Hit the Appetiser Trail!

Where to find the best aperitif in Milan

If haven’t tried Spritz yet, you don’t know what you’re missing! Originally from the Veneto region, this drink made with Prosecco, soda water and Aperol (in its sweet version) or Campari (in its bitter version) pairs perfectly with typical Italian appetisers and is now all the rage in Milan too. Come with us to discover the best appetisers in Milan!

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Top spots for an appetiser in Milan

Between 6 pm and 10 pm the Milanese hit the streets for a spot of appetiser hopping. At this time, you can sample the best food in the area just by buying a drink—the appetiser is thrown in for free! A great option if you want to eat well without spending lots of money, while sipping one of the best drinks for the occasion, Spritz! Here are some of the best places for appetisers in Milan:

Navigli: in this area of Milan, as well as the lovely canals, you’ll also find a wide range of places with fantastic appetisers in a great environment. If you go on the last Sunday of the month, you can also explore the antiques market. We highly recommend Slice, at Via Ascanio Sforza, 9, and Spazio Movida, at Via Ascanio Sforza, 41.

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10 Corso Como: this exclusive franchise specialises in selling the Italian lifestyle and is very popular in Asia. Its sole European boutique is here in Milan, where you can buy Italian clothes, art and furniture, as well as savouring exquisite aperitifs and appetisers. It’s at Corso Como, 10.

Trattoria Toscana: one of the most authentic restaurants for appetisers. For about €7 you can sample a wide variety of typical Italian dishes. It’s at Corso di Porta Ticinese, 58.

Princi: one of the most popular spots for appetisers, although it specialises in bread and pastries. It has four branches: pick one and enjoy an aperitif in the centre of Milan.

Terrazza Aperol: the best option for enjoying an appetiser overlooking the Duomo and marvellous square. A very modern bar serving gourmet appetisers in unique surroundings.

Terrazza Boscolo Hotel: one of the most exclusive spots for appetisers in Milan, oozing elegance from a terrace right by the Duomo—you can almost reach out and touch it!

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Radetzky Café: the high point here are the drinks. Its wine list and cocktails never fail to delight and it serves excellent food too: we recommend the pasta, cold cuts and exquisite focaccia. It’s at Corso Garibaldi, 105.

Ceresio 7: dream swimming pools, relaxed atmosphere, background music—welcome to Ceresio 7, the most fashionable terrace in Milan! The perfect place for unwinding after work. Its outstanding drinks are matched only by its superb chefs. It’s at Via Ceresio, 7, of course!

Blender: if you want to sample some of its great appetisers, get there early! You can also book ahead. Its fruit cocktails are to die for. It’s at Piazzale Susa, 7.

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