Milano - Latham NY
Milano - Latham NY

Milano - Latham NY

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.milano-restaurant.com/
  • Phone: (518) 783-3334
  • Hours of Operation:
    Get Happy! Drink, Wine & Dine Happy Hour Monday - Saturday 3pm - 6pm

    Sunday (Dinner) 5 - 9pm
    Monday 1130am - 9pm
    Tuesday 1130am - 10pm
    Wednesday 1130am - 10pm
    Thursday 1130am - 10pm
    Friday 1130am - 1030pm
    Saturday 12pm - 1030pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Daniel Darves- Bornoz
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Unique Catering offers off premise catering for corporate events, weddings, showers and private in home parties.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Route 155
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Milano - Latham NY
Distinctive Northern Italian cuisine, served in an atmosphere of casual elegance. While dining in the Bistro setting, enjoy fresh homemade pasta, grilled seafood, poultry, veal specialties, and wood fired gourmet pizzas from the open-air kitchen. Indulge yourself with one of our signature desserts, gelato or pastries. Innovative daily specials are offered with both the Lunch and Dinner menu. A knowledgeable and courteous staff will guide you through our award winning wine list that boasts over 180 selections.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Milano - Latham NY reviews from OpenTable diners
55 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (27)neighborhood gem (25)notable wine list (20)special occasion (18)romantic (16)good for groups (16)great for lunch (13)great for outdoor dining (9)vibrant bar scene (9)hot spot (4)kid-friendly (3)great for brunch (2)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Live and learn
    maxoccupancy
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I can say I have been there. I can also say I will not be there again. There is nothing more to say.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nice but not great
    GFdiner
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    First impression, very pretty, liked the bar and the surroundings inside. We were sat in a corner table on back wall. This was the kind of table where the back bench is shared with the next table. I hate this kind of seating. it is too close to your neighbor and lacks any kind of privacy. Secondly waiter was fine, but nothing more than sufficient. She took orders and checked on us once. Thats it. Seemed hurried. All food was good, I ordered the gluten free seafood pasta dish. Seafood was plenty and done well. The gluten free pasta however was hard and sticky. All food was good, portions small. Cesare salad was romaine w/thick "ceasare" dressing. No anchovies were found but they were stated in menu. Expected an authentic salad for $9.95.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Dinner!
    SienaMom60
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This is our second time to Milano and again were not disappointed. Fantastic food, great service. A bit noisy for our in-laws that were with us, but it was a lovely lively scene. My only request is to offer a few more assorted wines by the glass.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun!
    BobbyVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Milano is a fun restaurant. Rob was our humorous and quite solicitous waiter. He kept us on our toes with his attention, and left us lacking for nothing -- some places favor a team approach, Rob covered everything for us. The kitchen is fun to watch as you dine, with the team of chefs in constant motion. The front of the dining room can be a bit noisy when the bar is busy, but considering the size of the place, it's remarkable that they seat so many at a time. Clearly very popular, do make reservations to ensure your table. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    We always enjoy Milano. The food is excellent, and our server Lindsay was a delight!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, great service!
    3Skiers
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great dinner at Milano Saturday night! The Mussels app was outstanding, loved the hint of fennel. Next time over pasta! Also loved the Linguine w Artichokes, roasted tomatoes, spinach & pesto. I added shrimp & it was delicious! Finished with the Semi-Freddo dessert & espresso, soo good. Love the bar area renovation, we'll request a table in the bar nxt time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not worth the price
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The arancini appetizer was fine but nothing impressive. The roasted duck was a perfect medium rare, as ordered, but tasted dry and flavorless, good thing there was a sauce and the figs that accompanied were good. The veal had no lemon flavor whatsoever and tasted too much of the alcohol of the wine. Veal is supposed to be mild flavored, but the sauce is what the dish is all about. Instead I felt that what I could mostly taste was the batter on the veal and the alcohol in the white wine. The angel hair pasta was stuck to itself. The semi-freddo was good. The honey basil gelato was good. The special lemon-ricotta-pistachio was too hard/icy for gelato and it was all hard to eat with the oily tasting deep fried wafer that surrounded it.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, atmosphere
    DelectableDiner
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Milano, though tucked into a quaint strip mall, delivered a wonderful atmosphere and even better food in an otherwise surprising location. The menu is extensive and constantly changing, accompanied by a delicious wine list and large bar. And service was quiet, allowing our party to enjoy our meals without feeling rushed or watched over. I would highly recommend this for a terrific date spot or a great place to celebrate a long week at the office. Milano delivered on all levels.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Milano's
    oldfriendfavorite
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We adore dining at Milano's they food selections are amazing and very pleasing to the palate. I would encourage the chef to bring back their amazing sea bass - and they use to serve their Crème Brulee warm. It is actually the best in the area - but it was cold.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious and delightful!
