Via Filodrammatici 2, Milan, 20121
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Expert review of Il Marchesino
Chef Gualtiero Marchesi is a legend, the first Italian to achieve three Michelin stars and made a knight of the Italian republic for his services to food. His passion for music led him to create a restaurant within the building of La Scala. This is Italian haute cuisine at its finest, showed off in very stylish surroundings.
Like many of the central restaurants it stays open during the day, with the café serving lighter meals, drinks and coffees on the pavement. The food takes traditional Italian favourites and moves them up to new levels, such as a mouth-watering black risotto with baby squid. There are special pre- and post-opera menus on performance nights.
Rich red chairs add warmth to the cool elegance of the room with its grey walls, wood floors, crisp white cloths and regimented tables.
Right next to La Scala Opera House.
Expect to pay around 70–80 euros for three courses without wine.
A chef’s table allows a lucky few to watch the kitchen at work.
More information on Il Marchesino:
- Price guide:
- Café, Restaurant
- International, Italian, Modern
- Via Filodrammatici 2, Milan, 20121
- 02 7209 4338
- Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Meals served 7.30am-1am Mon-Sat; open 1 hour before shows Sun.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Essential at peak times