Sliping out from school to go get a “panzerotto” at Luini’s bakery has been a sort of “tradition” for every Milanese student for at least 3 generations. Located in a small alley just behind the Duomo Cathedral, this “city institution” was born in 1949 and the original secret recipe of the Luini’s family has been jealously kept till now.  We are talking about fried or baked pastries (a typical street food from Apulia), folded in a half moon shape and filled with tomato, mozzarella, ham, salami, cheese, mushroom, spinach and other greedy “delicatessen”. Cooked at the moment with quality ingredients, panzerotti are coming out fresh, still smoking and for a ridiculous price (about 3 Euros) … this is the reason for its incredible success and this is why you should be prepared to queue for long time if you want to smell and taste the legend (just imagine that Luini has recently hired door-men to avoid assoults to the store … absolutely crazy … but incredibly true). A funny anecdote: some fake news by the web recently reported that the historical shop was about to close down … and it almost determined a “diplomatic crisis”. “Milan would not be Milan without its famous and mythical panzerotto”  it was said by many loyal and “vintage” clients … but THANKS DOG … the info was just a stupid hoax. The panzerotto at Luini is a real must as it is spinning on the bull’s balls … pointless to say … in company of your inseparable furry friends.

Address: via Santa Redegonda, 16 – map
Phone: (+39) 0286461917
M1 Duomo (red line)
Mon from 10.00am to 03.00pm, Tue-Sat from 10.00am to 08.00pm, CLOSED ON SUNDAY
The only possible suggestion is coming from the teachings of our 4 legged friends: follow your nose !



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