Eating out in Milan is an expensive pastime so it's always good to find a refreshingly good-value option, especially hidden under the colonnades in pricy Piazza del Duomo right next to the Galleria Vittorio Emmanuele II. Autogrill is a self-service restaurant with a fast turnaround and several outlets in Milan, so it must be doing something right. Owned by the pan-European catering conglomerate Autogrill, all the branches have the same format of food stations with hot dishes such as pasta, meat dishes, and pizza, plus self-service salad bars, snacks, sandwiches, and conveniently sized mini-bottles of wine. There's a great range of fruit tarts and chocolate pastries too. Yes, it gets criticized and no, it’s far from haute cuisine, but the food is cooked daily and prices are quite remarkable for the district. You can even sit outside slap-bang next to the Duomo.
- Frommer's Staff