This is a preview of the content in our Italian Food Decoder app. Get the app to:
  • Read offline
  • Remove ads
  • Build a list of your own favourites
  • Search the contents with full-text search functionality
  • ... and more!
iOS App Store Google Play


in the Milan style

Outside of being associated with Milan, a dish alla milanese can mean many things, although if you see simply 'milanese' on a menu, it usually means a cutlet fried in breadcrumbs. Many local dishes, such as risotto alla milanese, include saffron, the city's totem spice ever since the Middle Ages. Another classic Milanese dish is osso buco, often served with risotto alla milanese.

Other dishes, such as cassouela, have neither breadcrumbs or saffron, but were invented or popular in Milan.



Text © Dana Facaros & Michael Pauls

Image by Giorgio Minguzzi