Café Milano

4.7
2981 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 2981 people are saying
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vipLoriK
St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our new favorite. Haven’t been here yet. Only living here for 2 years. Loved everyone about it. Food,service, and ambiance. Even during Covid. They are doing a wonderful job

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vipMisc
Washington DC
102 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints - even during covid. All covid precautions followed so we felt safe. Saw someone arrive with out a mask - one was brought to him right away. And the food - wow - Veal chop milanese perfection. Pasta Prada as a split starter was heavenly. My husband's osso buco was delicious - he let me have a bite.....! Service , as always, was awesome. Thank you Cafe Milano, for giving us this ability to enjoy an evening out!

Café Milano
Responded a day ago

Thank you for taking the time to share this wonderful note with us! The team sincerely appreciate your kind words. We are very fortunate to have most genuine,caring team and even in the middle of a pandemic ,they strive for opportunities to provide 5 star experience. We hope to have the opportunity to welcoming you back to Cafe Milano. Stay safe and be well! Kind regards, laurent

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vipDavid
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful evening. Great celebration for in-law’s 54th anniversary. Entire staff couldn’t have been better.

Café Milano
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to share this wonderful note with us! The team sincerely appreciate your kind words. We are very fortunate to have most genuine,caring team and even in the middle of a pandemic ,they strive for opportunities to provide 5 star experience. We hope to have the opportunity to welcoming you back to Cafe Milano. Stay safe and be well! Kind regards, laurent

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vipLanceS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving

Café Milano
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to share this wonderful 5 star review with us! The team sincerely appreciate your rating, and We hope to have the opportunity to welcoming you back to Cafe Milano. Laurent.

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CourtneyH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great outdoor seating option and very safe. Cafe Milano is a great place to dine during the pandemic

Café Milano
Responded on November 23, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share this wonderful 5 star review with us! The team sincerely appreciate your rating, and We hope to have the opportunity to welcoming you back to Cafe Milano. Laurent.

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vipMarita
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!!!!

Café Milano
Responded on November 25, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share this wonderful note with us! The team sincerely appreciate your kind words. We are very fortunate to have most genuine,caring team and even in the middle of a pandemic ,they strive for opportunities to provide 5 star experience. We hope to have the opportunity to welcoming you back to Cafe Milano Laurent Stay safe and be well! Kind regards, laurent

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Lramo
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hostess was so kind to relocate us to a socially distanced table inside after the heat lamp had malfunctioned. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and patient with us. Food and wine were outstanding. Will be back.

Café Milano
Responded on November 23, 2020

Dear Lramo, Thank you for taking the time to share this wonderful note with us! The team sincerely appreciate your kind words. We are very fortunate to have most genuine,caring team and even in the middle of a pandemic ,they strive for opportunities to provide 5 star experience. We hope to have the opportunity to welcoming you back to Cafe Milano Laurent Stay safe and be well! Kind regards,

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vipJJM1
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian restaurant in DC. Food. Quality. Ambience. Service. Milano has it all!

Café Milano
Responded on November 23, 2020

Dear JJM1, Thank you for taking the time to share this wonderful note with us! The team sincerely appreciate your kind words. We are very fortunate to have most genuine,caring team and even in the middle of a pandemic ,they strive for opportunities to provide 5 star experience. We hope to have the opportunity to welcoming you back to Cafe Milano Laurent

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DianaT
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was amazing as always,
The new outdoors

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Food was very subpar, and the waiter was extremely unfriendly

Café Milano
Responded on November 23, 2020

Thank you taking the time to share your feed back with us following your recent visit. I am sorry to hear that we failed to deliver the level of service and hospitality you expected and one that we have built our reputation on. I hope you will accept my sincere apology. While we cannot change your past experience, i hope that you will give us another opportunity to restore your confidence. We welcome the chance to make amends and you can reach out to me directly. Laurent 2025310653

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vipMonikaM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect evening! Excellent service and the best table. They gave us a large corner table inside next to two large open windows with heat lamps right outside. We were warm, well-fed, and well attended to. Perfect!

Café Milano
Responded on November 13, 2020

Dear MonikaM, We graciously accept your "perfect evening" review on any visit to Cafe Milano. Thank you for taking the time to post the glowing feedback from last week's Milano experience and return soon. Should you need assistance with reservations, kindly reach out directly at 2023336153. Our best, Will Carter Guest Relations // Cafe Milano

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vipTina
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elegant dinning with great food and very responsible to COVID protections.

