Lombardy/Milan dishes

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Famous specialties
of Lombardy and Milan

Osso Buco

This internationally renowned dish is veal shank braised with tomato, onion, stock and wine, then topped with Gremolata, a garnish made with parsley, garlic and lemon rind. The choicest morsel in Osso Buco ("hole in bone") is the cooked marrow clinging to the hollow of the bone.

Risotto alla Milanese

Rice is in its fullest glory when used to prepare this popular saffron colored and flavored side dish.

Costoletta alla Milanese

A breaded veal chop that is similar to its more famous offspring, the Wiener Schnitzel of Austria and Germany.

Frito Misto

A "mixed fry" of variousmeats or seafood.


A soup, thick with rice and/or pasta and vegetables. (Liguria also claims credit for creating this specialty.)

Zuppa Pavese

A consomme with a whole poached egg.


A dried and candied fruit-studded yeast cake enriched with eggs and butter. Now popular throughout Italy, especially at Christmas time.

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