I stumbled onto this place and was quite pleased
Via Vittor Pisani, 14, 20124 Milan, Italy
The area near the station isn't as happening as the downtown area, but there are a string of open-air eateries that serve the hotels near the station late into the night.
One, on the other side of the street, was the most hopping, but I chanced Mama Burger, partially for its racist logo.
The evening was made by the pleasant host, who was a manager instead of just one of the standard waitstaff. There were two options: "togo food" and "tablecloth food". I chose the tablecloth option, and he talked me into pasta with tuna in a light oil.
The pasta was good. It's made a la minute, and had a delightful spring.
The drinks were well made as well. The manager guy delights in taking some vague ideas "make is fruity but with a little bite" and whipping up something new.
It's not fine dining, but it was a pleasant oasis after a long flight, and has started the trip out right.