About Milan Indian Cuisine

If you have never experienced Indian cuisine, you are in for a treat. We offer a richly varied menu of fresh natural, wholesome sauces and flavorful spices.

1817 Emmett St
Charlottesville, VA 22901
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Indian, Pakistani, South Indian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner:
Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm

Cross Street:
haydrulic road

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(434) 984-2828

Website:
http://www.milan-indian-cuisine.com/

Catering:
full service catering available.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Milan Indian Cuisine Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

service

4.6

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4.2

value

4.4

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100% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Casual (4)
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Good for Groups (4)
Spicy (4)
Authentic (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Business Meals (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Cozy (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Fun (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Romantic (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Super tasty, loved the okra! Will definitely go back soon.

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Great meal, wonderful service. Lamb for my spouse and myself. Not too spicy.
Another attractor: they support Hospice of Piedmont.

Tags: Business Meals, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Not the best Indian food I've ever had, that was in Nairobi as the guest of my friend Nitan Patni. Good though, a cut above the normal American standard Indian fare. Very attentive service.

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

Milan is a favorite for all of the students at the law school. The servers are friendly and accommodating, I love that they use real tablecloths and the food is amazing! The Garlic Naan is the best I have ever had and my Chicken Tandoori was seasoned to perfection!.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 4, 2017

The food was outstanding; maybe the best Indian food we've had. The service was also top-notch. The server was informative, attentive, and friendly. If your looking for high quality Indian food for a reasonable price, this is the place to go.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Always enjoy the vegetarian options, pleasant ambiance, eager to please staff.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Best Indian food we have had in a long time. White table cloths and good servers. Wine list is nice too. We will return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Fantastic, authentic Indian cuisine. Excellent flavor, friendly, helpful wait staff.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 3, 2017

We visited the place passing through Charlottesville. Previous reviews on this site and others were encouraging, so we gave it a try. We had the buffet which was abundant and flavorful. There were a good number of Indian immigrants and tourists in the place having a great time, so that told me it must be good. I wasn't wrong.

Tags: Healthy, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients
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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Our 1st (but not last) visit to Milan Indian Cuisine was an excellent experience.
The food is superb and nicely spiced; the service exceptional and quite precise. We ordered samosas, Lamb Vin D'Alho, Paneer Makhni, and a late request Vegetable Biryani was a decision we did not regret. Leftovers for lunch the next day were equally delectable. The service is as good as the food that is being served. Eat here - you will be joyous.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 2, 2017

This was our third visit to Milan. We eat a lot of Indian food at home in Maryland and on our travels through Europe. The food at Milan is consistently good and on a par with many upscale Indian restaurants that we have visited. We are not consumers of really spice food, so on this visit we chose medium spicy ("2") and for us, it was the right amount of spice and not too hot. The waiter and staff were all friendly and pleasant. If you like Indian food, we highly recommend Milan.

Tags: Fun, Casual
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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 26, 2017

numerous choices, the food is good, the service outstanding, friendly and efficient, aim to please and they did.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Very good but a bit louder than I would have expected. Would return!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 20, 2017

DELICIOUS food that rivals the top Indian restaurant in washington, DC at a reasonable price!! EXCELLENT! Great value. Fresh ingredients. They accommodated my wheat allergy and spiced up the flavor to my taste. I wish I'd found this place sooner than on the day my son graduated from UVA; if I had, I'd have eaten here every time we visited UVA.

Tags: Authentic, Spicy, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 1, 2017

Milan is hands down our favorite place in Cville. I would recommend to anyone who enjoys amazing food, excellent service, and totally reasonable prices. DO NOT miss out on this place!!!!