    Babs
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    What a lovely meal and pleasing atmosphere! Food was superlative from plating to taste. The wait staff are friendly and respectful, knowledgeable and not intrusive. They truly want you to enjoy the experience. As always the halibut is the best - tastey with an amazing texture. The lemon marscapone tart is truly to die for! I love sharing this spot with friends and family - never disappoints!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Service was slow....from drinks, apps, dinner, to dessert. Food was good except Cesear Salad was soggy. not sure if it was because there was too much salad dressing or if it was laying out for too long. Overall, the experience was pretty good - just quicker service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A good choice in Latham
    JaneVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We had a very good experience at Milano. The service was terrific and the location is perfect. It's probably the best restaurant in the immediate area which makes it a clear choice for locals. The wine list is exceptional with many good "wines by the glass" available. The arancini appetizer was delicious. The pasta dishes could have been hotter. They were closer to room-temp when we go them but the taste was terrific.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect!
    SueSue
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Milano is not a restaurant one thinks of for lunch, rather, as a great spot for dinner. What a wonderful choice we made in trying them out for lunch. The prices are very reasonable! Our food was delicious. I loved my spinach pasta with scallops, shrimp and mussels in a white wine sauce. Yum! My scallop was huge...and perfectly cooked. I was given a very generous portion of shrimp and tons of mussels. And the pasta! Amazing. The only thing I might suggest is perhaps serving bread.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very accommodating
    Libris
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We have been coming here for several years when we visit Saratoga Racetrack during the summer. This year we were traveling with friends and they enjoyed it just as much as we do. The chef accommodated a special request for one of our party and we were very grateful. Our table was ready right on time and the food was wonderful as usual. We look forward to returning next year.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Caio
    Caio
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I have been coming to this establishment for many years. The menu has been maintained with unique dishes not found in Italian restaurants. I call it continental and delicious. Our server this past time was outstanding.,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 40 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 265 reviews are from the Milano - Latham NY reviews archive.
  • Parents night out
    Longislandmom
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We had the opportunity to sit outside / which was very romantic & private . The service & food was out of this world . Coming from Long Island we wanted a resturant we could enjoy & remember . Sadly we had to move inside after our meal due to the fact a couple decided to bring there very active 3/4 yr old & sit right next to us . Spilling his glass of water / bouncing & climbing all over the couch. Personally I think if you are going to have kids welcome at this age they should be a designated seating arrangement . As we proudly have 3 kids ourselves, at one point it felt as if we went to a kid friendly resturant like ruby Tuesdays. Thankfully Milanos amazing staff & food made up for our minor distraction.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another enjoyable meal
    johnbachel
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    This is one of our favorite local restaurants, offering reliably good food and a great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • neighborhood gem
    2citizenshipsVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Had dinner here on our way to the Paul McCartney concert. We had the choice of dining inside or al fresco. We chose al fresco. So what it's a parking lot. It was a beautiful night for dinging outside. I had a seafood special and loved it. The waitress was very friendly and reminded us of the time so we wouldn't be late for our concert. White wine was great and so was the red (pricy though). Overall great experience. If we were locals, we'd be regulars!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food
    SMILINGRAY
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Four of us met for diner around 5:30 pm on a Tuesday night. It wasn't very crowded until we were leaving. I had the haddock special that was cooked to perfection. I really liked the portion size. Just enough to fill you up but not make you feal uncomfortable. Only one of us had left over to take home. We will definitely eat here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hidden gem
    RNatLunch
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    We visited early on a Tuesday on our way through town, so the restaurant was mostly empty when we arrived. We were seated at a table where I was completely blinded by the afternoon sun, and at my request were moved immediately and with apologies. Our server was polite and attentive, with a demeanor to match the best in any major city despite the fact we were in a store front restaurant in a small town. The food was very very good. I haven't had a meal prepared that well in a long time. I had heard the food was good, but I did not anticipate how superior it truly was. Quality ingredients, appropriate portions, good combinations of flavors and textures made for an excellent meal. I would recommend them to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will Return
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Overall excellent dining experience. Service friendly, attentive not overbearing. Lovely decor, sophisticated but not overdone. Chefs skills and creativity are superior.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Decor
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Love the new open décor - very nice. My group has been there a few times for lunch and both times have had a scrumptious lunch. Will definitely be back. Service was very courteous too.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loved it!
