As the name suggests, el Cicinín has a strong milanese history.

It’s born on the Navigli, a place where people used to fish and wash their clothes, and the meaning of his name is “a little of”, explaining the beauty of discovering the simple things in life. Like drink and eat well, possibly in good company.

Michele and Marco, the owners of el Cicinín, both born and raised in Milan, learned from their parents not only some words in dialect, but also the history of their town. A history that has made it the modern, creative and dynamic metropolis it is today, without losing the convivial and genuine soul that has always characterized it.

And that’s what you’ll find at el Cicinín: the welcome, the warmth and the smiles of young and passionate people who will make you savor the unique atmosphere of this iconic place, serving excellent cocktails or a glass of good wine and telling you about the excellences of the area with a simple but refined cuisine.

Because in Milan, everything starts with a toast. 


italian bistrot

A genuine menu, which combines contemporary cuisine and Milanese tradition.
Every evening and on Saturdays and Sundays also for lunch.


cocktail bar

Signature cocktails, great classics
and our selection of wines and spirits.

who we are

el Cicinín is a place with a friendly and relaxed climate, just like its owners.
Marco and Michele, born and raised in Milan but with Apulian origins, left their respective careers in 2016 to open el Cicinín, bringing the typical atmospheres of both their places of origin between the tables of their cocktail bar.



What they say about us

"One of my favorite places on the Navigli, you eat very well and is located in a small pedestrian street with outdoor tables, so lunch and an aperitif are very pleasant. Ideal for a dinner with friends".
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"Very kind and always ready to satisfy customers! Suggestive location in one of the most beautiful areas of Milan. If you pass by the Navigli do not miss this place!".
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"Kind, friendly, professional. Simple, light, nice atmosphere. Good prices, great food. In short, a place to go to relax with friends, drink well and eat with taste.".
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