Milan suggestions for family
We are a group of 5 adults and 3 children aged 8, 2 and 1 traveling to Milan for a week in June. We will be staying in an apartment near the Station. I would like if someone can suggest places where we can go for lunches and dinners. The places have to be kid friendly as we usually like to go together. Vegetarian options are very important to us so the places should have some at least.
I have also shortlisted Il Luogo di Aimo e Nadia or Sadler for the 1 special place I want to go with my wife. Any other choices that I should look at? I also do want to try out Joia for their vegetarian food but haven't read much about the restaurant. Any tips would be helpful.
Any recommendations for a bakery or such around where we are staying so we can pick up or go eat breakfast there each morning is welcome too.
Thanks in advance guys. You guys are a great community and I look forward to being a contributor to it.
Near the Station (I assume you are referring to the Central Station, not the other main station, Cardona) is not ideal for restaurants, so I would suggest to venture away from there. One place you will love for breakfast (and you kids will as well) is stylish Bianco Latte, about 10 minutes on foot from the Station. A truly modern Milanese place.
For the special occasion, I would also consider Trussardi alla Scala and Nobu. Both are excellent, but keep in mind that over the top restaurants work better with non-Italian cuisine generally.
A suggestion for general lunch and dinner - Obika, on the top floor of the shopping center Rinascente. The restaurant is mozzarella themed, modern and good quality. The view (you are right on the Duomo) is unbeatable.
You might find these websites have some tips for you:
Very near the Duomo, the Vecchia Latteria dell'Unione is completely vegetarian and has wonderful vegetarian food and owners. It's only open for lunch, and it is a very small space, so with a group as large as yours, you need to get there by 12:15.