Housed in a liberty style Villa dating back to the early 19th century within the headquarters of the Riccardo Catella Foundation and set within the renovated futuristic district of Garibaldi/Porta Nuova/Isola where the building housing Lombardy’s regional administration centre, the vertical forest designed by the architect Boeri, Piazza Gae Aulenti and the Unicredit building are all to be found.
Cesare Battisti and Danilo Ingannamorte founded RatanĂ in 2009 with the aim of creating a point of reference for those passionate about traditional but modern Milanese food. From the very beginning their aim was to offer the very best food possible, based on the use of exceptional produce, as well as a wine list built around outstanding producers from Italy and the rest of Europe.
InÂ 2012 Cesare Battisti and sommelier Federica Fabi took over the running of the restaurant which they manage today with flair and dedication in an atmosphere that is at the same time modern and traditional, not only for the food and service but also for the restaurant’s interior design. Chiara Bersanelli and Marco Fumagalli are friends and now business partners. Chiara has been working with us since 2012 in an administrative role, she manages the staff and is our event and banqueting coordinator. Marco is a dermatologist and involved in local politics, above all he is an accomplished fly fisherman, companion to countless fishing adventures with Cesare and passionate about fine food.
The interior design of the restaurant, projected by RGA Studio in Milan ( link ), brings to light the deep bond between RatanĂ and its surrounding territory.Â The current location of RatanĂ was onceÂ a railway depot on the metropolitan Farini line and the intention to reflect the past history of this area can be seen in the use of the recycled railway iron used to create many of the restaurant’s furnishings.