A genteel wood-paneled Milanese institution, Cova was established in 1817 and sits at the heart of the gilded Quad d'Oro shopping district. Here you’re just as likely to see aged Milanese ladies in fur coats alongside gruff aristocrats clad in Barbour jackets as you are pop stars and glamour-puss fashionistas. It's as famous for its elegantly wrapped boxes of pralines as it is for its aromatic coffee, a blend of seven beans unchanged for almost two centuries. And now Cova has cashed in on its position on Milan's most coveted shopping streets and introduced a delicious bite-sized lunch menu of small plates including beef tartare, fritto misto, or mozzarella with Parma ham. They are perfect for the waifish models who also haunt the place.
Via Montenapoleone, 8
Our Rating Neighborhood Quad d'Oro Hours Mon–Sat 8:30am–8pm Transportation Metro: Montenapoleone Phone 02-7600-5599 Prices From €5 Cuisine Type Coffee house/Confectioner Web site Cova
MapVia Montenapoleone, 8 Milan
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