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Milano Inn
Milano Inn

Milano Inn Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.milanoinn.com
  • Phone: (317) 264-3585
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 .p.m - Lunch Buffet Wednesday Thursday & Friday 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, American
  • Executive Chef: John White
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout
  • Catering: The Milano Inn offers catering for any type of event. You can choose from our classic Italian menu or let us know what you would like to be served at your event and we will do our best to cater to your particular needs. We also offer a very affordable take out menu to meet the need of any size group.
  • Private Party Facilities: The Milano Inn houses 6 private dining rooms with sizes ranging from 16 - 140 of your guests. It is the perfect setting for Rehearsal Dinners, Corporate Events, Family Gatherings and everything in between. Most of our rooms are free of charge when your groups dines with us. However, there is a minimum amount depending on the day of the week, and the time of year. We have private parking as well so, no need to worry about the hassles of parking meters or garages.
  • Private Party Contact: Tim McCauley (317) 264-3585
  • Entertainment: Bocci Ball Courts Available, and we are pet friendly on our new outdoor patio.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: College & South
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: The Milano Inn offers FREE onsite parking. No need to hassle with parking meter or garages here.
A word from Milano Inn
The Milano Inn has been proudly serving Indianapolis and Family Owned since 1934. We offer Classic Italian cuisine in a casual setting. Choose from many dining choices. Including our Main Dining room surrounded by a mural depicting the "Liberation of Rome" dating back to 1947, or our newly renovated Court Yard with spectacular views of the Indianapolis skyline. The Milano Inn also offers Private Dining Space with room sizes ranging from 16 - 140 of your guests. There is always a perfect room for your Rehearsal Dinner, Company Events, or simply a small Family Gathering. The sky is the limit when it comes to your dining options with The Milano Inn. We look forward to seeing you and your guests soon and often.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The food was yummy and arrived in just the right amount of time. The lemon chicken piccata was prepared just right. Not dry, not runny juicy. The house salad dressing was good my dining companion stated. The sausage soup was nice and spicey for me. We didn't have any wine since we were headed to the football game but the list on choices seemed more than adequate. It's been several years since I was at Milano and some upgrades to the decor were evident. Nice. Especially the outdoor area."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Really enjoy going to Milano Inn, food, service is always out of this world! I love that you can make reservations unlike so many other places!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "I LOVE the Milano Inn and the new outdoor dining space is wonderful. The wait staff was very patient as 13 women ordered wine, and appetizers, dinners, and desserts. They were lovely with allowing us to have separate bills. The prosciutto wrapped bread sticks are great for sharing. Many of us had take home boxes - - but we also had dessert! Chicken Vicky is still a favorite but the Rosemary Chicken Lasagna is worth every cheesy bite. We will return."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "The meal was quite good - Veal dishes were very pleasing and pasta was hot. There were several large groups so it was noisy. We were seated in front of the waitress station which was unnecessary and extra noisy when bottles were thrown into the trash."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "I had a great time and overall a good meal and the service was good. I always enjoy the Milano Inn."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "The salad & entrees were wonderful ( except pastry was as hard as a rock). Great decor & service. Happen to be there when a charity dining event for dogs was happening - added plus. Nice ourdoir seating with a view. Will stop by again when in Indy!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Another great dining experience at Milano Inn. New server, Lisa, was great. Treated our granddaughter, Grace. like she was the most important customer in the world. Looking forward to our next visit to Milano Inn and recommending to others."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "We are return regularly to the Milano Inn and have yet to be disappointed. The service and food are always excellent and we already looking forward to our next visit."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Greeted with smiles and warm feeling created from all the smiling people!!! our surver was amazing and made our experiance very enjoyable and everyone in our party of four meals your fantastic!!!!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The food was superb; service was excellent. Noise level was too loud at times though."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Always a favorite when we dine downtown. And we love to introduce friends (who have never been) to Milano Inn."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "From the moment you walk into Milano Inn, you are welcomed as a friend and family. Then the dining experience begins. Wonderful and knowledgable servers enhance your experience with recommendations and excellent service. The food is always great and, in typical Italian fashion, generous portions. Don't hesitate to visit Milano Inn for "no special occassion" other than great dining in Indy."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "We tried Milano Inn for the first time this week. We dined on a Monday following a holiday weekend, so we pretty much had the place to ourselves. We sat outside and the view of downtown was beautiful. We started with a Calamari appetizer, shared the house bottle of wine, split and entree and were STUFFED for $50. Our waitress was wonderful and we had a great experience. We'll be back for sure!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We went there for an early dinner. Food was very tasty and the service was good. I think if they would have been more busy the wait for our entrees would have been a lot longer, so we were glad we went when we did. We took home our leftovers, and they were just as flavorful the next day!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "the place was great, new look and food as usual was outstanding."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Went for dinner on a Wednesday. Was not very busy son it was nice and quiet. Food was excellent. Salads were fresh, bread was very good, and the entrees came out quickly and were fresh and hot. Food was full of flavor and portions were fairly large, especially for the price. Prices were reasonable, bill was much lower than expected for what we received. Service was attentive and friendly without being obtrusive. They have recently added a very nice outdoor garden dining area with views of the city. A great family owned place and a real hidden gem. I highly recommend Milano Inn for authentic, home cooked quality Italian dining. I felt like I was back at grandma's house!