202 Milano for Burger Lovers

202 Milano by Packing my Suitcase

If there is something I always do when planning a trip, it’s to look for nice restaurants on my destination. Lately I have been searching for restaurants recommended by the locals, after all who knows best? So that is what I did before visiting Milan a few days ago, and ended up choosing burgers over pasta.

My choice was the 202 Milano, a New York styled and very cosy restaurant in a not touristy street of Milan, very famous for its juicy burgers. When I read about it I couldn’t resist but go and check it out by myself, so as burger fans, W and I went there on a Saturday night to give it a try.

202 Milano seems to be a hot spot for the Milanese, and I noticed that we were the only non-Italian ones that night. I must say it was great, we felt like locals, like we were in a normal night going for have dinner in a restaurant close to our house.

The atmosphere

The New York style of the restaurant made me feel like I was in Brooklyn. Brown tiled walls with historical images painted, beautiful decoration with white wooden tables, low light and candles; all details make up for a romantic and intimate atmosphere for couples and friends.

The service

Very friendly and caring owner/manager, who personally greeted us and suggested an amazing dessert. Apart from Italian and English, he also spoke very good German and engaged in a nice conversation with us while serving our wine.

The food

Of course, lets get to the point!

The starter: a very tasteful and crunchy portion of homemade potato chips, served with the old and good ketchup that I love. Detail for the little old-styled can:

I was still enjoying the flavor of the potato chips when our burgers were served. I ordered the classic Bacon & Cheese Burger, which also came with 2 types of sauces (separate from the burger in case you don’t want any) and more amazing potatoes. This time the potatoes were even more divine for my surprise, I have to be honest and say that I have never tried potatoes like these ones before: crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside! Hmmm!

202 Milano by Packing my Suitcase

The burger: huge, but just the size of my hunger that night. The meat was amazing, with the perfect amount of salt and medium grilled just like I asked. Mouth-watering, no doubt!

The dessert: of course I was full after eating this succulent and delicious burger and every bit of potatoes left, so I didn’t plan to order dessert. However, we were suggested to have a different type of dessert: a little glass filled with lemon sorbet mixed with a bit of Vodka and a little raspberry as the final touch. It was light, with the perfect amount of alcohol and a little bit sour, just as I like. I tell you, this dessert is not to be missed and it’s more like a mini cocktail, and I surely could have had some more!

Price: $$$$

Packing my Suitcase’s Rating:

5-suitcases

What can I say? Everything is homemade and I very much appreciate that. I was very happy with my choice and highly recommend 202 Milano to all burger lovers visiting or living in Milan.

Suggestions:

I would highly recommend making a reservation in advance, especially on the weekends;

There are other restaurants in Milan with a similar name, so be careful not to mistake it with another venue like we did! Shame on us being so tired after an entire day at the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Monza.

If you are in doubt whether to order a starterΒ or not, just so you know they always bring you some homemade potato chips.

For more information and reservation

202 Milano

Via Cesare da Sesto, 1

20123 Milano

Phone: +39 02 87236415

E-mail: 202milano@gmail.com

  • That dessert is perfection, and I never say no to a good burger. In fact it’s become somewhat my “thing” – finding great burgers outside of the US. Two weeks ago I had a great one, with guacamole, in Riga!

    • Yes Anna, the dessert was surprisingly amazing!
      Me too, I also cant say no to burgers and I guess I have been to almost every burger place in Munich haha
      Ohh woww, with guacamole? How cool!! πŸ˜€

  • A great post! Always good to know info on food!

