DINING OUT AT HOME: RESTAURANT HOME DELIVERIES TO TRY IN MILAN

VINHOOD Editors

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Following the latest ministerial decree of October 24th, which ordered the closure of restaurants, pizzerias, cafes, bars, pastry shops, and ice cream parlors at 6pm, here in Milan many have decided to offer home delivery, exactly as they did a few month ago during the full lockdown.

In fact, for many restaurants delivery is the only and perhaps the last lifeline in this difficult situation.

Despite the restrictions, those who are used to going out to dinner and pampering their palates often, or those who can’t go a week without trying a new kind of Asian food, will nevertheless have the opportunity to treat themselves to special evenings in, sampling new dishes and delighting in those from their favorite restaurants, accompanying them with excellent wine and skillfully prepared cocktails. 

In short, “if the mountain won’t come to Muhammad, then Muhammad must go to the mountain.”

We at Vinhood have selected some of our favorite establishments in Milan for you, from Italian restaurants to Asian ones and from pizzerias to bars, all of which offer home delivery of lunch, dinner, and even cocktails. 

FOR ASIAN FOOD LOVERS

 BENTOTECA MILANO

Created as a temporary experiment after the lockdown, Bentoteca, the Japanese wine bar of chef Tokuyoshi (Bottura’s right hand man), is inspired by the concept of the bento box, the Japanese version of a lunchbox. Simple, straightforward, and affordable, but explosively creative, to be consumed there, taken away, or enjoyed from the comfort of your own home thanks to delivery. 

Home delivery is offered within a specified radius and is available from Tuesday to Sunday (Monday closed), from 12:30pm to 2:30pm and from 6pm to 9:30pm.

Orders can be placed directly from the  order section of the website. From here you can also verify if the restaurant delivers to your neighborhood. One of our favorite dishes is the Kabayaky eel bento box: grilled eel in a soy sauce glaze served on a bed of Niigata rice, accompanied by egg and Japanese-style seasoned vegetables.

An absolute delicacy! We recommend pairing it with a #Profound white wine like the Gavi di Gavi DOCG black label.

Anguilla Kabayaky Bento del ristorante Bentoteca di milano

AJI

A landmark of Asian take-away is definitely Aji, which means “pleasure” in Japanese. We love Aji because of the care that it takes with its raw ingredients (its fish is from organic farms) and its ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability. 

For their home delivery they use only electric motorbikes and eco-friendly materials

At the moment they offer 3 options: take-away, home delivery with order by phone, and online order directly from the website. Remember to verify whether or not they deliver to your neighborhood on the website. 

We recommend their extraordinarily fresh sushi accompanied by a #Brilliant sparkling wine, like the Metodo Classico Soldati Brut from La Scolca. Otherwise take a recommendation from their list!

Days and hours: Tuesday to Sunday 12pm-2:30pm/6:30pm-10:30pm. 

food delivery del ristorante di cucina asiatica ahi a milano

MU DIM SUM

If you are a connoisseur of Chinese cuisine, and particularly love Hong Kong specialties, you can now enjoy them from the comfort of your own home thanks to the home delivery service offered during this period by Mu Dim Sum.

The staff prepares each dish fresh upon order and delivers in Milan Monday to Sunday from 12pm to 2:30pm; Monday, Thursday, and Sunday from 7pm to 9:30pm; and Friday and Saturday from 7pm to 10pm.

Delivery is also available outside of Milan, specifically in Monza/Brianza (on Tuesdays in the area of Cernusco, Segrate, and Peschiera Borromeo) exclusively from 6:30pm to 8pm. Of the many dishes on the menu, one that sounds particularly good to us is the Shui Jiao: boiled organic beef dumplings served with a spiced sauce, to be paired with a #Laidback, tart, and refreshing red wine with spicy notes, like the Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso from Mazzolada.

The delivery section is very fast and easy to use, plus it allows you to choose between different payment methods (cash, credit card, debit card).

FOR THOSE WHO LOVE UNIQUE DISHES

IMMORALE

Even the contemporary dishes of Immorale are ready to be delivered to you at home. The staff has put together a menu specifically adapted for home delivery and take-away.

Each week it offers a box of delicious necessities, an assortment of ready-made meals and themed ingredients, for an enjoyable weekend at home, or maybe even one spent out and about. The menu changes frequently depending on the ingredients they get from their farmers, fishermen, and artisan shops.

