Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Milan

Westin Palace
Lavish and well-endowed the Starwood-owned Westin Palace has much to offer business travellers and those with a love of gilt.
U Barba
U Barba is a warm, welcoming Genoese restaurant with its own boules court and quirky style, found in the Calvairate area of Milan.
Trattoria Toscana
Despite a romantic setting love-birds should go elsewhere as this new Navigli institution is firmly aimed at party-loving crowds.
The Gray
With 21 very fashionably designed rooms, this hotel is the perfect place for the style minded. The perfect place to stay during Fashion Week.=display:none"
Teatro 7
The epitome of hip and happening Teatro 7 is where cool creatives congregate to talk art design and fashion. And eating creative Italian fare between conversations of course. yEventWat
Taverna della Trisa
If old-world is your thing than Taverna della Trisa ticks all the right food with unpretentious surroundings and good hearty fare all washed down with lipsmackingly good wines...yEvent
Tano Passami l’Olio
An obsession with extra virgin olive oil is just one of the charming quirks at this lovable restaurant in Navigli. Located between canals football lovers should combine dinner here with a drink at nearby Osteria del Pallone.yEventWatcherDiv
T’a Milano Store & Bistro
A high-end chocolate shop and bistro in the centre of Milan, T’a Milano offers mouthwatering confections and fine Italian fare in sleek surrounds.
Shambala
Another slightly out-of-town option glamorous Shambala rewards diners with authentic Asian cusine in a great setting. Choose from various dining rooms in the stylishly converted farmhouse which has rooms for every mood and an oriental garden for summ
Sadler
Located just off Naviglio Pavesi Claudio Sadler's small simple restaurant is rather at odds with the alternative bohemian vibe in Navigli.
Ristorante Trussardi alla Scala
An elegant restaurant found steps from the Teatro alla Scala in the centre of Milan, the Ristorante Trussardi alla Scala offers creative Italian cuisine.
Ristorante Berton
The Italian restaurant Ristorante Berton showcases the chef's talents, marrying bold techniques with traditional flavours to create sensational dishes.
Rangoli
Situated amidst the buzz of Via Solferino in the pretty Brera district Rangoli is a great option for diners unable to face yet another plate of pasta. =display:"
Quattrocento
Located four kilometres south of the Duomo Quattrocento is quite a trek to reach. But it's well worth the effort; chic throughout the party starts in the lounge bar continues through to excellent dining and carries on long into the night.yE
Pisacco
Pisacco serves simple and sophisticated modern Italian cuisine in its airy, art-filled, two-floored space north of Milan’s Brera district.
Petit Palais
The family-run Petit Palais is something of a rarity - a lovely hotel in Navigli where they are in desperately short supply...
Pasta, Paris and DJ SLOK
Electronic music genius DJ Slok, shares his thoughts on pasta, Paris and the DJ game in this quick interview.
Noy
Brave the high-street hell of Corso Vercelli to visit stylish bar/restaurant Noy.
LUME
A Michelin-starred restaurant in the Navigli, LUME showcases the skills of chef Luigi Taglienti with sensational seasonal menus and sleek surrounds.
Livet
This indoor/outdoor space caters to both summer and winter wardrobes but dress-up is not the only reason Milan's fashion set flock to Livet.di
Lifegate Café Bistro
Marco Roveda's Lifegate is a real philosophy of life. The message behind Lifegate's bistro radio and magazine is to reduce our carbon footprint: trees are planted after every customer...d
Just Cavalli Café
A glamorous restaurant favoured by Milan's most fashion forward dress in the quadrilatero d'oro's finest to visit Just Cavalli Cafe.
Joia Leggero
Following hot on the heels of Michelin-starred Joia younger cheaper sibling Joia Leggero offers healthy almost vegetarian cuisine in a minimalist setting.=displ"
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Il Vicolo
It might be a bit of a trek to reach Il Vicolo but this small charming modern Italian restaurant more than repays the effort.
Il Luogo di Aimo e Nadia
Despite its location to the west of Navigli diners regularly make the pilgrimage to sample Aimo e Nadia's innovative cooking.
Giulio Pane e Ojo
A relaxed crowd frequent this friendly trattoria for a raucous evening of rustic Roman cuisine.
Fitzcarraldo
If you're looking for a sumptuous space in which to rub shoulders with the beautiful people then you've come to the right place at Fitzcarraldo.
Finger’s
The sushi is not the only thing with excellent taste in this chic restaurant - the same could be said for the decor and the clientele.
Ex Mauri
This venue perfectly encapsulates the alternative laid-back vibe of Isola. Mediterranean-influenced food is served to a crowd of regulars at Ex-Mauri. =display:"
Eda
Although located a little hike from other Hg2 recommended venues the perennially chic Eda is well worth a visit.
Dry Milano
A cocktail bar and pizzeria in Milan's Porta Garibaldi neighbourhood, Dry Milano is a laid-back, industrial-chic spot to while away the nighttime hours.
Don Juan
Liberally decorated with cowhides cowskin drums cow lassoes and serving pretty much nothing but beef this popular South American ranch-style restaurant pays homage to the steak.
Dar el Yacout
Located just off Corso XXII Marzo this fabulously over-the-top Moroccan restaurant is a carefully themed whirl of tagines rose petals and belly dancing.
Da Giacomo
A Milanese classic Da Giacomo is simultaneously elegant and unpretentious despite its enduring popularity.
D&G Gold
The newest star in Milan's fashion-restaurant firmament Dolce & Gabbana Gold is located in Porta Venezia and is just a short walk from the Sheraton Diana Majestic and Townhouse 31.
Corsia del Giardino
Found a short stroll from La Scala, Corsia del Giardino is a classic Italian restaurant with garden-inspired interiors and a peaceful ambience.
Controvapore
This charming gastronomic love nest is in the residential area near Corso Venezia located just a few streets away from the cultural attractions and high octane retail pleasures of Milan's Centro. di
Compagnia Generale
One of a clutch of fashionable bars and restaurants near Porta Romana the stylish Compangnia Generale is popular with a trend-friendly crowd.d
Cigair
To step into Cigair is to walk into another world. A shrine to the Havana cigar this former car workshop is a relaxed haven from the hubbub of Navigli. Kick back with a Mojito and enjoy the live music and simple food...

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