I always think of Gattopardo as a place to go dancing, but actually, I always forget that they do aperitivo as well.

But let’s talk late night first: this is one of my preferred places to go dancing at the moment because it’s not swarming with children. It’s always been known to have a slightly older crowd, even people well into there thirties, maybe forties. It’s refreshing though if you’ve ever found yourself out on a Saturday night in Milan rubbing elbows with 18-year-olds.

The cool thing about this place is that it used to be an old church, which they then desecrated in the 70’s, turning it into what is now il Gattopardo Cafè. It’s not huge, two levels, and quite a pain to get in on the weekend. Sometimes it’s best to just book a table for aperitivo and then stay into the evening so you don’t have to fight the crowds outside.

Drink prices used to be relatively normal here (by Milan standards) and there was never a cover to get in, but I just recently went and was shocked to find a €15 cover (drink included) and if I’m not mistaken, I paid €12 for a Corona sometime during the evening! Let’s all hope this change in prices is all due to Expo. In any case, you know a night out in Milan is going to cost you, so get to this awesome church/club, what have you!

Gattopardo Cafè Milano

Gattopardo Cafè Milano

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