youa clear mission: “Rua is a road that we live and follow while cooking, so that our dishes transmit not only flavors, but also emotions”. He says it Francesco Zucchi Ricordiowner and to cook de Rua (“road”, in Portuguese), new address of the Milanese restaurant inaugurated at number 6 piazzale Carlo Archintoin animation Isola district. In a space of refined and essential designFrancesco brings to the table his idea of traditional cuisine, matured thanks to “a careful and constant research aimed at assimilating the countless recipes of the boot and their secrets, in order to be able to offer them to the public in a modern and sophisticated style”.
Inside the Rua
The Rua menu, refined cuisine and wine
In the Rua menu we find some traditional classics revisited with brio and skill, respecting the territory and seasonality. Among the conifers, the mondeghili (typical Milanese meatballs) with green parsley sauce and the veal in tuna sauce with tuna mousse, a tribute to Diego Rossi of tripe restaurant from Milano. Battle horse of Rua is the fresh pasta, homemade according to tradition. Among the former stand out the sea mandilli (“Silk handkerchiefs”), a typical Ligurian pasta form similar to lasagna, made with squid ink and topped with Ligurian pesto and raw prawns; from Lazio cuisine comes the amatriciana tonnarelli with yellow datterini tomato sauce, puffed crust and “Fiore Sardo” pecorino, Slow Food Sentinel. Among the main courses, the Milanese cutlet is a must. Also on the menu rabbit in porchettaprotagonist of the tables of central Italy, while the Octopusaccompanied by Taggiasca olives, colored beets and carpino beansrecalls the sunny atmosphere of the South.
Here too wine menu offers a selection of labels from north to south: from Lombard Franciacorta to Ligurian Vermentino, passing through Piedmontese Barolo, then arriving in Sicily with Etna Rosso. The only exception is French champagnes, which come from the most renowned vineyards in the Alps.
The story of Francesco Zucchi Ricordi
Raised in a family context dedicated to the textile and musical tradition, Francesco Zucchi Ricordi – born in 1984 – was passionate about cooking from an early age and began to travel the world to discover its ingredients and flavors. In 2015 he founded the caterer “I Marinati” and in 2018 he inaugurated Bech, format that combines gourmet sandwiches and cocktail bars via San Marcofor Milano. The opening of Rua is the fulfillment of its journey of gastronomic research and represents the maximum expression of an essential and refined taste, which is reflected in the dishes as well as in the interior decoration.
Francesco Zucchi Ricordi
Rua stands out, in fact, for a eclectic and minimalist stylewhich harmoniously mixes furnishing solutions suitable for every occasion: seats with black marble tables at the friendly table, have counters giving onto the exterior like a bistro. A strong artistic sensibility it’s a strong aesthetic spirit emerge from the choice of works of art. The high ceilings and the windows overlooking the square illuminate the room and its 35 seats, in addition to the 48 seats in the outdoor area in summer.
Piazzale Carlo Archinto 6, 20159 Milan
Tel 347 8971606