28 Posti Silver community service featured

It’s not often that you find a local business that leverages its position in the community to help those less fortunate. Therein lies one of the reasons why beautiful little Milanese restaurant 28 Posti is so special. When it took over the former digs of the legendary Karaoke CantaMilano, this altruistic eatery recruited inmates from the Penitentiary Institute of Bollate—as part of a plan to reintegrate them into the community—to help rejuvenate the space for its new culinary purpose.

And they did one hell of a job. Uneven, white concrete walls and a beamed wooden ceiling encase grained-wood furnishings, a rough-yet-elegant wine cabinet and a punctured partition separating the kitchen and dining-area—all of which were created using recycled materials. There’s even a slot in the wall that affords a peek into Posti’s kitchen.

It’s there that dishes—such as Senatore Cappelli Linguine with pesto and citrus swordfish, or amberjack fillet with peppers marinated in ginger-infused honey and basil—from the seasonal and concise menu of contemporary Italian cuisine are brought to lip-smacking life.

DAAD Dantone Cut with a pair of golden scissors featured

The older fashion brands and designers become, the more “classic” their collections are ascribed. Not so with DAAD Dantone, the cutting-edge boutique operated by Giorgio Dantone that has consistently scanned the world for sartorial freshness, standing now at the epicenter of Milan’s innovative fashion set. Whether the threads you are looking for are French, Japanese, Nordic or nascent, your expectations on the limits of style are bound to be stretched, cropped, cut and perfected after a short stroll around their refined interior.

O' The avant-garde job

O’artoteca is a non-profit association that promotes art research, workshops and performances.

It hosts an international Artist in Residence (A.I.R.) program where the resources are placed at the artists’ disposal to support the creative process. In collaboration with contemporary music label Die Schachtel, O’ often produces live performances with renowned avant-garde artists and composers.

Pizzeria Spontini Simply perfecto featured

Spontini is renowned as one of the best pizzerias in town. Opened in the 1950’s, this pizza joint still follows the same special recipe as the day is began and it really is a winner.
There is only one thing you need to know when you arrive at the bustling yet cosy pizzeria- regular or large slice? What makes Spontini unique, is the fact that they only serve one thing- Margherita pizza. This may seem a tad minimalistic, but once you sink your teeth into the melt in your mouth thick, crispy base topped with tomato, mozzarella, oregano and anchovies, you will see why there is no need for anything else.

They of course offer a range of beverages, and lasagna is also offered at lunchtime, but pizza is Spontini’s specialty. There are three restaurants to choose from: the original in C.so Buenos Aires, another one in V.le Papiniano and the newest in V. Marghera. Spontini’s is a Milano must!

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