LOCAL SHOPS AND FRIENDS
TAKE AWAY BISTROT. A real piece of the district’s story, Take Away Bistrot was opened in 1976 by a TV star of the time and has been the meeting point for young and trendy people for long time. The name comes from the fact that it has been also one of the first shops to provide a take away service in Milan and in Italy. Everything inside is original: furniture, the typical green “Milano” color on the walls and the atmosphere. Now Daniele and Federico run it with an eye on tradition and one on innovation and are a reference for their attached clients, mostly professionals or journalists. Here is possible to drink an espresso in the morning, have lunch, meet for an aperitivo, dine and even come for a Sunday brunch, everything in a pure Milanese style. Take Away Bistrot is definitely a typical Milanese place.
ANTICO PASTIFICIO MOSCOVA. The most ancient pasta factory in the city and not just a pasta factory. The Antico Pastificio Moscova is there since 1924 and now the owners are Bruno and Gianbattista, who in 1998 fell in love with this place and decided to take it over and to restore it carefully. Entering inside is a real jump in the past. Here is possible to find all the dishes of the Milanese traditional cook and more, from starters to desserts and everything is cooked just as our grandmothers would have been able to do and if possible even better. Moreover, they do a continuous research for refined treats from all over the world such as chocolates, cookies, jams and sell them in the shop. This shop is a jewel of Milano, where is possible to find the dishes of the Milanese and Italian tradition with a priceless taste of home.
ROSSI E GRASSI. A place which is a reference in town for Milan Culinary tradition
PANIFICIO PATTINI. Considered one of the best bakeries and pastry shop in town and a real landmark in the district, Pattini is the perfect place for breakfast, buying bread, cakes, pastries, for a light lunch, for an aperitivo and even for a late night snack, in fact is the only one in town opened 24h and one of the few which bakes fresh bread even on Sunday. Their strength lies in the high quality of raw materials and in the freshness of their products, here you can find freshly baked bread at all hours.