Café Milano

4.6
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
2850 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Italian
Cafe Milano is Washington DC's premier Italian restaurant and it is with great pleasure to share with you that our doors are open for Contactless Curbside Pick-up service.

In concert with our Corporate Chef Franco Sangiacomo, we have a thoughtfully designed Menu of your favorite "a la Carte" dishes and at home kits, complimented by an array of sparkling, white, rose, and red Wine List options.

We are open Daily, Monday through Thursday, 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM and Friday through Sunday, Noon to 9:00 PM. We kindly ask that orders are placed a minimum of 45 minutes in advance.

Please feel free to call Cafe Milano directly to place your order with at 202-333-6183 and a familiar voice will assist you or email us at guestservices@cafemilano.com. You may also place your order for delivery or pick-up online at https://www.trycaviar.com/

As always, we remain committed to a safe clean work environment for all guests and employees.

Thank you and Buon Appetito!

Get it delivered

What 2850 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
BM
BethesdaMan
Charlotte
26 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! We came to celebrate my 40th birthday and everything was wonderful. Thank you.

m
vipmxh4
Baltimore
63 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic...as ALWAYS. Every time we're in DC, this is a must! Service, food, atmosphere. Unparalleled. Yes still so warm and engaging. Fantastic northern Italian cuisine.

R
Recticular
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This restaurant is a 5 Star experience across the board with one exception....we were seated in the front of the restaurant, which is basically enclosed by glass all around. The noise level was so high that my wife and I had a hard time hearing each other over dinner. This was our first visit so, I am unsure of what the noise level is like further back in the dining room. Other than the noise, it was first class. The service, cleanliness and food were completely over the top. We will be repeat customers.

Café Milano
Responded on March 11, 2020

Dear Recticular, Thank you for a wonderful "5 Star" review from your Café Milano visit. Notably, your kind words regarding service, cleanliness, and cuisine were shared with staff and we are humbled. I apologize, however, about the noise levels and wanted to share that on your next visit, we have quieter areas in the Main Dining Room as well in the Garden Room. Please reach out to me personally for reservation assistance at 202-333-6183. Regards, Will Carter Guest Relations // Café Milano

Report
RA
vipRiyadAlie
London
27 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a special birthday for my daughter along with her friends and the restaurant staff made it a wonderful and memorable evening. The food was excellent quality, and the service from the moment we entered, during our meal and departed was top class. Very lovely atmosphere, not stuffy, and very elegant!

Café Milano
Responded on March 11, 2020

Dear RiyadAlie, First and foremost, we extend continued Birthday Wishes to your daughter! Café Milano is home to many time-honored experiences with friends and family alike, birthdays are chief among them. Thank you for bringing you family in to our home to celebrate and we hope you make a return visit in the near future. Should you need any reservation assistance, please reach out to me personally at 202-333-6183. My best and again, Buon Compleanno! Will Carter Guest Relations // Café Milano

Report
OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfect and shockingly kid friendly!

Café Milano
Responded on March 9, 2020

Thank you for the your kind words and yes, we welcome kids of all ages. Check out some of the dishes popular with our younger-aged guests from pizzas to uncomplicated pastas. The desserts are also loved by guests of all ages -- a daily variety of sorbets, the time-honored Tiramisus, and other delectable pastries. Should you need reservation assistance, please reach out to me personally at 202-333-6153. Regards, Will Carter Guest Relations // Café Milano

Report
P
vipPicky
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Monument, the Capitol building, the White House and Cafe Milano.. Must see DC experiences. All good, all dependable, all the time.

Café Milano
Responded on March 9, 2020

Dear Picky, Thank you for what has to be one of the most stellar reviews we've received in some time here at Café Milano. We appreciate the time you took to post it as well as the feedback itself; certainly we are pleased that your experience was a great one. Setting the right tone, good service, and memorable cuisine are critical! Please come back soon and enjoy our Patios; reach out to me personally for reservation assistance at 202-333-6163. Regards, Will Carter Guest Relations // Café Milano

Report
OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Ambience is vibrant and fun, the service was great, our experience was wonderful, the only thing is the food lacked seasoning, the pasta and the risotto were a little bland, but I would go back to give them a second chance just based on the vibe of the place.

