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Peck Milano: Gourmet Food and Wine Emporium

If you’re strolling along the streets of central Milan on your way to the Duomo, turn into Via Spadari. The giant slabs of meat, prosciutto and cheese wheels behind glass windows will make you turn around and stop.

Peck Gastronomy - Via Spadari Milan

Peck is more of a gastronomic institution than a multi-storey delicatessen dating back to 1883. Selling a range of gourmet foods that would please the most discerning gourmands, you can find an extensive range of salumeria, cheeses, oils, vinegars, as well as ready to eat food you can take home.

Peck Gastronomy - Via Spadari Milan

Don’t try to compare it to the likes of Harrods’ food hall in London, Lafayette Gourmet in Paris or David Jones’ food hall in Sydney. Here, the food emporium wears an elegant Italian label making the temptation high as well as the price. Expect service to be a little cold foeven if you are interested in buying. This is not the place to ask too many foodie questions as they seem to shrug off most clients, including the Milanese.

Peck Gastronomy - Via Spadari Milan

Go upstairs to the tea room where light food and beverages are served such as snacks, charcuterie and cheese platters, cocktails and hot drinks.

Take the stairs down one level and you’ll find the wine cellar which extends into a maze of corridors packed with an impressive range of local and international labels, including Australia’s Penfolds Grange Hermitage.

In this store, style meets food behind an icy reserve. But don’t let that put you off. Even if you’re not tempted to part with your euro, the visit will satisfy your inner gourmand.

Photography is strictly prohibited and there are signs in the shop that warn you everywhere you turn. However, I did manage to get a few hurried snaps of the shop window before I had a finger wagged at me.

Peck Gastronomy - Via Spadari Milan

Peck Gastronomy - Via Spadari Milan

Via Spadari, 9
Milan 20123


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Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of popular online magazine Gourmantic and Cocktails & Bars, a website dedicated to cocktail culture and the discerning drinker. She is named in Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, is a member of The Academy responsible for judging the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the inaugural Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions.


  • I can’t believe the Italians are so bitchy about food! I mean, to wag their finger at you when you are trying to take a photo, the nerve! I’ve actually been turned off going now, not that that I was planning a trip or anything, nor that they need my patronage… 😛

    • You get used to it, whether it’s the Italians or the French. It also happens here in Aus! I usually end up giving them a shrug and walking away…

    • It’s too tempting to walk past and not go in for a look! I wish I was allowed to take photos inside 🙂