The place to eat risotto
The Trattoria da Abele is well known for its risotto in Milan. This simple and traditional eatery serves a variety of risottos and other dishes every day. Choices range from the classic Risotto alla Milanese to more unique variations such as the risotto cuneese (with bacon and potatoes) and risotto con spinaci e scamorza (spinach and smoked cheese). In summer, the cooks play around with lighter ingredients, such as tiny wild strawberries. Desserts are another specialty, so be sure to leave some room!
Risotto with mushrooms and herbs
23 different risotto dishes
Trattoria Casa Fontana is a must for risotto lovers; this small restaurant uses top quality rice to prepare 23 different risotto dishes – these can be with meat or strictly vegetarian. This restaurant is usually pretty packed so reservations are recommended. Located in the suburbs of Milan, the restaurant requires some effort to get there.
Risotto by the fireplace
Restaurant El Brellin serves outstanding traditional dishes such as risotto with zucchini flower, raw shrimp and purple potato slices, or a classic Milanese risotto with saffron and beef shank sauce. The restaurant has 2 floors and its walls are adorned with many small paintings; find a cosy spot by one of the fireplaces and enjoy your meal. If you wish to extend your evening after dinner, spend some time with a drink in the adjacent café that is part of El Brellin.