Dolce & Gabbana Gold

Address: Via Carlo Poerio 2, Piazza Risorgimento, Milan, 20129, Italy
Telephone: 02 757 7771

- Expensive

4.8

Designer bling for a 24-carat night out with the stars.

Take your sunglasses (as long as they have a D&G logo) when you visit Dolce & Gabbana’s temple of designer consumption – you’ll need to shade your eyes with all that shiny gold around. This is unashamedly OTT - a snazzy gleaming, high-fashion ultra-camp palace of style. There are five separate sections: a coffee shop, bistrot, cocktail bar, food shop and restaurant. Popular with local fashionistas, Kylie and Elton John have both been spotted here when in town.

Food and drink
4.8
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Service
4.5
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Food and drink
4.8
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Value for money
4.6
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Ambience
4.8
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Location
4.7
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Food and drink

The great thing here is that while the design may be completely outrageous, they haven’t forgotten about the food, which is really rather good. Based on a modern, healthy Mediterranean version of Italian cuisine, expect to find light delicious meals such as salmon and seabass tartare with crispy quail egg, rigatoni ‘Sicilian’ style with eggplant and baked tomatoes or marinated salmon with prickly pear, fennel and citrus fruit salad.  

Ambience

When Dolce & Gabbana theme something, they go for it and this is gold from top to toe. With rather blocky décor in places, it can feel a little like eating in an unwrapped Toblerone bar. But it’s fun, it’s certainly eye-catching and different. According to the official blurb – “gold is an upbeat, a sunny colour, the colour of energy, luxury and a new dolce vita. Signifying a taste for beauty and for sensual pleasure.” So there you have it.

Service

Lines from Cabaret kept floating through my head. Once "Money makes the world go round" stepped aside, it was the turn of "Even the orchestra is beautiful..." It seemed apt for the staff here – they are part of the performance.

Location

Just behind the Piazza del Duomo in the heart of the Quadrilatero d'Oro - where else could this be but the Fashion District?

Price advice

With a name like this, come prepared to pay. The restaurant is expensive, but the café and bistrot are affordable if you want a celebrity-spotting peek through the door, with salads at about the 14-euro mark.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Foodies
  • Honeymooners
  • Singles
  • Celebrity spotting
  • Romance
  • Shopping
  • Special occasions
  • Trendiness

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