Tags: Spicy, Fun, Paleo Friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Very good food, excellent attention to detail and service

Tags: Healthy, Casual, Fun
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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 11, 2017

This was my first experience with Indian food, so I m not qualified to evaluate it, but others in my party had been here before and love the food. I found the range of flavors very interesting, sometimes unique, and tasty. Great variety on the lunch buffet.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2017

This was our first time here and we will be back. Great atmosphere, excellent service and the food was outstanding!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, Special Occasion, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2017

The food and atmosphere was excellent and the service was great. The cost was extremely reasonable for the amount of food you received.
Thank you.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Best Indian in Charlottesville. Great variety and range of options. Service always friendly and attentive. Solid buffet at lunch only

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Great for Lunch, Fun, Authentic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Nice start to the meal are the popodom and condiments. Pakora and samosa appetizers were very good. Main courses were spiced as requested. Nice selection of Indian beer.

Tags: Casual, Spicy
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 3, 2016

Always a great meal at Milan. We tried going completely vegetarian, and of course with Indian food, that's easy. We always enjoy Milan. The food is delicious and the service is excellent.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Good for Groups, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Vegan
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 3, 2016

Service, food - all great. Already looking forward to our next visit.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2016

From the minute you walk in the door you are attended to. Very good service! Also, we are vegetarian and they have wonderful choices. The menu is well marked for vegetarian and vegan options.

Tags: Vegan, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 11, 2016

Awesome foods for meat, veggie and vegan lovers. Definitely need a vegan dessert though! Excellent food and service.

Tags: Vegan, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 8, 2016

They went above and beyond for us. We really enjoyed our lunch. We have eaten Indian food all over the country and this was one of the best.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2016

Excellent and reasonably priced Indian food. Whether you like it mild or spicy, they will customize your dishes. A great selection, ideal for meat-eaters or vegetarians. I have eaten in scores of Indian restaurants and this is one of the best.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Outstanding Value, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2016

Excellent meal at Milan. Super Gluten Free options, well marked on the menu. Great tastes. One of the best tandoori chicken tikka that I can remember. Highly recommended.

Tags: Authentic, Healthy, Outstanding Value, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 31, 2016

Overall our meal and the service was excellent. The starters of bhel puri and fried cauliflower in spicy tomato sauce were outstanding. There was everything to praise and nothing to complain about in this experience. Thank you, Milan, for a lovely dinner!
PS My husband went to their lunch buffet recently and said it was the best lunch he's ever had in Charlottesville.

Tags: Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Spicy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 30, 2016

We eat frequently at Indian restaurants in Maryland, DC, and Virginia and Milan ranks right up there with some of the best food we have had. Additionally, the service was very good. They happily made adjustments to accommodate several people at our table to address an allergy and spice levels. When we arrived, there were several tables with Indian diners which we viewed as a positive sign that Milan served good traditional Indian food. We were not disappointed.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 19, 2016

We always have great food and service! First choice of friend visiting from out of town.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 16, 2016

Good sampling of Indian Cuisine. A bit spicy even at mild level.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 22, 2016

We've been to Milan multiple times now (twice for special occasions--anniversary and birthday), plus have done take-out there as well as Sunday brunch. It's consistently excellent food, very filling, and we have always felt it has a good, relaxed vibe. The service is good but they also fade to the background and just let you enjoy your meal, which we like.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 5, 2016

We went there on a last minute spur during our visit to Charlottesville. The food was great and the service very good. The prices are ok too.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Richmond)·Dined on March 19, 2016

Great food and plenty of it! Restaurant was a bit cold inside though!

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Richmond)·Dined on March 18, 2016

Quality of the lamb was below par. It did not seem fresh and had a funny taste.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 14, 2016

The food was delicious. Staff was kind and service was quick. One of the best Indian restaurants I've been to.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 29, 2016

Great food and great service! Thank you. We will come back again. We had a large party and tried many items. All food was wonderful. Loved the chicken chettinadu, chicken saffron, and rogan josh

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 8, 2015

Food is consistently good here. Our server was friendly, attentive and accommodating.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 10, 2015

We always enjoy Milan, which has consistently offered quality food and service in a quiet atmosphere (rare for Charlottesville restaurants). I am a vegetarian and appreciate the many offerings on the menu. Two favorites are the cauliflower appetizer and eggplant entrée.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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