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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
  • "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
  • "Very good food (I had the lunch buffet). Service was good too."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Food was excellent - waitress was inattentive and rude. We were seated by the bar, and approxiamtely 1 x per 20 minutes it sounded like someone was dropping dishes right by my son. I'm surprised he didn't display symptoms of being shell-shocked! The other members of the staff came over to help clear our table, provide take home boxes - perhaps they could see the lack of attention we were getting.. They were very nice. Then, as we were getting ready to leave, the bus person sat in a nearby seat, effectively monitoring our departure....leaving the impression that we were staying beyond our welcome...! Unfortunately, the automatic addition of gratuity limited our ability to provide meaningful feedback...!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We enjoyed our food on Saturday the 15th (moved our reservation a day later due to snowstorm), but the seating was poor. We were seated in a room with a large birthday party seated at the center tables which took up almost the whole room, and our table was in the corner next to two parents which were overseeing the noisy teenage girls."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Went for Valentine's Day. Service was good. Didn't get the correct side I ordered, but not a big deal. Food was good, but was hoping for a but larger portion."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Dinner was wonderful - as always. The winter specials are really delicious - I had a chicken pesto that was wonderful. Though they didn't have our Open Table reservation, due to the weather we were quickly accommodated. They were also willing to let us leave two vehicles in the parking lot so we only took one car to the theater. The waiter was very aware of our need to leave in a timely manner. Dinner was served very quickly but we were a bit concerned because it took a long time to get coffee and dessert. We weren't late for our show (thankfully it started a bit late). Love the Milano Inn and will return."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "We chose this restaurant because of pricing and wanting to revisit a old place we haven't been to for some time. We were not disappointed. As a matter of fact, we went twice. The food choices were far superior then others in the downtown area and the prices were outstanding. We'll be back to sit outside. The outdoor venue looked quite amasing with a view of our fabulous downtown. Thanks Milano Inn - you hit a homerun."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Thanks for a wonderful atmosphere for our rare night out."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Was there during devour downtown. Great deal and the wine was wonderful."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "The food was delicious, our server was very friendly and helpful"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "This is an old favorite in Indy. Wonderful food and great staff! It never fails to please us!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014