Milano - Latham NY

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$30 and under
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Italian
Distinctive Northern Italian cuisine, served in an atmosphere of casual elegance. While dining in the Bistro setting, enjoy fresh homemade pasta, grilled seafood, poultry, veal specialties, and wood fired gourmet pizzas from the open-air kitchen. Indulge yourself with one of our signature desserts, gelato or pastries. Innovative daily specials are offered with both the Lunch and Dinner menu. A knowledgeable and courteous staff will guide you through our award winning wine list that boasts over 180 selections.
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LA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food & Service were wonderful. Just one minor complaint- I requested a glass of wine, which I was told they were out of. I then selected another wine, and again, was told they were out of it. Our server made a suggestion of another wine , which I did order. However, it would have been a nice gesture to have that wine be discounted, to some degree. My ONLY suggestion.

C
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Bartender- Amanda was knowledgeable,friendly,attentive
Menu- missing some previous dishes like Fettuccine Rosalind.
Sauces seemed heavy.
Service- waitress seemed overwhelmed with tables- one being a large party.

TN
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, nice wine selection, prompt and helpful service at reasonable rates.

SA
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Service was excellent, food not so good. They ran out of noodles for a dish that required a certain type of pasta. My husband's spinach noodles were nothing like we'd ever had and shrimp was missing from this seafood dish. Overpriced.

N
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside on the patio and had an excellent dinner with friends. The waiter was attentive but did not rush us. Delicious food!

AA
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We found it to have very good food and great service. The ambience was good. It was a weeknight and there were only a few people there. I would really recommend the Pizza and the calamari. Very tasty!

VB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent as always: perfectly cooked and unique combinations. The swordfish special was especially amazing, and the mango sorbet and olive oil cake stood out as desserts. Easily one of the best quality restaurants in the capital region!

FI
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Was a little disappointed in a pasta dish I ordered. I believe it was the spinach fussili carciofi. I’ve had it before and was cooked in a lighter red sauce. Wasn’t that bad. Just a personal preference.

DE
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

I decided on the citrus roasted duck, and it was phenomenal! One of the best duck dishes I have ever had in the capital district! The ambiance was just okay. A lot of large families so it was not the most ideal date place for my significant other and I. But the food was delicious and the service was good!

j
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This was a good experience overall, by outstanding? I don’t think so

CF
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I was expecting a better overall experience for the reviews this restaurant receives. We sat outdoors. It was a hot day, but they had one of the porch tarps down which prevented any type of air flow. So very uncomfortable. Food fell short on flavor. Everything sounded great on the menu. We got the pork belly appetizer. Huge portion. Sauce was too sweet and had too much. Made the fried polenta mushy and overpowered everything. I had veal cheek pasta. Sauce was minimal and lacked flavor. Huge olives in the meal. Pasta was too heavy for the sauce they paired with it. A cheese polenta, rice, risotto or potato would have been a better choice. Veal was delicious though. Hubby had a duck breast salad. Best feta I’ve ever had. But the duck breast was more like 2 thin pieces of prosciutto. Overall, overpriced and lacked a lot for price.

MK
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent spot for a business lunch. Private corner and respectful service.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Had a great meal as usual; however, the “background music” was unusually loud.

TB
New York Area
147 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I shared the Pizza Con Pollo and Pizza Salsiccie e Funghi with my dining partner. The pizzas were tasty, but we were disappointed by the slow service on a night that was not busy.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We have been patrons of Milano for ~30 years. The food is always excellent....and cooked to request. Service is local and friendly. We are regular diners..

RG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Nice ambiance. Excellent service as always. Extensive wine list. Unique wood fired pizza. Good parking access. Nice covered outside dining with side curtains if needed. Quality Italian style entrees. Daily specials menu on the table. Well prepared servings el dente and fresh. Wise to make reservations.
Comfortable bar semi isolated from main dining area.

B
Charleston
18 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

This is supposed to be an Italian restaurant. 3 of us had pan sautéed fish and they were all fine. But I ordered mixed shellfish over linguine, which is the worst I’ve ever had. I make a good Zappa de Pesce and a good Ciopino. This dish had sliced tomatoes no garlic no wine no spice. It was tasteless and the pasta was over cooked and soggy. Stick to the grilled meats and fish

SM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was phenomenal!

