Pavarotti Themed Restaurant: Museum Opens in Milan to Coincide with Expo

By Ian Holubiak on Jun 30, 2015 08:56 PM EDT

Luciano Pavarotti is a supreme candidate as Italy's voice of a generation. Now, the world-renowned Italian tenor will be given a most astounding tribute, with a museum and restaurant dedicated to his name.

As the Pavarotti Milano Restaurant Museum's website writes, the location is "a tribute to a great man, an immense artist, a true Italian in gastronomic habits." Located inside the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, on the fourth floor, the spot overlooks the city's Cathedral in Piazza Duomo.

As one would assume, the museum-restaurant is an homage to the late singer and his legacy as "one of the greatest Italian artists ever," and, of course, his love for the traditional cuisine of his native Emilia-Romagna.

And it even features some of the singers' personal tastes and favorites, including tortellini and tagliatelle al ragù. Also in the restaurant are photographs and memorabilia, including a space for live music performances as well.

Nicoletta Mantovani, Pavarotti's widow, said of the new location:

"[The restaurant is] moment for remembering Luciano. We remain Luciano's family, we are united in trying to interpret his dreams and it's not easy when a person is no longer alive. We are trying to do it without exaggeration, as he would have liked, keeping our feet on the ground."

As opened by Pavarotti International 23 and Seven Stars Galleria, the museum has seven rooms and should be a new international hotspot for traditional Italian food lovers but not to include tourists who ruin the experience.

But don't stop there, give the late Pavarotti a listen below and if you ever make it over, be sure to pop in for a quick bite and a lesson in opera.

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TagsLuciano Pavarotti, Nicoletta Mantovani, Emilia-Romagna, Milan

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