A true delight in the heart of the Navigli area, Al Coccio is just one of my favorites. Half-way between a pub and a tavern, Al Coccio strikes for its vintage furniture, a rock attitude, and the very easy-going staff. The peculiarity here at “Coccio”, as we call it, is that your drinks will be served in terracotta cups – “coccio” in fact is the Italian word for pottery crock.
The inside is cozy and the summer dehors works even better if you want to chill, even in the middle of the Navigli nightlife. Not only Al Coccio is one of Milan’s pubs promoting local craft beers, such as Birrificio Lariano and Birrificio Italiano, but you will also find the yummiest paninis and piadinas with the best ingredients, that is local cheeses and typical cold cuts, as well as the house platters and a few tasty vegan/ veggie options too. Despite what the dish or soup of the day may be, I have to confess I always go for the “chevre chaud salad”!
All in all, Al Coccio is the best spot in the Navigli area to grab a bite and chill with your friends before or after a stroll in the whereabouts. Fun fact, a few of the crock cups were made on the Ghost movie set! Nah, just kidding, I made that up.