Location

In 2009, Cesare Battisti and Danilo Ingannamorte gave life to Ratanà with the idea of making it the point of reference for all lovers of modern traditional Milanese cuisine, attentive to the quality of raw materials, food and wine, offering a menu that it interprets the gastronomic tradition of our region on the one hand, and the freest expression of contemporary cuisine on the other.

Since 2012, Cesare Battisti and sommelier Caterina Poma have managed the kitchen and dining room with flair and dedication, creating an atmosphere that speaks of tradition and modernity, not only in the cuisine and service, but also in the furnishings and numerous details of the restaurant. Friends and partners are Chiara Bersanelli who since 2012 has been responsible for coordinating the administrative part, relations with employees and planning of banqueting and events, and Marco Fumagalli, dermatologist and municipal councilor, a great fly fisherman together with Cesare and passionate about good gastronomy.

Ratanà is located inside the headquarters of the Riccardo Catella Foundation,  in a historic building from the early 1900s set in the futuristic setting of the renovated Garibaldi/Porta Nuova/Isola district, among which the Palazzo della Regione Lombardia and the Vertical Forest of the architect Boeri, Piazza Gae Aulenti and the Unicredit buildings.

The interiors of the venue are the result of industrial archeology and fully express the philosophy behind the Ratanà project and the strong connection with the territory and Milan. In the past, the building was a depot for the Garibaldi railways and the architectural firm Rga Studio of Milan of the architects Giuliano Iamele and Raffaele Azzarelli worked to keep its soul alive by having the furnishings created by the bronze worker Bagatti. The essential lines and the choice of recycled ferrous materials with which the tables, the 6-ton wine display and part of the furnishings were created, therefore recall the origins of the building, recalling the history of the Isola district, highlighting that deeply felt bond between us and the territory.

Ratanà is located inside the headquarters of the Riccardo Catella Foundation,  in a historic building from the early 1900s set in the futuristic setting of the renovated Garibaldi/Porta Nuova/Isola district, among which the Palazzo della Regione Lombardia and the Vertical Forest of the architect Boeri, Piazza Gae Aulenti and the Unicredit buildings.

The interiors of the venue are the result of industrial archeology and fully express the philosophy behind the Ratanà project and the strong connection with the territory and Milan. In the past, the building was a depot for the Garibaldi railways and the architectural firm Rga Studio of Milan of the architects Giuliano Iamele and Raffaele Azzarelli worked to keep its soul alive by having the furnishings created by the bronze worker Bagatti. The essential lines and the choice of recycled ferrous materials with which the tables, the 6-ton wine display and part of the furnishings were created, therefore recall the origins of the building, recalling the history of the Isola district, highlighting that deeply felt bond between us and the territory.

The counter is a great source of pride for us, for its uniqueness and the emblematic meaning it carries, having been made with marble from the Milan Cathedral found in the laboratory of a Milanese craftsman. The “Acquatinta” lamps are designed by Michele de Lucchi, the seats are designed by Paola Navone for Gervasoni and the front wall hosts the work “#0305Palermo” (2006, C – print on plexiglass, 180×230 cm) by the artist Carlo Valsecchi.