Larte prides itself on cuisine that incorporates elements of fashion, design and the arts. It is a combination of restaurant, bar, chocolatier and art gallery, and is perfect for an altogether stylish dining experience. The menu presents a range of fresh pasta dishes created by talented young chef Gennaro Immobile. His great passion is in combining new and classic cuisine, fusing modern regional flavours with a taste of time-honoured Italy.
Larte, Via Manzoni 5, 20121 Milan, +39 02 8909 6950
Ceresio 7, the cool new kid on the block, is another eatery that perfectly combines delicious food with super-stylish surroundings. With twin brothers Dan and Dean Caten of Dsquared2 at the helm, and a location to rival some of the top restaurants in the city, Ceresio 7 is a truly coveted spot. Its pasta dishes are just as good its surroundings, with the likes of sophisticated homemade tagliolini with Alba white truffle on the innovative menu created by chef Elio Sironi.
Ceresio 7, Via Ceresio 7, 20154 Milan, +39 02 3103 9221
Al Pont de Ferr
Awarded a Michelin star in 2014, Al Pont de Ferr will not disappoint. The cuisine is fresh, exciting and elegantly served. As well as pasta, the restaurant offers a range of other choices and there is plenty of variety for all. Notable dishes include the tortelli with field greens and burrata cheese. Al Pont de Ferr is in vibrant Ripa di Porta Ticinese and visitors will undoubtedly enjoy its friendly tavern setting.
Al Pont de Ferr, Ripa di Porta Ticinese 55, 20143 Milan, +39 02 8940 6277
Da Giannino l’Angolo d’Abruzzo
Although this local eatery looks modest from the outside, it is a spot not to be missed by pasta devotees. Owned by Rita, Francesco and Alessandro Calasanzio, who are siblings from Abruzzo, it serves a variety of pasta that is freshly created and full of flavour. The menu is large, and the atmosphere is unpretentious and warm.
Da Giannino l’Angolo d’Abruzzo, Via Rosolino Pilo 20, 20129 Milan, +39 02 2940 6526
This sustainable café, restaurant and bakery produces traditional Italian cuisine that can be eaten in or taken away. The authentic homemade pasta is the highlight of this treasure trove and is served with an array of great sauces, including superb seafood. This is a small and charming venue.
Pastamadre, Via Bernardino Corio 8, 20135 Milan, +39 02 5519 0020