FA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When in Albany Area I’ll be having dinner at Milano’s. Found this restaurant twelve years ago. What a find!!!!

MD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always outstanding. At this point we’ve tried almost everything on the menu and have never been disappointed. This is on the level of the finest New York City dining. The chef chooses the highest quality ingredients, prepares them to perfection and puts them together in instagrammable presentations. Will go back again and again.

P
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious food in a place with a very cool vibe [despite being in a (high-end) strip mall]
We had the veal piccata (with sautéed peppers and mushrooms over angel hair pasta) and a grilled shrimp and pasta dish. A very nice experience.

j
Caribbean
7 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

It was okay, not spectacular. I was disappointed with the food for the price. I had a special that sounded fabulous, very disappointing. They had loud 60’s music who j did not fit with the atmosphere. The service was a little overly attentive, I felt rushed.

O
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Request a table and chairs rather than a bench seat because this seating tends to be too close to your neighbor. Milanos is our standby. We never have a bad meal here.

CL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Pre fixe menu for Mother’s Day. $49. Small portions. Not much for the price. Food was so-so at best. In fact, we had to ask if my wife’s mashed potatoes were powdered/instant bc they had that taste and consistency. Dessert was fine/good. Place has a nice ambiance and our server was attentive and very sweet.

TP
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere!! My most recent visit was during Mother's Day with a limited menu. There was a great variety and 3 courses! A little on the pricey side but well worth it!

CB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a wonderful dining experience last Saturday night. The food service and atmosphere was perfect after attending a performance at the EGG in Albany. The performance ran later than predicted and traffic was slow to exit after show. I called alerted Milanos we would be half hour late and they did accommodate. They had a standard menu and offered specials! When your traveling in the Latham area stopping for lunch or dinner. Please don't miss the opportunity for wood fire pizza !!

ND
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful staff. Beautiful environment. The food was delicious.

PF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and service are both very good. The only downside is that most tables are very closely spaced and it is difficult to have any private conversation.

TD
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The server was great and he was very professional but still funny. The food was excellent. It was fun seeing part of the kitchen!

G
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Food was fairly good although my roasted duck was barely over room temperature. My husband thoroughly enjoyed his pasta dinner. Wait staff was excellent. The problem with this place is that it's NOISY. The dining area seems designed for worst possible acoustics - lots of hard surfaces - and the loud, funky soul music is more suited to a bar scene. If you're over the age of 25 or just prefer a relaxing ambiance, avoid this place.

BM
New England
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food great atmosphere and outstanding service. I’ve driven by there for years but this was my first time eating there. It definitely will not be my last.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 2

Way over priced. Very limited options and marginal quality.

RG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Definitely an excellent choice for out to lunch or dinner or special occasion.

MA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great with the exception of the high noise level.

LM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and service. Would recommend for dinner

D
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent as alway
We have gone there several times a year since it opened

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My sister in law’s birthday. We drove in from Gloversville and my husband’s brother and wife drove up from Woodstock. My sister in law is a vegetarian and most of the “upscale” restaurants are not open for lunch. Those that are had a limited choice for her. Milano’s fit the bill in many ways. It was easy to find, ambiance was pleasant, choices were several, the price was right and a piece of chocolate cake and candle was brought at the end of our meal. It made it a delightful party lunch.

We all enjoyed our soups and entrees, however I ordered the Olive Oil cake for dessert. I never had it before but my sister in law had it once at a restaurant in Scottsdale Arizona and has never stopped talking about it. Needless to say when I saw it on the menu I couldn’t wait for dessert time. Huge disappointment. Too much olive oil taste. Thus the 4 star rating.

Waitress was very good, did not rush us or even say they close at 3pm when it was already after 3pm.

The place, the meal, the service all made up a special happening.

GR
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pleasant atmosphere with good daily specials including a fresh fish and a risotto. Good gourmet pizzas. Wish they had a little wider pasta selection with more veggie entrees and not so many with spinach fussili, though I suspect they would customize a dish if asked. This has become a regular place for us.

E
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The rice ball appetizer though fairly good was still frozen in the center Did not seat us at the table requested but did honor my request to be seated at a table not extremely close to the next one

B
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

For fifteen years, this used to be one of the best restaurants in the Albany area. Now, not so much. Go at your own peril. Things change.

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