Originally Posted by usctrojans31
Lo Zingaro nailed all of the shopping quite well. Some other things that are worth doing/seeing/buying in the city.
S.P.I.B - VERY "off the beaten path" but it is my favorite pizza in the city. Yellow line to Machiachini, 5 minutes by foot. via Legnone, 34
Nobu - Via manzoni 31. Not very Milanese, but fantastic food and incredible wine list.
Martini - Dolce and Gabbana
Deseo (Brera) - best food at an apertivo that I have ever had.
Barbiere at Dolce and Gabbana. It's the best haircut that I have ever received. EUR 40 and well worth it. I go to Antonio who speaks English and loves to practice his English, The second he found out that I was from USA he asked if we could switch from Italian to English
Castello Sforzeco - Seconded...this is probably the nicest view in the city.
Colonne at night (I don't know how old you are. If you're over 35ish, don't)
If you're going to M.Bardelli, check out Cattolica. I'm biased as I studied there, but it is a gorgeous university.
Crema di pistacchio at Rinascente (top floor). It is an orgasm in your mouth. I brought 6 back to Paris in July.
SPIB: pizza is quite good IMHO, the place is a challenge even for a Milanese, because of the location. Wouldn't recommend.
Nobu: what? Sushi? They've got very good sushi in the US, why bother? Also, it's very expensive. Very very. I would recommend if you pay more than one visit in Milan. A foreigner shoul try italian cuisine. Speaking about sushi, I'd suggest, If you really want sushi, Finger's
Martini - Dolce&Gabbana: that's something very nice I forget. The location is fantastic and cocktails get 8 out of 10.
Deseo: again, very nice. Nice suggestion.
Barbiere at Dolce&Gabbana: Never tried, but there is Antica Barbieria Colla
) that is much in Milanese spirit. Prices are quite the same, a little higher; but the care and treatment are fantastic and traditional.
I totally agree with the rest.