What a fantastic neighborhood spot. The servers were extremely knowledgable, friendly and attentive. Our server Marisa was the best I've had in the city. The carpaccio and calimari were delicious and though I wasn't in love with my pasta, when I heated up in the morning, it was DELISH. I love the ambiance and the outdoor patio. The owner, Dario, is very charming and greeted everyone. He even offered to give me a new dish when he saw that I wasn't in love with the pasta but I declined because I didn't feel it was necessary. This is DEFINITELY a MUST TRY in the city. If you want a romantic, casual upscale setting, amazing service and quality food, don't miss this place.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our second time coming here and it was just as amazing as the first time. Everything ordered was fresh and delicious. The waiter, although a bit hard to understand with his accent, gave good and honest suggestions when we were stuck on what we wanted. We'll definitely be back to celebrate our next special occasion.
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent dinner and atmosphere!
Tremendous service! Everyone is so attentive and have something great to say about the entire menu. Very knowledgable staff! From their homemade -cellos to the desserts not on the menu, the staff learns the rotating menu and gives you the do's and dont's. Everything is wonderful so there are not many dont's :) All the food is made with that classic home-made feel! I would recommend the outdoor patio if you can swing it!
It is a close tie between the Gingercello and Sangria (with cloves), they are too good to choose - GET BOTH!
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nando Milano Trattoria
A great little place! Charming atmosphere, service and delicious food. The feel is not of a pasta joint, but more European. Lots of woody warmth and intimate but modern lighting. No booths, which to us is a plus. We were seated with our 12 year old son, at a great table, front of the house. It was Sunday and other children were present, all well behaved perhaps because they were given care and attention from the staff. We ordered the asparagus appetizer topped with a very lightly truffled egg and a few curls of parmesan, so good!. The arancini were also excellent. I had a seafood and fresh pasta special with Lobster, it was truly special and prepared with care as was every dish. We will be back.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall, standard Italian
Overall, standard Italian food, but with amazingly attentive and friendly service. They aim to please, and they definitely do. Great neighborhood place when you're tired of bar food and looking looking for something a little nicer without going overboard. Will definitely go back.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Quaint Spot w/ Authentic Cuisine
Food was excellent and true to its Italian Roots.
Waitress had great recommendations and was super friendly / interactive with her guests - she really contributed to an enjoyable experience.
On a nice day, the sidewalk patio is great for a casual dining experience.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
all around - from the menu with hand made pastas, the chef and wait staff, to the Italian wine list. We had a great dinner ordering from both the traditional menu as well as the seasonal menu.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Superior Service, great food!
My husband and I really enjoyed our first time here. The service was impeccable and the food was very good. I ordered the Vegetarian Risotto as my main course, I was a little disappointed that it lacked flavor, however everything thing else that we ordered was delicious!! Everyone on staff was extremely friendly and attentive. I will definitely go back!!
7/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Service, Great Food
The food was delicious - really anything you'd expect from a decent Italian-owned restaurant. Food was authentic, with simple ingredients, and very tasty. Cocktails and wine was excellent. We had cheesecake for dessert and that was probably the most delicious part. The service was exceptional: appropriate, honest and attentive.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nando Milano not only makes amazing Italian cuisine, but with a warm and inviting atmosphere. The owner and staff members bring a fun Italian flair to your dinning experience.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wow! Great surprise!
We had a party of 8 here for a birthday celebration. The Italian waiter was wonderful - helpful and excited to make our experience special. We had 2 small children with us and somehow the waiter could juggle everything with his helper and, of course, the kitchen. The food was very fresh and very authentic. Our frito misto appetizer was yummy, as was the variety of pastas, mussels, and fish served. The yummy desserts are worth coming back for on their own! I had the freshly made ricotta cheesecake. Still thinking about it. Sitting outside on Division is an option, but the dining room with a big picture window is great, too. We are recommending this place whenever we can!
7/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food and service are outstandin
The food and service are outstanding. Some of the best Italian food we've had...
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The drinks were not my favorite, but the food was delicious, our waiter was wonderful and our table on the patio was great!
