Da Claudio, Milan
Tel: 39 02 8056 857
Concierge.com's insider take:
Landlocked Milan is famous for its fishmongers—and Da Claudio is widely considered to be the best in town. Recently, though, it has also become an in-crowd stop on the city's aperitivo circuit, offering generous sashimi-style platters of raw fish—salmon, shellfish, oysters, scampi, and, occasionally, lobsters—with simple salads, plus one or two cooked delicacies. The choice of wine is limited to one fairly decent sparkling Prosecco, offered free with one's chosen dish—which can vary in price from €8.50 ($11) to €23 ($30). There are no tables—you simply munch and swill standing up at the fish counter. Though aperitivo time is when things get busy, the snack-and-wine service is available all day long. In November 2010 Da Claudio inaugurated a full-scale seafood restaurant on the first floor, under the tutelage of talented young Veneto chef Paolo Casanova.
Open Mondays 11 am to 8 pm, Tuesdays through Saturdays 11 am to 9 pm.