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The (few) sunny days of this year immediately make us fortaste summer in the air. Tired of greyness and being locked up between the usual four walls, whether at home or in the office, we are always looking for restaurants with dehors to forget, at least for a couple of hours, to be stuck in the city and imagine ourselves already in holiday.
We had already recommended you the best restaurants with courtyard and those with garden in the city, now is the turn of the best restaurant with beautiful dehors in Milan. We have selected restaurants for every taste: from regional kitchens to dream of a weekend in Liguria or holidays in Sicily to pizzerias, from meat to fish (without forgetting vegetarians), restaurant with a view of the Navigli or immersed in the buildings of the most modern districts. Choose the perfect one for you to take a relaxing break!
Alzaia Naviglio Pavese, 286
Erba Brusca was born from the passion and love of Alice Delcourt, chef and owner of this “green” corner overlooking the Naviglio Pavese, for genuine cuisine. Its location departs from the hustle and bustle of the city and opens onto a wonderful dehors overlooking an apparent urban countryside, where the green shades of nature are mixed with bright red and wood tones of the outside fournishing. You can expect meat, fish and vegetarian proposals, a staple in the menu of Erba Brusca. All vegetables are harvested in a garden of about 4000 square meters for a farm-to-table experience.
Corso Lodi, 12
Barmare, in the district of Porta Romana, is the perfect restaurant to experiment a dinner or lunch where refined atmosphere and design do not dominate but complete a cuisine based on fresh fish. Gastronomic choices were taken carefully to allow the flavors of the sea to become the real protagonists of the menu. During the summer, Barmare also welcomes its guests in a large terrace that allows you to fully enjoy, in addition to the excellent seafood, even the beautiful temperatures. Close your eyes, enjoy slowly, let yourself be carried away by a light breeze…. It will seem to be at sea, at Barmare indeed.
Via Fumagalli, 3
From the passion and experimentation of the Pinch family, a young and sparkling sign opens its doors to the city: Belè is a restaurant and cocktail bar with an eclectic soul. A relaxing corner set in the hectic district of the Navigli, where the cuisine of Chef Giulia Ferrara conquers the palates of patrons with an authentic and genuine proposal, reworking flavors in the respect of their nature and traditional recipes. Mixology is also the protagonist here: at the entrance of the restaurant, in fact, a large counter is the perfect stage for international mixes and signature cocktails. The velvety palettes, the design hints and the captivating aesthetic of the interior hall are reflected in the dehors, among green plants and white brick walls.
Via Gaetano de Castilla, 28
In the shadow of Porta Nuova skyscrapers, where the protagonist is the Bosco Verticale, Ratanà opens its doors. It is a contemporary inn that makes Lomabrdy’s gastronomic tradition the starting point for a tasty and delicious cuisine. At the helm of the ship, Chef Cesare Battisti elaborates a contemporary proposal in continuous experimentation, playing with past and present and respecting the raw material and seasonality. In the summer, the front garden is transformed into a wonderful terrace sheltered by large white umbrellas, where you can enjoy the rays of the sun and the city skyline from a new and evocative perspective.
Via Andegari, 9
In the heart of the city, among the glittering avenues of the Quadrilatero della Moda, the charming and exclusive Mandarin Garden is the soul of the five-star hotel Mandarin Oriental. It welcomes its guests in a purebred Italian design location, but with an oriental touch, where the contrast between black & white walls and the green of a lush garden supports an atmosphere of relaxed elegance. it is the perfect spot for a Sunday brunch, a lunch, dinner or after dinner dedicated to haute cuisine thanks to the multi-starred chef Antonio Guida.
Via Palestro, 16
Overlooking the charming Indro Montanelli Gardens and with a wonderful terrace in the courtyard of Villa Reale, Lubar is a restaurant and lounge bar that aims to bring the freshness of spring breeze even in its interior. High ceilings, white furniture, large windows and lots of vegetation create an open and comfortable climate in which to enjoy typical Mediterranean dishes, with particular attention to Sicilian cuisine. Lubar is a garden, a courtyard dehors and an eighteenth-century greenhouse, a multifaceted space suitable for every occasion.
Via Cesare Cantù, 7
The warm season has begun and finally Al Mercante can host you again on the characteristic outdoor tables for a lunch or dinner in full Milanese style. The restaurant was awarded “Bottega Storica di Milano” and shows off a contemporary and refined design on the evocative scenery of the Cinque Vie area. Al Mercante offers haute cuisine experiences that have always conquered locals and tourists in front of the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana. The kitchen proposes an excellent daily menu that speaks freshness, seasonality and high quality, winking to experimentation and tradition thanks to the experience and creativity of chef Giuseppe Puccia.
Via Edmondo de Amicis, 22
Not far from the Colonne di San Lorenzo, MAG la Pusterla is a charming place where the atmosphere of an old Milanese cafe echoes. Whether you choose to sip a drink sitting on the comfortable sofas on the inside or enjoy some of the delicious proposals offered by the kitchen in the relaxed atmosphere of the outdoor dehors, the effect will be the same, a pleasant feeling of calm and relaxation that will loosen your grip on the watch and forget the rush to return to the office.
Via Cremosano, 41
Next to the Milanese Hippodrome, Ribot restaurant has conquered the heart and palate of its guests with a delicious culinary proposal since 1975. The passion for sincere home flavors that accompanies fillets, steaks, ribs and side dishes such as seasonal vegetables and regional cheeses was born from the Tuscan origins of the family. A rejuvenating dehors hosts the patrons for a culinary appointment with a country chic atmosphere, where the warmth of hospitality and excellent raw materials play a fundamental role.
Via Gian Francesco Pizzi, 14
In Milan, the gastronomic tradition of Abruzzo is enclosed in the kitchen of Capestrano, a regional restaurant that shares customs and traditions of this territory in Central Italy with a contemporary twist. Creativity and experimentation pay their respect to a high quality raw material, adeherent to the Alliance between the Italian Chefs and the Slow Food Presidia, and generate delicious dishes such as the hand-cut arrosticini and fresh pasta, ment to be enjoyed in a lovely and intimate dehors, sipping a glass of local wine.
Via Imperia, 3
Inside a courtyard overlooking the Naviglio Pavese, the regenerating urban oasis of Distreat has devoted itself to Italian cuisine, reworking it with flair, respecting seasonality and raw materials. It is an interesting excursus to discover the flavors and scents of our Peninsula among meat, fish and vegetable dishes, to be enjoyed in the shade of a large tree in the middle of the garden. To enrich your gastronomic event, a wide selection of wine labels to discover, with emphasis on small producers and sustainability.
Via Savona, 50
A refined hidden garden set in via Savona, a culinary and meeting place where you can be pampered by a bucolic atmosphere. Al Fresco is reminiscent of a delightful urban farmhouse, where you can rediscover the flavors and scents of a Mediterranean cuisine, with a contemporary twist; a seasonal menu meets the palates of customers with a proposal that alternates meat, fish and vegetables respecting a fresh and genuine raw material. To enrich this gastronomic experience, the colors of nature and impeccable service, which does not lack an irresistible selection of desserts.
Via Savona, 23
In the heart of Tortona District lies an oasis of tranquility and regional cuisine that retains a charming Art Nouveau soul, Trattoria Aurora. The location is filled with a timeless atmosphere; the “’30s in Milan” architecture dialogues synergistically with the lovely secret courtyard among old slogans, vintage advertisements and a romantic pergola of wild vine that gives refreshment even during the hottest days. Lombardy and Piedmont are intertwined in a refined gastronomic proposal, echoing the flavors and scents of home, both present in the food and careful wine selection.