Food and drink
The food is typical Italian and is good but nothing spectacular. Truthfully, you come here more for the atmosphere than the food, so stick to the buffet early in the evening, the pastas and dessert.
It’s crowded, it’s noisy, it’s heaving with people. You’ll have to queue. There is some indoor space, but this is mainly a tented courtyard with a small pool and tree, with a bar and buffet and surrounding tables. It’s a Marmite experience – love it or hate it.
Service is very efficient – if anything, too efficient! They are so keen to keep people turning over in a busy restaurant that they will have your table cleared and you out of the door before you can blink if you aren’t careful. So if you want to make an evening of it, take your time.
In the Ticinese area between the city centre and the Navigli.
Do what the locals do and graze from the buffet while downing cocktails; spend your money on expensive drinks early in the evening or pay later in the evening for dinner. Either way, expect to pay 50-70 euros - more if you do both.
- Backpackers / Students
- First-time travellers
- Stag / hen parties
- Celebrity spotting
- Live entertainment
- People watching
- Chilling out