Morgante opened during Milano Design Week 2016 as a secret bar in collaboration with us of Zero. Having said that the experiment was a lot of fun and that Morgante is not (unfortunately) a bar owned by us, after experiencing it and telling it mainly as a cocktail bar we spent one evening to see the new dining room – in fact, after just one year the place has expanded – and try the kitchen.
To get there just enter from Vicolo dei Lavandai, the most beautiful corner of the Naviglio dedicated to lavender and remained virtually unchanged since the end of the nineteenth century, with a dirt path, ditches and stone stalls where they rubbed the clothes; in short Morgante is hidden just enough not to be subject to the barbarian invasions that, especially on weekends, target this area of the city.
The entrance is always a miracle: behind the main door a beautiful scented garden awaits you with a few seats for those who prefer to stay outdoors smoking, making out and of course drinking. The interior – once there was an art gallery here and people used to dance tango – is instead rather nocturnal, very similar to a club, and embellished by the atmosphere of the artist Pino Pipoli and the discreet welcome of the landlord Gianfranco Morgante. The dining room is brighter – thanks to the windows overlooking the alley – and very elegant, all in shades of blue and grey.
Food & drink chapter: research and quality of raw materials meet expectations; the menu changes often and is a journey into contemporary Italian cuisine, while cocktails continue to be the pride of the restaurant. Bravo, keep it up.
Translated by @silaskin