Wearing the national team’s green and yellow uniform for seven years and runner-up at the Tokyo Olympics from Santa Catarina Rosamaria Montibeller is considered a powerhouse in women’s volleyball.
Born in Nova Trento (SC), the 1.85 m athlete gave up her modeling career and soon gave sport a chance, a “transforming agent” in her life, as she likes to refer.
With her talent, the Brazilian left the national soil more than two years ago to land directly in Italy where he currently represents the club Busto Arsizio, one of the main clubs in the country.
Away from the courts, her spare time is filled with going to restaurants, traveling and also her passion for fashion and beauty – all shared with her more than 1.2 million followers on social networks.
And it is precisely in Milan capital of fashion and design, that the athlete has some of her favorite restaurants in the boot country.
From a Michelin-starred restaurant to a Mexican restaurant that turns into a real party at nightfall, the player shares some tips on where to eat for the first time in the Italian city.
bon appetitor better, bon appetit!
Osteria del Binari
If you are a fan of art, culture and gastronomy, Milan is your place and probably the Museum of Cultures (Mudec) is on your list. I visited the place recently and took the opportunity to have lunch at Osteria Del Binari which is just an eight-minute walk from the museum and close to Porta Genova train station.
The house serves typical Milanese cuisine with a cozy atmosphere that maintains original furniture from the beginning of the 20th century and a multicolored internal garden, where we can have lunch during the summer.
My choice was the classic breaded Cotoletta di Vitelo (€30) and to go with it I chose arugula and cherry tomatoes. The menu also offers options for risotto, pasta, meat and, of course, typical desserts such as tiramisu, panna cotta and gelato.
Via Tortona 1, 20144 Milan, Italy / Tel.: +39 02 8940 9428 / Opening hours: every day from 7 am to 3.30 pm and from 7 pm to 1 am.
Milan is a city for all tastes and budgets. If you are a fan of contemporary and elegant cuisine, the restaurant Arrow holder of two Michelin stars, offers an interesting and innovative experience.
Located inside the Hotel Mandarin Oriental, just steps from the Teatro Alla Scala, chef Antonio Guida leads the kitchen. There are à la carte options as well as a tasting menu.
My tip goes to the tasting menu La Via del Seta (€230), consisting of seven dishes, including a revisited Milanese risotto with herbal cream and raspberry topping. Absolutely mesmerizing!
It is worth remembering that Seta is considered one of the best restaurants in Milan and, therefore, book a table in advance, as it is very popular.
Via Andegari 9, 20121 Milan, Italy / Tel.: +39 02 8731 8897/ Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm and from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm; closed on sunday and monday
If there’s one thing that’s very typical in Italy, it’s going out in search of a good appetizer the Italian form of happy hour, in which the idea is to drink something and have a snack to whet your appetite.
In almost all restaurants, from around 6 pm to around 9 pm (time varies from location to location), we can order a drink and receive some appetizers to go with the drink.
I love to enjoy the aperitif on rooftops and, therefore, I recommend the The Roof . It is on the 10th floor and the entrance can be made through Hotel The Square or Hotel Dei Cavalieri (from the same group), very close to Piazza Duomo, and has a splendid view of the city.
It’s perfect for ordering an Aperol Spritz and enjoying the sunset! On the rooftop, we find both the bar and a restaurant that is open every day for lunch and dinner. It’s worth the visit and here’s a tip: the pizza al tartufo (€30) is sensational.
Piazza Missori, 3, Milan, Italy / Opening hours: every day from 11am to midnight.
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THE paca’s is the perfect destination for anyone looking for good South American cuisine in Italy! They make a mix between Argentinean and Brazilian cuisine, extremely rich in flavors and spices.
When I go to the house, they cannot miss: cheese and meat empanadas, cheese bread and, of course, a good option of seasoned and tender meat at the perfect point.
Depending on the week’s schedule, you’ll also find live Brazilian music, perfect for singing from start to finish with one of the many caipirinha options in hand. It is an option to kill a little nostalgia for Brazil.
Via Ariberto, 3, 20123 Milan, Italy / Tel.: +39 02 3829 9233 / Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm and from 7:30 pm to 11 pm; Saturday from 7:30 pm to 11 pm and Sunday from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm and from 7:30 pm to 11 pm; closed on mondays.
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No, not only pizza and risotto live in Milan.
“Hidden” behind a metal facade, passing through a velvet curtain, we find a patio with a vertical garden full of greenery that welcomes us to the Canteen , Mexican restaurant with a young and relaxed atmosphere. It’s a good place for a celebration with friends.
Fajitas (between €28 and €32), nachos (€16), tacos (between €12 and €18), guacamole (€16) and everything else typical of Mexican cuisine found here. And a classic margarita (€15) cannot be missing.
Downstairs there is the Tequila Bar, with more than 100 drink options. At the Canteen there is even a DJ who animates the customers after dinner, when everything turns into a party! It’s even worth climbing on the table to dance.
And before you leave, don’t forget to try the churros (€8) with chocolate or caramel, always warm and crunchy.
Via Archimede, 10, 20129 Milan, Italy / Tel.: +39 02 54 63 732 / Opening hours: every day from 7 pm to 3 am.
Source: CNN Brasil
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