Il Refettorio Simplicitas is my favorite place to eat when I visit Milan. The executive chef, Giovanni Ruggieri, uses simple, fresh, and local ingredients to consistently turn out powerful flavors you never knew you always wanted to taste. Echoing the food's unassuming presentation, the restaurant is designed in the style of a monastery's dining room. Water served at the table even comes from the on-premise artesian well. To top it all off, the prices couldn't be better (especially given the results). The restaurant, located near the Brera neighborhood, is open for both lunch and dinner. Buon apetito!