Café Milano

4.5
2575 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Cafe Milano provides first-class Italian cuisine, facilitating all your event needs, from private receptions, corporate events, anniversaries & birthdays to fundraisers, seminars, & book parties. Semi-private arrangements are also possible in any of the private rooms or the main dining room.
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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

MOTHER'S DAY MOTHER'S DAY SPARKLING BRUNCH BUFFET BRUNCH BUFFET SUNDAY MAY 12, 2019 | 11:00AM – 4:00PM SUNDAY MAY 12, 2019 | 11:00AM – 4:00PM $95 PER ADULT • $35 PER CHILD INCLUDES SPARKLING WINE | EXCLUDES ALL OTHER BEVERAGES, TAX AND GRATUITY - FOR RESERVATIONS: TEL 202.333.6183

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

EASTER BRUNCH BUFFET SUNDAY APRIL 21, 2019 11:00AM – 4:00PM $95 PER ADULT • $35 PER CHILD INCLUDES SPARKLING WINE EXCLUDES ALL OTHER BEVERAGES, TAX AND GRATUITY - FOR RESERVATIONS: TEL 202.333.6183

Sunday, April 21, 2019

What 2575 People Are Saying
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New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food was exceptional. A great special occasion place. All was delicious and dessert presentation was spectacular! We will return for sure.

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Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely and gracious service; excellent food; the only negative was the noise level.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Birthday. The entrees are pricey!

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MC
Salt Lake City
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Disappointed. From the food to the wine list and service. I totally understand a pricey food when is good, that was not the case there, the food was sooooo average, but a overpriced crap wine is unacceptable.

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CP
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

To say that this place was a dream is an understatement! Staff, ambiance, drinks, food, music, patrons... everything was perfect! Thank you to my new friends for a wonderful and memorable evening! ❤️

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MW
Minneapolis
24 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hosted a group of 8 in DC this weekend and had to make sure they experienced Cafė Milano. Initially, we were disappointed that the round table by the front window wasn’t ours... we were seated in the Placido Domingo room. Turns out it was considerably more quiet than the dining room so we could actually have conversations that included the whole table. (All the more special since years ago my husband and I were seated next to Placido, his wife and Zubin Mehta as they were preparing for The Three Tenors. He actually apologized for singing while we ate!).

Everyone loved their meal, their wine and the atmosphere of this DC landmark. Service was outstanding.

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Really enjoyed. Food was great, great ambiance, vibe, etc.

Think our server was perhaps stretched too thin. Despite multiple servers circulating and (at least what I perceived) as two sommeliers circulating, after 20 minutes we had to flag someone down to just take a drink order. I never feel comfortable having to be the customer to “flag someone down.”

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Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great, except noise level was a little high. Food was great and service was very attentive.

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ES
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Regretfully not our best meal there. Service was painfully slow.

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Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

A bit too loud for us. We had trouble talking but food is outstanding as usual.

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RJ
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visit Cafe Milano every time we come to D.C. it is a not to be missed restaurant.

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SV
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We were really looking forward to the dinner as the restaurant was recommended by friends. There was nothing wrong with the food or service, but nothing special either, so it might have suffered from our high expectations.

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Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service! Good food! Crowd watching place

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant!!! We recomend for sure !!!!

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CM
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Nice wine by the glass selections. (Pricey Nolet’s martini, though,$27!)

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AN
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Waiters very nice. Car lights kept shining through window. Food OK.

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KK
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Have to say, very poor service which was unusual. Drinks took 25 mins! Had to ask where the drink were...two tables next to us were seated about 5 mins after we were, they had drinks and their 1st course before before we had our drinks!
Food was delivered to our table that wasn’t ours. Actually placed down and then removed and brought to another table! Bread was delivered and passed in front of us, reaching across my guests, instead of going around. Pasta course looked like it was left under the heat lamps and was dried and not very appealing. Waiter never check back...it was frankly a very disappointing dinner and evening. I left word with the Maitre d’ Laurent, he took my name and number down...have not heard from anyone. Was a bit embarrassed having my clients there after they just purchased a $3.6 million dollar house and we were celebrating. Guess I won’t do that again at Cafe Milano.

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SF
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was great. Sat inside, a little chaotic due to loud folks at and around bar. Service was a little rushed as well. Several times we had to let them know that we were not yet finished.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience, got there late due to traffic and they still held our reservation. Food and service were great. Will definitely be back

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MB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Cherry Blossom Race

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PF
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate at the bar— Max, our “mixologist “ was super. A real gem. We’ll be back!

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AT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was excellent, but we resented that we felt rushed during the meal. Also, plates were removed before everyone had finished their entrée.

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m
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Service was horrible - from start to finish, horrible. Then to top it off, they gave us the wrong check at the end - which, of course was 3x more expensive than our check. Food was mediocre at best - totally overrated restaurant - I am sure that people go only b/c it is a "scene"

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TM
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very good food. Service was great - until it wasn’t. Toward the end of meal no one checked on us or brought us check for a very long time. Would still try again.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

Waited forever to get food

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Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for a wonderful birthday lunch

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New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

Staff was impeccable! Unfortunately food was not so good and extremely over priced, but well presented. Excellent wine choices.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 5

I came to celebrate my opening of my restaurant and the everything was perfect until my food was brought to wrong two times and I mean not even close to where I wanted but the manager was super awesome but my first experience I would need to come back and do over cause I wanted to come there for this occasion so bad!

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SC
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very nice restaurant, excellent service , high quality food

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We waited for our food for an hour. People got served before us and came in after

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

The server was very good but the person checking in was very rude

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JG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service but hostesses have a real attitude

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AK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a nice surprise for us, a wine shop owner recommended this place which then we made a reservation - the wine was great and the recommendation was right on!

we started with a fabulous Milano salad, lots of good veggies and nice dressing, fennel, radicchio, arugula, apple, was really good and good size too. then, I wanted to taste their Napolitano pizza, since the owner is apparently from there, we ordered a Scala and it was great, we ate a reasonable amount and took the rest for tomorrow's hike, it worked out.

and then, we had the secondi, my wife had the angle hair with chicken, which was great, and I had the Mediterranean bass, branzino, which was great. good pricing on booze and great service, this is a great Italian restaurant with 5-star food and 5-star service - highly recommended - price-wise, you pay for what you get, so, it is all good!
enjoy the festivities,
AK

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Naples
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

When we arrived the hostess could not find our reservation on open table. Meanwhile, they called earlier in the day to confirm. She was very rude and had a very bad attitude problem. I really believe if you are going to be a hostess, you should greet people like they are special..without us, she would be out of a job. In my opinion, she should find a different career

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B
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Veal Chop Marsala and Veal Milanese were both excellent. The service was impeccable, and there is a great atmosphere in the restaurant. The fruit platter for desert though was a bit underwhelming for $16.

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SR
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

We finished both our appetizers and main course without the server checking on our food. Water glasses empty for some time. Received the bill while still eating dessert. Not what I expect from Cafe Milano.

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KM
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly authentic Italian food. I had the eggplant parmigiana and it was to die for. We had an early dinner reservation (6:15) on a Saturday and it was perfect. By 7:30 the place was full and quite loud. Still wonderful ambience though.

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JG
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Overall meal was over priced. Asked for a full body red and there brought us a young light bodied wine. Next time I promised myself that I will send it back.

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s
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Food very mediocre. Temperature either freezing or too hot.

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SB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and food for our party of 8. Was a perfect experience.

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