Food and drink

Milan has a rich culinary tradition linked to the Lombardy region, known for its delicious dishes. You should definitely try these dishes:

Risotto alla Milanese – Milanese or saffron risotto, one of the most famous local dishes. It is prepared from rice, broth, white wine and saffron, which gives it its characteristic golden color and rich taste.

Risotto alla Milanese
Risotto alla Milanese (AI)

Ossobuco - a traditional dish made from sliced veal leg. The meat is cooked together with wine, onions, carrots and broth. It is often served with gremolata, a mixture of grated lemon zest, garlic and parsley.

Cotoletta alla Milanese - Milanese version of schnitzel. Unbeaten veal or beef, at least 2 cm high, is coated in breadcrumbs and fried. Served with lemon.

Panettone - a sweet pastry originally from Milan, inextricably linked with Italian Christmas. Panettone looks like a dome, usually around 15 cm in height and width. They flavor it with candied fruit and cinnamon or chocolate pieces.

Ravioli di Brasato – ravioli pasta filled with stewed beef (brasato). Usually served with butter and Grana Padano cheese.

Salame di Varzi - a traditional Italian salami originating from the Lombardy region. It is made from pork and seasoned with various spices.

Polenta - porridge made from cornmeal, which is often served as a side dish to meat or fish dishes.

Gorgonzola - this famous Italian cheese also comes from Lombardy. Gorgonzola has a strong taste and tastes great in combination with pears or honey, for example.

Minestrone alla Milanese - traditional Italian soup full of seasonal vegetables. It usually contains beans, cabbage, potatoes and tomatoes.

Tiramisu – and a sweet dot at the end. The original tiramisu is made from long sponge cakes (savoiards) soaked in coffee and layers of mascarpone.

Tiramisu (AI)
Tiramisu (AI)