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
great, authentic style Italian food
wonderful homemade pastas with creative combinations and great service! couldn't ask for a better experience!!
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
great food, slow service
we had a number of very good dishes. not necessarily stellar but definitely tasty. we were a large party sitting outside and it took quite a long time to receive our appetizers and then to get our main courses. otherwise, it was a nice evening with enjoyable food from a friendly staff.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good for a calm night out.
Went out with a special lady on a Wednesday night. The environment is casual and yet has a classy ambiance that lets you enjoy your night with a date or with a group of friends. Nice tables, good decorations on the walls, low-lit, and an overall aesthetically pleasing restaurant. The service was excellent, no complaints. We were twenty minutes late and were seated right away. The food came at the appropriate time. The capaccio di manzo was a delicious appetizer and the risotto was absolutely magnificent, cooked to perfection and with a burst of flavor that left the taste buds craving for more. Overall a good experience and if you're out in Wicker Park, I recommend this place.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Specials continue to delight!
I have a few go to dishes @Nando. The specials continue to delight me
& my guests! POLENTA...CAVATELLI...LUSCIOUS lava cake - oh my!
Met people on the patio who drive 40 miles every other week just to enjoy the Nando experience.
We agree - well worth it!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful food and terrific
Wonderful food and terrific service add up to a great experience. Excellent place for a pre-show dinner!
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nando Milano is truly a gem!
Nando Milano is a really great restaurant!!!! I have been there 3 times and the food has been consistently excellent from the appetizers to the dessert. The wait staff and owner, Dario, are so friendly and warm. Nando Milano should be on the top of your restaurant list!
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was amazing & so was
Food was amazing & so was the service. The management is really great & he walks around and says hello to everyone and is very attentive! We love that place & will be back again.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've found that Nando Milano offers some of the most authentic service in Chicago. The owner will know your name even if it was mentioned only briefly and the Italian wait staff are more than accommodating. It's a great mix between a place you can go for a nice glass of wine on your own, with a significant other, or small close group of friends.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Charming Italian experience
A small romantic gem with authentic Italian food- handmade pastas made by an Italian chef & served by Italian waiters. Reasonable prices & a no rush atmosphere, I'll definitely go back.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Any restaurant where the owners run both the front & back of house is where I want to eat. Delicious food & exceptional service. The patio seating was full on a great weather night for outdoor dining. Special dishes were seasonal.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful small Italian restaurant in great Chicago area. The lamb chop Milanese and the homemade noodles Norma were excellent. Outside tables on the street were filled with local young people eating pasta, drinking beer and having a good time, while my wife and I chose seating inside for dinner with Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald music. Both locations were great.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Like coming home...
If I lived in a high-rent studio apartment in Milan above a family-owned and operated trattoria! Dario, as always, treats you like family. There are absolutely moments that you forget you are sitting on Division Street and could just as easily be sitting on Via Victor Hugo.
If you don't watch youself, the tab can get a little pricey, but, as they say, the best things in life...
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was absolutely wonderful, with great service and friendly staff to match! A little noisy, but worth it...
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Warm and Inviting
Delicious food, welcoming staff (especially the Owner/Manager) and great ambiance. Overall, wonderful experience. Great place to dine with friends, or have a romantic evening for two.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
wonderful, casual, interesting
wonderful, casual, interesting take on Italian food...Excellent wine by the glass and a top notch martini. The staff is exceptionally welcoming and Dario is a special person with a flair for making you gald you came.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very authentic Italian trattoria with excellent enthusiastic service.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nando Milano felt so authentic.
Nando Milano felt so authentic. The wait staff was particularly helpful in identifying excellent menu choices. I would return in a heart beat. It's nice to find such a quality restaurant in a neighborhood location.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was outstanding, warm, and inviting! You feel like your part of the Italian family that owns the trattoria. The owner was the first to greet us at the door with a handshake and menu. He even remembered my name from my voice when I made the reservation. Nando Milano has a very authentic feel and great atmosphere for outside/inside dining. We will definitely be returning. Enjoy!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
I doesn't get any better than this! Homemade pasta, wonderful service and house-made limoncello and rhubarb cello as well!
