/Nobu
  • Armani/Privè
  • Il Ristorante Trussardi alla Scala
  • Café Trussardi
  • Cafè Marc Jacobs
  • Ristorante Gold
  • Bar Martini
  • Just Cavalli Hollywood Club & Restaurant
  • Maison Moschino Hotel Bar & La Croyance Restaurant
  • Caffè Cova
  • Gucci Caffé
  • 10 Corso Como
  • The Lounge at the Bulgari Hotel
  • Il Ristorante & Il Bar at the Bulgari Hotel
  • Ceresio 7
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Armani/Ristorante

1) Armani/Ristorante

Whether or not you decide to spend a night sleeping at the luxurious Armani Hotel Milano, you’ll want to consider dining at the hotel’s upscale Armani/Ristorante. Located in the city’s most exclusive shopping district, the restaurant, located on the 7th floor, overlooks the city with a view of the Duomo, and boasts floor-to-ceiling windows, as well as an exquisite black and white checkered floor made of onyx stone. For an extra special evening consider booking the Chef’s table in the kitchen or the private dining room. The gourmet Italian dishes are expensive, but the view and Armani elegance are worth every euro.
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Armani Lounge/Bamboo Bar

2) Armani Lounge/Bamboo Bar

You’ll find the Armani Lounge/Bamboo Bar right next to the Armani Ristorante upstairs on the 7th floor of the Armani Hotel Milano. Backlit-Onyx, chic Armani/Casa furniture, high ceilings and panoramic views of Milan create an elegant ambiance. Offering premium cocktails and light dining, this is the perfect place to have an aperitivo and watch the sun set over Milan.
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Emporio Armani Caffè

3) Emporio Armani Caffè

Located right in the heart of the Quadrilatero della Moda, Milan’s premier luxury shopping area, the Emporio Armani Caffè is the perfect fashionable spot to pause your shopping and sit down for a nice lunch. More reasonably priced than the Armani/Ristorante, you’ll still feel Armani’s sense of sophisticated style as you drink and dine alongside Milanese businessmen and international tourists.
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Armani/Nobu

4) Armani/Nobu

Armani/Nobu is what results when you mix world-renowned chef and restaurant owner Nobu Matsuhisa’s exquisite Japanese cuisine with fashion designer Armani’s global fashion design appeal. The duo’s collaboration attracts tourists and locals looking for a trendy Japanese meal with a Peruvian accent. You’ll find Armani/Nobu at the Montenapoleone metro stop.
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Armani/Privè

5) Armani/Privè

After enjoying a dinner at Nobu Armani, consider heading downstairs to mingle, drink and dance with models and the city's most fashionable at the exclusive Armani Privè club. Dress your best since gaining entrance to the club is no easy feat.
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Il Ristorante Trussardi alla Scala

6) Il Ristorante Trussardi alla Scala

Il Ristorante Trussardi alla Scala offers a superb dining experience with a touch of fashion designer Trussardi’s sophisticated sense of style. Upstairs from the upscale store, you’ll find this delicious and pricey restaurant with Italian and French inspired cuisine. Don’t forget to book tickets to see an opera at the famous La Scala opera house, located on the same square of the restaurant.
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Café Trussardi

7) Café Trussardi

Located next to the flagship Trussardi store and downstairs from Il Ristorante Trussardi alla Scala, the Café is beautifully decorated and the perfect chic spot for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Café Trussardi offers a fine dining experience with the same signature elegance of this Italian designer. Mixing traditional Italian cuisine with international dishes, this café is sure to satisfy your craving for a fashionable and tasty meal.
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Cafè Marc Jacobs

8) Cafè Marc Jacobs

American designer Marc Jacobs has brought his clothing and accessories to Milan in designer style. You’ll find the Marc Jacobs store and Cafè Marc Jacobs tucked away on a beautiful square in Brera, arguably the city’s most beautiful and quaint neighborhood. This is where you’ll find young professionals having an aperitivo—Milan’s version of happy hour with light food served for free— in the early evening.
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Ristorante Gold

9) Ristorante Gold

Dolce & Gabbana’s Ristorante Gold gives diners a chance to taste Southern Italian cuisine without leaving Milan. With a golden-themed décor and Sicilian specialties, this restaurant offers patrons a glamorous and delicious dining and drinking experience.
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Bar Martini

