Alla Vecchia Latteria Di Via Unione

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Via Dell'Unione 6 (at Via Torino, few minute walk from Cathedral Sq), Milan, Italy, 20123

Ristorante vegetariano run by the Notari family for almost half a century. Very small and traditionally decorated. Direction: From Piazza del Duomo (Cathedral Sq) walk along via Torino and it's the 2nd street on the left. Open Mon-Sat 11:30am-4:30pm.

Categories: Lacto, Ovo, Italian

10 Reviews

First Review by Poundie

Great food, great atmosphere - Edit

We ate here today and were delighted by the food. All delicious and varied. We went for the mixed platter from the grill/oven which was very good but a bit price at EUR 30 for 2. This is not a place for vegans though since there is a heavy use of cheese. Starters are around EUR 8 - 10 and main courses EUR 9 - 13. Deserts looked great but we were too full to go for them. There is a cover of EUR 1.50 per head.

Family run for generations and big portions!

Pros: Italian food, vegetarian style, Varied menu and delicious food, Eclectic style and great atmosphere

Cons: Cramped... not a place to go for a lazy meal, A little expensive

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Great selection of veggie Italian food close to city centre - Edit

First, the location is excellent, only 5 minutes from the Duomo.

The restaurant is quite small but there are additional tables in the back so even if the front part is full best to go in and double check if there is space.

Really large selection of food. Although you can easily find basic Italian vegetarian pasta and pizza dishes in Milan there were a lot of dishes here you won't find at normal restaurants.

Vegan options weren't labeled unfortunately but the staff were helpful and approachable.

It was a tad on the pricey side but given the location no worse than you'd find anywhere nearby and the food was good enough that we didn't feel we'd paid over the odds.

Pros: Unbeatable location, huge choice for vegetarians w

Cons: Small, slightly expensive

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cool Place for vegetarians, not for vegans! expensive - Edit

I went to the restaurant with two vegetarian friends, that really enjoyed the cool shared dish! But when I asked for vegan options I was told that only the grilled vegetable or rice with spinach were vegan. So I had a small dish of rice for 10€ and was still hungry so I just eat more bread.
So cool Place for vegetarians, not for vegans, and I found it a little expensive.

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Good food, great location, don't use the loo! - Edit

Lovely traditional food with friendly service. Very popular and thereby cramped,but still a pleasant experience. The individual dishes are better than the sharing platters unless you have a big, hungry crowd (we saw a lot left).
Just don't use the loo in the yard at the back...

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Amazing - Edit

Great place, very popular, has a vast choice normal italian dishes that happen to be vegetairian rather than lots of fake meat. Admittedly they didn't have half of the dishes available, but what we had (mixed plate of about 9 hot dishes to share between 2 for 30 euros) was delicious. Great service.

Pros: Delicious, Popular, good atmosphere, Showcasing veggies rather than fake meat

Cons: Lack of availability of some menu items

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Seems to be fully vegetarian now - Edit

I've found this restaurant on a random walk around the Duomo area. The small room was completely full of locals/tourists and what they had on the table looked like vegetarian. I checked the menu and only noticed a few options with eggs, but the rest was at least lacto-vegetarian. Might need to double-check with Italians. I wanted to order two dishes and they kindly offered me like a "combo", so with smaller portions of each but much lower prices. The simple pasta with Pomodoro sauce was excellent.

Pros: Price, Pasta, Service

Cons: Not so many seats

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GREAT Lunch spot - Edit

This place is simply great. The food is outstanding and the owner has a great personality. Don't even think about going across the street - this place is 10x better. The portions are huge - we ordered a simple sounding dish and got an entire plate full of delicious goodies. If you go with a group - order a larger plate for a group - they are unbelievable.

Pros: Food, Portions, Staff

Cons: Not open for dinner, little small inside

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Not really veg - Edit

It is a small place in central Milan and you are lucky to find a seat a lunch time. But I never trust a veg place where they don't know what vegan is! Also they have fish here. I guess the place has been open for 50 years. The food was okay, but stuff I can find basically anywhere that you say no meat, no milk, etc. I am an American who speaks some Italian and I was with native Italians who helped translate - the staff was surprised that we asked about dishes without dairy. I suggest spending your time and money looking for a real vegetarian place where they at least know about vegans (also a good sign for vegetarians). You can find the dairy free pasta dishes almost anywhere if you ask, so I found this special trip pointless (and kind of expensive).

Pros: Central, Vegetarian options

Cons: Not a vegetarian restaurant, Don't speak any English, Unfamiliar with vegan diets

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NOT VEGETARIAN!!! - Edit

A FISHY situation!
The food was delicious.
Unfortunately, we discovered AFTER lunch we had actually eaten TUNA in some of the courses.
This wasn't communicated anywhere, which we found somewhat UNFAIR for a restaurant advertising as vegetarian.
If you go there anyway, be sure to check beforehand what actually contains FISH!
Price about €20 per person as of Nov 2007.
Crowded at lunch - be prepared to share tables with others.

Pros: Taste, Variety

Cons: FISHY!, Crowded

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Friendly service - Edit

A small, non-fancy, straight ahead place with very friendly service. Their is a large menu, the food is tasty, and a bit rich and oily. There are some vegan options, but not many -- note the word "Latteria" in the name: this place is mostly for lacto/ovo vegetarians. If you are in a big rush, you might also check out the natural juice bar across the street, or the "Jungle Juice" store on nearby on Via Dogana.

Pros: Friendly, tasty

Cons: rich, not vegan-oriented

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