The Emporio Armani Caffè on Via Croce Rossa has been, since it was first founded in 2000, a meeting place for people who live in the neighbourhood.
Passersby could be heard saying “We miss it,” as they walked up Via Manzoni while it had been closed for renovation. Now, the doors are open and it’s more chic, more modern, more Armani than ever before.
It has undergone a shake-up: new spaces, new design, new menu, with an emphasis on allowing people to enjoy it in their own way. Open from morning until late at night, the repurposed location brings back the Armani brand’s status as a Milan staple - the designer is synonymous with the city.
Created by Giorgio Armani and his internal team of architects, the Emporio Armani Caffè and Restaurant blends seamlessly with the historic palazzo in which it is situated. The architecture was inspired by the design elements of the 1930s but updated with airy spaces and colours that blend to make a welcoming atmosphere.A new bar on the ground floor, accessible from Via Croce Rossa, offers fresh, house-made pastries as well as Armani/Dolci products created by renowned chocolatier Guido Gobino. Lunch offerings vary from a “light” menu and can be ordered at an area next to the bar, which thanks to new entry doors from Via Giardini is perfect for a quick bite.
The hour of the aperitivo is particularly special with a menu of classic and exclusive cocktails and the in-season dishes that accompany them. There is no doubt it will once again become a hot spot for after work drinks and conversation.