Where to Eat in Milan: Alla Cucina Delle Langhe
Caprese di bufala (€ 12,00)
It’s not hard to eat well while in Italy. But when I heard that Alla Cucina delle Langhe is one of Tom Ford’s preferred lunch spots when in Milan, I decided to make a point to eat there.
Left: Rigatoni pomodoro e basilico (€ 11,00) Right: Tagliolini al burro fuso con grattata di tartufo “Bianchetto” (€ 26,00)
Located on the Corso Como, Alla Cucina della Langhe isn’t a tourist spot, but is popular with locals as a business lunch spot. Be sure to book ahead if you want a table. The menu focuses on foods from the Piemonte and Lombardia regions.
Filet alla griglia (€ 24,00)
The atmosphere was sedate and business-y and the service was top notch. The best dishes were the pastas, with the standout dish being the truffle-laden Tagliolini al burro fuso con grattata di tartufo Bianchetto (€ 26,00). It wasn’t particularly photogenic but it was delicious.
My husband and I split the grilled filet, which was served rarer than the medium we ordered…. because Europe.
The restaurant’s wine list is extensive, with a few “by the glass” options and a lot of different price points. We ordered a bottle of the 1998 Sugarille Brunello Di Montalcino, which unfortunately was corked when our server attempted to open it. The server handled the situation appropriately- seeking the manager and quickly and replacing the bottle with another.
That being said, I can’t recommend the 1998 Sugarille. Go for another Brunello Di Montalcino.
Alla Cucina della Langhe exterior