When you travel to Monza, e.g. to visit the Villa Reale and its surrounding park, don’t miss out on Speedy for your lunch break. The menu gives you plenty of choices, but when you observe the other customers you will see that the meal of choice is one of the sandwiches (panino).
Prices are from 5 € upwards and you can choose from a wide range of panini. When I went there I choose a panino with ham, mozzarella, tomatoes and salad. It was delicious! You won’t be disappointed!
By the way, you are going to be asked to write down your order yourself!
Via Andrea Appiani, 22
20900 Monza MB
The Pizzeria Fabbrica is another very good pizzeria which is located near Garibaldi. Make a little shopping tour starting in Brera on the Corso Garibaldi, passing Moscova (metro station) until Porta Garibaldi and ending it with a nice lunch there. At the Fabbrica you are offered a great range of pizzas (Margherita, Prosciutto, Capricciosa etc.) with thin and crusty pizza crusts. Depending on the day and time you go there, it can take a while until you get a table. However, the service is very friendly, quick and well-organized, so have a little bit of patience. It pays out!
Viale Pasubio, 2
In my opinion Jin Yong is one of the best Chinese restaurants in Milan. Located in the centre of Chinatown you get really the feeling to immerse in China.They offer a huge range of typical Chinese dishes. When you go there, order a couple of plates (noodles, rice, meat, vegetable) and share them with your company (instead of ordering one dish each). Like this it is more fun and you get to taste a greater range of different dishes. I can recommend in particular the rice of the house, the spinach, chicken with ginger and pork with pepper fruits. Normally, they set the table only with chopsticks… if you need cutlery you have to ask for it.
Enjoy the yummy food!
Via Paolo Sarpi, 2
I stood already numerous times in front of the Pizzeria Gino Sorbillo without getting inside. Unfortunately I arrived always when the place was packed and a long line was waiting for a table. But this time I went there early enough and wasn’t disappointed.
The pizzeria opened at 12pm, so it is advisable to get there around this time or even a bit earlier if you want a table for sure (they don’t take reservations and especially at the weekend the pizzeria is very popular).
They offer Neapolitan style pizza: three different types of Pizza Margherita, Pizza Calabrese or Pizza Salame, just to name a few. The pizza crust is thin with a crusty „cornicione“ (the edge or rim of the pizza). The pizza itself is enormous and doesn’t even fit the plate. Prizes are around 10 € for a pizza, some are a bit more costly.
All in all it was worth waiting all these months.
Largo Corsia dei Servi, 11
The restaurant Tagiura is one of my favorite places in Milan. It is located in the west of Milan, easy to reach with the bus 90/91 (bus stop Viale Misurata). When you enter the restaurant, it appears to be a normal Italian coffee bar, but as soon as you are led into the back rooms, this impression is reversed. You can choose between a table in one of the two big dining rooms or in the garden (in the inner courtyard). If the weather permits it, you should definitely sit in the garden. Around 13.00 the restaurant is jam-packed, so either come earlier or just a bit later. But even when it is busy, the service is quick and very friendly. The cuisine is simple and home-style. On the menu, you will find a decent range of pasta/rice dishes (primo), meat dishes (secondo) and desserts (dolce). If you don’t want to eat two full courses and you have difficulties to decide which one to pick, you can choose also a combined plate of primo and secondo, under the category “piatto unico”. A meal consisting of a “piatto unico”, a glass of wine, water, a dolce and an espresso will cost circa € 20 (you pay on your way out of the restaurant at the till). As the restaurant is located in a residential area and far away from any sights, mainly Italians visit it and you will get your very own Italian experience.
Via Tagiura, 5
A Casa Eatery is located near the Piazza Della Resistenza, close to the metro station S.Ambrogio. The entrance is a bit hidden, but once you found it you enter a very spacious restaurant. At lunchtime, they offer a special menu consisting of three artfully served courses (appetizer, main course and dessert, see the pictures below), water, a glass of wine and an espresso. In total, we paid around € 15 per person. I was told that the dinner is more expensive. Although the plates for each course are small, it is enough if you are not extremely hungry. Besides, it is a nice experience if you like to try some special dishes at an affordable price.
Via Conca del Naviglio, 37