Thanks to Sam a few months ago in this post https://community.ricksteves.com/travel-forum/italy/2-nights-in-milan-where-to-stay i reserved at Antica Osteria Cavallini and we really enjoyed our dinner! The place is cavernous which gave me some pause, but they have lovely food and good service. There were many Italians as well as visitors from many countries dining there a few nights ago.
We had not been to Milan since 2019 but had been regular visitors for many years. The Berna has upgraded some rooms in a generally nice style, but sadly ours had the dreaded glass door on the bathroom and also automatic lights in the closet that turned on when you got up in the night… Luckily it was only one night in transit for us.
Along the same street as the Berna as some new cafes. Marcellino Sarto del Panino is a great lunch option with customizable sandwiches made from fine Italian products we North Americans seldom have on offer. You can specify your own options or choose one of their recipes.
The Crazy Cat Cafe is still going strong and Nice Cafe looked like a good option for casual meals and was well patronized.