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Marchesi, established in 1824,
is one of Milan’s oldest and finest
pastry shops in town.


The roots of Pasticceria Marchesi

Pasticceria Marchesi, one of Milan’s most iconic cafes, was founded almost 200 years ago in the same location in which it continues to operate today, the tale of this landmark venue is one of the tradition triumphing over trend. It is a story of classicism guided by the beguiling hand of creativity.


The roots of Pasticceria Marchesi begin in 1824 when a small pastry shop opened inside an elegant 18th century building in a discreet, upscale neighborhood in Milan. The shop quietly and diligently went about its singular business of confections until the early 1900s when Angelo Marchesi expanded its services to that of a proper bar serving coffee, refreshments and early evening cocktails in addition to its freshly baked pastries, cakes, cookies and candies.


Today, the same café in Via Santa Maria alla Porta, 11/a is managed by Angelo Marchesi’s grandson (also named Angelo) together with his wife and two children. The family runs the business according to the café’s original principles, retaining its unique heritage while pushing it forward toward contemporary relevance. Under their stewardship, Marchesi has blossomed into a commercial and creative success, and it continues to be an esteemed destination for Milan’s tastemakers who come to swirl espresso at the antique bar or pick up special sweets for an important event or gift.


Discover our delightful pastries

Since 1824 Pasticceria Marchesi’s products are still made the old-fashion way: by hand, using the simplest, freshest ingredients possible.

Classic offerings, such as the famous Panettone Christmas cake or Amor Polenta breakfast cake, are adhered to with strict reverence. Production of the café’s freshly baked pastries,

10 different variations of brioche and signature chocolates continues to occur onsite upstairs from the shop, while the family’s offices are located in the rear, allowing a continuous, sharp eye on product testing and quality controls.

Chocolate and Pralines

Reinventing the classics

Pasticceria Marchesi offers a wide range of chocolate and pralines able to please every taste.

Over the years Marchesi has developed unique skills in chocolate-making techniques, reinventing the classics and designing new creations based on the respect for the raw material.



Pasticceria Marchesi 1824, the historic patisserie in Milan – properties of Prada Group – decided to support this initiative to underline its adhesion to CARE’s philosophy, to the ethical cuisine, sustainability and development of the project created by Norbert Niederkofler and Paolo Ferretti. CARE’s already describes the goal: to care and to take care,  taking into consideration factors such as the regions, the environment, respecting Mother Nature, the seasons of products and the culture of food in all its forms.

Pasticceria Marchesi 1824  firmly believed this project and wants to promote, preserves and spreads the principles of research of the excellence and protection of the more traditional handmade manufacturing – coherent to the company’s fundamental values – in full compliance with environmental and ethical values.

For this edition the named person is the South-Tyrol farmer Harald Gasser, whom was accorded a deep commitment in his research activity about an organic and sustainable agricolture, which takes biodiversity into consideration and with a particular attention to ancient products and productive activities which are nowadays almost forgotten.


Pasticceria Marchesi

Via S. Maria alla Porta 11/a, 20123 Milan, Italy.

Tel. +39 02.862770 / +39 02.876730

Tuesday - Saturday 7.30 am - 8.00 pm
Sunday 8.30 am - 1.00 pm.

New Opening

Via Monte Napoleone 9, 20121 Milan, Italy.
Tel. +39 02.76008238

Monday - Sunday 7.30 am - 9.00 pm.

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