Today I’m sharing a very special restaurant in Milan, Italy. My husband was in there a couple of months ago and it was just by chance that he ended up in the Trattoria Bagutta, which without his knowing, is a bit of an institution in Milan. Guillaume was absolutely captivated by the place and took a number of photos with his phone to show me.
I adore new restaurants and often find some of them a great source of inspiration for decorating. They can have such a free reign with their interior design, but sometimes you just can’t beat a restaurant with an ambience that’s drenched in history. The Trattoria Bagutta, named after the literary Bagutta Prize, is one such place and it’s been a well-known meeting place for artists and writers since opening in 1924.
While I’m told the dining experience is superb, it’s what they’ve done to the restaurant that struck me; it’s somewhat like a museum with artwork everyone, a lot of it painted directly on to the walls. Can’t you just imagine how it would feel to be sitting in that room, listening to the music of the Italian language around you and enjoying a good meal? I’m feeling nostalgic of my travels through Italy just writing this. Oh the passion!
The restaurant has been in the same family since it opened with proud waiters working there for their entire careers.
If you ever go to Milan, make sure you pop in to Trattoria Bagutta for a truly memorable experience.
You can also read more about the restaurant and its rich history here.
This was Guillaume’s waiter for the evening, a wonderful man who has worked there for thirty years.
Via Bagutta, 14