To enjoy them as warm, delicious, and enticing as they would be at Immorale, you’ll have to finish cooking them at home. The cooking instructions are simple enough for anyone to follow, whether a skilled chef or novice. We like that a lot.

What’s our favorite dish? Smoked squash with hazelnuts and anchovies paired with a #Charming, soft, and fragrant white wine like the Rivola from Podere Palazzo. The restaurant delivers every day from 6pm to 8pm, if you order by 3pm, and takeaway is available from 3pm to 7pm. For information or to place an order visit the Immorale website.

 VOCE BISTROT DI AIMO E NADIA

A landmark for those who love gourmet cuisine, the popular Voce di Aimo e Nadia bistrot, located in the heart of Milan within the striking Gallerie d’Italia, offers both takeaway and home delivery of its specialties through its delivery partner Cosaporto.

You can put together your menu however you wish or follow the chef’s recommendations. Some of the dishes, especially those with pasta, will require some simple cooking on your part. In fact, below each dish you’ll find instructions on how to cook and heat it.

We highly recommend the spaghettoni di Gerardo di Nola with spring onion, d’Osvaldo pork jowl, and Torre Guaceto peeled tomatoes with a bold and #Magnetic Barbera like the one from Cinque Quinti.

You can also choose the “take me with you kit”: a selection of high-quality products to keep in the pantry for any occasion. Delivery is available within a 10 km radius and is free for orders over €60. Receive a 10% discount on your first order. 

ricciola in cartoccio di scarola con patate morbide broccoletti e salsa alla pizzaiola Voce di Aimo e Nadia

 ERBA BRUSCA

If you’re a fan of “0 Kilometer cuisine” and want to continue enjoying dishes made with organic and all-natural ingredients, then Erba Brusca, a restaurant with its own vegetable garden, is for you.

The restaurant has already been offering home delivery of its farmer’s box for quite some time: crates of vegetables and produce from their garden together with other products from their suppliers.

During this period they have also started offering delivery of cooked dishes. In the shop section of their website one can purchase a complete menu for €35/person, created for delivery and to be assembled/heated at home. The menu changes every week and the dishes can’t be chosen as they are made with products from the vegetable garden.

Currently they have an interesting promotional offer: if you recommend their delivery service to a friend, you’ll get a 40% discount on your next purchase (as soon as your friend has completed their first purchase from the shop).

Your friend will receive a 10% discount. Delivery is available from Wednesday to Sunday within the following hours: Wed/Thurs/Fri from 6pm to 8pm – Sat from 11am to 1pm and from 6pm to 8pm – Sun from 10am to 1pm. 

box di food delivery del ristorante Erba Brusca a Milano 

PARTICOLARE MILANO

As of October 27th, you can enjoy the culinary specialties of Andrea Cutillo, head chef of the Particolare Milano brigade, from the comfort of your home. Delivery is available throughout Milan and costs only €3.90.

The restaurant also delivers to the suburbs of Milan for €9.99 (certain municipalities are excluded, for more information, ask before ordering). The dishes on the menu are quite interesting. We are particularly intrigued by the tortelli with provola cheese, turnip greens, and hand-cut sausage, paired with an extremely soft, fragrant, and #Sensual red wine like the Don Pasquale Sangiovese from Podere Palazzo

But the surprises in this very “unique” restaurant don’t end here. It is, in fact, plastic free, works hard to eliminate waste of any kind, and, through Lifegate, uses only renewable energies.

Another reason to choose it. Deliveries are made within 2 hours, at the most, from the time of order. Orders are accepted by 12pm for lunch and by 7:30pm for dinner. All information can be found on the restaurant’s website and on its Instagram profile in the highlighted stories.

raviolo di ossobuco e piselli del Ristorante Particolare a Milano

 

FOR PIZZA LOVERS

 CROSTA

Crosta, a landmark for pizza lovers, now also offers a home delivery service throughout the city, as well as take-away which has been available for some time. The delivery menu is the same as that of the pizzeria.

Just go to the website and download the menu where, in addition to the pizzas, you’ll find pasta dishes and breakfast options.

Their iconic dish? The pizza with pineapple, ventricina salami, and cilantro, to be enjoyed with a #Spirited sparkling white wine like the Brut Monteroma made from Vigna Cunial Malvasia grapes.

