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Café Milano

4.5
2289 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Business Meals
Cafe Milano provides first-class Italian cuisine, facilitating all your event needs, from private receptions, corporate events, anniversaries & birthdays to fundraisers, seminars, & book parties. Semi-private arrangements are also possible in any of the private rooms or the main dining room.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: 11.30am - 4.00pm Monday-Saturday - open at 11am on Sundays
Dinner: Sunday to Tuesday: 4.00pm - 11.00; Wednesday to Saturday: 4.00pm - Midnight
Lite Fair: Monday-Tuesday 11.00pm to midnight; Wednesday to Saturday: midnight to 1.00AM; Sunday not available
Bar: Monday to Thursday: 11.30am to 1.30am; Friday to Saturday: 11.30am - 2.30am; Sunday: 11.00am - midnight
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Phone number
(202) 333-6183
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Franco Sangiacomo
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Catering
Café Milano now offers catering for private dinners and small off-site events. Please call for details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Wisconsin Avenue NW
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Parking details
Two public lots & street parking are available.
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Public transit
Metrobuses # 32, 34, 35 and 36. The closest stop is Wisconsin Avenue and N Street. Foggy Bottom Metro stop, on the Blue/Orange line is the closest Metro stop. The DC Circulator can also be used as an alternative bus option.
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Entertainment
Live music offered periodically.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Cafe Milano offers four private rooms for receptions, buffets & seated dinners as well as full restaurant buyouts.

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What 2289 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Third time here in as many years while visiting Georgetown. Always a great experience. Food and service are superb and consistently good!

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

We went for a late lunch to celebrate some good news. The food was outstanding. Pasta bolognese was made to perfection and pasta with clams was delicious. Cappuccino was also excellent.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

I made the reservation on open table and noted it was for my daughters 16th birthday. I also confirmed with the restaurant of the occasion. We had the worst possible table in the restaurant, in the back by the exit door with the emergency light shining on us. I am sure my fighter didn’t notice but we as parents were disappointed.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

They ran out of Bottle of still water and the napkin was wet for no reason.

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2.0Dined 5 days ago

It was soooo hot, I was dripping with sweat in front of our guests. They finally turned on the A/C half way through our meal.

The tables were too close together so that it was way too loud! I could not hear across the table. I could only hear the people on either side of me.

They had only one Pinot noir by the glass and it was $22 for a 6 oz glass! Really?!?

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Fantastic staff and food, great evening!

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2.0Dined 5 days ago

The food was “just” okay overall. I, however, was very disappointed with my $65 veal that was bone dry. Service was moderate for a $350 meal for 4.
Atmosphere was extremely nice.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Wow! Great food and people watching.

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

great restaurant with terrific food and excellent staff

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3.0Dined on April 9, 2018

I ordered Branzino which I have had at many restaurants. This is the first time the waiter served it at the table and began to filet the whole fish removing the head, skin, and bones. Given he was doing it, I assumed he would remove all bones. Well, it was full of bones and I wish I had taken the whole fish and done it myself.

It did not meet the quality or flavor of other Branzino...too soft, too buttery. It lost all fish and became mush.

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2.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We were excited to try Cafe Milano after investing in a local weekend getaway by successfully submitting the winning bid at the annual scholarship auction for one of the most prestigious elementary schools in the city, where our son is enrolled.

The weekend included an amazing stay and overall experience at the Ritz Carlton Georgetown and inclusive of the package was a generous gift certificate for Cafe Milano. Unfortunately, it felt as if the overall welcome and social experience by the Cafe Milano team was less than engaging except for our server and his direct team.

Although, the Mediterranean Sea Bass was second to none, as long time residents of the city and patrons of some of the finest restaurants in our region, I can honestly say that our plans will not likely find us visiting Cafe Milano again due solely on how “invisible” and the almost dismissive energy from the Management Team. This is the consensus by our entire party, discussed only after we left the restaurant.

Let’s hope this was just an anomaly since, in general, we found the food to be well-prepared and enjoyable.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Service food exceptional only criticism was wine list should have a few more choices in a more moderate price range there was one Bottle of Chianti for 40 which I quite enjoyed but everything else was 60 and up

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2.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Unfortunately the dinner at Milano was not a good experience. A friend out of town was visiting and I chose Milano based on the reviews. The food was completely tasteless! It was pricy for what they provided. I had a risotto which was told me by the waiter that it was a speciality. My friend had a pasta that she couldn’t even finish. It was a true disappointment.

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2.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Absolutely appalling. Food and service. Server with complete ambivalence towards myself or my colleague. Incorrect food delivered, had to wait 10 minutes for the correct meal while my colleague had to sit and twirl his fork in his Tagliatelle. No pepper or cheese offered and after asking twice, cheese was offered even though I only requested pepper? How about listening and caring about your guests?

