Mangiari di Strada – Italian Street Food in Milan
I have a tendency to be a little obsessive. Fortunately for me it’s usually about a new ingredient or a recently discovered restaurant.
“Mangiari di Strada” is my current food obsession. After all the food is spectacular made with wholesome organic and biodyanimic ingredients.
They also have a massive selection of items. But they only make small batches of each, which helps ensure the quality. This is great for obsessive foodies like me because it means there is always sometime new to try. But beware, arriving late means risking that the item you’ve been craving all week is now sold out.
The hubby and I avoid that problem by arriving early.
But Mangiari di Strada has very particular opening hours – lunch only Monday through Saturday, closed on Sundays. My obsession has been forced to manifest itself on days when we wake up early enough to get there for lunch and also beat the crowd.
The other component for me loving this place – the super chic interior. Modern industrial mixed with Italian elegance: clean lines, marble counter tops and large windows that open out to a stone filled courtyard.
The crowd is pretty groovy too.
On Saturday’s (the only day I’ve been) you’ll find an array of locals. The fashionably casual Italian hipsters with their rambunctious kids in tote. (The kids are playing and eating in the green space – so you can avoid them if you are so inclined.) You’ll find just normal “average” (whatever that means) Italians in the 25 – 40 age range. And you’ll even find a sprinkling of elderly people who are clearly there because the place has received rave reviews from like everybody.
By far one of the nicest crowds of restaurant goers you’ll find in Milan… You even risk starting up a conversation with a complete stranger in this place. 😉
And yes the food rocks, but at reasonable prices too!
I ask myself how in the world do they manage to do all of that and only charge 8 euros for a plate of homemade hand rolled pasta? Well for one it’s self service. And well the place is in the boonies. Like only locals there. Unless you are in the know because you read this blog. Booya!
Anyways let me know if and when you try this place. Are you adding it to your list of food obsessions too?
xoxo, Mrs. Flirty Foodie