Café Milano
Responded on March 11, 2020

Thank you for posting a wonderful review from your Café Milano experience recently and we appreciate the time you took to do so. Of note, we are grateful the service and ambience were to your liking; I apologize the cuisine was not. Chef Franco takes great efforts to architect each plate; please come back soon so we can showcase what he does so well. Should you need reservation assistance, reach out to me personally at 202-333-6183. Regards, Will Carter Guest Relations // Café Milano

Report
OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
63 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spaghetti with meatballs was excellent, Chilean sea bass was outstanding. Service and atmosphere were excellent

Café Milano
Responded on March 3, 2020

We appreciate your wonderful review of a recent Café Milano experience. Cuisine, service, and atmosphere are critically important to any restaurant and we are no different. Excellent choices on the spaghetti with meatballs and sea bass -- both guest favorites. Please plan a return soon and should you need assistance with reservations, reach out to me personally at 202-333-6153. Regards, Will Carter Guest Relations // Café Milano

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and server were amazing. Would definitely come back

Café Milano
Responded on March 3, 2020

Thank you for your "5 Star" review of a recent Café Milano experience. You and your party were generous with your ratings across the board and we appreciate you took special note of both great service as well as your server, very important parts to any restaurant. Please plan a return soon and should you need assistance with reservations, reach out to me personally at 202-333-6153. Regards, Will Carter Guest Relations // Café Milano

Report
KM
KarenM
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Food was acceptable. Service was very poor. We had to ask multiple times for basics like bread.

Café Milano
Responded on March 3, 2020

Dear KarenM, Thank you for taking the time to post a review of a recent Café Milano visit. We take all feedback to heart and apologize if it seems we were "off point." Rest assured, deliciously prepared cuisine, hospitable service, and a warm and fun atmosphere are paramount to dining at Café Milano. Please return when possible and should you need assistance with reservations, reach out to me personally at 202-333-6153. Regards, Will Carter Guest Relaitons // Café Milano

Report
RA
vipRiyadAlie
London
28 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from the moment we walked through the door, to our meal and departure. The atmosphere was lovely, the staff very cordial, knowledgeable, and friendly, and of course, delicious food. The menu is extensive with a large daily specials section and the food arrives hot, smartly portioned, and top quality. We look forward Ron our next meal.

Café Milano
Responded on March 3, 2020

Dear RiyadAlie, Thank you for an amazing "5 Star" review of a recent Café Milano experience. The time it takes to prepare for your visit is always worth it when you are pleased and "all the stars align." Cuisine, service, and atmosphere are obviously important aspects to any restaurant and we are no different. Please plan a return soon and should you need assistance with reservations, reach out to me personally at 202-333-6153. Regards, Will Carter Guest Relations // Café Milano

Report
LV
LaurieV
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Poor food, not very attractive and very loud. Disappointing all around. Never even asked if we wanted a cocktail before dinner.

EH
ElizabethH
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! Delicious food and wonderful atmosphere!

Café Milano
Responded on February 21, 2020

Dear ElizabethH, Thank you for a wonderful review across the board of a recent Cafe Milano visit; I have shared your kind words with staff and we are all humbled. Guest feedback is important to us and your experience -- especially your time -- are taken seriously. We are delighted you enjoyed Café Milano and please return soon. Should you need any assistance with reservations, do reach out to me personally at 202-333-6183. Regards, Will Carter Guest Relations // Cafe Milano

Report
T
vipThomas
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Not what I would expect for both the prices and wait time

