Brera, Tortona area, Isola, 5Vie and Durini: the addresses to note down, in the hot areas of the FuoriSalone, a guide to eating well and on the cheap

We already know it: FuoriSalone 2023, like all the previous ones, will be a week in which we never stop. You race against time, with the sole aim of grinding as many stages as possible, taking photos, shaking hands, bringing home inspirations and contacts.

Too bad that by doing so you forget to eat.

And to think that Milan has to offer an assortment of gourmet restaurants and bistros capable of satisfying even the most demanding palates. Here you are, broken down by district, the top addresses where you can refresh yourself after the exploratory tours of Design Week.

Obviously with an eye to the interior, without forgetting the excellent culinary offer.

Our advice: save this list.

It will come in handy when your stomach rumbles with hunger and you understand that it's time to sit down at the table. And after lunch, off to a new district, a new exhibition, a new atelier.

Where to eat during Fuorisalone 2023 in Brera?

1. Horteria

Recently opened, a restaurant that promotes cuisine with a very short supply chain.

Horteria is headed by a couple of under 35s, Giorgia Codato and Mauro Salerno, determined to bring a touch of authenticity to the center of Milan.

Lots of vegetables, but also meat and fish, with the only restriction of quality.

Design note: custom made furnishings and a lush population of potted plants.

Where: via Della Moscova 24.


If you love fusion cuisine, a refined environment and cocktails, this is your place to be.

Imagine a place with precious cladding in black and white marble, an ocher yellow background that pays homage to the typical Milanese facades, a kitchen enclosed in an iron box and colored glass and the possibility of informal dining at the counter .

At lunchtime, a business menu with super democratic prices takes center stage.

Where: Via San Marco 14.

Where to eat during Fuorisalone 2023 in Zona Tortona?

1. From us in

Holiday atmosphere and the pleasant feeling of being surrounded by greenery, away from the chaos. It happens in the heart of the Tortona district, at the tables of the restaurant hosted by the Hotel Magna Pars Suites.

A chic environment without opulence, Da noi in pampers the palate with the great classics of Italian cuisine and delights the view with a pleasant private garden.

Where: Via Vincenzo Forcella 6.

2. Osteria del Binari

Typical is beautiful. A stone's throw from the Porta Genova station and the Navigli canals, it is a pleasure to find yourself on a verdant veranda to taste the dishes of traditional Milanese, from the cutlet to the modghili.

Inside you are enveloped in a retro atmosphere, with early 20th century furnishings, exposed brickwork and an imposing fireplace. But spring invites you to linger in the large outdoor area.

Where: Via Tortona 1/3.

Where to eat during Fuorisalone 2023 on the island?

1. Ajo Blanco

Brilliant idea, a meal of assorted tapas, to be happily eaten with your hands, with a good glass of wine or sangria to accompany.

Historic restaurant in the Isola district, it offers typical Spanish recipes and fascinates with its ancient patina and boho touch, given by recycled furnishings, pickled wood, walls with exposed masonry. Lively and informal atmosphere.

Where: Via Thaon di Revel 9/a.

2. Mammarà

On the border with Isola, a stone's throw from the lively Porta Nuova area.

It is worth making a stop here because the authentic Sicilian cuisine is of the highest level, with fish and vegetable dishes as protagonists, above all tomatoes (the chef's passion).

Full-height windows on the street to feel at one with the city and on the walls a fascinating collection of black and white portraits, a tribute to the faces of the island that inspires the entire project.

Where: Via Vincenzo Viviani 8.

Where to eat during the 2023 Fuorisalone at 5Vie?

1.San Maurì

Atmosphere old Milan, in what was once the Nobile Contrada di Sant'Ambrogio.

On stage a sustainable and mouth-watering supply chain cuisine: all the raw materials come from small producers in Milan and Lombardy. Address also suitable for romantic rendezvous, a stone's throw from the Duomo.

Where: Via S. Maurilio 4.

2. DADA in the Tavern

The former Taverna Moriggi (historic Milanese establishment) was born from a portico, a carriage house for the noble palace that houses it. It has become DADA thanks to the restyling project by Andrea Castrignano and studio ID Consulting.

Have fun exploring the menu, with dishes with creative names (Eureka! and Urban Undergrowth, just to name a few). They are very good!

Where: Via Morigi 8.

Where to eat during Fuorisalone 2023 send Durini and surroundings?

1. A'Riccione Terrace 12

Dishes of the Adriatic tradition in an urban-chic format.

Fish, fish and more fish, served in a trendy location on the twelfth floor of The Brian & Barry Building in San Babila.

A rooftop restaurant with international charm, with a breathtaking view of the Milanese skyline, from the privileged perspective of the city centre.

Where: Via Durini 28.

2. Niko Romito space at Il Mercato Duomo

Here the view is directly on the cathedral of the Duomo and on the adjacent Galleria Vittorio Emanuele. The chef from Abruzzo Niko Romito signs the menu inspired by his famous restaurant Reale, 3 Michelin stars and an international reputation.

The principles are the same, translated into a more accessible version, to open haute cuisine to the general public.

Where: Piazza del Duomo, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.