Our headquarters are located in Milan’s Chinatown. The neighborhood dates back to the 1920s, when workers from the Zhejiang region of China (near Shanghai) moved to Italy to work in the textile industry. Today, the bustling area stretches several blocks around the pedestrian main street, Via Paolo Sarpi, and has a distinct atmosphere all it's own.
We’ve called Chinatown our home for the past ten years. Our guests often ask for our restaurant recommendations, so we thought we’d share our address book with you, too. Without further ado, here are our trusted lunch spots, best gelato shops, regular aperitivo hangouts and other favorite addresses in our neighborhood. Enjoy!
Sicilian ice cream to die for. Via Pietro Moscati 20.
Le Cantine Isola
A traditional Milanese wine bar, perfect for aperitivo. Via Paolo Sarpi 30.
Fantastic Chinese ravioli and other tasty take away dishes for lunch and dinner. Via Paolo Sarpi 27
Lovely French style café, perfect for a morning coffee. Via Luigi Canonica 72
A heaven of a grocery store for fans of Japanese, Korean and other Asian cuisines. Via Luigi Canonica 54
An old chapel turned beer pub. Just don’t go with a big group, it’s tiny! Via Paolo Lomazzo 12
Heavy, traditional Milanese pizza by the slice. Via Alfredo Albertini 2
Delicious thin crust pizza in an informal setting. Via Canonica 81
A lovely lunch café with Mediterranean and vegetarian options. Via Cesare Cesariano 8
There’s plenty of delicious Chinese food around, but this is one of our definite favorites. Via Paolo Lomazzo 18.
Il Santo Bevitore
Our neighbor that keeps feeding us! What would we do without them? Via Aleardo Aleardi 22