A 17th CENTURY FARM IN THE HEART OF MILANO, NOW A HIP RESTAURANT

Un Posto a Milano | Milano, Italy

[MILANO, ITALY] — You’d never think there’d still be an old farmstead smack in the middle of Milano, but there is. Cascina Cuccagna is an old forgotten complex that a group of food lovers got together, hauled away the junk and turned the place into a cool food-centric hangout. After reading about it in Maisons Côté Sud, I made a special side trip just to check it out.

It’s a restaurant, an event center, an educational urban garden, meeting place and even a 16 bed hip hostel, all in the delightfully crumbling ochre walls just down the street from Porto Romana.

Un Posto a Milano — “A Place in Milan”– is the groovily elegant restaurant and cafe part of the complex and what I specifically came to Milano check out. Seeing it in the French magazine, I just instantly fell in love with its simple design and how elegant they made a raw space appear. I’ve read different things, or’ve tried to translate badly, but I think at one time this was an old school house and there’s a very subtle nod to that with chalkboard tables, schoolhouse looking chairs and other simple design elements. Yet it also has a timeless, “not 0f-the-moment” design sense that hit straight into my heart.  Check it out.  You should eat here. Here are other great coffeeshops in Milano from CNTraveler. And just about everything you need to know, do or eat in Milano in CNTraveller.

Here’s a fantastic list of amazing looking restaurants in Milano from the NYTimes T Magazine.  You gotta check out these pics, then go here.

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Here it is listed in Vogue, AFAR, and Conde Nast Traveler.

Visited July 2015

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