You can find many kinds of restaurants:
There are numerous but we advise you to avoid the Duomo area.
Bars (Wine, Beer & Coktails) Caffè della Pusterla - Via De Amicis 24, Milano
Metro: S. Ambrogio Cantine Isola - Via Paolo Sarpi 30, Milano La Cantina di Manuela - Via Raffaello Sanzio 16, Milano
Metro: Buonarroti Ombre Rosse - Via Stradella 2, Milano
Metro: Lima Bar Magenta - Via Carducci 13, Milano
Metro: Cadorna Chakra - 14 via Cesariano, Milano
[http://www.chakramilano.it] Baci & abbracci - 44 via De Amicis, Milano
Metro: S. Ambrogio [http://www.bacieabbracci.it] Elephant - Via Melzo, 22
(zona Porta Venezia)
Restaurant/Trattoria +39 02 Tramp - Galleria San Babila, 4/c, Milano
Metro: San Babila [http://www.trampdinnerlounge.com] Al Tempio d'oro - Via delle Leghe, 23, Milano
Metro Pasteur[http://www.altempiodoro.it/] Barabba - via Belfiore, 5, Milano
Metro: Wagner Coquelicot - Viale Crispi 2, Milano
Metro: Moscova/li> La Flaca - Via Monfalcone 32, Milano
Metro: Udine [http://www.caffelaflaca.com/]
Many bars are good. All have happy hour from 7pm to 9pm. You can try Negroni or Bar Basso. You will find a lot of them in Porta Ticinese, Navigli or Brera areas.
Other references will be found in http://www.milanotonight.it.
New pub with best belgians beers is Brasserie Bruxelles in Viale Abruzzi 33, near Buenos Aires Avenue.Best belgian beers on tap .Imported beer list: trappist and abbay.Open every night from 6pm till 2am.
I went to a recommended Italian restaurant in Milan that serves pizzas and sea food. Price is not expensive (40 EUR for 2 people, with 2 pizzas, desserts and coffees) and service is very good and friendly and quite quick...once inside (you have to queue a bit outside to have a table. It shows how popular it is, and it is worth it!) The lady in charge of organising, Manuela, is fun (speaks at least Italian, French -lived there- and English I heard). Tell her that you come from Easy Expat :-)
Viale Regina Margherita
Tel: +39 02-54107771
Metro: Porta Romana/San Babila
EasyExpat organised an event in this wine bar (winner of wine bar of the year in Milan) on the 9th October 2006. Wine is delicious and the list changes every week. I had a fabulous Maime (Negroamaro), but I had the opportunity to test 3 before choosing. Of course, as for any Italian apperitivo, we had delicatessen, olives and nibbles for free with the wine.
And last but not least, when I asked whether it was possible to buy wine bottles, the lady took me to another room. Looked dark at the start but when she put the light on it was amazing: 100 square meters with bottles: spumante, blanco, rosso,...
The shop area is open to 8pm (but you can go later from the bar). The bar is closed on Sunday and Tuesday.
Via Emilio Morosini, 19