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

This is the most authentic and impressive Italian restaurant that I've been to in ages. It is non-assuming, very proper with waiter/servers who know what they are doing. The food was fresh, authentic and delicious. I love going to Cafe Milano.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Very Nice! A little bit on the rush, but it is one of the best restaurantes we have been in DC. It is a very good choice!!! We shall be back!!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Overall very good. Went for Easter Brunch and had to wait 15 minutes past our reservation time to be seated. Then were seated in an obviously little used room with a much more limited version of the buffet. Service was very nice and attentive.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Tremendous food and great attention to detail. Service and presentation was amazing.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

A hit pricey, especially when it comes to the wine and a few of the entrees but really good service and well prepared, tasty food. Not a quiet place, so keep that in mind if looking for a quiet date.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Great menu with lots of choices for Hood Friday. Excellent waitstaff

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

The service is excellent and the food is delicious. Highest recommendation!

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2.0Dined on March 26, 2018

We felt rushed from the time we checked in for our reservation. This restaurant was recommended to us from a friend, however we felt that the staff & servers all had an attitude. We were sightseeing all day & booked a late dinner - looking forward to authentic Italian cusine. The food was just OK, everything was ala carte & very small portions. We had to ask for bread with dinner. The waiters never smiled or looked happy about working there or serving us. We had a small party of 3, however they sat us at a table for 6, so everything was ackward. Wish I could give them a better review, but there was nothing good about this experience except for the decor - it was a pretty restaurant.

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Had a dear friend visit from far away and wanted to have a special dinner with her and my family. My friend has cancer, is frail and moves slowly. The maître d' treated her abruptly and rudely. I was embarrassed for her, for me, for all of those around us and uncomfortable the rest of the evening. Won't be going back.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

It's an institution for good reason. The quality and taste of the food are always there. The service is always fantastic. It's known for being a scene, but I go with my best friends for a great meal and an excellent place to chat. I go with my husband and kids for a great meal and fantastic service. It truly never gets old.

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2.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Have been there several times over the last few years. Loved it the first time or two but it seems to have gone done in quality. It is is very difficult to order due to language barrier and complicated menu. Felt rushed and pressured to order as if they needed to turn the table. Needs more red sauce Pasta item options.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Upscale and sophisticated this restaurant is a refreshing change from the fare available on nearby M Street. We enjoyed the fresh homemade pasta and a nice selection of wines by the glass.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Always good, a favorite

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Outstanding service and food quality!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Delightful. The sea bass over risotto with a glass of Pinot Grigio was wonderful. Highly recommended

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Always a great meal from beginning to the end-the buratta is probably my favorite only to be matched by the excellent desserts. Can’t go wrong with the lobster linguini or any of the veal.

Wines by the glass are excellent but can get pricey.

It does tend to get noisy, but that adds to the experience. Also prefer to go at the non-peak times because they get slammed-sometimes who is following up with the dessert menu is a little challenge, but usually management is hovering around. It is crowded because it is good and good fun.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

I came to Cafe Milano with my family, celebrating a birthday. Adrian was our server who treated us very well and recommended tasty wine. The cod with shrimp over risotto was delicious. I would recommend this restaurant and will come back.

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1.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Waited and hour for food, “fresh” noodles came out all undercooked ...they forgot to give me my side dish until I was almost done eating. The playing of the food was unappetizing ..and it just wants worth it at all.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Our daughter visiting from CA.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

After several suggestions and research I decided to make Cafe Milano the place I took my girlfriend immediately after I proposed. I called Cafe Milano from my hometown of Birmingham, Alabama 4 days before and spoke to “Stephanie”, told her of my plans and what I was trying to do. She went above and beyond telling me what options I had and what CM was willing to do. Besides a warm greeting on arrival, they ended up printing custom menus with our names, complimentary champagne although we still ordered drinks, and complimentary tiramisu for dessert. Service was top notch and ambiance was very solid. Food did not disappoint. We ordered ravioli and pasta variant and it was everything Italian food should be, simple but wonderful. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone and will look forward to the time we visit again. If you are wondering about going do it!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

We have been seated next to the bar twice. It is very loud - but the food is always good.

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

There on early side with French dining companion. Fish was well prepared.

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Food was good but very expensive for what we got. A glass of house red wine was $17.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Mom and Daughter special night out after touring Georgetown- great dining experience... the veal/spinach ravioli was divine!!!!

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Outstanding food, wonderful service

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3.0Dined on March 12, 2018

We ordered the calamari, and it was burned to the point we couldn’t eat it. The server took it off our bill which was very nice of him. The food was overpriced for the quality in my opinion. I wouldn’t go back.

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