Café Milano

4.8
3022 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 3022 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipRobinG
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Milano has been an excellent restaurant for so many years. They have continued the level of excellence throughout the pandemic and in my opinion, elevated their level of customer care to ensure the health of all customers. It is an absolute pleasure to dine here!

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vipWade
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was amazing.

Café Milano
Responded 6 days ago

Dear Wade,Thank you for taking the time to share this wonderful 5 star review with us! The team sincerely appreciate your rating, Please Stay safe, be well and We hope to have the opportunity to welcoming you back to Cafe Milano soon. Kind regards, laurent

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice staff and good food

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LisaP
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Milano has been our special place for 35 years...they never disappoint! Best tiramisu in DC, and the service is impeccable. During covid, they have opened up the front for air circulation, and tables are well-distanced. They offer blankets for chilly nights!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Milano always delights.

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vipAmyR
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve on the patio -wonderful! Excellent service and the food was fabulous as always. So appreciate the heaters and blankets which made eating outdoors during COVID feel almost as good as we typically experience Cafe Milano during normal times. Thank you!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sooo good!

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vipGigi
New England
22 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every aspect of our dining experience was flawless! From the pleasant and attentive staff to the sealed silverware, warm heater and cozy blankets provided to accommodate us during Covid outside dining. The food was delicious and visually appealing and a delicious cake was provided with sparklers for our birthday guest.
Highly recommended, we will absolutely return!!

MM
vipMeghanM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, safe outdoor dining. Food and service were excellent! Highly recommend with the strict Covid rules in DC.

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Xmas
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five of us ate outside on Christmas Day and it was memorable. The whole atmosphere was festive, the staff bent over backwards to be cheerful, accommodating and available and the food was, as usual, terrific. There even were warm throws over the back of each guests chair to fight off that day's unusually cold temperatures. It was an unforgettable Christmas brunch orchestrated by complete pros.

Café Milano
Responded on December 29, 2020

Dear Xmas,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 guest like you, and a caring team, that , even in the middle of a pandemic ,they strive for opportunities to provide 5 star experience. Please have a safe holiday season and 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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BarbaraEM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Christmas lunch

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vipNWRJT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Worth a special Christmas Day visit - staff was simply outstanding, from a most warm welcome to accommodating a special request and generous with advice. Even a cold day was no match for a warm experience!

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vipCarolynS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites in town, and we are very impressed with all their covid protocols.

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vipAndreaJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always and great outdoor space with heaters and cozy blankets. Thank you for taking such good care of us and keeping us safe! Merry Christmas!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They do a phenomenal job and had it looking so pretty

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MarenaP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although Cafe Milano could not do their traditional 7 course Christmas Eve, feast of the seven fishes, they made a tremendous effort to adjust to the circumstances and they did not disappoint. The food was great. Service was courteous. And the ambiance made for a special evening to keep our Christmas Eve tradition alive.

Café Milano
Responded on December 28, 2020

Dear MarenaP, 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 guest like you, and a caring team, that , even in the middle of a pandemic ,they strive for opportunities to provide 5 star experience. Please have a safe holiday season and 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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vipMicheleC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, wonderful birthday celebration

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most attentive and sweet waiter. Thank you Cafe Milano for making a lunch a festive affair - particularly on Christmas Eve and our daughter’s birthday!

JR
vipJenniferR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it there. Whenever in DC...a must!

Café Milano
Responded on December 27, 2020

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

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vipLaurenP
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service!

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VirginiaS
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was AMAZING. So delicious! And the servers were so professional and kind - really going out of their way to give an amazing experience. Such a beautiful restaurant and great ambience. 10/10!!

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Mary
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service overall. Sad it's closing indoor again. It's too cold for me in the winter.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great pizza - good wine

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vipmartinT
Miami
33 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best Italian cuisine in DC currently. Great selection of seafood, pasta, pizza, creative salads and vegetarian options make this an easy decision to keep going back. The long time friendly and professional staff make all the difference. The lovely covered outdoor terrace artfully spaced for social distancing is some of the best available today.
For decades Cafe Milano has been the go to restaurant in Georgetown and always finds a way to recreate its magic and appeal to a new generation.

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BrianZ
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, excellent food and great atmosphere! A favorite!

Café Milano
Responded on December 27, 2020

BrianZ, 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 soon. Laurent.

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ChristopherC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ate outside on an unusually warm afternoon. Tables well spaced with a barrier. Not rushed by the service which was very professional. A great time with friends.

JM
vipJeremiahM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great outdoor dining experience for a Saturday afternoon lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch menu was delicious! I ordered the bruschetta with smoked salmon and was blown away by how good it was;) th mimosas also did not disappoint:)

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Frank
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best overall restaurant experience we've had in the Washington, D.C. area.

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vipTrenac
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three of us had fish and one had ravioli. Our food was excellent! Beautiful restaurant, beautiful people watching, beautiful service. Wished we lived in DC so we could go more often.

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vipLuvtodine
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing and delicious!!!! We shared eggplant parmigiana and I had a mushroom onion ham pasta which was amazing. My husband had the lobster pasta also fabulous. Highly recommend this restaurant. The have heaters for outdoor dining.

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DCNative
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely charming, felt like I was back in Capri, Italy!

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vipHollyC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was great. They helped make a bday dinner very special. Thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time at CM as always food was excellent and service was top notch. Looking forward to our next visit

GB
GabrielB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our 13-year-old son, who is a picky eater. Our server told him: "Don't worry. We can prepare whatever you want."

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday and Cafe Milano always makes us feel so special. The food was excellent and the service is always on point. Definitely recommend!

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IWasNotHappyWithDEntrees
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall1food2service4ambience4

They need to upgrade their recipes. Appetizers were good, noting else.

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Paige
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful lunch at Café Milano. The food was amazing and the service was great. Despite it being a windy December day, the staff was very attentive and made sure we were taken care of. Highly recommend!

Café Milano
Responded on December 12, 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. Stay safe and be well! Kind regards, laurent

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vipRAMONV
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wine is overpriced and I cannot have such a nice food without a good wine. It is a pity they do not have a 'bring your bottle' fee. It is going to be hard to go back at those wine prices.

GB
GhizlaneB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Milano continues to be my favorite of all times! amazing service, great food and beautiful ambiance. The staff are truly fantastic! they go out of their way to ensure you have a great dinner experience. I love how they are always open to customizing a dish and come up with a great suggestion for a delicious meal. Thank you to Yassine and entire team for making our recent dinner experience so special! Truly appreciate this one of a kind TEAM !!!!

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 3022 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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