Whether you feel nostalgic or enthusiastic about a new year starting, one thing is certain. On December 31, you’re simply required to have a special evening with friends or relatives. As a result, we have selected ten places where you can have a top knotch New Year’s Eve dinner. The quality of the menus at these restaurants will delight all your senses as you wait for the fateful countdown.
Brindisi, fireworks, live music: New Year’s Eve in Milan has great potential if you follow our advice!
Via Monte di Pietà, 18
Nestled in the elegant setting of the Mandarin Oriental, Milan, the two-star Michelin restaurant Seta opens its doors to New Year’s Eve, led by the expertise of Chef Antonio Guida. Petrol blue accents and soft velvety seats intertwine with iconic Fornasetti services and metallic touches. Along with the beautiful interior, there is an equally beautiful menu, featuring seasonal raw ingredients and tricolor traditions. Refined fish courses alternate with seasonal vegetables, between juicy meats and the inevitable zampone with auspicious lentils. You should savor it all with an excellent glass of wine as you take in the live music performances. The cost of dinner is 450 € per person (excluding drinks).
Via dei Giardini, 2
The Emporio Armani Ristorante welcomes the new year between shades of gold and bottle green, and stone and metal details. An ad hoc menu crafted by Chef Ferdinando Palomba celebrates the local raw materials, on a journey through the colors and flavors of the Mediterranean. Here you can have a Catalan lobster, crab-filled ravioli, two main courses, a special dessert and a tasting of the traditional panettone. On top of all this, it will be accompanied by an elegant live performance from the singer Vhelade. The dinner price is 140 € per person (drinks not included).
Corso Italia, 6
To start your year among the flavors and scents of the Land of the Rising Sun, Wicky’s wraps the last hours of 2019 in a refined atmosphere, where minimal touches and design elements intertwine with Japanese references. Chef Wicky Pryan amazes his diners with a menu that embraces the ancient Zen philosophy, in the name of the “Kaiseki” culinary tradition. He will take you on a seven-course gastronomic journey, completed by a cool glass of Champagne for your midnight toast. The dinner price is 160 € per person (drinks not included).
Via Solferino, 33
Viale Vittorio Veneto, 28
The iconic Milanese restaurant that brought the trend of pairing pizza and cocktails to the city is preparing to celebrate New Year’s Eve in the name of an exclusive party, between live music and two delicious menus. There is an industrial chic atmosphere in both Milanese locations, with multifaceted gastronomic dishes, including fish, meats and the inevitable finger food pizzas and focaccias. The traditional panettone is to be shared, in the name of that Italian conviviality of the December celebrations. It is sure to make for an unforgettable toast. The price of dinner in Via Solferino location is 80 € per person (including 2 cocktails). The cost at the Viale Vittorio Veneto location is 120 € (including an open bar).
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Via Bassano Porrone, 8
The sign signed by the Roman chef Antonello Colonna celebrates the new year with a rich genuine proposal, in a combination of traditional flavors and regional recipes. An oasis of peace and tranquility a few steps from the heart of the historic center, overlooking a quiet internal courtyard, where you can rediscover the excellence of Italian raw materials, between minimal furnishings and simple lines. Ingredients of Roman cuisine alternate with more imaginative combinations, which feature the classic Milanese panettone with foie gras. A hymn to the Bel Paese in an explosion of taste, for a nine-course gastronomic journey. The dinner price is 160 € per person (drinks not included).
Via Alfonso Lamarmora, 36
This is a restaurant with an intimate and reserved atmosphere with wall arches, elegant paintings on the walls, exposed bricks and soft lighting. This all accompanies a cuisine with an authentic flavor of the sea, between Mediterranean inspirations and fresh ingredients. The young chef, Fabio Titoni, welcomes the new year with a gourmet menu that crosses the Bel Paese from north to south. He will take you on a gastronomic journey between land and waves, accompanied by a refined wine selection. Panettone and pandoro make the perfect conclusion for a traditional toast. The price of the dinner is 100 € per person (cover charge, water and coffee included).
Via Ceresio, 7
A location with a sophisticated, glamorous soul that overlooks the wonderful Milanese skyline hosts a space dedicated to the food and wine menu created by Chef Elio Sironi. Among illuminated pools, the New Year’s Eve dinner will be accompanied by an elegant party. There’s a live DJ set and a menu designed especially for the occasion. Traditional recipes, including fish, crustaceans and truffles, are complemented by cotechino, horseradish and lentils. Enjoy it all before the fateful chime of midnight. The dinner price is 230 € per person (drinks not included).
Via Marco Polo, 18
The Radio Rooftop terrace welcomes 2020 with an exclusive party, in a whirlwind of live DJ sets and a view of the most futuristic side of Milan, between the skyscrapers of Porta Nuova and Piazza Gae Aulenti. This is a location that combines elements of contemporary design with Milanese elegance, inspired by the atmosphere of London and New York atmospheres. An à la carte menu with a selection of small plates, main courses and desserts evokes cosmopolitan recipes and traditions, while maintaining a strong link with the seasonal ingredients of the Bel Paese. Get ready for a toast to new beginnings that lasts all night long.
Viale Achille Papa, 30
To successfully greet 2019, a dinner “with a view” awaits you at Mi View. It’s a refined location with large windows that allow you to glimpse the mountain peaks of Lombardy, in the name of a panorama that extends as far as the eye can see. The food and wine menu is designed specifically for the occasion. Cotechino, artisan panettone and champagne make the perfect combination for a gourmet start to the year. The dinner price is € 150 per person (excluding drinks).
Via Ripamonti, 337
Shambala will start your year off right with their menu of meat, fish and vegetables from a distant land. Within a large farmhouse surrounded by a secret garden, this is an oasis of peace and tranquility. The fusion cuisine features courses that alternate decisive aromas with delicate scents, in search of that perfect harmony between mind and body. Here every corner of the location is in equilibrium, between soft lighting and scented candles. This menu is for a dinner around the world. It’s all accompanied by a toast to the rhythm of electronic music. The dinner price is 100 € per person.