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#81 of 6,354 Restaurants in Milan
Certificate of Excellence
Stazione Centrale
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Via Panfilo Castaldi 18, 20124 Milan, Italy
+39 02 2952 2124
19:30 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 19:30 - 23:00
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Showing 162: English reviews
Inverness, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We ate here last weekend, on a 50th surprise birthday trip for my sister.... we are not vegetarians, but wanted somewhere we would all enjoy, without the threat of a meal being spoilt by 'undercooked meat' on such a special occasion..... we chose the 8 course meal 90 euros each, - each course had a name, but it didn't tell... More 

Thank ARobertson619
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is simply the best vegetarian restaurant I have ever tried and I can hardly believe a better one may ever exist. The chef, Mr. Leumann, is a real genius and, despite that, humble and willing to carefully listen to his clients' critiques. The only flaw is that such a wonderful restaurant and chef would deserve a nicer location.

Thank Eugenio B
Level Contributor
60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What an amazing place! Beautiful decor that is warm and elegant, staff that are raising the bar on expectations, and a menu that surprises and delights. A top top Milano choice.

Thank Travelsig
Copenhagen, Denmark
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a table in the back with a nice view to the open kitchen. We ordered the Zenith menu, which was the one with most servings. Almost every dish told a story by it's look and the food was incredible tasty. Some of the dishes were even too heavy and it was difficult to enjoy the last 3-5 dishes... More 

Thank Thi N
Nice, France
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56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing vegetarian food. 8 course tasting menu was great, extremely filling - so best to go for shorter menu if you are not a big eater or the a la carte. Excellent champagne by the glass. Have yet to find another vegetarian restaurant in the world that beats this one.

Thank Ethee
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a restaurant that takes all of your senses into account. My dessert was served with a 5 minute timer (that was part of the name :) and my first course looked like a painting! I was very impressed with all of the vegan options --- it was not slim pickings! (My chocolate 5 minute dessert was vegan as... More 

Thank StylishOne
Milan, Italy
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1,213 reviews
804 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 411 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we tried all 3 of us different dishes, it was a real vegetarian feast. great flavors refinement also very nice presentation, very attentive service. a perfect lunch with friends

Thank nicolas s
Milan, Italy
Level Contributor
24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

"Amazing food" doesn't even begin to describe the experience of eating at Joia. Every dish has a specific and wanted perfume, appearance, texture and taste; anyone should try it (even non vegetarians). Elegant and nice place and staff make the restaurant perfect.

Thank ABFB
Level Contributor
50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Great experience. Chef Lemhann crew deliver a great cuisine. Went with discovery menu (I'm actually a novice in veggie food) and I was surprised for tastes and flavor. Great canteen and careful attendant. Back again for sure. Of course, expect a proportionate bill with a Michelin starred

Thank Roberto C
Toronto, Canada
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74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Form over function - I am a vegetarian and was so excited about this restaurant. The service and presentation was excellent, too bad about the taste. The first course was a slice of a number of different veg with little dips, very beautiful but seriously tasteless. Next came what looked like a cheese ball and that's when it got really... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, European, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
19:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Panfilo Castaldi 18, 20124 Milan, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Milan>  > Stazione Centrale
  • Neighbourhood: Stazione Centrale
  • Phone Number: +39 02 2952 2124

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Stazione Centrale
Central Station represents a bridge towards the future. Impressive skyscrapers and new age buildings stretch the skyline with the majestic Unicredit Tower cutting through. Surrounding it are large towers that define Piazza Gae Aulenti, where the fountain and the Monumento Trombe leave one breathless. A famous building of the district is the Vertical Forest, where the innovative materials and trees planted on the terraces are a unique mix of nature and man-made construction. In the district, there is the Monumental Cemetery, known for its antique tombs with sculptures portraying angels of commemorative scenes many will find touching.
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