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La Gioia (MI)

by Lavinia Colonna Preti
La Gioia (MI) — Lombardia Secrets

In Milan in Brera, a restaurant inspired by the joy of being Italian and the timeless symbols of classic elegance given by the extreme attention to detail and the perfect execution of the simplest rituals, perfectly balancing tradition and international allure.

La Gioia was born from a dream. That of combining the myth of Italian way of life with the sophistication of gentlemen’s clubs, the warmth of the seaside restaurants of the Amalfi Coast with the temples of Milano da Bere, the feeling of being at home with a truly international vibe.

The venue is, in fact, 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 Dolce Vita into a contemporary context. Small yet fundamental symbols, in fact, make the group’s restaurants easily recognizable, such as the “dome” positioned in the center of the bar, the open kitchen and the tall walls of bottles.

La Gioia (MI) — Lombardia Secrets
La Gioia (MI) — Lombardia Secrets

Joy is both on the palate and on sight. We cultivate an essential quality in the kitchen, the sense of simplicity.

A project that led to an obsessive search for materials, styles, and recipes, starting from the suggestions of La Terrazza di Scola, a film that made everyone fall in love with Italy and its traditions, including grand hotels and never-ending parties in the most exclusive parlors and terraces.

Opened in 2020 and very soon elevated to the status of “cult place” in Milan, La Gioia boasts a very cozy environment characterized by a retro-style American Bar counter with a double-breasted barman, velvet curtains separating the rooms, vintage photos on the walls, a green ceiling like in the restaurants of Capri, and a huge open kitchen where the brigade puts on a real culinary show.

La Gioia (MI) — Lombardia Secrets

The dishes are the classic ones of Italian cuisine, those conceived for important occasions, from melanzane alla parmigiana to linguine with lobster, and prepared to perfection with careful raw material selection work, visits to the markets to find the excellence of each product, and every process made strictly fresh in house.

Every gesture itself becomes part of the experience, like some of the signature dishes of the restaurant finished at the table: from the Cacio&Pepe pasta creamed directly in a form of 36-month pecorino cheese, to the freshly grated truffle on the grilled meat, up to the sorbet creamed with citrus juice and zest.

La Gioia (MI) — Lombardia Secrets
La Gioia (MI) — Lombardia Secrets

The selection of staff, coming from international experiences in Michelin-starred fine dining restaurants or 5-star hotels, is also very careful, and is managed between the other venues of the Group with very high standards of service.

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.

La Gioia (MI) — Lombardia Secrets

La Gioia is a real feast, for the eyes, the palate and above all the mood, certain that it will become one of your favorite places, both for a business lunch and a special evening that you would like to never end.

The Secret

A refinement that leaves nothing to chance, not even in the dress: guests are, in fact, required to have an elegant and business casual dress code and to limit taking photos in the room. Welcome back Eleganza!

Useful Info

La Gioia
Via S. Marco 38
20121 Milano
Tel. +39 388 8839951

Starters: from 18 euro
First courses: from 23 euro
Second courses: from 25 euro

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