Scalo Farini was first recommended to me by an Isola local for the best Aperitivo in town. I admit I haven’t tried them all in Milan yet but so far I haven’t found any better.
As with the Aperitivo buffet, the choice of cocktails is endless. I usually go for my all-time favorite, Negroni, but the different Spritz versions on offer are always great, too.
Prices are very reasonable at € 9 for any 1st drink and € 6 from the 2nd onwards (of course including the buffet).
The buffet is amazing with some Spanish influences. I like that it’s a nice mix between fried snacks and salads, there is always a large selection.
Get here early for the aperitivo (between 18:55 and 19:10 is best) to find a seat as the place fills up quickly (there is seating both inside and outside). The design is modern and clean and the crowd relaxed and unpretentious.
Although I usually come here for the famous aperitivo, Scalo Farini also serves great “home-cooked” fare for lunch and dinner.