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Aperitif in Milan: the best places for a tasty and cheap aperitif

Jun 24, 2022 | Milan

The aperitif has become a real fixture for the Milanese and others, for some time now. There are many young people who, after getting off work or after a long day of studying at university, gather in the many venues in Milan to spend time together and enjoy a reinforced aperitif instead of dinner.

But what are the best places for students to enjoy a good and hearty aperitif without having to spend too much?

Let’s find out together!

C’era una volta: Aperitif with university colleagues

After a day spent at university between classes and studying, you really need a moment of distraction with friends. The bistro “C’era una Volta” is located right in front of the University of Milan, a cozy place ideal for breakfast, lunch or a cheap aperitif.
Its customers are University students, which is why C’era una Volta is very affordable, but the quality and goodness of its dishes are unquestionable. They also have an Instagram profile (@ceraunavoltabistrot) where they post their dishes and communicate discounts and special offers.

Kanji Centrale for oriental flavours

If you are passionate about Japanese cuisine, but right now you’re short of cash, Kanji Centrale offers an apericena with an oriental flavor and a rather reasonable cost that allows you to indulge in some good sushi.
Its offer consists of various cocktails and a sushi tasting (about 10 pieces) at a price of 8 euro including cover charge and drink.

Informal aperitif in the company of true friends

If you fancy a more traditional situation and want to meet up in the square with friends around a small table, the apericena for you is at Chiringuito.

A kiosk in the Risorgimento area where cocktails cost on average 4-5 euro. The place has managed to create a small happy oasis in the middle of the green in the city center.

Colibrì for people not satisfied with a simple aperitif

If you don’t settle for a simple aperitif, but you’re always looking for a different, original place where different activities are offered, then you must try Colibrì.

A literary café where exhibitions, live music concerts, book presentations and culture-related events are organized.

It is the ideal café for those who need silence to read but then also know how to party with a good cocktail. Prices for aperitifs are around 5-8€. Colibrì also has an Instagram profile (colibri_milano) where it features all the guys who frequent it.

Are you studying for exams? Organise your aperitif at In-Domus

Last but not least, if you are studying for exams period and feel too guilty to go out clubbing, we have an ideal proposal for this situation: all In-Domus residents can use the communal areas to organize moments of sharing and relaxation, so why not organize themed aperitifs?

In-Domus is famous for the internationality of its residents and it would be fun to prepare an apericena each time, inspired by the cuisines of the different nationalities of the young people living on the campuses; it would become an opportunity to have fun, get to know each other and share traditions while spending very little.


Once again, we have seen how much a city like Milan has to offer. There are venues for all tastes and, contrary to popular belief, for all budgets.

Off-site students can find a wide range of activities to do in their free time: they can discover original and inexpensive venues or venture out on a trip out of town, but they can also simply experience university campus life where they have the opportunity to make new friends and feel just as at home.

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