Founded in 1989, Joia is arguably the best vegetarian restaurant in Milan and is certainly the only one with Michelin stars, run according to the biodynamic Hindu doctrines of chef Pietro Leeman in a surprisingly unostentatious dining room. The set menus change according to what's available, but may consist of nattily presented, interesting combinations of vegetables such as Let Us Sing the Mountain (artichokes, leeks, and truffle with fennel) or Blub (curry with zucchini and pesto).

A cheaper, bistro-style menu is available from Joia Kitchen every evening, featuring tasting platters and old favorites such as vegetarian lasagne and spicy patties, served up in the bistro-style Sky Room. Reservations are required for the main restaurant but not the Kitchen.