10) Bar Martini

Dine and drink in style at Bar Martini. A collaboration between the Italian fashion label Dolce&Gabbana and the iconic Italian spirit company Martini, this is the spot to have lunch or drinks. With inside tables in the Red Dragon Room and outside tables in the Garden Room and Patio, Bar Martini offers a good meal in a trendy and chic setting. Make sure to check out the Sicilian-inspired fashion and accessories at the flagship stores before you leave.
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Just Cavalli Hollywood Club & Restaurant

11) Just Cavalli Hollywood Club & Restaurant

The Just Cavalli Hollywood club and restaurant are located in Sempione Park at the foot of the Torre Branca, an iron tower designed by famous Italian architect, Giò Ponti, in 1933. This vibrant and trendy nightspot, accented with designer Roberto Cavalli’s signature animal motif prints, attracts the city’s most fashionable locals as well as many international celebrities. Best for a summer night out.
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Maison Moschino Hotel Bar & La Croyance Restaurant

12) Maison Moschino Hotel Bar & La Croyance Restaurant

Stop by the bar in the lobby of the Maison Moschino Hotel for a drink or the La Croyance restaurant for a meal, and you’ll enter Italian fashion designer Moschino’s creative, quirky, whimsical and fashionable world. The hotel is located in a building that was once an 1800’s railway station, but today only the old façade remains of the station.
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Caffè Cova

13) Caffè Cova

If you want to try one of Milan’s finest and most historic bakeries and cafes, stop by Caffè Cova on Via Montenapoleone for a delicious treat. This Italian pasticceria, which opened in 1817, was once a meeting and socializing spot for the upper class locals. Today, French luxury goods company LVMH holds a majority stake in the bakery. If this weren’t enough to land Caffè Cova on our list of Milan’s most fashionable food spots, it might help to mention that even after LVMH’s recent purchase of the bakery, Italian fashion house Prada continues to argue in court that it had rights to purchase the bakery.
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Gucci Caffé

14) Gucci Caffé

Enter the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, a beautiful architectural structure located at Piazza del Duomo, buzzing with tourists and luxury goods from Prada and LVMH, and you’ll find the Gucci Caffé. This is the perfect place to order a coffee or drink from the bar and recharge before carrying on with shopping or climbing to the top of the magnificent Duomo, which you’ll find just outside the Galleria.
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10 Corso Como

15) 10 Corso Como

Carla Sozzani, Italian gallery owner and fashion magazine editor, is the mind behind 10 Corso Como. Any fashionista visiting Milan should visit this palace housing a luxury goods store, gallery, small hotel, rooftop, and restaurant and bar. You’ll never believe that a lush and serene garden café and restaurant could be just behind the entrance located on busy Via Corso Como. During the warmer seasons, enjoy a cocktail in the green garden. When the temperature drops in the wintertime, head inside to the restaurant and bar for drinks or dinner.
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The Lounge at the Bulgari Hotel

16) The Lounge at the Bulgari Hotel

Tucked away on a quiet street, not far from the shops of Via Montenapoleone, you’ll find the elegant Bulgari Hotel. The calm lobby Lounge at the Bulgari Hotel is small and cozy, has a working fireplace, and is decorated with fashion photographs, plants, carpets, candles, sweet treats, and candy-filled glass jars. This is the perfect place to have a relaxing drink any time of the day.
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Il Ristorante & Il Bar at the Bulgari Hotel

17) Il Ristorante & Il Bar at the Bulgari Hotel

Elegant and reflective of the luxury Bulgari designer brand, Il Ristorante and Il Bar at the Bulgari Hotel Milan offer exquisite meals, upscale cocktails, aperitivi and even afternoon tea. The hotel is tucked away on a quiet street and has a sophisticated dining room and large inside bar, as well as an outside bar and garden.
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Ceresio 7

18) Ceresio 7

Ceresio 7 opened in September 2013 and sits atop the Milan headquarters of Canadian fashion label Dsquared2. The twin brothers behind Dsquared2 wanted to create a cosmopolitan restaurant and bar, and so they joined forces with the former management team and chef behind the Bulgari Hotel restaurant to bring Milan Ceresio 7. The chic restaurant overlooks the Milan skyline, has a swanky rooftop pool, and offers both inside and outside seating. This hot spot is open for most of the day, with continuous hours--unique for Milan, and is furnished with thirties and forties style designs. Make sure to stop by Ceresio 7 and join Milan's fashionable professionals for a poolside drink or Italian meal.

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