Milpitas is a surburban neighborhood, however, it is a very multi-cultural community.  As such, there are many good family run Chinese, Korean, Japanese, American, Italian, and Indian Restaurants to eat at in the area. For example, ABC Seafood is excellent for Chinese food; King Crab is great for Chinsese Seafood (especially crab); Hot Pot city is an excellent Korean restaurant; Seoul Restaurant for Korean barbecue; Banana Leaf for Malaysian and Singaporean cuisine.  Dim sum is also very good with most of the local Chinese restaurants serving it. For example, Mayflower at the Great Mall, ABC Seafood, King Crab.  Macaroni Grill is good for Italian, as well as for inexpensive Italian ($) Raviollis is quite good.

The main attraction is the Great Mall - which includes shopping, restaurants, movies, and unique attractions such as Dave and Busters (i.e. video games/bar/dining area) and an awesome skate park (Van's Skatepark.).