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Al Baretto (MI)

by Lavinia Colonna Preti
Al Baretto (MI) — Lombardia Secrets

In Milan in Brera, Al Baretto was born from the search for the best cuisine, atmosphere and style of the golden years of the Italian Dolce Vita to give us a timeless place, where you can feel at home and taste excellent fish dishes.

Al Baretto is the result of decades of research born from the passion of the owner of La Gioia Group, a true revelation of the Milanese culinary scene in recent years together with names such as Langosteria and Cipriani Milano, who wanted to bring the myth of the Italian Dolce Vita into an international contemporary concept. Small yet fundamental symbols, in fact, make the group restaurants easily recognizable, such as the “dome” positioned in the center of the bar, the open kitchen and the tall walls of bottles.

The venue is inspired by a carefree style dedicated to worldly pleasures, of which Italy was the fulcrum between the end of the 50s and the beginning of the 60s, when it hosted Hollywood actors and directors, but also adventurers and intellectuals, artists and aristocrats united by the extreme search for detail in every aspect of life.

Al Baretto (MI) — Lombardia Secrets
Al Baretto (MI) — Lombardia Secrets

What matters is not only the quality but its consistency, this is what we want to offer our guests.

Entering Al Baretto it may, in fact, be surprising that it was only inaugurated in 2023, as you will feel like you have “known” it forever. Everything has been designed to recreate an experience of Italian glam down to the smallest details: from the polished wood that recalls the yacht clubs of the Riviera to the photos hanging on the walls, a mix of memories and designer prints, up to the bartender who welcomes the guest smiling in a white double-breasted suit.

Before starting dinner, he will prepare “Il Solito”, a classic Italian aperitif that will kick off your evening, orchestrated by the attentive personnel ready to satisfy every desire.

Al Baretto (MI) — Lombardia Secrets

And if Italians are also known abroad for their elegant theatricality, one of the characteristics of Al Baretto are precisely the rituals of preparing the dishes or, as they would say in an international club, the chef’s “signature show cookings”. From linguine with lobster finished on the trolley with a grating of fragrant cedar to the delicious sorbet creamed with citrus juice and zest.

On the menu, the search for culinary perfection, which draws on the great classics of various regions, focuses on the simplicity of traditional dishes, mainly seafood, and on the joy of being Italian and being able to count on a short supply chain expressing seasonal products of excellence and many artisans of taste.

Al Baretto (MI) — Lombardia Secrets
Al Baretto (MI) — Lombardia Secrets

On the other hand, every evening the brigade is also “on stage”, a close-knit team with experience in international fine dining and Michelin-star restaurants which operates for the pleasure of its guests in the beautiful open kitchen with fresh fish market, where you can also choose to eat at the counter.

The well-stocked wine list ranges from the past to the present in the wine world and is inspired by the elegance of the most suitable territories with a selection of historic and prestigious wineries and many bubbles.

Al Baretto (MI) — Lombardia Secrets

Open for dinner and also for lunch on weekends, Al Baretto has already made its way into the hearts of the most demanding Milanese people, becoming not just a home, but one of those “refuges” where every moment becomes truly special. It is no coincidence that a dress code is required, elegant and business casual, and to limit the taking of photographs.
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The Secret

Even the name, Al Baretto, reflects a search for historical names of Milanese venues from the 1960s. A choice based on the desire to instill in the guest a sense of home and “gathering” inspired by that carefree sociability that has made Italy the most desired country in the world.

Useful Info

Al Baretto
Via Marsala 2
20121 Milano
Tel. +39 334 3529882

Starters: from 17 euro
First courses: from 24 euro
Second courses: from 27 euro

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