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.