Gay-friendly Cafes & Restaurants in Milan

Tip for budget travellers: Some of the trattorias and other eateries in Milan offer a set menu of the day ('menu fisso'), usually including two courses ('primo' and 'secondo') and a dessert or espresso. Although you have limited choice (typically 2-3 different dishes for each course) these menus are an inexpensive option (approx. 1012 ) for having a proper meal and getting a taste of the Italian cuisine.

Another interesting option are the Happy Hours in the early evening offered by many lounge bars. Typically, when you order a drink you get a complimentary plate with small snacks ('aperitivo') or you can help yourself to the buffet at the bar.

Important note: Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, many places are closed or opening hours may have changed. Please check the websites and Facebook pages of the respective venues for the latest information.

Update 14 January 2021: The currently existing nationwide restrictions on public life in Italy (including the night curfew from 22:00 to 05:00) have been extended until 5th of March 2021.
Restaurants and bars in Milan have to stay closed until further notice.

Stylish, trendy cafe and cocktail bar with big street terrace.
They also offer breakfast and a small menu for lunch and dinner.
Mixed clientele during the day, gay hotspot at night.
@ Piazzale Lavater / Via Morgagni 2
Milan 20129
Metro, Tram: Porta Venezia

Popular gay-friendly pizzeria and trattoria. Good value for money, especially the set menu for lunch with two courses for 9-12 €.
@ Via Alessandro Tadino (across from No. 41)
Milan 20124
Metro: Lima