2023 August in Milan: where to eat and drink

Despite the exceptionally hot weather and the really heavy rains, holiday time arrives and it is well known that no matter how hard people try not to leave Milan in August, many end up fleeing and the city changes. But those who stay can enjoy some silence and discover the deep soul of the city.

Restaurants and cocktail bars open, from A to Z

To help you/us in this endeavour, here is a selection of restaurants and bars open in August with timetables, useful area info and what to eat and drink, read here:

Aethos MilanAethos Pizza & Bar

Open from 1st to 10 – 23 to 31st August

Located in Piazza XXIV Maggio in Milan, with its gourmet pizzas inspired by the traditional Neapolitan recipe. We are inside the hotel Aethos Milano where we can also find the Zaïa restaurant opened in 2023 (closed 7 to 22 August) and the Doping Cocktail Bar (closed 7 to 20 August) the bar will, however, be open from 6 p.m. for in-house guests and club members.

Navigli Area📍P.za Ventiquattro Maggio, 8, 20123 Milano MI

Al Mercato Steaks & Burgers

Open throughout August in Corso Venezia

Historic Milanese meat restaurant, with the latest Milanese restaurant in Porta Nuova has taken a step further towards a new gastronomic offer for all tastes with the  Al Mercato Street format where the protagonist is street food with a gourmet twist.

To welcome Milanese and non-Milanese alike, the Al Mercato restaurants in August will be open at the following times:

Milan City Centre area

📍 Corso Venezia, 18 (always open in August opening hours unchanged)
📍Via Sant’Eufemia, 16 – from 7 to 20 August open only at night
Closed only on 14 and 15

📍Viale della Liberazione, 15 – 7 to 20 August open only at night
Closed only on 14 and 15

Anche Millano


La più giusta cotoletta sbagliata di Milano

Open throughout August

Here at Anche, 10 years ago the COTOLETTA SBAGLIATA was born, in the heart of the Isola district in Via Pastrengo. Next door is Anche’s bakery, famous for its late-night queues of young people waiting for pizzette al tegamino and freshly baked brioches.

Isola area

📍Via Carmagnola, 5, Milano

From Monday to Thursday lunch ( 12-3 pm) and dinner (7.30-00.30 a.m.)
Saturday and Sunday lunch until 3.30 – 4 p.m.


Open throughout August (closed 14-15)

In the heart of Brera, Bioesserì is a modern design venue with an open kitchen. Thanks to its well-organised spaces, it may be special for a tête-à-tête or an informal dinner. High quality raw materials and continuous innovation ensure that the menu is varied and constantly evolving.

Bioesserì Brera Milano

In the Bioesserì Brera proposal, pizza is the star. The dough prepared with stone-ground flour and naturally leavened for a good 72 hours guarantees a quality product. Combinations from classic to refined gourmet give the pizza a unique taste. Pizza dough also available in whole wheat, spelt and gluten-free!

Milan City Centre area
Milan Brera (closed 14 to 16 agosto)

📍 Via Fatebenefratelli, 2, 20121 Milano MI

Classico Trattoria & Cocktail

Open throughout August (closed 12 – 16)

Classico Trattoria e Cocktail

The Classico restaurants in Via Tocqueville 9 and Via Marcona, 6, owned by the Murray family, bring a culinary proposal characterised by a contemporary vision of the Italian trattoria, also thanks to the Mediterranean imprint of chef Massimiliano Ciocchetti.

Not only a restaurant, but also a Cocktail bar to combine a taste for good food, a convivial atmosphere in an elegant but warm location and a passion for drinks and cocktails.

How to get there and book:

How to get there and book:

V Giornate area 📍 Via Marcona, 6, 20135 Milano MI
for info 🌐 classico-bio.com e IG

Cocciuto pizza restaurants

Open throughout August (closed 14 and/or 15)

Cocciuto porta Venezia

Cocciuto has an ambition: to bring innovation to the concept of the modern pizzeria in every sense.
In addition to the careful selection of raw materials, there is a desire to change the idea of the classic pizzeria by giving it an extra air of smartness and elegance.

Why Cocciuto? The very name of the brand encapsulates its philosophy: the obstinacy in pursuing an idea of catering based on the excellence of the ingredients, the ambience and the service.

How to get there and book:

How to find them on Maps

The restaurants

Citylife area 📍 Via Bergognone, 24 Porta Romana area📍 Via Gian Carlo Passeroni, 2 (closed at lunch and on the 2 central weeks)

Porta Venezia area 📍 Via Melzo, 16 Turati Repubblica area 📍 Via Turati, 25

drinc. Milano Cocktail Bar

drinc. Cocktail & Conversation Milano
drinc. Cocktail & Conversation (Plinio)

Open throughout August, closed 14, 15 and 16

What better occasion to try drinc . Milano Mixology cocktails ? For tourists, patrons and drinc. afficionados, they are always open in August except on the 14th and 15th for a little regenerating break!

And it’s immediately drinc. summer experience! What makes it unique in the city?

