Possibly my favorite thing in the world is good food, and Milan certainly has that! One of the great things about the stay.com app is the curated recommendations that you can save to your personal guide. One of the lists was the best pizzerias, and fortunately, there was a place called Sciuscia that was about 3 blocks away. Holy tastebuds, the pizza at this place! I can’t adequately describe it, just promise me you’ll go if you visit. I got the Caprissiosa, and paired it was some birra (beer), and have rarely been happier.
wifey and I about to dig in at Sciuscia!
The second night there we visited a restaurant not curated by an outside person on the app, but recommended nonetheless by the app makers themselves. It is called Pizzeria Da Biagio, and is located between the Parco Sempione and the Santa Maria delle Grazie, where Da Vinci’s The Last Supper is. We went at 1900, right when it opened for dinner (a little different than the US), and were the first ones there. We sat in the back, and ordered some of the selections from that night’s aperitivo, which included a cheese and salami plate, a white pizza, and gnocchi fries, in addition to (several) glasses of a delicious Sicilian red wine which I neglected to write the name down for but which the charming Sicilian waiter recommended for us; actually we didn’t order anything, he recommended the whole meal, and he was spot-on! The food and wine were transcendent, pleasing every taste bud equally! It was the type of meal that leaves you with a big smile on your face afterwards.
It was not this nice when we went!
Me enjoying our meal at Pizzeria Da Biagio
The third night we went to Ciripizza, which is a small pizzeria with good reviews right at the Southern end of Chinatown. I ordered a delicious birra, and a caprissiosa pizza (what can I say? I’m a creature of habit), and my wife ordered a margherita pizza. I have to say, I was very disappointed; it was bland and unexciting. However, my wife’s margherita was absolutely delicious! I clearly made an incorrect choice. To be fair, I went back and read the review, and it specifically mentioned how good the margherita was.
Our last night there, we checked out a restaurant mentioned on the Milan & more app called Osteria delle Corti, which specializes in old-school Italian dishes and pasta (and was only 2 blocks from our hotel!). Some of the pastas on their menu include garganelli, maccheroncini (which I ordered), Capri Courts” (ravioli stuffed with scamorza cheese and buffalo) with Tomato and Basil (which my wife got), bombardoni, tortelli, etc.; truly an embarrassment of choices. We got a half bottle of Sicilian red, and a mozzarella salad for an appetizer. The food, the service, the wine, and the ambiance were so sublime that this was one of our favorite meals of all time. I can’t recommend this restaurant enough when you go.
Thoroughly enjoying Osteria delle Corti
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