  • I LOVE burgers so when I saw the word “burger” in the title of your post I knew I had to read it immediately πŸ˜€ That looks like a very juicy burger even though the sauces are on the side (I can’t see the sauce on the burger?). I can’t eat too much tomato sauce and so sometimes it’s hard for me to find a good burger! My favourite burger bun is the brioche bun, the one with the sesame seeds. I hope this meal really did fill you up after you spent all your energy at the F1 πŸ™‚

    • hahaha hi Mabel!! Great to know you are a burger lover πŸ˜€
      The burger was amazing… I prefer the sauce on the side, as I normally dont like most of the sauces… so I prefer to put ketchup πŸ˜€ though this one didnt need any sauce, it was already heaven!! Im sure you would like it too!!
      Yes this meal filled me up, I needed the energy hahaha

      • Hahaha! A lot of my female friends are not a fan of burgers as according to them, it’s “man food” πŸ˜€

        I don’t like a lot of ketchup or tomato sauce with my burger as this can make the taste very tangy. However, I like lots of ketchup with hotdog! You know what, I really like McDonalds Big Mac sauce but I am not a fan of their beef patties πŸ˜€

        • hahahaahah! Man food? Thats funny! Well, I love it πŸ˜€
          But can you believe that when I go to Mc Donalds I always order my burger without sauce? I normally dont like it, apart from ketchup. Everyone with its habits hahahaa

          • Yes, man food. I don’t know if you use this phrase in Germany. It’s very popular in Australia, and some other ‘Man foods’ that Aussie men like to eat include meat pies, sausage rolls, bacon, basically all the fried and oily foods πŸ˜€

            What, McDonalds burger without the sauce??? Maybe i will order their cheeseburger without the ketchup…. πŸ˜€

          • hahaha I know the expression, but here in Germany Im guessing we all eat man food… German food is very oily and fatty. Sausages, pork knee, potatoes in every single way you can imagine, sauces and so on hahaha. But I always liked burgers πŸ˜€
            I know right? Im weird… and I also ask to take all the vegetable off too hahaha… I guess they hate me when I ask that πŸ˜€

          • When I come to Germany, I know that there will be a lot of food I like waiting for me πŸ˜€ You must show me all the man food that Germany has!!!

            LOL! I am sure they always make you wait when you specially request to take some ingredients out of the meal πŸ˜€

          • hahaha yess, be sure of that!! I hope you like it when you come πŸ˜€ I will be more than happy to take you to some cool places πŸ˜€

            Ohhh yess, they always make me wait hahaha the funny thing is that its supposed to be simple, since I dont want all the ingredients!

  • It looks really nice ! I’m really attracted to the starter ! haha

  • Never been there….gotta get there soon…love, love, love burgers!

    • If you love burgers you will like these ones πŸ˜€
      If you ever go, let me know how it was!!

  • Sha

    oohhh, food and more food…I LOVE food…hahaha…these ones look good…:) I see you will be leaving for your next trip soon!! Super exciting!! πŸ™‚

    • Yessss food!!! Like me I guess you are also a foodie πŸ˜€
      I know right?? Things are a little bit busy around here with packing, dog, house and all hahaha Im counting the hours already πŸ˜€

      • Sha

        I’m not so much of a foodie…I just like to eat, period….kekeke…ahh you are making me excited for mine now…I’m flying off in 2 weeks time…:)

        • hahaha you are a foodie πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
          Ohhhh 2 weeks will pass by very fast, you will see!!! How cool, when I come back you will be leaving!! Crazy πŸ˜€

  • Sounds like my sort of place! Visiting the area next summer so will look it up.

    • Great!! Im sure you will like it πŸ™‚ let me know what you thought if you go!!

  • I had to quickly get out of your blog site! My mouth was beginning to water and my stomach has started to rumble!

    • haahaha oh nooo!! Poor you πŸ˜€ sorry about that!! Imagine that I had write the text and see the pictures again? hahaaha

  • Ε‡am Ε‡am (yummy, Czech equivalent)
    Suddenly I feel sorry for my poor lunch today (in McD…) πŸ˜€

  • It looks so awesome! I don’t eat fast food burgers anymore, but when I’m traveling I often look for restaurants serving great home made burgers (found an amazing one in Amsterdam πŸ˜€ ). Yesterday I cooked some burgers for my friends for the first time and they turned out pretty great πŸ˜€

    • Yess, I also avoid eating the fast food ones. Home made burgers are much better!! Woow, you also cook? Awesome πŸ˜€

  • My boyfriend would die to eat at this place, he LOVES burgers! Such a yummy review! πŸ™‚
    Jessica, Turquoise Compass