The Milanophiles

Pondering Milan with Roberta Abate

December 21, 2022 Jaclyn Season 1 Episode 1
The Milanophiles
Pondering Milan with Roberta Abate
Show Notes

Jaclyn DeGiorgio chats with Roberta Abate, a food journalist who has presided over the city’s food scene for the last decade from a couple of prominent editorial positions: editor of and editor-in-chief of Munchies Italia. This interview was recorded during Roberta's time at the latter, a role she held for five years before stepping down in November. 

They discuss what makes Milan and its food scene shine, local dining habits, the charm of the city’s ubiquitous courtyards, contemporary aperitivo culture, and how the food scene has evolved over the last decade, among other topics. 

Establishments mentioned in the episode


Pasta Madre 


La Sala Bistrot 

Spazio Niko Romito (restaurant with best Duomo view) 


Da Martino


The Unseen Bar (The first Vaporwave bar in Milan) 

Tipografia Alimentare 

Erba Brusca 

Enoteca Naturale  




Additional links:

Robert’s Instagram: @rob_and_the_apocolypse

Roberta's Munchies story about the Unseen Bar 

Jaclyn’s blog post about Via Melzo, Milan's de facto Restaurant Row