    Tbalzr
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Went on Sunday night - 25% off bottles of wine (nice surprise) Kids loved their chicken Parmesan. Our meals were great and the portion size was perfect. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • so-so
    overcooked
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    We thought the food was good but not exceptional. The restaurant was fairly noisy. We waited too long for our salad to arrive. We didn't have a negative experience, but we thought the prices were a bit high for what we got.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Well prepared, generous portions
    SteveBVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    This was our second visit and we remain very impressed with the food and the surroundings. Given its "strip mall" location it is even more impressive. The four of us shared an appetizer so we would have room for our meals, which was still a challenge. The regular size pizza was still too much with 2 pieces left over for later. The special desserts were all wonderful. Go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ebcman
    ebcman
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Love the new decor. Enjoyed the food. Patio area needs some privacy hedges (artificial) so one is not sitting in the parking lot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Another great experience
    musicman
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We dine here fairly often and have never had a bad experience. We started with the bruschetta sampler plate: Tomato/Pesto & Parmesan, Fig Jam/Gorgonzola & Arugula and Mushroom/Truffle Pesto with Chèvre - a wonderful start to the meal. We enjoyed an excellent glass of SANTI SORTESELE PINOT GRIGIO 2012 – VENETO. Nate is always charming and the service is always professional and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great night out with friends
    Marilyn
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Celebrated my friend's birthday Tuesday night with a wonderful meal at Milano. Excellent food and expectional service. Angie was great! We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    20thCelebration
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    My wife and I went to Milano to celebrate our 20th anniversary (as well as our first date there!) and had an excellent dinner. We were actually lucky enough to get the same seat we had when we had our first date there, which made things all the more special. The staff was very attentive and the food was delicious. My wife had veal scallopini and I had shrimp/pasta dish. I asked to have scallops added to my dish and the server was more than willing to accommodate me...a sign of a restaurant that knows how to do things. Milano is definitely a must for a) romantic dining and b) for fine Northern Italian food.
    Special Features:
    Romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • consistently very good
    CharlesVIP
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Full dinner or just a pizza and wine - Milano's is always good. Our favorite local place for dinner.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • TR's Saturday Night Review Italiano
    TR1review
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    The Mussels were great- Plump and tasty. The shrimp- scallop linguine in a white wine sauce-excellent. Very nice, on-tap beer list.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Late-Night Find, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Milano
    Annie
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Always great to dine at Milano's. The service can't be beat and the food is always prepared to our specific requests.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow, slower, slowest
    wrightguys
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    I took at client to Milano on Monday for lunch. It was only moderately busy. My client ordered a cobb salad; I ordered a portobello burger. 35 minutes went by with no word from the server, no refills on drinks, nothing. My client summoned the waitress who told her that our food would "be right out," without even checking in the kitchen. Another ten minutes went by with no word and no food. Finally, I told the waitress that we had been waiting for 45 minutes. She acted annoyed, but went to the kitchen and returned with our food (which was totally unremarkable, by the way). They did eventually offer us free desserts, but we did not have time to order or enjoy them. A total disappointment and embarrassment for a business lunch.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything was perfect.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    My meal was very flavorful and fresh. I hadn't seen my friend in over 1 year so we appreciated the servers ability to let us take our time. She was excellent. We had a wonderful time.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the renovations, very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Love the renovations, very disappointed in the Food. I got a veal dish, and you could barely Find the meat. I would probably give it another Try as I really liked the new look.
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  • Conditantly great
    ragweedVIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Excellent food. Good service. The food is consistently good at each time we've gone to the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kathy's Comments
    KCdining
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    Wonderful food and always fresh and unique. We love Milano!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • new menu
    CharlesVIP
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    We dine here frequently. Really like the changes to the restaurant / bar and particularly the revised menu. Don't be afraid to order the pizza special - in our case pizza with scallops. Excellent We'll be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • host
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Host was VERY busy--hosting, serving food, answering questions. Things seemed a bit disorganized. Once seated service was terrific.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Italian Flavor
    SteveBVIP
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    Nestled in a somewhat nondescript strip mall, this is a wonderful spot with a wide variety of pasta, meat, fish and pizza dishes and a nice daily specials sheet. Save room for desert. We expected Italian music in the background but it was Sinatra era band music, but no matter, it was not too loud to disturb conversation. Service was attentive but not disruptive. An inviting bar greets as you enter, if you are so inclined.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.