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10 BEST Food Tours in Milan (selected by an Italian)

Milan is renowned as the fashion capital of Italy. It might not be as known as Bologna or Naples for its gastronomic delights… but that doesn’t mean you won’t eat well in Milan. The opposite.

Milan traditional foods include Risotto alla Milanese, Panettone, Minestrone alla Milanese, Ossobuco, Cotoletta alla Milanese… The list could go on.

And that’s why for a genuine taste of the vibrant city, you either need to try all these dishes on your own or embark on a Milan food tour.

But with so many options available, it can be hard to decide which experience to choose. That’s why I’ve curated a list of the 10 best Milan food tours, including options for sweet lovers, wine enthusiasts, and those eager to try it all. 

These tours are sure to take you on a culinary journey like no other. So, get ready to sample one of the most delicious and authentic Italian cuisines!

Why trust my recommendations for food tours in Milan? Although I’m from Bologna, I’ve visited Milan many times and eaten my way through it – after all, the city is just one hour away by train!

In this post, I’m sharing the inside scoop on the tours that I believe offer the best taste of the city. From the must-try dishes to the most authentic experiences, I’ve sorted through them all.

That’s what I’ve been doing for the last 10 years, and why you can trust me to recommend you only the very best activities.

I generally use Viator and Get Your Guide to book tours around the world. I especially recommend them for their great cancellation policy. If you need to change your plans, you can cancel most activities up to 24 hours in advance and get a full refund. 

In a rush? These are the best tours:

THE BEST TOUR Milan Gourmet Food Tour
APERITIVO TOURMilan Mix Aperitivo and Street Food Tour
PRIVATE TOUR Award-Winning Private Food Tour of Milan
FOOD AND WINE TOURFranciacorta Winery and Bergamo Day Trip

OUR PICK: The BEST Food Tour in Milan

Delight in the flavors of Milan’s cuisine on this small-group Milan Gourmet Food Tour – Do Eat Better Experience.

You’ll be able to sample local specialties, including fresh pasta, stuffed potatoes, cured meats, and gourmet pizza. All paired with delicious Lombard wine, of course!

Along the way, you’ll follow your local guide around Milan’s city center and its iconic landmarks, learning informative insights about each of them.

Stop at the most traditional eateries and cafés for your tastings, and end the tour with delectable pastries and a cup of espresso. Since the tour is capped at 12 participants, it promises a personalized experience.

Why this tour? It operates with small groups, ensuring an intimate experience, and includes a wide range of food tastings. You’ll relish everything from savory traditional dishes to sweet treats, Italian espresso, and wine. In other words, it’s the perfect introduction to Milanese food.

Read what the reviews say:

The tour was awesome! We were lucky to be the only two who followed our guide Julia. Julia was very friendly and outgoing and we felt like we were on a experience with a friend! She introduced us to great local milanese food place’s. We recommend this tour to everyone that are interested in food and some food history. A big thanks to Julia for a great tour and food experience.”

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This food tour in Milan includes: All food and drink tastings, and a guide. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Other Great Tours to Consider

▶️ Indulge in a 3-hour Milan Food Walking Tour of Brera, which takes you through the city’s hippest neighborhood: Brera! Your local guide will lead you through its charming streets, sharing tales of Milan’s history and evolving cuisine. 

You’ll sample mouthwatering Milanese dishes like saffron-accented risotto, veal Milanese, and mondeghili meatballs. They’ll be followed by delicious treats that include gelato, cannoli, and the coveted Parma ham.

Plus, enjoy a sip of craft beer and a traditional Northern Italian aperitivo in one of Milan’s most vibrant neighborhoods!

This walking food tour in Milan includes: A local guide, food tastings, Aperitivo, and a bottle of beer. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ The Milan: Food and Wine Experience is a 3-hour foodie tour. Your guide will take you to the most traditional eateries in the city, where you’ll savor a 5-course meal of regional delicacies.

You’ll stroll around the beautiful Milan Navigli, learning about the city’s culinary traditions. Milanese risotto, fresh pasta, cheeses, and wine tastings are included on top of your multi-course lunch. So go hungry!

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This tour includes: A guide, all food and wine tastings, and a 5-course meal. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

An Aperitivo Tour in Milan

▶️ Join this Milan Mix Aperitivo and Street Food Tour – Do Eat Better Experience to sample your way through the city. You’ll head to Navigli and Porta Ticinese neighborhoods, immersing yourself in aperitivo culture.

