Milano Inn
Milano Inn

Milano Inn

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.milanoinn.com/
  • Phone: 3172643585x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 .p.m -

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Italian
  • 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 3172643585x
  • 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Milano Inn reviews from OpenTable diners
63 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (41)great for outdoor dining (38)special occasion (37)neighborhood gem (37)romantic (27)fit for foodies (23)scenic view (13)kid-friendly (8)great for lunch (6)notable wine list (6)late-night find (4)great for brunch (3)hot spot (3)Show More
  • BettyS
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We have eaten many times at Milano but this was the first time for the friends that we brought with us. They LOVED the food. The service was attentive and fast - we were in a bit of a hurry because we had tickets for the theatre. We also had the house Chanti and it was quite good for a house wine. All in all, a very enjoyabe experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful birthday
    OpentablefriendVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    The food and service was amazing. Lunch with friends, and celebrating a birthday. Our server was so kind and friendly. One of my friends lost her spouse recently and the kindness for our lunch meant a lot. We felt welcome and well-cared for. The food was excellent,too. The chicken pot pie lunch special was a big hit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Company and Good Food
    Doodlelover
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We choose Milano Inn often as the food and waitstaff are above average, and the access ability is great. Most often 6 to 10 of us have dinner there before attending a downtown function. This particular night I requested a specific table and my request was accommodated. Also my husband and I eat on the outside patio occasionally and bring our dog.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect View of Indy from Terrace
    jbr4914
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    My wife and I went to Milano and tried the Pork Osso Buco. The shank and sauce were perfect. The portion was huge... no ginormous. We paired this with an excellent bottle of Chianti recommended by the manager. The view of downtown Indianapolis's skyline from the terrace was stunning. As fall closes in the terrace dining will end so hurry and enjoy this gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great visit to Milano Inn
    longtimecustomer
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Have dined at this neighborhood gem in the past and enjoyed yet another great dining experience. We were there for the Paws & Think Therapy Dogs Puppies & Pasta Sunday and glad to help raise funds for this wonderful organization. Meeting all of the involved owners and their therapy dogs was great! Thanks to Milano for sponsoring the even and being so gracious to accommodate the people and dogs in attendance.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid and consistent
    Janie
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We were at the Milano Inn for a late (8:00) dinner on a Sunday night. It was quiet, the food was good (I love the panko-crusted grouper), and the waiter was very good. Overall, an enjoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great work group spot
    OpentablefriendVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Celebrated a work group birthday, and it was great! Service was wonderful, fresh drinks provided, great food and separate checks provided with a smile! Very happy with our event at Milano and we will be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great hidden gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    First visit will definitely not be our last. The food was fantastic. We have never had a better marinara sauce. The staff was very friendly, and our waitress was very attentive and responsive to our needs.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not good
    meeeeeeeeeeeeeee
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I had the veal picatta...it was very tough and chewy....won't be back
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First Date 24 years ago
    FirstDate
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We came to Milano Inn 24 years ago and we still come back a couple times a year. We liked the old atmosphere better because it was very romantic. We do like the new atmosphere as it has an outdoor seating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, great service
    billb
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    As always, one of the best values for Devour Downtown. The food is fantastic and the service is always great! A large party was seated near us but we still received excellent, attentive service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • luvpastaInIndy
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    always always good food and friendly staff, on our last visit our waiter seemed a bit preoccupied perhaps he had had a bad day, but other than having to ask for a couple of things twice he was very polite
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Value
    DevourDiva
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food was exceptional, service was a bit slow when we arrived, but restaurant was busy. Absolutely great value for the price.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Divine
    daydreamer
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Every bite was absolutely delicious, our server was very friendly, and I can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worst restaurant experience ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Poor service...manager had very poor attitude and no understanding of customer service...crude outburst by servers when we left the restaurant...will not return.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Another great dining experience
    Milano
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Enjoyed another great dining experience at Milano's 2014 Puppies & Pasta gathering to benefit ICAN. Truly appreciate Milano Inn partnering with this great organization and for their financial support of the service dog training program.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Milano Inn
    galabouttown2
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place to Dine
    2014likemracing
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nothing wrong with tradition!
    flamingofanVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious but noisy
    infrequentdiner
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Good
    DanJ1966
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I had a great time and overall a good meal and the service was good. I always enjoy the Milano Inn.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food & a great cause
    IAFPattendee
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anohter great dining experience
    Milano
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Milano Inn is the best
    Mark
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to dine !!!!!
    BigAl78
    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!!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and great service
    luv2eatgoodfood
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The food was superb; service was excellent. Noise level was too loud at times though.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Always a favorite when we dine downtown. And we love to introduce friends (who have never been) to Milano Inn.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining @ Milano Inn is always great
    Milano
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good for, nice price
    True
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Remodeled look is great!!!
    JimB
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    the place was great, new look and food as usual was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 32 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 61 reviews are from the Milano Inn reviews archive.
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    Linda
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Gary9113VIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Italian Dinner
    JeremyS
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    LoveLeeshotspots
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • goodstuff4u
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A nice experience
    Arjayfon
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • He wanted Italian food
    goodstuff4u
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than ever
    Sophie
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.