Milanese Cuisine

Ossobuco with risotto Milanese style

Milan is not only fashion and design, but also a city of delicious and characteristic local dishes. While you enjoy the shops and attractions of the splendid historic centre, try to stop for a bite to eat in one of its many typical trattorias or trendy restaurants that combine contemporary concept and design with the reinterpretation of the most authentic local delicacies.


Traditional Milanese cuisine is one of the most famous and appreciated in Italy, known above all for its rice and meat dishes. The wealth and variety of its flavours originates from the numerous dominations that have followed one another over the centuries: the agricultural and dairy tradition of the Lombardy area south of the city, along the Po valley, has been able to offer a vast range of quality ingredients, such as rice, meat, cheese and vegetables that today make up the city's gastronomy. The typical Milanese dishes are mainly represented by rustic courses that are based on simple and genuine ingredients, but which manage to create exquisite, balanced foods with unmistakable flavours. Fly to Milan with Air Dolomiti and discover the richness of Milanese cuisine, a unique gastronomic tradition capable of satisfying the most demanding of palates.

The most famous dishes to taste in Milan

The most famous dish of the Lombard capital is the Risotto alla Milanese, which consists of a mixture of cooked rice with meat broth, butter, onion, Grana Padano cheese and saffron. It is a tasty first course, well known also abroad and which has now become part of the menu of many restaurants throughout Italy. But it is not the only one: another famous specialty is the Cassoeula, a substantial single course made with pork cooked slowly and over time with cabbage, tomato and seasoned with aromatic spices. Also based on meat is another famous typical Milanese dish, veal Ossobuco cooked slowly with vegetables, wine and spices, served with gremolada (chopped parsley, garlic and lemon zest) and accompanied by polenta. Among the delicacies of the table there is also the Cotoletta alla Milanese, a slice of fried breaded veal, served with lemon and generally accompanied by boiled potatoes or salad. Finally, there are numerous desserts, starting with the famous panettone, the typical Italian Christmas cake that has now conquered European and international tables during the holiday season.

Discover the typical cuisine of Milan with Air Dolomiti direct flights: you will be surprised by the breadth of the gastronomic tradition and by the modern variations able to satisfy all palates.