Restaurants cocktail bar: what’s new in Milan!

New year, new venue! Milan innovates and renovates itself year by year…. month by month especially in the restaurants anche cocktail bar trends and new openings. More and more chefs are aspiring to open a restaurant in the city that has become a popular destination for international tourism and a reference point for food and beverage trends!

In the last years Milan has become the city with the highest density of restaurants in Italy, over 9 thousand*, ahead of Florence and Naples. This is how the vast offer leads to greater competitiveness in the sector and to raising the bar ever higher. This is how new establishments focus on the quality of the raw materials, the originality and variety of the menu, as well as comfortable and design places. From Trattoria del Ciumbia to Varrone pizzeria, passing by Rumore, here is a selection of the new cuisine and beverage proposals in Milan for this beginning of 2024.

New restaurant openings in winter 2024

Trattoria del Ciumbia – Sèm Chi

Milanese cuisine finds its rebirth in the city centre, in Brera. This is where Trattoria del Ciumbia was born in December. (Ciumbia is the typical Milanese exclamation meaning “Ma dai”, ‘Accipicchia’) the Trattoria In Via Fiori Chiari 32, a place that is already a cult in so many ways.

From the location with 100 seats and a private club space for music and private parties, to the concept inspired by the traditional Milanese osteria, revisited in a contemporary key (prices are therefore not exactly popular, but gastronomic quality is assured).

The menu proposal has been studied by the executive chef Paolo Rollini, interpreting Milanese and Lombard cuisine in the light of modern times. Among the dishes on the menu are risotto alla monzese, rib eye on the bone, tripe and, the most sought-after, stewed Valtellina snails.

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Trattoria del Ciumbia 📍 Piazza Tre Torri
Website: Casabirestaurant.com
Ph.: 3516476962
Monday to Friday
7.30 a.m. to midnight
Saturday and Sunday
8.30 a.m. to midnight
Price €€

Casa Bi Citylife district

Casa Bi ristorante bioesseri

The new Casa Bi restaurant of the Bioesserì group opened in December in Piazza Tre Torri in the Citylife area of Milan. is meant to be a contemporary bistro,

On the food menu we find pizzas made with stone-ground flours, naturally leavened for 72 hours, as well as traditional Italian dishes revisited in a contemporary key. From risotto alla milanese, to chitarrine cacio e pepe, to Sicilian panelle.

The brightly lit design cocktail bar also offers a drink list with cocktails made especially for aperitifs and after dinner, to be enjoyed in a design space between modern and contemporary, with warm pastel colours developing in height.

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Casa Bi 📍 Piazza Tre Torri
Website: Casabirestaurant.com
Ph.: 3516476962
Monday to Friday
7.30 a.m. to midnight
Saturday and Sunday
8.30 a.m. to midnight
Price €€

Casa Tobago – Ex Plastic

In the spaces next to the former Plastic, has been created a restaurant-cocktail bar that looks more like a club for English lords: it is called Casa Tobago. Behind this new project are Alessandro Cesario and Christian Brigliadoro, formerly The Doping bar at the Aethos hotel.

On the menu, grill meat options such as skewers and barbecued meats for all tastes are the protagonists. Drinks include an important selection of wines and spirits.

In addition to English prints and fabrics, another special feature of the restaurant are the two open kitchens: a larger one surrounded by a marble counter and a smaller one where the pizza and focaccia oven is located.

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Casa Tobago
📍 Viale Umbria, 120
Website: casatobago.com
Ph.: 0209947319
Tuesday to Saturday
6.p.m. – 2 a.m.
closed on Sundays and Mondays
Prezzo €€

Max Mariola – Via San Marco

After the success of the Casa Mariola youtube channel, Max Mariola returns to the cooker directly from Rome. in his new restaurant in the Moscova area of Milan

The menu features traditional Roman dishes with a dash of innovation. Crispy white pizzas among the starters, an amatriciana with salt cod and among the main courses the pannicolo, a poor but tasty cut of meat.

The ambience is modern and the atmosphere cheerful: wood, plants and background music. Beware though, the price is not that of a Roman trattoria. 😜

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Max Mariola
📍Via S. Marco, 26
Website maxmariola.com
Ph.: 0249366145
Tuesday to Friday
7 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays
12 p.m. -3 p.m. / 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Closed on Monday
Price
€€€

Quintalino – Sant’Ambrogio

Dario Cecchini with Francesco Panella and Alessandro Cattelan, business partners for the occasion, opened Quintalino near Corso Magenta last November.

The format is fast quality food, i.e. reasonably priced fast food but with quality products. Meat supplied by the Tuscan butcher, Pretzel bun bread by Antonio Follador to create four irresistible burgers sandwiches.

A place for a few intimates, but the concept is street food. Also try the toasts, they seem to be exceptional!
Find out more

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Quintalino
📍 Via Terraggio, 9
Website: ww.quintalino.it
Ph.: 3701301181
Tuesday to Saturday
Lunch 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Night 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Price €
Cittamani nuovo menu
Cittamani Goli Baje

Cittamani – New Menu

Chef Ritu Dalmia, promoter of Italian cuisine in India, has been bringing India to Milan for some time now with Cittamani. In the centre of Milan, just a few steps from Moscova and Brera, menus with dishes from different countries that belong to the Indian culinary tradition find their way into her restaurant.