Café Milano
Responded on February 19, 2020

Dear Thomas, Thanks for posting a review of your recent dining experience at Cafe Milano. We appreciate all feedback, from which we can grow and improve. Specifically, please accept our apologies for the extended wait time for your table; typically, we try to stagger or assign reservations in a way to prevent delays and it appears we were not successful on 2/17. That said, kindly allow us another opportunity to show you what we do best. Regards, Will Carter Guest Relations // Cafe Milano

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience5

Food was good, environment was good but the service
Was pretty bad I have the dirty plates on the table for so long I see like 3 diferentes employees walking and non of them could take them away so I have to put them on pile so that way some one can take out of our table well other that that the gentleman at the door was very nice very attentive at least he can show a better face of cafe milano

Café Milano
Responded on February 19, 2020

Thank you for posting a review of a recent Cafe Milano visit and please accept our profound apologies for lapses in service. We take these review seriously and cuisine, hospitality and certainly service are chief components of a memorable outing; we always want opportunities to improve. Please allow us to make amends somehow by returning in the near future and reach out to me personally at 202-333-6183 for reservation assistance. Regards, Will Carter Guest Relations // Cafe Milano

Report
IP
IlariP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! The food is delicious, the service is friendly and attentive.

Café Milano
Responded on February 19, 2020

Dear LlariP, Thank you for taking the time to post a positive review of your recent Care Milano visit. We are pleased that the requirements for a perfect dining experience were achieved, meeting your expectations and our standards -- especially with cuisine and service. Kindly make a return soon and should you need any reservation assistance, kindly reach out to me personally at 202-333-6183. Don't forget Patio seating as it gets warmer! Regards, Will Carter Guest Relations // Cafe Milano

Report
c
chowdowner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Cafe Milano for Valentine’s Day and it was wonderful! We got to go up in a private room because of the amount of reservations, and that was really cool. The ravioli and tagliatelle Bolognese were amazing, and so was the bread and wine! Will definitely be returning

Café Milano
Responded on February 20, 2020

Thank you for positing a glowing review on a recent Cafe Milano visit. Planning our Valentine's Day Weekend Dinners is always exciting for us and we are pleased you enjoyed the Private Dining Room as well as the Menu. Please return often, certainly before next February 14th! Should you need assistance with reservations, do not hesitate to reach out to me personally at 202-333-6183. Regards, Will Carter Guest Relations // Cafe Milano

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Bad experience the waiter was rude and tried acting smart when i asked him about what a certain meal was. Then I told him multiple times to bring the drink menu he disregarded my request and he kept coming to try to bring the check to me never going back again

Café Milano
Responded on February 20, 2020

Thank you for posting a review of your recent Cafe Milano visit. We apologize that it did not meet your expectations or our standards. Excellent service is among the most important pillars supporting a restaurant and we lapsed in our commitment to you as a guest. Kindly allow us an opportunity to make amends and plan a return in the near future. Should you need reservation assistance, please reach out to me personally at 202-333-6183. Regards, Will Carter Guest Relations // Cafe Milano

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Valentines

Report
LK
LisaK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Valentine’s Dinner- lovely place though a bit dated, delicious food, excellent service, a bit over priced.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. The Tiramisu is to die for. Wagyu and Short ribs were cooked perfectly. Great service and ambiance.

Café Milano
Responded on February 20, 2020

Thank you for posting the positive review of a recent Cafe Milano visit. We appreciate your kind words on the dinner (Wagyu is among our most popular), dessert (Tiramisu is also a favorite) as well the service. These are important marks for us to hit every day with our guests; we appreciate feedback. Please return and should you need any assistance with reservations in the future, do not hesitate to reach out to me personally at 202-333-6183. Regards, Will Carter Guest Relations // Cafe Milano

Report
DS
vipDavidS
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First class service. 2 to 3 employees per table to ensure you never need ask for anything. Extensive menu. Everything was prepared perfectly.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
8 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I recently wrote a review praising the food (as usual), but sadly reporting that the overall experience was not up to its normal high standard. I am happy to report that on a recent return visit everything was back to normal - great service from an attentive waiter, gracious accommodation of a special request by the hostess, and of course the fabulous food. Thanks to Cafe Milano for another wonderful evening!

