Cioccolati Italiani

For all you chocolate lovers out there in the city, the name of this place should be enough motivation for a visit. Cioccolati Italiani prides itself to not be just a regular ice cream place or a shop that sells chocolate, but rather a chocolate laboratory. The restaurant goers are not just there to eat dessert, but are also spectators watching the chocolate, pastries and cakes being created in real time through glass windows that look into the kitchens. Their motto is lo facciamo davanti a tutti, which roughly translates to we make it [the chocolate] in front of everyone.

Located in the heart of Milan, just a few minutes walk from the Colonne di San Lorenzo, Cioccolati Italiani is not just trying to sell delicious desserts, but is also trying to promote the culture of chocolate-making and appreciation in Milan. The place has been open for about a year now, and is open seven days a week. If we had one complaint about Cioccolati Italiani, it would probably be that their menu is just too extensive. There is so much choice and variety that it takes you ages to finally settle upon what you want to order.

In this cold, grey Milanese winter, their cioccolata calda is a must-have! Their ice creams may be slightly more expensive than the ones in other gelaterias in Milan, but the portions are larger and the chocolate is much richer, not to mention the fact that the base of the cone is filled with liquid chocolate. The rest of their prices are also reasonable in terms of the quality of food being served. We also recommend you to try any of their cakes or crepes. And for those few of you who dislike all sweets, fear not, they even have a whole range of savory food, which is also quite delicious.

Cioccolati Italiani
Via Edmondo De Amicis, 25
20123 Milano
Tel: 02 89406651

It’s Chocolate Time!

Today is a special day. The winter is giving us one of its best gifts: the snow.

In Milano this means that everything is silent and peaceful, surrounded by an unreal atmosphere. Almost no one is in the street, but people that want to enjoy silence and tranquility.

You may ask: so what am I going to do? Don’t worry: Milanozine will not leave you alone!

So we thought about something that will make you warmer and sweater inside: hot chocolate. If you are brave enough to have a walk around the city, you cannot miss the 4 best places to have an Italian-made hot chocolate. Maybe with a friend, or maybe with someone more special.

Shocolat, Via Giovanni Boccaccio 9
“Nine out of ten people like chocolate. The tenth person always lies.” – John Tullius
Even if there are just few seats, grab a chocolate candy on the left of the entrance (they are for free) and be ready for an unforgettable experience.

Cioccolati Italiani, Via De Amicis 25
“Anything is good if it’s made of chocolate.” – Jo Brand
Perfect after a nice walk in Colonne, the place is big and welcoming. For the real chocolate lovers, ready to try all the different tastes of chocolate ever imagined.

Choco Cult, Via Buonarroti 7
“All you need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt!” – Lucy V. Pelt
A bit more expensive, but a Milanese must. And don’t forget to ask for whipped cream on top!

Grom, various locations
“Chocolate is nature’s way of making up for Mondays”. – Anonymous
Grom is easy to find, cause it’s everywhere!
So it’s perfect if you are shopping or just enjoying a nice walk around the city.

And of course, if you’re not brave enough to go out, just make sure you have some chocolate at home!