Cafe Milano was a delight to dine in. Having been to Milan, Italy before, I looked forward to having some of that great cuisine once again and I was not dissapointed. This place is famously known as a gem, and for good reason.
Very disappointed in the uneven service on Saturday night.
Being italian and cooking italian food, I was not satisfacted with the food quality . Too American! ( untasty, too fast Service, few fresh foods, and no latin care of the guests)
We were triying to eat european food and found, again, it adapted to american clients.
This tends toward a traditional Italian restaurant, not Italian-American. As such, the flavors are strong, and tend toward the savory/bitter. The olive oil was of a high quality and the bread was some of the better restaurant bread I've had in DC. The tiramisu was also tasty, and less bitter than some of the other things we ate, but the cappuccino was quite strong. Note that portion sizes are on the European side as well.
The food’s always great, the service is always excellent and a lively crowd. My favorite place to dine in Georgetown!
The food and service are Wonderful. This lace never misses a beat. It’s a happening and exciting place to go. Lots of fun!!!!
10+ years ago this was a good restaurant. Now it should be retired. Noisy, wobbly table and chairs, mediocre service -- we had to share a bottle of olive oil with the couple sitting next to us -- pretty tasteless food with seemingly no attempt to make it look attractive. All housed in an unpleasant chaotic atmosphere. The opposite of intimate...more like a cafeteria or an airport restaurant. What else can I say?
The food was delicious and the service was great. The dining room was a bit too dimmed so I would only recommend more lighting.
Very lively seems to be a local crowd as everyone hugging everyone. We were sat at a table at a very busy corner, Food was lovely and service amazing. They will take good care of you. Wine list on the very spendy side. Two of us bill was almost $200.
Overrated Italian cuisine. Very accommodating in moving our reservation up by 2 hours. That is when the service turn poor. The waiter asked us 3 times in 5 minutes to get the food order in. Simply to turn the tables. The calamari was actually undercooked and had a glassine look and taste. I’m a serious cook & I know how to rapidly cook calamari. Ugh.... The veal Milanese and seafood black ink Pasta was excellent. The glass of $25 Cabernet was so poor; one could choke on it.
Overall, this restaurant is overrated and for the extremely poor service overpriced. We will never go back. Too many better DC restaurants to enjoy.
Excellent food, service and very nice environment!
Always love it.
Great places for dinner
Very lively and fun ambiance. Food good but portions a little small. Definitely a fun choice but maybe not a an all-star.
I thought the food was OK. Tomatoes on the Tomato & Mozzarella were not very fresh, but, the mozzarella was really good. The portion of the Risotto was smaller than I would have preferred. The Lemon & White Chocolate Cake needed more lemon zest.
The restaurant was pretty loud and difficult to hear your guests conversation even though we arrived early.
Overall not the best experience, but, with a 20-40 group of diners might be a lot of fun.
Cafe Milano has a great atmosphere and excellent service, but there food frankly isn’t worth the price tag. It was not bad, but there was limited wow factor and for a three figure meal, it left me wishing for more.
Our waiter and staff were excellent. Tasted wine and they read my face immediately and knew I needed a new bottle and another selection. The food was delish! Great suggestions from our waiter and it was a hit!
Had the special red snapper and shrimp. Unbelievably wonderful. I’m very particular about my red snapper. This was very light and flavorful.
My husband had the ravioli which was fantastic and filling for him. I was quite surprised myself.
Overall experience was warm, inviting and comforting with wait staff and food. Will definitely be back.
Be prepared for an attentive staff that is there to serve your every need with a mere polite glance in their direction.
They are very professional and anticipate your dinning needs and desires.
This level of service makes one feel as if you are a regular customer with great importance in town where "everyone is important " 😎
It was an enjoyable dining experience !
The wine list is very good but comes with a premium price.
Great ambience, great food — very “happening” DC insider spot.
Outstanding food and service. This place has been around forever a DC classic and I know why !!!