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The Milano Inn
The Milano Inn

The Milano Inn Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.milanoinn.com
  • Email: themilanoinn@hotmail.com
  • Phone: (317) 264-3585
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    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 (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. 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

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 The 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Nice restaurant, good ambience,food is very good.My wife and I will go back !"
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Was there during devour downtown. Great deal and the wine was wonderful."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Thanks for a wonderful atmosphere for our rare night out."
    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
  • "I've been coming to Milano Inn for years and have never been disappointed by the food or the service. It's one of my favorite restaurants in town and has some of the best Italian food around! If you like stuffed mushrooms, theirs are by far the best I've had!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "My first time at Milano Inn did not disappoint the food was great, great service and reasonable prices!"
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "I made reservation at 5:30 Wednesday night to go to dinner at Milano Inn at 6:00 to enjoy the Devour Downtown Menu. The place was closed. No sign NO NOTHING!!! Could not believe we drove there to find out they were closed after just making the reservations! I will NEVER go there again, if that is the customer service they display"
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "We have dined here while on the way to the ISO "POP's" performance, and have never had a poor experience. The "Devour Downtown" specials were featured, and were great. The only problem is that all the menu items are so good, it is hard to select one. Service is also excellent, and we had no problem getting out in time to make the show."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "The Devour Downtown menu is a great deal! The food is great, the service was as well."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "Food, atmosphere, drinks....excellent. Service was slow and I don't know why...probably because it was just 2 of us and our server was attending several other large parties."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "Can say enough about this place. Personnel very pleasant, helpful and quick. Food is flavorful and hot when served. Just a great place to dine away from home."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "Good service, good food and fulfilled our desires to have tv close by for the Colts game."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "The food is great, and the ambience is very pleasant. Great find. Highly Recommend!"
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "The food was very good! I had the Rosemary Chicken Lasagna & it was delicious! We had 7:00 reservations for 8 & were taken upstairs to a banquet type room. There were other people eating up there. By 9:00 we were the only people left up there & they started to take down some of the walls right next to our table, turn off some of the decorative lights, didn't ask if we wanted dessert or another drink. It was obvious to wanted us out of the room. So the overall experience was not great."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Picked this establishment for our traditional New Year's Eve dinner and were, as usual, very happy. We enjoy restaurants that are not a part of franchises or chains, and this place is a gem. We arrived prior to our reservation time, but were seated immediately. The service was prompt and precise. The food was excellent, including the Tiramisu to end the experience. Great, great place."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The food was very good. The service was superb. It was a little crowded and noisy as there were several large groups with children near us."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "The food was excellent and service was great. We went with the family and had a wonderful time. I will return with my girlfriend for an intimate evening. This place caters to both."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "First time back since I was a little girl. Staff was attentive and very knowledgeable about the menu items. The food was excellent along with the beauty of the new addition. Hope to come back soon."
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "Have been coming to the Milano Inn since I was a teenager. First time there, the place was a two story white clap board building that looked very much like a truck stop diner. The food was always something special. Fast forward forty years later; the building is a show place of refinement, the staff is exceptional, the old WWII mural is still there, and the food is better than ever. Wherever you are, it's worth the drive. Unlike many restaurants, the Milano Inn accepts reservations online. We did this and it worked great. If you want a nice place for a group gathering or a family meal, you can't do better in Indianapolis. The food is elegant but hasn't lost the home cooked flavors that has kept us coming back for four decades."
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "We had a Father/Daughter dinner before attending a show at Old National Center (Murat Theatre). Our server was excellent, talked about the show with us & was gracious to my grade-school age daughter. We both had a wonderful dinner."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "Server was checked out! Glad he remembered to bring our food!"
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "The food was quite good. nice and flavorful. the wait staff was attentive, but I thought the food delivery was a little slow. Overall quite pleased with our dinner choice though."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "My husband and I used to enjoy dinner at Milano before we had children, 18 years ago. We haven't been there in awhile, but decided to take my daughters before a recent Wicked show at the Murat. Still a wonderful place to dine!"
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Service was great and all of our food was delicious. One of our favorite places to eat. Also price is very affordable."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "We got off to a slow start as it took several minutes for our waiter to appear. The bartender and the manager did provide us with menu and drinks. Food was very good."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "I was really excited to try this place out for the first time. I was disappointed in the quality of the food. I have been to many local Italian eateries and was really rooting for this one. The hostess was very lovely and charming. The server knew little to nothing about wine. The salad was weak and dull. The bread and oil was decent. The main dish was very disappointing. The chicken was so tough it felt as though I was getting a work out while dining. Another person at the table got the same dish and was equally bummed. I would give it a 4 out of 10. I would give it another shot but only after trying other places before going back."
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "Our family and our daughter's college roommate had a great dinner party at Milano Inn, early on a Saturday night. The roommate is from another country, but sophisticated and a huge Pasta fan! The experience at Milano Inn did not disappoint! She loved the pasta, and we all appreciated the food, ambiance, authenticity, history and fun! The owner and her family were dining nearby, and the service throughout the dining room was excellent for all tables. Our server Kristin hit just the right note of professionalism and casual fun, plus I noted that she was very appropriate with groups of different formality and familiarity. We've been dining at Milano Inn since the 1970's, and it is consistently good!"
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "The food was of the highest quality and the ambience is something special. A great place for a romantic dinner or to take the family. Must note our server was the best I've seen in a long time anywhere. He was very attentive but didn't hover over us. Polite , courteous and efficient. A wonderful overall experience."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "Went with my significant other not really sure what to expect beyond having Italian food. Our server was very informative of specific dishes we had questions about and accommodating to our requests. Food came in a timely fashion as well. This was a very good dining experience overall and will be returning to try other dishes."
    Dined on 10/20/2013