Café Milano
Responded on November 13, 2020

Dear Tina, We are grateful for the "5 Stars" review of last week's Cafe Milano experience. It's our 28th year anniversary this months and to earn your highest marks on all of the components for a dining experience sincerely pleases the entire staff. I passed along your feedback and we thank you. Kindly return soon and reach out directly at 2023336153 should you need assistance with reservations. My best, Will Carter Guest Relations // Cafe Milano

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Jose
Mexico City
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent, on despite of the pandemia and the limitations i has imposed. Kudos!

Café Milano
Responded on November 4, 2020

Dear Jose, Thank you in every way for glowing feedback from a recent Cafe Milano dinner. We were pleased to host you last Saturday, and of your kind words, we especially appreciate your notice of our strict adherence to health protocols. The well-being of all guests and staff alike during this pandemic is of paramount importance to us. Do return when possible and kindly let us know if reservation assistance is needed at 2023336183. Best, Will Carter Guest Relations // Cafe Milano

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vipEllenC
Miami
41 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful restaurant. Delicious food and fantastic service.
AND they had heaters for outdoor dining. Thank you!!!

Café Milano
Responded on November 4, 2020

Dear EllenC, Thank you for the great review of your recent Cafe Milano visit over the weekend. We also appreciate the kind words on both Chef Franco's cuisine, which is always made from the freshest ingredients, as well as our attentive staff of servers. I think they are the best in town! Please join again soon and allow us to help you directly with reservations at 2023336183. Best, Will Carter Guest Relations // Cafe Milano

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iTalian
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Overrated Italian restaurant. Customers service quality is based on social/economic status of customers.

Café Milano
Responded on November 4, 2020

Dear iTalian, We thank you for taking the time to post a review of your Cafe Milano visit last Saturday. It seems that unfortunately the experience neither met your expectations nor our standards. We clearly missed the mark and I extend our apologies. I would appreciate an opportunity to more fully understand the details. I I order for me to personally follow up, kindly reach out directly at 2023336183. My best, Will Carter Guest Relations // Cafe Milano

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food1service5ambience3

Excellent service. Food was very disappointing.

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vipanthony
Philadelphia
199 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. This is a high end restaurant that meets the mark. Food, service, ambience is all first class.

Café Milano
Responded on November 4, 2020

Thank you, Anthony, for your kind words from last week's visit to Cafe Milano. We are delighted that all of the components to a perfect dining experience surpassed your expectations. For 28 years strong, Milano has delivered amazing memories for our guests. Please return soon and allow us to assist you with reservation assistance at 2023336183. Our regards, Will Carter Guest Relations // Cafe Milano

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the perfect late brunch spot on a cold day!
Rich food. Amazing wine. Extremely friendly staff.

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CoBrA2168
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was recommended to us by a tour guide we met in the Amalfi Coast last year. We came here for our anniversary and it did not disappoint. Food and service was exceptional! Can’t wait to return.

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vipDianeC
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A lovely, elegant (outdoor) meal with really great service

Café Milano
Responded on November 4, 2020

Dear DianeC, We're pleased you had a wonderful dinner on the Cafe Milano patio last week and thanks for posting your positive feedback. We share your appreciation for Chef Franco's "made from scratch" cuisine and as well, for our super-attentive staff of servers. Please return soon and let us assist your next reservation personally at 2023336183. Our best to you, Will Carter Guest Relations // Cafe Milano

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vipSMCsr
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service as always.

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vipBobB
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

a very good overall night there--service and attention from arrival to departure was outstanding--special thanks to Will

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vipGstreet
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Cafe Milano delivers. From soup to nuts it was a lovely experience.

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vipMamaPeach
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friend and I celebrated my husband’s birthday here. It was a splurge for us. But it was worth it. The restaurant took covid precautions seriously and their commitment to safety was clear. The entire staff was friendly but not fake. They genuinely seemed happy to provide us with great service and a great meal. The food was wonderful and the portion sizes were healthy but not over the top big. We will be back! It was a perfect evening. A+

Café Milano
Responded on October 19, 2020

Dear MamaPeach, First, I send belated Birthday Wishes to your husband and thank you all for spending it with us at Cafe Milano. We deeply appreciate your kind review of this weekend's visit, especially noting our strict Covid safety protocols. Without a doubt, the entire staff puts public health precautions as our top priority. Please return soon and enjoy another "A+" Milano experience with Old World Milanese cuisine and great service! Our regards, Will Carter Guest Relations // Cafe Milano

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vipDavidp67
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good food but the prices are ridiculous. Might be cheaper to fly to Rome and have dinner.

