Il Marchesino

Price guide: Expensive

Via Filodrammatici 2, Milan, 20121

Price guide: Expensive

Dining room, Il Marchesino

By Melissa Shales, your Milan expert

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#6 of 25
expert-rated restaurants in Milan
Expert overall rating:4.7 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.8
4.8
Ambience:
4.7
4.7
Service:
4.8
4.8
Location:
4.9
4.9
Value for money:
4.4
4.4
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Couples, Culture vultures, Foodies, Mature travellers, Art, Celebrity spotting, Special occasions, Trendiness

Expert review of Il Marchesino

The place for the ultimate night out in Milan – grand food and grand opera.

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.

Food and drink: 

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.

Ambience: 

Rich red chairs add warmth to the cool elegance of the room with its grey walls, wood floors, crisp white cloths and regimented tables. 

Service: 

Utterly professional.

Location: 

Right next to La Scala Opera House.

Price advice: 

Expect to pay around 70–80 euros for three courses without wine.

Tables to book: 

A chef’s table allows a lucky few to watch the kitchen at work.

More information on Il Marchesino:

Price guide:
Expensive
Type:
Café, Restaurant
Food:
International, Italian, Modern
Address:
Via Filodrammatici 2, Milan, 20121
Telephone:
02 7209 4338
Website:
http://www.ilmarchesino.it/Il_Marchesino.html
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Meals served 7.30am-1am Mon-Sat; open 1 hour before shows Sun.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times

Have you been to Il Marchesino? Would you recommended it?