BC
BradC
Key West
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great evening, always a nice dining experience. The food and service never disappoint.

Café Milano
Responded on February 20, 2020

Dear BradC, Thank you for posting a "5 Star" review of a recent Cafe Milano visit. We are grateful for your kindness across the board, especially noting our service and cuisine; we take all feedback seriously and learn from it. Please return often and should you need assistance with reservations, do not hesitate to reach out to me personally at 202-333-6183. Regards, Will Carter Guest Relations // Cafe Milano

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Heard good things about the place, but left unimpressed. No need to go back

Café Milano
Responded on February 11, 2020

Thank you for your positive feedback on a recent Cafe Milano visit, but we apologize that the experience did not met your expectations and our standards. We do hope you will try Cafe Milano out again and always feel free to reach out to me personally at 202-333-6183. Regards, Will Carter Guest Relations // Cafe Milano

Report
d
vipdiner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Was seated at a table way in the back against a door to outside despite a reservation from long ago. Wonder if opentable customers get the back tables. Service and food were excellent but I never recovered from rather poor seating arrangement.

Café Milano
Responded on February 11, 2020

Thank you for your positive feedback on a recent Cafe Milano visit and we appreciate you taking the time to fill out a review. It sounds like the experience was to your liking; however, we apologize however your seating was not. Do come back and should you need reservation assistance, please feel free to reach out to me personally at 202-333-6183. Regards, Will Carter Guest Relations // Cafe Milano

Report
b
brendaw
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was excellent, as well as the food.
The wine list is extensive.
I requested a special food order, which was handled with no problem.
I never see gnocchi in restaurants made with ricotta, instead of potatoes. This is they way my Nana made it and it melts in your mouth.
It does get a bit noisy when the restaurant is full, which is okay with us. Good people watching!

J
vipJeff
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Part of 4 for Friday night dinner. Didn’t mind waiting 15 minutes past our reservation time for our table, it is Friday night and we don’t want to rush anyone. However, once seated, we once again received inferior service due to large party being handled by our server. Maybe the place is just too popular for a small party of 4. Food and wine are terrific but the service just is not up to par for what the place should be.

Café Milano
Responded on February 11, 2020

Dear Jeff, Thank you for your positive feedback on a recent Cafe Milano visit and we appreciate you taking the time to fill out a review. We apologize for the wait time and lapse in service, which is a cornerstone of the experience. Of course, we welcome parties of all sizes and will address the issues noted. Always feel free to reach out to me personally at 202-333-6183. Regards, Will Carter Guest Relations // Cafe Milano

Report
PB
PatriciaB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We took our grandson who is a freshman at Georgetown to Cafe Milano, since it was close and also since it was on my bucket list. The ambiance of the place was its best feature. The food although expensive was OK ergo the median rating. The service was ok - but we had to nudge the waiter to bring the wine before my husband was finished with his dinner. I was not super enthusiastic with the sea bass and when the waiter asked what I thought, I said it was OK, which it was. He asked me to pick another entree but ended up substituting the same entree after the time it took my husband and grandson to finish their entrees - which was a real bummer. The Sea Bass was the same -just OK. By this time the place was in high gear and the noise level was high. It seems this is a popular place, but maybe not the place for us. Note: just to be fair the restaurant took my sea bass off the bill for which we are grateful.

Café Milano
Responded on February 11, 2020

Dear Robert, Thank you for your positive feedback on a recent Cafe Milano visit and we appreciate you taking the time to fill out a review. We hope you and your grandson return and although it sounds like the experience was memorable, we apologize the sea bass was not to you liking. It is one of our more popular entrees. Always feel free to reach out to m,e personally at 202-333-6183. Regards, Will Carter Guest Relations // Cafe Milano

Report
F
vipFmorandi
Washington DC
26 reviews