Respond to Review of CLOSED: Ristorante Idea Mediterranea
Review: We were pleased to find this place open as a couple of the other veggie restaurants we looked for in Milan had shut down before we arrived. Natura 8+ is a self-service place and labelling is in Italian only (as far as I could see) but staff were helpful and tolerated our pidgin Italian. There are hot dishes (pasta, a rice dish and tortilla things the day we went) as well as salads etc from the takeaway counter which you can eat in. The staff seem to understand "vegan" and had at least a couple of things that were suitable for vegans. To drink, there is coffee and "alternative" hot drinks such as orzo as well as fresh juices. There is plenty of space so you won't be hassled if you take your time over lunch. They seem to close quite early at the moment, 4.30 I think it said. Maybe this is just for the winter. Also (unless I misunderstood) there was a prawn dish on the takeaway counter in which case it obviously isn't 100% vegetarian.