Milan inaugurates Lombardy’s biggest covered food market

New covered market close to Lodi station on Milan’s M3 metro line. Friday morning 9 November will see the opening in Milan’s Via Friuli 10 of the biggest covered market for food in all of Lombardy...

Milan’s oldest restaurant gets historic listing

Ristorante Antica Osteria La Rampina dates back to the 16th century. Milan Chamber of Commerce has officially certified the status of Ristorante Antica Osteria La Rampina, a restaurant in S. Giuliano...

Starbucks Milan launch party to block Piazza Cordusio

6 Sep. Biggest Starbucks branch in Europe opens. Milan’s central Piazza Cordusio and some surrounding streets will be off limits to traffic – including tram lines 16 and 19 – from 16.00 to midnight...

Milan gelaterie win top marks in survey

Milan’s Gelateria Soban in third place. With temperatures already in the upper 30s, milanesi will be happy to learn that seven ice-cream shops in Milan (and another three in nearby Monza) have been...

Milan becomes Food City for a week

Second edition of nutrition-themed festival. Milan explores food and wine in all their aspects with meetings, tastings, exhibits and more for a seven-day celebration of one of Italy’s – and Milan’s...

Milan wins another 12 US cities for Food Policy Pact

Pact launched at Milan Expo 2015 now boasts 163 signatories. A delegation from Milan city hall met mayors from across the United States in Washington DC last week to explain the city’s food policy –...

Milan wins more Michelin stars

Three more Milan restaurants in the Michelin guide 2018. Michelin-starred restaurants in Milan are up to 20, including three new entries, in next year’s Michelin Guide, announced the editors. Fo...

Milan farmers’ markets a success

Milan stallholder permits to be renewed. Milan’s ten farmers’ markets, started as an experiment in 2014, have proved such a success that city hall is planning to make them permanent. Ever more Milan...

No poisoned eggs in Lombardy – regional council

Italy virtually self-sufficient in egg production. Lombardy regional council has reassured consumers that no eggs contaminated with the insecticide Fipronil have been found in Milan or Lombardy....

Supermarket waste feeds the homeless in Milan

Launched during Expo Milano 2015 with its theme of “Feed the planet – Energy for life”, Milan’s Refettorio Ambrosiano has remained open and now turns the leftovers from city supermarkets into top-clas...

Street food trucks invade Milan

City hall issues 50 licences. Milan municipal council has licensed 50 street-food trucks to ply their wares on the city’s streets. The popular, three-wheeled mini snack bars, which up to now hav...

Milan and Lombardy celebrate Food Week

Obama to attend the Global Food Innovation Summit on 9 May Over 300 events in Milan alone will see leading chefs hold show cooking, street food parades, tastings and readings, themed barbeques, m...

Milan tourism fair opens to visitors

13 Feb. BIT open in Rho fairground. Italy’s major tourism trade fair BIT Milan 2016 is open to the public all day Saturday 13 February, after two days of trade visitors only. Professionals from...

Milan craft brewer hailed as best in Italy

Craft beer from Milan wins top prize. Fabio Brocca of Milan’s Lambrate brewery has been awarded first place in the annual craft beer championships by Fermento Birra, Italy’s leading trade review....

New farmers’ market for Milan

Weekly market in Milan’s Piazza S. Eustorgio. Every Tuesday from 10.30 to 18.30, farmers from all over Lombardy will offer fruit, vegetables, meat, cheeses, wine, cold cuts and fish, all exclusivel...

Milan cooks up Restaurant InGalera

Milan’s Bollate jail opens top-class restaurant. Prepared, cooked and served by prisoners, lunch or dinner in jail is a new experience for milanesi, and the first of its kind in Italy. Inmates,...

Milan’s iconic McDonald’s closes

After 50 years as a meeting point. The McDonald’s fast-food restaurant in Milan’s central Piazza San Babila, the first in Italy, closed without warning on 19 July, reportedly after the owner of the...

Carlo Cracco wins Galleria Vittorio Emanuele location

Italian signature chef to open new Milan eatery. Carlo Cracco, celebrity chef of television programmes and restaurants, has won the tender for the three-storey location in Galleria Vittorio Emanuel...

Russia displays false Italian products at Milan Expo

In misleading packaging. An Italian daily has revealed that the Russia pavilion at Expo 2015 is displaying cheese products made in Tatarstan with blatantly misleading packaging, designed for the Ru...

Milan launches Food Policy project

With input from residents Milan city hall has launched an ambitious project to make food policy more sustainable in the future, and is consulting residents for their habits and views. In collabo...

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