Café Milano

4.6
3330 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Dear Cafe Milano Guests,
It is a great delight to welcome you back to our restaurant! As always, we remain committed to a safe, clean work environment for all guests and employees. Thank you and Buon Appetito!

Open for lunch and dinner daily from 11:30AM – 10:30PM

Reservation: OpenTable | 202-333-6183 | guestservices@cafemilano.com

CURBSIDE PICKUP SERVICE
We are open for Contactless Curbside Pick-up service. A la Carte dishes complimented by an array of sparkling, white, rose, and red wine options. We kindly ask that orders are placed a minimum of 30 minutes in advance. You may also place your order for delivery or pick-up online at https://www.trycaviar.com/m/cafe-milano-23104
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3330 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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GiulianaA
Nashville
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience at Cafe’ Milano. We make it a must stop every time that we visit DC. It never disappoints. The food was exceptional and the manager was attentive to our needs as we asked to be moved away from the terrace. Thank you!

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vipBorgie
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lovely vibe & great Italian dishes!

S
vipScaramouche
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Great service by wait staff. Food ordinary

J
Joey
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was spectacular! The vibe is electric! We would go back again should the opportunity arise.

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vipgsr145
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Noisy, see and be seen with very good Milanese food.

EC
EveC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic food….everything flavored perfectly. Everything we had was delicious. Staff trying very hard but it’s a large restaurant so some of the items came out very slowly.
Overall, a fabulous meal!

MS
MarkS
Caribbean
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience3

We always have dinner at Cafe Milano whenever we are in DC however last evening may have been our last. The service was none existent. We understand that things are slow in the kitchen we were not in a rush however a waiter did not even ask if wanted a drink until we have been sitting at our table for almost 20 minutes, When that drink was gone and we were ready for a second we have to get up and ask someone to help us as our waiter was no where to be found. Very disappointing indeed. There are many new Italian restaurants in DC and I think it s time for us to find our new favorite. Too bad.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Umberto for a fantastic evening!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very very nice evening can’t wait to go back !! Food was excellent and so was the staff !!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have always had a wonderful time going to
Cafe Milano. The atmosphere is lively, classic and popular! The food never a disappointments and the service exceptional for making you feel special!
One of my favorite spots to lunch and for me The ONLY PLACE in DC.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The table was not ready

RS
vipRudyS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as usual!!

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Alano
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious, tasty food. Competent, attentive service.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Extremely poor service and disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
Dubai
18 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Hostess was very friendly and welcoming. The service, headed by our server, Mustafa and his team was excellent. I used to frequently visit the restaurant 20 years ago but I can see it hasn’t lost his charm, the food is solid & the service is top notch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great ambiance… good to be back!

DW
vipDougW
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great place to watch the crowd

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

It was overall an extremely disappointing experience. One of the servers spilled water into the a lobster dish that just was delivered to the table. Then two of the four pasta dishes that was delivered to the table were pretty much rare and undercooked. Would expect a lot more when you pay $41 a plate.

JS
JonathanS
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Slow on the follow up for dessert. Server gave us dessert menu at 7pm and ignored us until 7:30. I gave up on the dessert and asked for the check and tipped accordingly. Apparently the couple on the next table over were more important than my son and I so I tipped accordingly.

MD
MarianaD
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

The service was ok, people was nice however we only got a round of water, bread was plain, put aside right after we arrived to the Cafe without anything else, no butter, now oliver, or Parmesan cheese, or else. I ordered a profiterole as a dessert, it was dry and a bit burnt. The risotto was ok, but a little plain, it did not have plenty of flavors or a good Taste as I thought it would be considering how expensive the restaurant is.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience2

It was an ok experience. The place was packed which is not a bad thing but there wasn’t anything that was above average. The food was good not great and the service was the same. That being said, it seems to be a popular hangout spot where people in dc go to be seen.

CS
vipCaraS
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Anniversary dinner

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vipDarius
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderfully nice people speaking Italian very fast. Delicious and interesting food. I love this place.

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vipFitFoodie
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Michelle was our server and she was amazing. Very attentive and had a good sense of humor! We ordered drinks at the bar before sitting down at our table and weren’t impressed. Would not order the dirty martini or Paloma again. We ordered a lot of food and loved everything except for the octopus appetizer and the broccoli rabe that came as a side. The ambiance outside was great so definitely recommend sitting outside. Great atmosphere for a business dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The hostess was rude

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viplinda
Washington DC
72 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great table in the open area w a cover even w the rain! l the Mgr Laurent is amazing and always there w a smile !

AB
vipAshleyB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and ambience (even outside on the sidewalk).

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vipDenise
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Brunch menu was great and the drink selection was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about Cafe Milano was great! The service and the food was absolutely amazing and so delicious!

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DebbieW
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, excellent food. Would have given 5 stars overall except for the fact that there were several plates brought to our table throughout the meal that were dirty.

MS
vipMatthewS
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We have enjoyed this restaurant previously and took friends from out of town for a special evening. Quite frankly we were disappointed this time. Our service was slow, the food quality was good as always but our order came out staggered. One of the desserts we ordered was so poor we did not even eat it and told our server but nothing was done.We have no problem paying this price point for a nice dinner however, this time we were disappointed and hope for better in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful!

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vipZannie
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service and great food. Nice outside seating ambience

R
Raul
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Milano is a "must" for me in every visit to DC. The word "classy" best describes it.

SF
vipStephanieF
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Cafe Milano is a storied restaurant here in Georgetown and they certainly rely
heavily on that principle with exorbitant prices and variable quality of cuisine.
There is no doubt that it is a fun place to dine due to its supercharged ambiance
and great people watching. At these prices, however, you would expect more consistency in their quest for culinary excellence. There are times when there
offerings are extraordinary, or others where they seem to be 'phoning it in'.
The other night I had a beautiful piece of halibut as my main course, however
it was preceded by a forgettable $20 salad....basically a head of Boston lettuce
with candied walnuts underneath. It was not even tossed!
I'm sure my opinion will not matter to the regulars at Cafe Milano, but just so others
might have an idea.....

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vipcustomer
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Price vs. quality/quantity simply isn't where it should be. Would not recommend.

JT
JohnT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were outstanding. It has a great atmosphere, and was the perfect location for my daughter's 18th birthday celebration. Excited to go back soon.

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vipmmcd
Atlantic City
108 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely venue with excellent service and very good food, if a bit pricey for what is provided

M
vipMike
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Lovely experience overall. Worth a visit for great people watching and pretty good food.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always good food. Environment has high noise level hard to hear our own conversations, including our own waiter.

FAQs

Café Milano offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 333-6183.

Café Milano is rated 4.6 stars by 3330 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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