In Via Vincenzo Monti, near the Cadorna station, there is Al Bacio. It’s a welcoming, dynamic and cheerful restaurant where you can enjoy good and healthy dishes to replenish your energy and face the day’s commitments. Unlike its sister location, recently opened in via Vigevano for dinner and weekend brunch, Al Bacio – Vincenzo Monti is open only for lunch and devotes all its attention to clientele looking for quick and professional service.
Al Bacio’s philosophy is as simple as it is appealing. It’s a casual gourmet restaurant suitable for every nutritional need, without sacrificing taste. The menu is varied and able to satisfy all palates. Lovers of Italian tradition will find recipes revisited in healthier versions. The most health conscious diners will find an array of balanced dishes and fish, based rich in Omega 3. And vegetarians and vegans have a wide selection dedicated solely to them. Additionally, there is no shortage of desserts for the sweet tooth and, of course, a smart lunch formula for a faster and more delicious break.
The originality lies in the shape of the dishes that have now become popular on social media ( ie. a sprawling mouth containing the meal) but also in their names: The Forest Gang hides paccheri with wild boar and porcini mushroom sauce. Pink Mama is a vegan risotto with red turnip and almond ricotta. Sandra brings me to Bali with a carpaccio of amberjack, soy mango tartare and bergamot guacamole. But not only this. The real curiosity is that from Al Bacio, orders are made through a tablet. You can select your favorite dish and interact with other diners by offering a bottle of wine or a simple coffee. The intent is to make contact with new people and contribute to charity, as part of the proceeds go to local initiatives.
In the evening, the venue changes its shape and becomes an event space for groups and individuals. Business dinners, workshops and team-building activities are just some of the events that you can organize with the collaboration of a professional staff, to choose a refined yet comfortingly informal location. The concept of the project, in fact, in addition to the quality of the food, focuses on the particular and welcoming atmosphere born from the collaboration with LAGO, a leading company in the Italian living sector. The wood of the floor combined with the colors of the furnishings conveys a sense of comfort and liveliness, while the majolica embellishes the walls. The result is a very successful mix capable of charming even the most demanding customers.
Al Bacio is the perfect synthesis between healthy eating and good taste, gourmet recipes and a casual environment, all in an exclusive area of Milan that deserves to be visited even by those who are just passing through the city. Try it, you won’t regret it.