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Most impressive specials
I've been here with some work colleagues, friends and loved ones. The specials continue to impress me. I try not to color my friends' opinions when I bring them here the first time. They've always found something that stands out - this time included. Cavatelli, pillowy gnocchi + perfectly paired red wine and la torta ricotta (creamy, finger-licking Italian cheesecake). Mamma mia! Wish they had a patio year-round.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been here about 5 times in the past year, and every time it is consistently great. Service is impeccable. The owners do a fantastic job with trying to personally meet every guest. The food is original, and everything that I have tried has never been disappointing. Wonderful place for a romantic dinner, or simply a few bottles of wine with friends on the patio in the Summer.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Welcome to Italy
Great surprise. Simply great Italian food. The real deal.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Authentic Italian Feel
The food was excellent and the service was good with an authentic feel. Wide selection to choose from and good wine list.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and great service
Nando Milano is such a great find. The place is small so conveys an instant sense of intimacy and warmth. The staff is so friendly, you really feel you are somewhere in Italy. And the food does not disappoint. This is the second time I visited with friends and loved the food. There was six of us so we tried a wide variety of what's on offer and everyone was pleased with their selection. Great wine list.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent service. Very nice
Excellent service. Very nice outdoor patio - wonderful for an evening dinner in nice weather.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nando Milano is a neighbourhood dinner place for me. I go there often and so far I've never been disappointed. The restaurant is excited about its guests. They are always in a good mood, they are always curteous and the food is always excellent.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love this restaurant. It
I love this restaurant. It is cozy and authentically Italian. The wait staff is so fun, they make the evening a little more enjoyable!
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
The pear salad is crazy good, and so is the swordfish. The pumpkin ravioli was wonderful too. The atmosphere is so nice, just like being in Italy.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is my new favorite for Italian. Chef Alessio makes superb italian food. This place is great for foodies!
10/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was our second time and it was perhaps better than the first! Every single bite of food was extraordinary. Simply Superb!
This is by far the BEST Italian food we have EVER had! And we both were raised on Italian food! My boyfriend is 100% Italian and I am half. Our own mothers food does not compare. Eating at Nando Milano is like dying and going to Italian food Heaven!
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
mi piace moltissimo!
I really loved it! The calamari was fresh and had the most amazing sauces to go with it. For an entree had the Gnocci Della Nonna, it was fluffy as it should be and the sauce just made the dish one of the best pasta dishes I have had. After your meal try to homemade lemoncello, it is sure to please even the pickiest drinker. Any of the desserts are good, but I recommend anything with the blueberry sauce on top. This is a restaurant you will want to go to over and over again. Please try it out!
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great find in Wicker Park/Bucktown
We read the reviews on Open Table and decided to try as it's in our neighborhood . We were not disappointed. Great and interesting food, friendly service and a very small but very interesting wine list. We can't wait to return and try additional dishes.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great family run Italian restaurant
First visit, went with a client for dinner. The service is very attentive, the bread and pasta are made on site, and the environment comfortable. We started with the caprese and arugal salads, both fresh and excellent. For dinner, pumpkin ravioli and pasta bolognese - not a drop left. For dessert, we shared the chocolate birds next - a special TNT was well worth the calories!
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good Italian Food
These folks do it very well. It felt like I was in Sicily with all the theatrics from the wait staff and phenomenal food orchestrated by the Sicilian Born Allesio. Finally, an Italian restaurant with an Italian Chef.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
The host and the servers are proud of their restaurant, excited about the menu and very friendly and outgoing. The drinks are wonderful and the food is really outstanding. We enjoyed our meal outdoors on our first visit, and it was perfect. We sat inside on Friday night and it wasn't as intimate. There was an enthusiastic party of 12 in one corner and a spirited girls night out party of 4 in the opposite corner, so the noise level was more energetic that what we were up for, but we'll definitely return for another visit.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very romantic place with candles, nice music and great food. Will come back for sure.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a lovely meal. The
We had a lovely meal. The food was delicious and we were well taken care of by the staff. Our table was a two top in a center aisle which meant that we were in a high traffic area and were continually dodging passers by from both sides.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM