Ristorante Cracco

Price guide: Expensive

Via Victor Hugo 4, Milan, 20123

Price guide: Expensive

Chocolate cream with black olive and basil icecream, Cracco, Milan

By Melissa Shales, your Milan expert

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#1 of 25
expert-rated restaurants in Milan
Expert overall rating:4.9 out of 5
Food and drink:
5
5.0
Ambience:
4.8
4.8
Service:
4.7
4.7
Location:
4.8
4.8
Value for money:
4.6
4.6
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Couples, Culture vultures, Foodies, Honeymooners, Celebrity spotting, People watching, Romance, Special occasions, Trendiness

Best for Gourmets - Expert review of Ristorante Cracco

Book ahead – and save up – to admire the exquisite skills of a global superstar.

This particular restaurant is only three years old, but it is already listed among the world’s top 50 restaurants, with two Michelin stars. With a reputation to rival Heston Blumenthal, Carlo Cracco is an innovative superstar, using his roots in classic French and Italian cuisine with a hint of oriental fusion, and enormous creative flair to combine exciting new flavours and styles.

Food and drink: 

There are classic dishes such as risottos - beautifully presented and perfumed with coriander - but look out for innovations as well, such as the peas and grilled sea snails or the chocolate cream with black olives and caper ice cream. Presentation is perfection and the winelist is like an encyclopedia, with some 1,800 labels to choose from.

Ambience: 

The atmosphere is one of restrained elegance: cherry wood panelled walls, crisp white linen and almost club-like armchairs at the tables. This is a place to relax and concentrate on the food, not chatter excitedly.

Service: 

Service is professional, but not terribly friendly.

Location: 

The restaurant is in the Quadrilatero d'Oro, a few minutes' walk from the Duomo.

Price advice: 

Prices are not cheap. If you want to go to town, there is a 10-course tasting menu at a whopping 200 euros per person. 

More information on Ristorante Cracco:

Price guide:
Expensive
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Fusion, International, Italian, Modern
Address:
Via Victor Hugo 4, Milan, 20123
Telephone:
02 876 774
Website:
http://www.ristorantecracco.it
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Tue-Fri 12.15pm-2.30pm, 7.15pm-10.30pm; Mon and Sat 7.15pm-10.30pm; closed Sun. Closed 22 December-10 January and three weeks in August.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Always essential

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