The two locations, drinc. Cocktail & Conversation. and drinc. different, which have outdoor tables available for guests but away from the hustle and bustle of the busy streets and crowded areas of the city, in a private and relaxed atmosphere.

To be tried!

drinc. different Milano
drinc. different (Hayez)

drinc. Milano premises

Porta Venezia – Città Studi area

drinc. Cocktail & Conversation
📍Via Plinio, 32, Milano (IG – FB)

drinc. different📍 Via Hayez, 13, Milano (IGFB)

Website 🌐 bydrinc.com

Eataly Milano Smeraldo

Open throughout August – closed 14 and/or 15

The restaurants of Eataly Milano Smeraldo are the right place for those who find themselves in the Garibaldi area and, between one gourmet purchase and another of excellent Italian gastronomic products, are seized by an absolute craving for the great classics of Italian cuisine, cooked to perfection and with the finest ingredients.

Eataly Milano Dehors
Eataly Milano Dehors

Save the date – Dehors Events:

Eataly milano eventi agosto
Eataly Rosè Night

🗓 31 August 6.30 p.m.| Rosè Night

The Eataly dehor is dressed in pink, or rather Rosé, for one night! Accompanied by a selection of rose-coloured sparkling wines tasty appetisers .

Pianodue restaurant inside and Eataly’s outdoor dehors.

Porta Garibaldi area
📍 Piazza XXV Aprile, 10

El Porteño Gourmet

Always open in August (aperitif and dinner)

El PorteñoGourmet comes from the meeting of entrepreneurs Fabio Acampora and brothers Sebastian and Alejandro Bernardez with Paolo Catoni and Martino Corti of Hotel Solutions.

It’s located in the heart of the city centre, at Via Speronari 4. There the gastronomic offer combines quality raw materials in the best tradition of Argentinean cuisine with revisitations and Italian-style novelties, such as pasta, for the first time is included in a “El Porteño” restaurant, salmon and salads.

The menu

City Centre area

📍Via Speronari, 4

Il Mannarino | Macellerie con cucina

Always open in August

Il Mannarino agosto e ferragosto
Il Mannarino

The big family of butcher’s shops with kitchen, Il Mannarino is a reference point in Milan and beyond for those who love to enjoy top quality meat and the famous Apulian ‘bombette pugliesi’ (fresh pork roulades stuffed and cooked on the grill, typical of the Itria Valley) the tender picanha and tasty ribs. For those who want to buy it for a mid-August barbecue and get it perfectly cooked, we recommend to follow the valuable advice of the ‘Mannarini’ experts, both at the counter of butcher shops with kitchens and via chat on the dedicated app.

Always open this August in butcher shops/restaurants in Milan

De Angeli area📍 Piazza De Angeli, Via Luigi Sacco, 1

Repubblica area📍 Via Carlo Tenca, 12

V Giornate area📍 Via Galvano Fiamma, 6

Navigli area 📍Alzaia Naviglio Grande, 2

Madama Hostel & Bistrot

Madama Hostel & Bistrot

Open in August (closed from sat.12 to thursd. 17)

At Madama Hostel in the Piazzale Lodi – Brenta area, there is a bistro that everyone would want on their doorstep. Open 7 days a week – Sunday to Thursday from 7.30 a.m. until 11.00 p.m. and on Fridays and Saturdays. until 1.00 a.m.

In short, from morning to night , you find Italian breakfasts with homemade pastries, light but tasty lunches and aperitifs from 6.00 p.m. and dinners with tables in the outdoor terrace. Saturday and Sunday brunch from 12 noon until mid-afternoon.

Piazzale Lodi – Calvairate area
📍Via Benaco, 1, 20139 Milano MI

Movida Restaurant & Cocktail Bar

Open in August (closed from sat. 12 to thursday 17)

Movida Restaurant Cocktail Bar

Movida celebrates its 25th anniversary and remains open in August except for a few central days. Here you can enjoy a drink on the Naviglio Pavese or inside in the cool at the bar counter. You can dine indoors or outdoors, where the magic of the Naviglio’s reflections can be found in an evocative play of lights and colours in the evening.

Navigli area 📍 Via Ascanio Sforza, 41, 20136 Milano MI

Mu Dimsum – Oriental Taste

“For the first two weeks of August and the last there we are!

Mu Dimsum

The restaurant is famous for the variety and taste of the legendary Dim Sum and Gourmet Chinese cuisine in Milan in spacious and elegant surroundings.

Other dishes such as the Pecking Duck (Peking Duck, served with thin crepes, sauce and crispy vegetables…) are also to be enjoyed. It is only taking a short break for the ‘hot’ week of the month and reopens on 21 August.
N.B. home delivery service suspended for the last two weeks of August. Resumes on 29 August.

Milan Central Station area

📍Via Aminto Caretto, 3, Milano MI
To book

More addresses :

📍MU FISH (Nova Milanese): closed 13 to 22 August
Reopening: wednesday 23 August, dinner time.

