I go often to Milan and once I discovered, thanks to a friend, a superb restaurant. It’s a type of Michelin star restaurant with cheaper prices. But there is much more to tell to understand its value. Identità Golose, this the name of the place, is located a few steps from Scala Theatre in the heart of Milan and it offers a pleasant and innovative location. Reserve a table is a good way to enjoy Milan and stars in the kitchen. You can expect a sublime experience, not only for the well-cooked food, but also because of the service, and the setting.
The owners open it in September 2018 and now it is already one of the most researched restaurants in the city. Why? Because it offers a huge variety of chef coming during the year. I named my experience Milan and the stars in the kitchen. But this Michelin star restaurant can give you something unique. Yes, for dinner every day there is a different Michelin star cook that proposes a 4-course menu. The fixed price is very cheap compared to the restaurants with the stars. For lunch, there is the resident chef Andrea Ribaldone ready to propose to you some delicious recipes. Identità Golose should be your first choice for a meal in the city. I suggest you try it at lunch and then at dinner.
The restaurant in Milan and stars in the kitchen
In Via Romagnosi, connected to the famous Via Manzoni, you can find a historical and prestigious building where was hosted Fondazione Feltrinelli. The entrance consists of a transparent door and outside there is a menu. The place is elegant but appears also minimal. At the entrance, the staff is ready to welcome you and to take care of the overcoats. A short corridor takes the guest to the reception, where a kind lady organizes a table in the Michelin star restaurant. A good welcome is always the first important step in any high-level experience.
Going to the main dining room it is possible to see the kitchen because there is a big window. Behind there are the chef and his staff. The chairs are comfortable, the tables don’t have the cloth, but only the tissue napkin. Then there are a fork and a knife on a flat lay. The restaurant in Milan with the stars in the kitchen looks minimal, but everything with elegance and style. On the walls, there are ancient and important carpets. In the courtyard, there is a modern structure, covered, with another dining room. Identità Golose is a philosophy, like its magazine that spread the news about Michelin stars restaurants.
Someone says that it is important to check the bathrooms to know if a restaurant is good. I am not sure that is true, but Identità Golose has really a modern, design and smart toilet. You don’t even need to touch anything, also to flush. It is enough to pass the hand in front of the photocell.
Identità Golose at Lunch
When I was just seated at the table a waiter asked me if I wanted an aperitif before to start. They made me a very good cocktail. The bartender came to explain to me how he made it. With the menu in my hands, I had some doubts because there is an interesting variety of food. Hard to choose, all the proposal were interesting to me. I had two waiters, one for food and one for drinks. The staff of the Michelin star restaurant is professional and able to give advice and to explain the dishes. I am satisfied because I follow their tips.
So, thanks to his suggestions, I tried their pizza. They prepare three types of it, one is the “Margherita sbagliata” with a base with mozzarella and some tomato over. The other one is with pesto and Parmigiano cheese and the last one in Marinara with anchovies. Those pizzas are small, 150 grams each, and the pasta or pizza is very soft. The Margherita I had was really delicious. Then I opted for fish over a bed of mixed salad and fennel. As a dessert, I couldn’t resist, I had “Il Nuovo Passato” (The New Past), made of walnut ice cream, walnut, carrot cake, and pear “decana”.
The restaurant in Milan with stars in the kitchen offers the option of a fixed menu, 35 euro, or to order à la carte (like I did). The price is well compared with the quality of the food and the service. Each plate comes with an explanation of ingredients and preparation. When I went to the toilet, the waiter came and he creatively folded the napkin. This is not important, but it shows how they take care of each detail.
Dinner at Michelin star restaurant
The culinary experience in the evening becomes more special. Identità Golose offers a lot of stars in the kitchen because each day there is a new great chef. You can stay in Milan and try different cuisines from all around the world. In fact, chefs are not coming only from Italy. You should check the program to reserve the day with the proposal you prefer. If you go there more evenings it is even better. I told you, the price is cheap. On the Identità Golose Milano website, they have the agenda and the reservation system active. You can see for each day who will be the chef present at this international hub of gastronomy, as they defined it. They host Michelin stars chef from all over the world. They propose their four-course menu for 75 euro. A lower price compared to the amount you pay in this type of restaurant.
The most famous and high-ranking chefs from Italy and other countries dedicate one or two dinners to the restaurant guests. Reserve a table using “The Fork” platform, because the restaurant in Milan is powered by this TripAdvisor company. So it is easier to make a reservation.
If you like Michelin star cuisine, if you like experimenting with innovative food and combinations and if you want to stay in a trendy place for your meal, I highly recommend this place. You can find the restaurant website full of information. If you like to change and try more places, you have to read my review about Trattoria del Nuovo Macello because it offers a different but excellent experience.
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