Café Milano

4.8
3097 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!

Due to social distancing guidelines, space and limited tables; OUTDOOR DINING will have a two hour time limit per reservation. INDOOR DINING is now also available during phase two with social distancing guidelines.
DINE IN

Please note that our service times have changed.
Monday through Thursday 5PM – 10:30PM
Friday through Sunday 11:30AM – 11:30PM
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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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 3097 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipTomS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

pasta was bland, we were not offered bread and oil like other table

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KaterynaA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Bad service, really bad service. The waiters were rude

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viplinda
Washington DC
59 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful place to be outside and enjoy a lovely meal w friends !

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amyr
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and ambience!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Ordered the Osso buco and the meat was tough, generally it’s supposed fall right off the bone .
My wife’s pasta with meat sauce was bland.
However my sons lamb chops were amazing.
Not sure if it’s becuse they were extremely busy or May of just had a bad day.

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vipRobinG
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Milano is an outstanding dining experience each and every time I have the pleasure of going there. The service and food and customer care are simply wonderful!

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vipJaimeP
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent!! Try the octopus.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service. Great menu. Delicious food.

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vipJopyxis127
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely ambiance, attentive service, homemade pasta. We had fish stew and lobster with linguine, with a delicious bottle of wine. A little expensive, but well worth it. Would definitely recommend Cafe Milano

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vipSteveB
Richmond
24 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best wait staff ever! Menu broad and deep. I ordered veal cutlet - huge and delicious. But with appetizer and salad before, almost too much food. I will be back.

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pvknyc
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints! Service, Food, vibe, always a 10!

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vipDavidG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Silvia was great. Very accommodating and Customer service oriented.

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TODDN
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service and food was very good and they provided us with a very nice table outside and under cover

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vipJaaz
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Always welcoming and nice. Excellent food and very good service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went from thinking it was an over rated place for the power people trying to be seen to loving it in just one visit. Was this my 17th, 25th visit? It's worth it. And everyone was wonderful was evening. The food was wonderful.

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vipLisaS
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, but lobster ravioli was a little thick and al dente. When I asked the waiter for Parmesan, he commented “we don’t recommend Parmesan with seafood, but I’ll bring it.” I also had pasta which is why I wanted it. Quite honestly, it’s not the waiter’s business why I wanted it or not. I didn’t appreciate his remark.

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vipDebs
Miami
231 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Such a disappointment! No flavor in anything we ordered including the burrata, the pastas and the lamb chops. We were all totally disappointed and surprised.

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vipFrenchy
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at Cafe Milano was outstanding as usual - the food was great, the service amazing and the overall experience just unbeatable.

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vipJenps
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside for lunch. Lovely salad then yummy perfectly tender grilled octopus and an amazingly plentiful and beautiful pizza.

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vipCourtneyY
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Reservations were made and we were seated about 30 minutes later. Wait staff didn’t tell us the specials or ask us for dessert. We’re not very attentive- saw the food runners and only got more drinks because we asked them, not our waiter. Will probably not return for in person dining, maybe take out since the pasta was so good.

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Unknown
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary dinner and the experience was great! We were treated with a card congratulating us. The ambiance was cozy and we were given our time to enjoy our dinner. The server was also great and helpful!

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vipDumbartonOaks
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always. I appreciate the attention to detail, amazing pasta, and wonderful service each time I dine.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Friendly and attentive service, well located, food is extremely subpar at this price point (or at any price point).

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vipGerry
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect service- as always!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, and the service was even better.

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ZOZO
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Below average food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!

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vipNinaS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service, delicious food, sophisticated atmosphere and Maitre’D Extraordinary Laurent does wonders to make you feel like a VIP every visit.

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vipDoug
New England
12 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice variety in the menu, the service was prompt and courteous, and the food was absolutely terrific for all members in our party. Would highly recommend to others and we plan to dine again there frequently.

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Lorenzo
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant. Brings back memories of my period in Milan, really well decorated and excellent food.

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vipAggie
Caribbean
14 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent
Great quality of food and drinks
Definitely worth trying !

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vipGerry
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in all respects!

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vipGetsome
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday event. Everything was GREAT!!!

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vipPatty
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fun and yum!

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IreneU
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sat on enclosed porch with heaters around me. Very pretty. Prompt service. Very pleasant. Great food but expensive. I’m not sure that the food is that superior to justify cost. Still, I really enjoyed the experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing calamari, great pizza and nice chianti. Fun evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant live up to its reputation. The people were friendly and provided great service. We’d go back for sure.

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vipAndrew
Montreal
25 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

As always, spectacular service top to bottom. Highly recommend the prosciutto appetizer, and ravioli. The Sommelier was top notch, and recommend a fantastic Barolo.

JK
vipJulieK
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening. Great service. Felt very covid safe. Thank you so much!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

always great! My favorite place in town.

FAQs

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

Café Milano is rated 4.8 stars by 3097 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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