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "The food selection was great. We ate outside on the patio and enjoyed the view and nice weather. Service was good. Would recommend and will return."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Asa always food and service were great. The fettuccine was great as was the spaghetti and meatballs. Our server, while young, was attentive and professional."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We went here for an anniversary dinner and wanted some good Italian food. Milano Inn didn't disappoint. We've had bad service experiences at some of the other Italian places in town but had a great experience."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I've hae hosted two big events at the Milono Inn and had several business and regular dining visits and they never seem to disapoint. Recently, I host a high school senior luncheon in the room connected to the courtyard. It was absolutely wonderful from the view, to the service, and the food made people hum out loud as they ate. I recommend this place. Its a little bit of history that few people in Indianapolis know about."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "It was a fine evening to sit outside. Nolan, who waited on us did an outstanding job and had a great sense of humor. The food, while tasty, was not outstanding. Still, a good bargain for the volume."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We were passing through Indianapolis and wasn't sure where to have a nice dinner. We decided on the Millano Inn and were quite pleased. The service was good and the food tasty albeit a bit too hearty/heavy for Italian. All in all, a good choice."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "I had a friend come to Indianapolis for a conference and he wanted Italian food. He was staying at the J.W. Marriott and I had not eaten at the Milano Inn for several years. I was able to make reservations within a short window, we arrived and were served immediately. The food was wonderfully prepared and the wine tasty. We were able to talk business without being rushed or hurried. It happened that the next day was his birthday. I told the hostess and he was treated to dessert when our meal was finished. An excellent experience for us both."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We used to eat at Milano Inn years ago, but hadn't returned since they remodeled and changed the menu. The spaghetti and meatballs was better than ever with a great marinara sauce. The remodeled interior is modern and elegant, even the restroom was updated. We will definitely become regulars again."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "We started out with 6 but only 4 could make this special occasion dinner celebrating the hard work of our IU Kelley School of Business graduate daughter. Service was excellent and food even better...all later in the evening on a very busy Mother's Day you had. You could not tell anyone was as tired from the day as we are sure they felt. Excellent category for fine Italian dining!! I'm sure we will be back for many other family celebrations and tell all our friends!!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Best Italian in Indy!!!!!!!!! with Iria's and Milano Inn back to back you cant go wrong!!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Would have liked to order from menu. Buffet we were told was only option. While we still were there other diners ordered from menus. Buffet item's were limited also toward the end. Malino is a place we visit often. This was the first time we were somewhat disappointed. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We celebrated our 40th anniversary at Milanos. It was a special place for us when we were dating and we wanted to return. The interior has been renovated and it is much more upscale, but the food was delicious and our server, Darrell, was friendly and efficient. We won't wait very long to return."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The food is splendid every time, never disappointed. This is the place to go for great Italian dishes and a pleasant atmosphere. Service is always good and the staff is very friendly. I wanted my favorite Shells Florentine with Alfredo sauce, but didn't see it on the lunch menu this past time I went, but they made if for me anyway. In fact, they made if for the entire table of ladies I was with. !! Talk about pleasing the customer!! Job well done!!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We used this restaurant because of its convenience. We had tickets for the symphony. The musical was within easy driving distance and the Milano Inn has its own parking. As a plus the Italian cuisine is a favorite and the service was good and we had plenty of time to make the concert. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Many years of history at Milano, in the past everyday meals, special occasions and family dinners....had not been there for 3-4 years for any as we have moved North, but still same great place for all these. All the Food was very good, pork osso buco was outstanding!! Love going To a place like Milano that has stood the test if time! Service was actually better than I remembered, great care and attention to 11 person group. If you have never been worth The trip!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The Milano Inn was very accommodating. Half of our party was late, we basically ordered/ate in shifts. They did not seem to mind that our plans had changed."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "The reservation cancellation function on Opentable did not work."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "We visited the Milano Inn for the first time in about 5 years. It has been remodeled but the food is still wonderful and the service impeccable. It will not be 5 years till our next visit."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Waiter was young with an attitude. He told us a story about upsetting a customer from calling her sweet heart and per his remark "I don't care". He called me young lady and I remarked "ah, you don't have to call me that" trying to be nice due to I could be his mommy. That's when he went into his prior story and also explained to me how he does not care what anyone thinks. This has a lot to due with age, I think. Although the manager really should give him a spanking. Otherwise, he was knowledge about the wines and gave me an excellent wine, he was good about filling water. Just needs to lose the self-entitled attitude and he would be great. Restaurant beautiful. Food good. "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Hadn't been to Milano Inn for several years, but the food and service were as good as ever. The place has been renovated and updated and looks great. It was good to be back."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "Food was delicious. Service very good. Everyone had a great time."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Went on a recommendation from an associate. Lasagna and meatballs were excellent and good enough to bring us back, but the antipasto salad was almost inedible; whoever heard of tuna fish on an antipasto?!? Place was pretty dead for a Saturday at 7:30pm."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Food was great, comfortable attractive atmosphere and great service!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We had a group of 11 for an anniversary celebration. Our waiter was friendly, fun and was knowledgable of the menu. The appitizers and food were very good. This is a good place to dine with a large group."
    Dined on 3/22/2014