Finally, after a waiting of one and a half year, Carlo Cracco inaugurated his new restaurant in an almost cinematographic location in the heart of Milan, between Piazza Duomo and Piazza della Scala, in Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. With a proud smile, side by side with Milan Mayor Giuseppe Sala, the chef, wrapped in an elegant gray suit, pointed out: “This is the first restaurant truly and completely mine.” The refined nineteenth-century architecture is an amazing space of 1,118 square meters on 5 floors – rented for just over 1.2 million dollars a year- that, with the uttermost attention to detail, Cracco, chef but also entrepreneur, has turned into an impressive multi-function venue.
The spaces are organized so to have a cellar in basement – with 2 thousand labels -, a café and pastry shop on the first floor – opening directly on the main nave of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II -, a restaurant on the second floor – with an average price of just over 55 dollars per dish -, a hall for private functions on the second floor, and, obviously kitchens and service areas not accessible to the public. This mixed culinary proposal is expected to boost the turnover of Cracco’s restaurant that used to be in Via Victor Hugo and that in 2016 had exceeded 7 million euro.
Ilona Catani Scarlett