Once upon a time, Fitzcarraldo was simply a renowned furniture store called Cargo, but recently it has become 1,500 square metres of cocktail bar, restaurant, art gallery and furniture exhibition in Milan (all of which is for sale!).
During Mussolini’s fascist era the building used to house a Turkish bath, today the area, Porta Romana, has become more and more appreciated by the discerning Milanese. Nothing new in design, the smart white sofas play host to the smartly dressed cognescenti who arrive at aperitivo time to mingle and enjoy ‘Fitz’, as it’s known locally.
Owned by the ever accommodating Francesco, the restaurant serves up fine traditional Italian dishes with an excellent complementary wine list. At weekends resident DJs crank the atmosphere up a notch as the party begins.