Café Milano

4.8
3071 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 3071 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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
35 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

always great! My favorite place in town.

DC
vipDesireeC
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best of the best!!!

TR
vipTRACTORMAN
Memphis/West TN
22 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent wine selection, delicious food, and top notch service are what makes us return to Cafe Milano, and recommend it to others!

JP
vipJohnP
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Cafe Milano continues to hit HOME RUNS. Our recent splurge was much needed and worth the effort, BUT if you need a reminder that many people roll around DC with an expense account, there's no better place. The menu prices seem to be in line with most high-end places, so no surprises, BUT the wine list just does not pass the laugh test. Looking for a Super Tuscan? Please be prepared to pay north of $150 for a $39 wine.... We split the branzino and saffron risotto which were cooked to perfection! The service was so great, not rushed, even though we had a prime table on a Friday night. If you are looking for great food and service, with some of the best people watching, Cafe Milano will not disappoint but I do wonder how much their corkage fee might be....

Café Milano
Responded 5 days ago

Dear JohnP,We are grateful for your review of Cafe Milano. The staff holds feedback from our guests as a guiding force for operations. While it seems your evening was everything that the Milano experience promises, there was issue with our Wine List. Our Sommelier painstakingly takes a great deal of time to curate the most extensive Offerings of wines ,some under $150 that compliment your meal and serve your palette. Please allow our sommelier to assit on your next visit. warm regards laurent

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You all have done an amazing job with covid protocol and making the ambiance comfortable. Bravo

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vipFrenchy
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just one of the best places in DC. Always have a memorable experience there.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are always very good. I’ve never had a bad experience at Cafe Milano.

SH
vipStephenH
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best restaurant in Washington DC. I was extremely impressed, with social distance, during Covid that the restaurant has made. Exceptional accommodations. You can’t get a better quality of food and service. Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my sister’s 30th birthday and it was amazing! From the service to the food to the sparkling tiramisu for her birthday cake (which was amazing). It was an awesome night for a Covid safe dinner!

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vipRickE
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful cocktails and food. Not our first time at this excellent restaurant, but enjoyed it as though it were.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Très bon restaurant !
Service impeccable, plats délicieux.
Y aller les yeux fermés

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

It was Cold

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Would have loved if the waiter had told us we had to clear drinks off the table at 10 after ordering at 9:50 pm.

BO
BenitaO
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here on a romantic dinner for valentines day and it was beautiful, loved the decorations and the server was super friendly. Will be coming back

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Chongoj
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing experience. Love the scenery service and food. Will definitely be back.

DJ
DJS19
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant in DC! Great service but the food is second to none!

AR
AndrewR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Milano was an all-around exceptional experience. From the incredibly friendly wait staff, to the mouthwatering food! There was not one bit of our experience that we wish could have been improved.

-Excellent job to all staff and management!

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Great
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great experience. It's a great restaurant "to see and be seen" and the food and service is unparalleled. I'd definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This place was rude and it sucked

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NickN
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were sat right away, did not have to wait long. The food was great and the service was event better.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent
Fanz was outstanding!

Café Milano
Responded on February 15, 2021

"Five Stars" always put a smile on our faces -- especially on busy holiday weekends. Thank you kindly for the review from Saturday's Cafe Milano visit and spending Valentine's Weekend with us. It seems the entire "Milano experience" was to your liking and that pleases us. Do return soon and let us know should you need assistance with reservations at 2023336183. My best, Will Carter Guest Relations, Cafe Milano

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vipSatisfied
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What is left to say about Cafe Milano? They welcome every guest like a VIP, the ambiance is always wonderful - even outdoors on Valentine's Eve when there were rose petals strewn across the tables - and it's always a satisfying experience. They are pros. They adapted to COVID circumstances so incredibly well. That's why the place is always busy. And will continue to be.

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JimG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner and attentive staff

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Susan
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and service! They have veggie options and they were tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

My eggplant parmigiana was frozen when thet brought it to the table out of 7 dishes 2 were jot good

Café Milano
Responded on February 15, 2021

Thank you for the review from last Saturday's Cafe Milano visit. With all of the positive feedback we've been getting from Valentine's Day weekend, I am concerned to read about your own experience. Our profound apologies to you and your party. If there is a way to discuss more fully Chef Domenico's cuisine and presentation, it would be beneficial for both parties. Kindly reach out to me directly at your convenience, 2023336183. My best, Will Carter Guest Relations, Cafe Milano

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Excellent food.

