At first, the decor can be a little disconcerting. It seems more fitting for an art display than a dining room. Imagine a vast workshop with crude walls and floors, and in the centre, four long tables in the form of a cross. You are in one of the most popular venues in Milan.
Design-wise, the lighting, Cappellini chairs selected by curator Tanja Solci. The mismatched plates (with over a hundred different references) come from the collections of Richard Ginori.
Food-wise, chef Luca Pedata executes excellent cuisine, reinterpreting Italian traditions with modernity and a lightness of touch. Everything is fresh, seasonal, and local, and the menu changes every two months. You may be in luck and try the grilled pigeon in artichokes, beetroot, grilled lentils and cherries for instance.
It is best to book ahead. Though the restaurant is a 'table d'hôte', an intimate dinner for two is also possible.
Carlo e Camilla in Segheria
Via Giuseppe Meda 24
+39 02 837 3963
Menu: around 45 EUR