Café Milano
Responded on October 19, 2020

Dear Davidp67, Thank you for your review of this weekend's Cafe Milano experience. We certainly appreciate your kind words on Chef Franco's cuisine. He and his staff put in a great deal of time on each course, from "antipasti" to "dolci." In fact, next month marks 28 years of operation in D.C. for Cafe Milano and we are humbled. Please do make a return soon and reach out directly should you need assistance wit reservations at 2023336183. Our best, Will Carter Guest Relations // Cafe Milano

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great food. Very clean. Will return.

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vipgoodfood
Washington DC
75 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was outstanding—burrata salad and house salad, along with rockfish fillet special and veal. Service was excellent—attentive, but not intrusive, particularly since we were seated in a back corner of the restaurant. The waitstaff was terrific, even providing a blanket to help keep my wife warmer. We would go back again on our next visit to DC.

Café Milano
Responded on October 19, 2020

Dear Goodfood, Thanks for the very kind feedback from last week's Cafe Milano visit. Our meals, under Chef Franco's inspiration, are the freshest and "made from scratch." For 28 years, we take pride in the Old World Milanese style. The rockfish and veal are extremely popular! We also appreciate your high marks on our staff and their service. Please do return to D.C. soon and let us assist with reservations at 2023336183. Gratefully, Will Carter Guest Relations // Cafe Milano

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NicolleS
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food isn’t great. Not great selection for appetizers or salads. Great tiramisu

Café Milano
Responded on October 19, 2020

Dear NicolleS, Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your Cafe Milano visit. We appreciate the kind words on parts of the meal, however it seems we missed the mark on others. I apologize for that. In an effort to understand more, could we speak when you have a chance please? I can be reached directly at 2023336183. Thank you, Will Carter Guest Relations // Cafe Milano

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vipEdwardP
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing experience - beautiful venue - exquisite & attentive service...and it’s truffle season 🤗

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vipNickname
London
104 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Bit of Sh*t show with people walking into the restaurant from all angles! Should not happen! Service was good, food was great! Wine list is massively over-priced and limited. The outdoor dining was hideous, as it was pouring rain and windy. No reason to have all the windows open. NOT the GREAT place I remember!

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vipNeal1
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

having nice music playing gave it a cool fund vibe, for that will come back.
and food was good.
but service fair, maybe they were slammed, but that was disappointing

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vipJefferyW
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our Server, Jose, was about as awesome as you can find. The GM, Laurent, and the owner, Franko, both came out to make sure we were taken care of as if we were VIPs. Superb food, exceptional service, and inviting atmosphere. Top Notch as always.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Amazing food. Amazing company. Cafe Milano never disappoints. Highly recommend visiting. They have gone out of their way to not only make you feel special, but make you feel safe during the pandemic. The food is incredible and the staff is wonderful.

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vipMary
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Cafe Milano! Always an excellent experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casual yet elegance in every corner

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
65 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time that we went and it never disappoints This is by far the finest Italian Resturant we have ever gone to and the finest food
The Resturant and staff are authentic. Forget that it is a who’s who in the political world the service and attentive nature of the staff is unsurpassed. It was my wife’s birthday and they went out of there way to make it special
We will continue to go to this Resturant every opportunity we can

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GhizlaneB
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in DC, a true classy GEM that has been around for years and still holds the same standards. Impactable service!!! Mustafa is a SUPER STAR !!!! Laurent and team are fantastic. I highly recommend Cafe Milano to anyone looking to have a delicious dinner, amazing service, and great ambiance.

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vipAishaM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time. Staff at Milano was so accommodating as I was bringing my mother to the restaurant. I feel safe going there in midst of Covid, as they have taken every precaution to ensure the safety of their clientele. We had a wonderful time celebrating my sons bday! Food as always is excellent and ambiance fabulous. Grazie Cafe Milano!

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vipBensreview
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 19th Wedding Anniversary was made memorable right up to the large sparkler in our tiramisu! Cafe Milano never disappoints.

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Nick
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Ambience is always a treat at Cafe Milano!

FAQs

Café Milano does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Café Milano also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 333-6183.

Café Milano is rated 4.7 stars by 2981 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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