The MIDO Dining Guide

At Europa headquarters you’re as likely to find us talking about food as about eyewear. Ok ok, we confess, there’s way more food talk. This picks up significantly when planning the trip to MIDO. Alan Shapiro’s eating strategy was to stick to coffee and water at the show, and then go all out for dinner. Here are some favorite Europa dining spots in Milan:

Paper Moon

Ah dreams of Paper Moon pizza start on the plane, maybe before. Come here for the most amazing Italian pizza in all its perfect simplicity.

A Santa Lucia

Classic Italian fare and some of the funniest servers in Milan, what else do you need?


Ok this one is a splurge, but when in Milan?? Boeucc is the oldest restaurant in Milan, opened in 1696. Order a bottle of wine, the sommelier’s presentation is unparalleled.

El Brellin

What better way to get a glimpse of Milan’s canals than at this local favorite.


If your style is more grab-and-go, don’t miss the panzerotti at Luini. Just steps from the Duomo, it’s the perfect fuel to explore the city.

No matter where you decide to dine in Milan, don’t forget to stop for gelato before calling it a night. Buon appetito!