CORKAGE FEE POLICY
Café Milano allows corkage of two bottles (750ml) or one magnum (1500ml) maximum per table, from Sunday to Thursday, of any wine not already represented on our wine list as a service fee of $50 per bottle.
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Cafe Milano is every bit that special occasion restaurant. The service, excellent; the food really good and beautifully presented; the wine, excellent....... but the prices and the noise level are not for everyone. It is not really a romantic place, though the service was so very good. Unlike some restaurants of this caliber, they did not bring little morsels of this or that to taste. They did bring biscotti at the end (free) because the after-dinner wine ordered was not actually available. In any event, I'm so glad to have been a guest at this special DC restaurant. If only other guests came dressed for the occasion.
Outstanding cuisine and service.
Cafe Milano is a place you can rely on to be high quality and sophistication!
We had a wonderful date night here
Our first visit and it was every bit as exquisite as we expected. A D.C. must....
I love this restaurant and have been here twice in the last month. Food and service and on the first lunch was superb- the second time was not as good as the first. Which could have just been location and wait staff. Pasta was too Al dente - hard to chew. I would still come back as it could have been an off day.
Excellent value during Restaurant Week. A bit pricey, otherwise. But first rate food and service all the time.
Best Italian in DC hands down and best service as well.
One of my favorite restaurants in DC. Recommend anyone looking for a classic Italian cuisine.
It's such a pleasure to see men (waiters, maitre d's in suits) in suits. It enhances the whole experience.
Surprised my wife for our 35th anniversary. When we walked in they congratulated us on our anniversary and brought complimentary glasses of champagne to mark the occasion. The food was outstanding and only out done by the service. They recommended seating outside which was a wonderful choice given the outstanding weather. Once we finished our meal, they offered a tour of the entire restaurant including the second floor private dining area. The comment made was “since you sat outside you didn’t get to see the inside of the restaurant so how about I give you a tour?”. They certainly went above and beyond and I recommend this place to everyone looking for great food and even greater service!
Café Milano is and has been in institution in DC for over 25 years. I’m Italian originally and can tell you that the food there is outstanding and all the pastas are cooked perfectly “ al dente “ that way it’s supposed to be. It’s classy, trendy and has a really nice outdoor dining area for those days that dining al fresco is a must! I’ve been a client of this establishment for 25 years and all of the people who work there have been employed for years and they go out of their way to make sure you have a pleasurable experience.
My husband and I ate here for dinner before a show at The Kennedy Center. Cafe Milano is my favorite place to eat in DC! The service is always wonderful and I've never had a bad meal there. I can't wait to go back!
Exceptional food and service with very attentive staff.
Fabulous selection of wines, wonderful outdoor dining, superior staff and service.
The wait staff must be so used to serving famous people that if you’re a tourist or a normal person they put you into the corner and forget about you. The appetizer was bad and the food was overpriced and not very good. The wait staff both ignored us and was condescending.
Always a wonderful experience. Food and service is excellent. A special place.
Experienced my first visit to Cafe Milano which is located in a very nice area of Georgetown. The restaurant is beautifully designed; light and airy - with a delightful, courteous and professional staff. We had a beef carpacchio appetizer which was delicious. While I had a standard signature menu item - the pasta with marinara sauce and lobster - which was outstanding, my two dinner companions were not as satisfied with the quality of their means which were specials of the day. One had a pasta with mushrooms and truffle and the other had the gnocci stuffed with smoked mozzarella. Given the reputation of Cafe Milano and all it has to offer, perhaps effort should be made to reduce the number of specials du jour and focus on creating just a few spectacular ones.
Thanks for making my wife's Birthday extra special.
From the flowers on our table, the champagne and wonderful Birthday desert.
Cafe Milanos attention to detail was magnificent.
By far the best Italian restaurant in the city, in which there are very few restaurants that are not Italian- American versions: Huge main course pastas, lots of glop in main courses, etc.
Service was quite slow. They couldn't honor the reservation and asked to wait for about 10min.
Professional, attentive and warm ambiance and service. Always our go-to place for an impeccable evening.
It was my daughter’s birthday and she was wished a very pleasant happy birthday from hostess immediately. Was seated and glasses filled quickly. Waiter also surprised her with dessert and candle.
Wonderful service and food! Good energy. Definitely one of my favorites.
Just fantastic!! Service was the best, the food the best! We were a group of 9 sitting outside and everything was outstanding - we enjoyed the evening so much.
Very great place overall. Will not be last time we go.
Wonderful, gracious host and staff.
Very good food and ambiance.
Food was great. Felt just a touch rushed at first. All worked out for a memorable meal.
First time. Excellent meal and service. Great wine list
Amazing, creative food, unbeatable service!
We and our group loved the entire experience!
Very welcoming from the time we cane in the front door... excellent service... superb food......and having just returned from Puglia, we enjoyed the Puglia primitivism wine!
This was our second visit in one week.
first time there and will come back for sure ✅
We had a party of 9. We were running late. The restaurant was very accommodating. Once we got there, our room was beautiful, the service was outstanding and the meal delicious. Highly recommend!
The decor is interesting and the wine menu is extensive! Delicious food, great ambiance, and well-informed waiters with great taste in wine.
Outstanding food and service!
Outstanding service while the food was excellent. Surely a DC hotspot!