AJ
vipAndreaJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely as always

Café Milano
Responded on February 15, 2021

Dear AndreaJ, Thank you for your kind words and the amazing feedback on the Cafe Milano visit last week. Naturally, it makes us proud to, after 28 years strong in D.C., earn these high marks on the guest experience. Please return soon and allow us to assist with reservations at 2023336183. Our regards, Will Carter Guest Relations, Cafe Milano

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vipLisaP
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Milano is our go-to dining spot in Georgetown. Great attention to detail, impeccable service and beautiful Italian dishes that change seasonally. Highly recommend for a special occasion, or night out with friends.

Café Milano
Responded on February 15, 2021

Dear LisaP, We are grateful for your feedback from last week's Cafe Milano experience. Thank you for taking the time to post the review and we're especially delighted you enjoyed Chef Domenico's Old World cuisine preparation and our amazing attentive staff. Please return soon and we look forward to hosting you again. Our regards, Will Carter Guest Relations, Cafe Milano

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vipMDvadc
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful experience at Cafe Milano. The high quality of food and service is consistent, so you know what to expect each time and look forward to it. My favorite restaurant in DC.

Café Milano
Responded on February 10, 2021

Dear MDvadc, Cafe Milano is 28 years strong in the D.C. area and it pleases us time and time again when our guests are completely satisfied as you seem to be with their visit. Thank you for the glowing review and taking the time to post. Please return soon and allow us to assist with reservations at 2023336183. My best to you, Will Carter Guest Relations, Cafe Milano

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vipJennifer
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such excellent service! And the best lentil soup I have ever had.

Café Milano
Responded on February 10, 2021

Dear Jennifer, The entire staff appreciates your review of last weekend's visit to Cafe Milano as well as the time you took to post it. We especially thank you for the high marks and kind words on Chef Domenico's cuisine as well as our attentive servers and bussers. Kindly return soon and let us assist with reservations at 2023336183. My best, Will Carter Guest Relations, Cafe Milano

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience5

The food was not tasteful, over priced abs no flavor. There are much better Italian spots in towns the catch here is the ambiance and location. You pay for the service not the food. They did do a nice tiramisu for the bday girl!

Café Milano
Responded on February 10, 2021

Thank you for passing along feedback from your recent visit to Cafe Milano. I regret that our cuisine was not to your liking last Friday. Chef Domenico specializes in adherence to Old World Milanese recipes using the freshest ingredients, but it seems to have missed your mark. Please reach to me directly so I can better understand the dining experience otherwise at 2023336183. I am available to you at your convenience. My best, Will Carter Guest Relations, Cafe Milano

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OpenTable Diner
London
8 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants

Café Milano
Responded on February 10, 2021

A sincere thank you for that accolade! Please come back soon and should you need assistance with reservations, kindly reach out directly at 2023336183. Our regards, Will Carter Guest Relations, Cafe Milano

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DLRN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good Covid safety protocols. Delicious food and drinks, as always.

Café Milano
Responded on February 6, 2021

Dear DLRN, Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your recent Cafe Milano visit. We certainly appreciate your kind words on our new Chef's cuisine as well as especially noting our adherence to public health precautions. Cafe Milano takes both guest and staff safety as a top priority. Please return soon and allow us to assist with reservations at 2023336183. Our best, Will Carter Guest Relations, Cafe Milano

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vipDonnaA
Washington DC
74 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely birthday celebration on Cafe Milano’s beautiful patio! Service, as always, was extremely attentive.

Café Milano
Responded on February 6, 2021

Dear DonnaA, Most importantly, I wish you a Happy Belated Birthday and thank you for sharing the special moment with us at Cafe Milano. We appreciate the amazing review and kind words, with special note of our attentive knowledgeable staff. I think they're great too! Do come again and allow us to help with reservations at 2023336183. My best, Will Carter Guest Relations, Cafe Milano

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful venue to celebrate an anniversary. Very friendly and attentive service, delicious food, and lively (if socially distanced) atmosphere.

Café Milano
Responded on February 6, 2021

Of first important, I wish you both a Happy, if belated, Anniversary and thank you for choosing Cafe Milano to celebrate this special milestone. In addition, we are grateful for your kind praise and marks on all the critical parts of a great dining experience. Please return soon and allow us to assist with reservations at 2023336183. My best, Will Carter Guest Relations, Cafe Milano

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JoseL
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Delicious food, very good service and delightful atmosphere. We went on occasion of my birthday and the staff was very kind. Definitely, a place to recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent everything.

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 4.8 stars by 3071 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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