The new menu was recently inaugurated and launched. One of the special features is the tiffin, a typical lunch box used in Mumbai, which can be chosen for lunch in vegetarian and non-vegetarian versions.

The restaurant with its Asian and elegant atmosphere is open both for lunch and for dinner.

The new Menu

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Cittamani
📍 Piazza Carlo Mirabello, 5
Website: cittamani.com
Ph.: 02 38240935
Monday to Friday
12.15 p.m.-15.00 p.m./6.30p.m.-11 p.m.
Saturday
Only dinner, closed on Sundays
Price €€

The new openings: pizzerias

Varrone Pizza – De Angeli

Varrone Pizzeria Milano NEW

Massimo Minutelli founder of Varrone, after Lucca opens Varrone Pizza in Milan via Faruffini, De Angeli area. ‘Excellence is our Fire’ we read in the neon lights of the restaurant with its US atmosphere.

Varrone’s pizza is contemporary and unique, thanks to the dough made from stone-ground ancient grains and leavened for 48 to 72 hours, made with the Poolish method. Many of the ingredients that enrich the pizzas with flavours from the excellence of Italy come from Slow Food presidia, such as the tomatoes for the marinated pizzas. In addition to the more local products, including dairy products from Formagiatt, luxury ingredients such as Patanegra de Bellota and Linda Playa Cantabrian anchovies stand out. Design location with fiery red tones, to try and try again!

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Varrone Pizza
📍 Via Federico Faruffini, 15
website: varronepizza.com
Tuesday to Friday
dinner 7 p.m.- midnight
Saturday and Sunday
12 p.m.-3 p.m. /7 p.m.-midnight
Closed on Monday
Price €€
Glory Pizzeria ©Rockfork
GloryPop Pizzeria ®Rockfork

GloryPop Pizzeria – Buonarroti

A new pizzeria has opened in Via Correggio, Glory Pop! Aesthetics and spirit that wink at the 80s for pizzeria Glory Pop, in the Buonarroti area, opened at the end of November 2023.
Two types of pizza stand out on the menu (8.50/13 euro):

  • Classic Neapolitan pizza with a crust but never excessive
  • super thin and crispy pizza

Lots of appetisers and small plates to share and a warm atmosphere with 80s tones and music. You can choose between classic pizzas and the crispier 180gr format. with a selection of ingredients from all over Italy, including lardo di colonnata, spianata calabra and caciocavallo cheese. There are also excellent alternative choices to pizzas including taglieri, friselle and meatballs with sauce, and to finish an excellent lotus biscoff cheese cake!

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Glory Pop
Via Correggio, 14
website: glorypop
Ph.: 0247707717
Da lunedì a domenica
12.00 p.m.-3.00 p.m.
7.00 p.m.-11.30 p.m.
Price €

Cocktail bars and wineries

Rumore

Rumore Cocktail Bar ®Rockfork
Rumore Cocktail Bar ®Rockfork

Rumore, a new elegant and refined cocktail bar, is dedicated to Raffaella Carrà and inspired by the eccentricity of the 1960s. It is located in the Corso Venezia area.

The bar offers a live music programme 7 days a week in a glamorous atmosphere, offers signature alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails, a long list of champagnes, and a tasty finger food menu to accompany drinks.

The proposals blend tradition and non-European contaminations such as mini bao, quesadillas, up to the wagyu arancino all rigorously gourmet.

Perfect for an evening for two, why not on Valentine’s Day!

Address and contactsHoursMore Info
Rumore
Corso Venezia, 11
website: rumore-bar
Ph.: 0286882332
Monday to Friday
6.00 p.m.-midnight
Weekend 6.00 p.m.- 2.00 a.m.
Price €€€

Bar Paradiso Wine Bar and Osteria – Porta Romana

Bar Paradiso Milano
foto by ©Bar Paradiso

A new osteria of the latest generation, they follow in the wave of Silvano in the Nolo area and open Bar Paradiso, a wine bar where you can find many products of traditional Italian regional craftsmanship from the Marche region, passing through Sicily before returning to Lombardy.

Maurizio Tentella from the Marche and Saro Pomario of Sicilian origin are the two young entrepreneurs who started the wine bar osteria, starting with a passion for food and natural wines. There are many dishes ‘para compartir’ including: giardiniera (7€), bread and oil (3€), ciauscolo (the legendary spreadable salami) and pecorino (8€), bread butter and anchovies (14€), focaccia with mortazza (9€).

Address and contactsHoursMore Info
Bar Paradiso
Via Tiraboschi, 4, Milano
Bar Paradiso Instagram
Ph.: 340 4240924
Monday to Saturday
6.00 p.m.- midnight

Closed on Sunday
Price€€€

*Source Tripadvisor