To place an order call +39 02 38248570. We recommend following the pizzeria’s Instagram profile to receive continuous updates. 

pizza con ananas ventricina e coriandolo della pizzeria Crosta

BERBERÈ

Long before the current pandemic, the well-known pizzeria Berberè already offered a widely used delivery service. So it’s no rookie to home delivery. To order its succulent and delicious pizzas during this period, just visit Deliveroo. Delivery is free for orders over €10.  

GINO SORBILLO

If you love Neapolitan pizza with sausage and broccoli rabe then look no further than Gino Sorbillo. As early as this past March, the well-known pizzeria was already offering home delivery. This service, entrusted to Uber Eats, is once again more useful than ever. For information or to place an order just visit the website of this well-known delivery platform.

Our favorite pizza is the classic Marinara paired with a #Magnetic Barbera d’Asti Maraia from Marchesi di Barolo.

Pizza margherita di Gino Sorbillo

FOR THOSE WHO JUST CAN’T GIVE UP THEIR HAPPY HOUR

 CANTINA URBANA

For those who have no intention of giving up their happy hour, Cantina Urbana, Milan’s first urban winery, has created a home aperitif kit.

This initiative, which was launched last spring and met with considerable success, is being offered once again during this period. You can choose from four kinds of kits, three have only food (platters of appetizers) and one includes wine as well.

If you choose a kit that has only food, you can purchase the wine separately. We think the Tagliere Gran Milan Medium sounds delicious, with its selection of high-quality Italian products paired with a bottle of wine, for a flavorful aperitif that costs €20.

The kits are available on the Cosaporto website. Get 10% off on your first order, free delivery over €69, secure car transport of products, and delivery within two hours of ordering (throughout Milan). Meanwhile, take-away is available from the winery until 7:30pm from Tuesday to Sunday. 

LA PROSCIUTTTERIA

If you miss the endless platters from La Prosciutteria, don’t worry!

A platter can be delivered to you directly at home. How? By ordering from Just Eat or Glovo.

You can put together your aperitif with various kinds of schiacce, like “La Francesina”, “La Mediterranea”, and the “Schiaccia with artisan Tuscan porchetta”, or indulge in a platter.

What wine best accompanies cured meats? Definitely a #Magnetic red, and we recommend the Barbera d’Alba Peiragal from Marchesi di Barolo. Obviously, there’s no shortage of cheeses and a wide selection of wines and beers. Whether from Just Eat or from Glovo, delivery costs only €1.90.

tagliere si salumi misto de la Prosciutteria a Milano

EPPOL MILANO

A landmark of Milanese nightlife, Eppol Milano, located in Porta Venezia, has decided to focus on delivery since they now have to close their doors during their busiest business hours.

That’s why the bar’s Instagram profile says that a delivery service is available. You can order by sending a message directly to their profile or by calling or sending a message via WhatsApp to +39 320 0266560.

Delivery is free and is available from 11:30am to 11pm. Payment can be made with cash or debit card.  The menu is the same as the one in the bar. Various menus are available on the website, from breakfast to dinner.

What does it suggest for an aperitif? Small dishes costing €6.50, from the nido di mare in kataif with shrimp, octopus, and vegetables to yellowtail tartar with purple potato chips, and from the veal role in tuna sauce and caper flowers to the vegan chickpea cube with Greek yogurt and thyme dressing.

All mouth watering. The perfect pairing? A #Playful and sparkling rosè made from Sangiovese grapes like the Terrarossa 1 from Podere Palazzo.

filetto di tonno scottato dal locale Eppol di Milano

OPIFICIO 77

Do you really miss cocktails? Has making them yourself proven to be less than satisfying? As of today, you can have them delivered to your doorstep, ready to drink.

That’s what Opificio 77, a Tuscan brand that delivers ready-made artisan cocktails and bottled beverages, is offering.

On the menu you will find the “Dry Martini” with dried olives and lemon zest, the “Americano” with citrus and ginger, and the “Negroni Piccante” with chili peppers and rosemary, available in single servings at €6.90 and bottles at €29.

There are also bottles of “Hanky Panky” with black pepper and orange zest and “Mi-To white”, a non-alcoholic bitter aperitif with verbena and bergamot. Straight from the producer to the consumer. When the package arrives, all you have to do is get a glass ready, add ice, and pour. 

 

What other restaurants, pizzerias, and cocktail bars offering home delivery do you recommend?

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