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Café Milano

4.5
2201 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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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 2201 People Are Saying
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4.3
service
4.3
ambience
3.8
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vipOpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

Always great service and food

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vipMurphView (Nashville)
3.0
Dined on January 10, 2018

Disappointing. We dined at Cafe Milano a few years ago and had a lovely meal and experience. The service and food have dropped off tremendously. Unfortunately it's not anything special anymore.

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OpenTable Diner 
1.0
Dined on January 9, 2018

Entree was nothing as described in the menu! Mains: lobster with pasta for $42- lobster was over cooked and pasta was under cooked. The other main was the fillet fish which was very average, can make it at home no need to go out and eat! The exception was that the meals were well seasoned. The dessert eas the standout, tiramisu.
The waiter was annoying and kept recommending things when we didn’t ask for recommendations and then he did not recommend the tiramisu and at the end he said that he would always recommend it as its the best???
He kept hovering around us at the end for a big tip! So not worth it!
Other waiters banging dishes on the table and bumping into our chairs when walking past.
Bad experience, do not go there!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

excellent meal, great service, food and wine was superb

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hungrybrooklynite (Philadelphia)
4.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

Smaller dishes were excellent. My lamb shank was far too tough and fatty, not to mention somewhat cold, to be worth the $54 price tag. For an otherwise superb night, that was a downer. My dinner companion's dishes were all perfect.

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PeterC (Washington DC)
4.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

Dinner was outstanding and the service very good. The dining area was a bit chilly. Need insulated windows!

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Yare 
4.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

All food was good. It could be great. But it could always be better. The calamari was tastles. The ravioli was quite flat. Lobster fettucini was not very flavorful. Black pasta was of good standard. Good lighting. Mediocre service, never asked how food was.

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viprbc22 (Washington DC)
3.0
Dined on December 30, 2017

This used to be a favorite place of ours but definitely not worth the price. The calamari tasted burnt and not simply grilled as described.
The black cod tasted poorly with a very fishy aftertaste and not the quality I had hoped for.
The menu could use an update as well.
Our server was wonderful as always and we enjoy the atmosphere, but the quality of the food definitely has got downhill.

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spunkeewon (New York Area)
2.0
Dined on December 29, 2017

Overrated. Maybe being from New York has me jaded. Overpriced. Not worth it

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vipOpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0
Dined on December 29, 2017

One of my favorite places in DC. Has amaZing Italian Food, wine and ambiance. You may even be lucky enough to see a local politician or celebrity!

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