It starts with a sip or two of delicious cocktails served by expert mixologists. Next, you’ll visit the premises and production sites of several famous wines.

Indulge in various samples paired with cheeses, meats, and the famous Milanese cutlet at different bars and restaurants.

Meanwhile, your guide will be sharing fascinating stories about Milan’s foodie scene. End the tour with a sweet and savory combo of pizza cone and delicious ice cream. 

This Milan street food tour includes: A local guide, and all food and drink tastings. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Private Food Tours in Milan

▶️The Award-Winning Private Food Tour of Milan: 6 or 10 Tastings allows you to indulge in Milan’s traditional food with a local. Taste the best of the Brera neighborhood with organic gelato, tramezzini, and local ham.

Your private guide will also take you to renowned eateries to sample artisan chocolate, pizza, and cheeses with regional wine.

Discover Milanese specialties while getting insider tips on the best places to eat. Throughout the tour, you’ll learn about the different types of Italian cuisine and its ingredients.

This tour includes: A private guide, and all food and drink tastings. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ Discover the beloved aperitivo tradition on this 2-hour Drinks & Bites in Milan Private Tour. Stroll through popular hangout areas, like Colonne di San Lorenzo, and enjoy a glass of ‘prosecco on the go’ as you explore the Navigli district. 

Try the classic Milanese Campari, visit trendy bars, and enjoy appetizers with your cocktails. You’ll also learn the history behind aperitivo, experiencing local lifestyle firsthand. Vegetarian options are available. 

This tour includes: 3 food tastings, 3 drinks, and a guide. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ With the Best Street Food Walking Tour in Milan you’ll delve head-first into the foodie scene of the city. Stroll around Brera, a trendy neighborhood in Milan, and sample various food staples from different parts of Italy.

Indulge in Focaccia, sandwiches, pastries, and cheeses, all paired with wine and beer. All the while you’ll be learning about their origins from your friendly guide.

Cap off the tour with a sweet gelato, and great recommendations on where to eat during your stay.

This tour includes: A guide, and all food and drink tastings. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

 Food & Wine Tours from Milan

▶️ Marvel at the beauty of Bergamo, a well-preserved medieval city, on this Milan: Franciacorta Winery and Bergamo Day Trip with Lunch.

Spend your free time exploring Bergamo’s cobblestone streets enclosed by Venetian walls. Then, indulge in a 3-course lunch with wine pairings at a traditional restaurant. 

Your final stop is a historical winery, where you’ll enjoy a guided tour. Learn all about the Franciacorta wine-making process and a delicious tasting of sparkling wines.

All the while you’ll get to take in the picturesque views of Lake Iseo and the vineyards. 

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This Milan food and wine tour includes: Transportation, free time in Bergamo, a winery visit, tastings, and lunch.  ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ Indulge in a full-day gastronomic experience with this Food and Wine Tour on Lake Como – Small Group. Admire the stunning scenery on the train ride from Milan, and explore one of Italy’s most sought-after destinations as you eat your way through it. 

Sample delicacies like homemade pasta, gelato, and focaccia as you walk around Como. Then, hop on a boat for a scenic tour around the lake, including a stop at Torno to see its famous villas.

On the way back enjoy an Italian pastry with an espresso or cappuccino. 

This tour includes: A guide, transportation, boat cruise, and all food and drink tastings. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

The Perfect Tour for Pastry Lovers

Savor the sweet and delicious world of Italy’s pastry and bakery culture with this Milan Patisserie Tour – Do Eat Better Experience.

Discover the traditional desserts of the city that have been a hit since the 19th century, and indulge in a few of them, such as the famous panettone, cannoncini, marron glacé, and pralines. 

Pay a visit to historical boutiques as well as modern, colored pâtisseries and learn insider tips from your guide on where to eat and drink. 

This tour includes: A guide, food tastings, beverages, and bottled water. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

  • Stefania Guglielmi

    Stefania Guglielmi is the founder of Every Steph. Originally from Bologna, Italy, she's been traveling full-time since 2016 and has visited over 50 countries across 6 continents. She believes sustainable travel and luxury travel can go hand in hand and has been advocating for responsible tourism since 2014. Stefania's advice and travel experiences have been featured in important publications such as Business Insider, Refinery29, and Yahoo Money.