Eva Riccobono, more gorgeous than ever, makes her entrance at il Salumaio di Montenapoleone stepping out of a limo and cutting us off. Common mortals that we are, awed by such beauty, can do nothing but stand back and let her through. At this historical address it’s actually the norm to meet VIP.
As we enter the Bagatti Valsecchi palace, latest seat of the renowned delicatessen seller “Salumaio”, we can see her cross the courtyard and sit at the coveted table beneath the lemon tree. We take a seat a little ways off and enjoy the scene. Not a bad start to lunch. First things first, we order some white wine. Now we can get on with our chit-chat.
As the cutlery arrives, even though we’re already a little tipsy from the wine, we realize that this place isn’t only enchanting, it’s the perfect spot for any special occasion, like lunch with a friend, business dinner, romantic night out. If you’re trying to make a good impression and you’re dealing with a “picky” type then this place is perfect.
The cuisine can suit any occasion. And don’t just take our word for it. Since 1957 il Salumaio di Montenapoleone has made history, moving from one corner of the fashion district to another finally winning a place of honor among high fashion brands and important names.
If you’re not familiar with the city and have never heard of it, now’s the time to jump on it and dust off your best suit. Go visit one of the most highly acclaimed restaurant-bistros in the capitol. If you’re short on cash don’t sweat it, just go check out the palace, now a home-museum, and to admire the typical products displayed in such a way that they seem like honest to goodness little gems. The Travaini family have been owners for three generations and they take painstaking care to maintain the internationally acclaimed standards of quality behind their name day after day.