Norman Trattoria

At Norman’s, Milanese cuisine is not just food, it is an experience of culture and tradition and an answer to the flood of culinary fads that last a few years and then get swept away.

For 15 years serving Milan on the corner of Viale Umbria and Via Tito Livio has been a certainty. This year open all August with a traditional Milanese menu and a fresher summer menu!

Calvairate area📍Norman Viale Umbria, 50 🌐 normancucina.it

Obicà Mozzarella Bar

Always open in August

Obicà Mozzarella Bar is a restaurant as well as an informal and contemporary pizzeria in the city centre, just a few steps from Castello Sforzesco and Brera.

Here you can enjoy the best Mozzarelle di Bufala Campana DOP and traditional Italian dishes in a cozy and convivial atmosphere.

⏱ Monday to Sunday: 11 a.m. – midnight – Aperitif every day 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Duomo Obicà Mozzarella Bar – Duomo📍 La Rinascente, Piazza Duomo – Food Hall 7° piano

Porta Volta Obicà Mozzarella Bar – Cusani📍 Via Cusani, 1


Open throughout August

Via Mercato

Pandenus bakery and gourmet cafeteria and Osteria, the new evening pop-up concept with a style that brings to the table a menu inspired by Italian tradition and the Milanese territory, curated by Chef Enrico Bartolini. Constantly evolving proposals: few ingredients, light processing, tangible flavours.

This summer Pandenus doesn’t leave us: always open in Via Mercato and/or with only a few days’ closure:

City Centre area Pandenus📍Via Mercato, 24 (aperto tutto agosto) 📍Piazza Risorgimento, 11
(chiuso dall’11/08 al 16/08)

Porta Venezia Pandenus 📍Via Tadino, 15 (chiuso dall’11/08 al 16/08)

Moscova Pandenus 📍 Largo la Foppa, 5 (chiuso dall’11/08 al 16/08)

Arco della Pace Osteria Pandenus📍 Via Melzi d’Eril, 3 (chiuso dall’11/08 al 27/08)

Porta Volta Pandenus 📍 Piazza Gae Aulenti, 12 (chiuso dal 12/08 al 20/08)

Pane & Trita not only burgers

Open all August

Hamburgeria and Steak House in Milan’s Porta Romana area remains open throughout August, for tourist but also for locals who resist and stay.

Pane & Trita was born in Seregno, in the heart of Brianza in 2015, from the intuition of two visionary friends driven by the desire to create an innovative food concept where people could enjoy themselves thanks to a revolutionary and playful approach to the world of meat. Characterising Pane & Trita’s proposal is an unconventional menu, genuine ingredients and continuous research to create ‘visionary’ dishes with ironic and sometimes irreverent names. Today the premises are distributed between Milan and the provinces of Monza, Lecco and Como.

Porta Romana 📍 Via Lodovico Muratori, 27, Milano MI

Pïba Milano Argentinian street food

Open throughout August (from 12.00 to 2.00 p.m.!) 💃

In Milan, August is time for aperitifs and open-air nights to enjoy the tranquillity of feeling on holiday even without moving. PIBÄ is the place you are looking for.

Overlooking the V Giornate area Piazza Santa Maria del Suffragio, PIBÄ is the Argentinian street food venue that has become a landmark on the Milanese scene for the past 4 years.

XXII Marzo – V Giornate area 📍

Piazza Santa Maria del Suffragio 3, Milano

Stendhal Milano

Open throughout August

The Milanese restaurant with an extra sparkle. From the most typical recipes in the shadow of the Madonnina, unique flavours are born here, combining the security of tradition with the excitement of novelty.

Italian/Milanese cuisine

Stendhal is a philosophy born of passion, perdition and Milanese cuisine.

Brera area📍 Via Ancona, ang, Via S. Marco, 20121 Milano MI

Vertigo Contemporary Osteria

Open all August

Among the skyscrapers of Porta Nuova hides a secret garden, in the heart of Milano Verticale, we find Vertigo, a contemporary osteria and cocktail bar with the signature of multi-starred chef Enrico Bartolini. Signature cocktails inspired by Milan (16/20 euros) with finger food.

The Menu

Open 7 days a week

Porta Nuova 📍 Via Gaspare Rosales, 4, Milano MI

Terrazza Gallia

Open every day in August from 12:30 to 00:30

To enjoy a cocktail and a selection of canapés, the Terrazza Gallia Bar & Lounge, overlooking the city of Milan. After the aperitif, the experience continues at the Terrazza Gallia Restaurant where the best of Italian cuisine can be tasted, thanks to the chefs, the Lebano brothers and the advice of the three-Michelin-starred Cerea brothers.

Central Station 📍 Piazza Duca d’Aosta, 9

Bar Open in August
The bar is open Tuesday to Saturday, 7.30 p.m. to 10.30 p.m.
closed Sundays and Mondays all day.

UMI Taste Experience

Open all August (closed 15-16-17 August)

via Schiapparelli 1 (near the Central Station) will be closed only on 15/16/17 August.

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