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. 10–12 €) 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 October 2020: From 22 October, Milan will have a curfew from 23:00 to 05:00.

Monday-Saturday from 08:00/09:00
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

Daily 12:00 – 15:00 and 19:00 – 23:00
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