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Local cuisine in Milan

Discover the top Milan local cuisine


Due to its intense history and its location on the border, Lombardy has one of the most varied cuisines in Italy. Traditional Milanese recipes are usually quite heavy, probably because of its extreme weather and the influence that the French and the Austrians have had on the region. Pasta is obviously at the centre of Lombard gastronomy, but so is pork, veal, dairy, rice and corn. With their local produce, Milanese prepare deliciously decadent dishes that you can find at many of the city's restaurants.