Milan is a well-known fashion and design city that in recent years is giving more attention to food. The main attraction in Milan is Duomo di Milano or in English Milan Cathedral which is the largest church in Italy and the 4th largest church in the world. Every year, more than 8 million people come to Milan to see this beautiful cathedral and most of them prefer to have lunch or dinner in nearby restaurants. However, it is not so easy to find mid-range restaurants with good and quality food in such a big city. In Italy, and as well in Milan, almost every restaurant is charging a cover charge fee so have that in mind when you are looking at the menu. Here are the top 5 restaurants in Milan near Duomo:
Tamo Mozzarella Bar
Tamo Mozzarella Bar is a small romantic place with good interior and excellent food. The bar is located in Via Osti 3, which is 0.4 miles (650 m) far from Duomo. This restaurant has the finest mozzarella in town so you can try it with a ham and good glass of wine or in panini (sandwich). Also, there you will find a great selection of drinks and appetizers, excellent service and good vibe. During all day the restaurant is very busy which is a good sign that you are in the right place.
The staff is very charming and friendly and the prices are very good with a range from 5 to 20 euros. My recommendation is salmon with avocado and mozzarella cheese and glass of wine. Tamo Mozzarella Bar is open from 12:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. every day from Monday to Saturday.
La TASTeria Gourmet Sicily
La TASTeria Gourmet Sicily is an authentic Sicilian restaurant with delightful food. It is located in Via San Fermo 1, which is 0.9 miles (1.5 km) far from Duomo. The restaurant offers a different type of experience because they mainly serve sandwich-type dishes and appetizers, mostly with raw fish. However, a fish is always fresh and it is served in a very traditional and specific way, and paired with a good glass of wine. The waiter is very friendly and communicative, and he will always help you to choose a specialty of the restaurant based on your personal preferences.
The food prices are in the range from 4 to 18 euros per meal. La TASTeria Gourmet Sicily is open from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., and from 6:30 p.m to 11:30 p.m. every day from Monday to Saturday, and from 12:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. every Sunday.
theLab- Unconventional Burger Experience
TheLab is a small and cozy restaurant where you can watch the food being cooked fresh. It offers amazing burgers with juicy meats and homemade sauces. The restaurant is located in Via Pasquale Sottocorno 5A, which is 1 mile (1.6 km) far from Duomo. Besides burgers with meat, theLab has also vegetarian burgers. Menus are in English and Italian, and the waiter has a great sense of humor and is super helpful.
The price range is from 13 to 25 euros per meal. I suggest you trying classic burger with great potato wedges and homemade tiramisu for the dessert. TheLab is open from 12:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m., and from 7:00 p.m. to 10:45 p.m. every Monday to Saturday.
Boccondivino restaurant is an authentic place in Milan that serves local Italian and Mediterranean food. It is located in Via Giosue’ Carducci 17 Sant’ Ambrogio area, which is 0.8 miles (1.4 km) far from Duomo di Milan. Boccondivino is a family-style restaurant where the food just keeps coming, and the food is extraordinary. Also, every meal is paired with lovely Italian wine. There you will find amazing starters like a selection of cured meats and local cheeses, various salad, fresh field mushrooms, and other vegetables. After that, you can taste homemade pasta or risotto that are served with house wines. For dessert, you can choose between sorbet and biscotti.
The average price per meal without wine is 15 euros and the cover charge fee is 2 euros. For the whole menu check here. You should get reservations in advance because the restaurant is full very often. Boccondivino is open from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., and from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. every Monday to Friday, and from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. every Saturday.
Yokohama Sushi Restaurant
Yokohama restaurant is a beautiful place with a cozy and warm atmosphere that serves delicious sushi. It is located in Via Pantano 8, which is 0.3 miles (500 m) far from the main cathedral in Milan. In Yokohama you will find the best sushi in Milan, all the food is decorated like in restaurants with Michelin stars. Also, the staff is very nice and helpful.
The average price per order is 10 euros, but serving is rather medium or small than big, so guests usually combine 2 or 3 orders. In conclusion, you will need to spend 20- 25 euros per meal which is a good price for the quality of food and the service. To check the whole menu and its prices check here. Yokohama restaurant is open from 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., and from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. every Monday to Saturday.
If you are heading to Milan, you will probably spend most of your time walking and sightseeing near Duomo di Milan. So why searching for a restaurant somewhere else when you can have a nice lunch or dinner for a reasonable price nearby. These restaurants are the best mid-range restaurants that the area near Duomo is offering. All of them are serving very unique food so choose upon your own preferences. But, whichever restaurant you choose from the list, you will not make a mistake.
Have a nice day in Milan and Bon Appetit!