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Café Milano, Washington, DC

Café Milano

4.4
4.4
3206 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!

Open for lunch and dinner daily from 11:30AM – 10:30PM

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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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (202) 333-6183
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Domenico Cornacchia
  • Catering
    Cafe Milano now offers catering for private dinners and small off-site events. Please call for details.
  • Private party facilities
    Cafe Milano offers four private rooms for receptions, buffets & seated dinners as well as full restaurant buyouts.
  • Private party contact
    Francisco Estevez: (202) 965-8990 ext. 124
  • Neighborhood
    Georgetown
  • Cross street
    Wisconsin Avenue NW
  • Parking details
    Two public lots & street parking are available.
  • 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.
  • Entertainment
    Live music offered periodically.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,206 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 2.5Value

NoiseModerate

3,211 Reviews
  1. emptynest

    Salt Lake City

    49 reviews

    2.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
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  2. Sara

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Birthday celebration

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  3. TableGood

    Dallas

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great evening. Great ambience. Great food.

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  4. jackg

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Milano remains my favorite lunch spot outside of NY and Europe. You really can’t beat the food and service in DC. The staff is always unbelievably friendly and accommodating, but never familiar, which works well both ways. The ingredients, prep, and presentation never disappoint me. Thanks to the team there for being a bright spot when you’re in the mood for a lovely long lunch. Primo!

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  5. GiulianaA

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful experience at Cafe’ Milano. We make it a must stop every time that we visit DC. It never disappoints. The food was exceptional and the manager was attentive to our needs as we asked to be moved away from the terrace. Thank you!

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  6. Borgie

    Chicago

    53 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely vibe & great Italian dishes!

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  7. Scaramouche

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service by wait staff. Food ordinary

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  8. gsr145

    Phoenix

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Noisy, see and be seen with very good Milanese food.

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  9. Joey

    Charlotte

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was spectacular! The vibe is electric! We would go back again should the opportunity arise.

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  10. EveC

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food….everything flavored perfectly. Everything we had was delicious. Staff trying very hard but it’s a large restaurant so some of the items came out very slowly. Overall, a fabulous meal!

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  11. MarkS

    Caribbean

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We always have dinner at Cafe Milano whenever we are in DC however last evening may have been our last. The service was none existent. We understand that things are slow in the kitchen we were not in a rush however a waiter did not even ask if wanted a drink until we have been sitting at our table for almost 20 minutes, When that drink was gone and we were ready for a second we have to get up and ask someone to help us as our waiter was no where to be found. Very disappointing indeed. There are many new Italian restaurants in DC and I think it s time for us to find our new favorite. Too bad.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you Umberto for a fantastic evening!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very very nice evening can’t wait to go back !! Food was excellent and so was the staff !!!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have always had a wonderful time going to Cafe Milano. The atmosphere is lively, classic and popular! The food never a disappointments and the service exceptional for making you feel special! One of my favorite spots to lunch and for me The ONLY PLACE in DC.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The table was not ready

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  16. RudyS

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic as usual!!

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  17. ZZZZ

    Washington DC

    36 reviews

    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Their pastas, carpaccio and burrata are amazing. Stick to these if you are having hard time choosing.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dinner and great service.

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  19. Alano

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious, tasty food. Competent, attentive service.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Extremely poor service and disappointing.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Dubai

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hostess was very friendly and welcoming. The service, headed by our server, Mustafa and his team was excellent. I used to frequently visit the restaurant 20 years ago but I can see it hasn’t lost his charm, the food is solid & the service is top notch.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great ambiance… good to be back!

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  23. DanielS

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The entrance is not fully wheelchair accessible unfortunately. There is a step that could really use a small ramp that we had we had some difficulty with. That said, the meal was very good. We sat on the front patio area on the left of the entrance on a beautiful evening. The patio was very well decorated. Service was very good.

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  24. DougW

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to watch the crowd

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    It was overall an extremely disappointing experience. One of the servers spilled water into the a lobster dish that just was delivered to the table. Then two of the four pasta dishes that was delivered to the table were pretty much rare and undercooked. Would expect a lot more when you pay $41 a plate.

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  26. JonathanS

    Fort Lauderdale

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Slow on the follow up for dessert. Server gave us dessert menu at 7pm and ignored us until 7:30. I gave up on the dessert and asked for the check and tipped accordingly. Apparently the couple on the next table over were more important than my son and I so I tipped accordingly.

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  27. MarianaD

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was ok, people was nice however we only got a round of water, bread was plain, put aside right after we arrived to the Cafe without anything else, no butter, now oliver, or Parmesan cheese, or else. I ordered a profiterole as a dessert, it was dry and a bit burnt. The risotto was ok, but a little plain, it did not have plenty of flavors or a good Taste as I thought it would be considering how expensive the restaurant is.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place for brunch with friends

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    It was an ok experience. The place was packed which is not a bad thing but there wasn’t anything that was above average. The food was good not great and the service was the same. That being said, it seems to be a popular hangout spot where people in dc go to be seen.

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  30. CaraS

    Phoenix

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Anniversary dinner

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  31. Darius

    Washington DC

    47 reviews

    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderfully nice people speaking Italian very fast. Delicious and interesting food. I love this place.

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  32. FitFoodie

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Michelle was our server and she was amazing. Very attentive and had a good sense of humor! We ordered drinks at the bar before sitting down at our table and weren’t impressed. Would not order the dirty martini or Paloma again. We ordered a lot of food and loved everything except for the octopus appetizer and the broccoli rabe that came as a side. The ambiance outside was great so definitely recommend sitting outside. Great atmosphere for a business dinner.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The hostess was rude

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  34. linda

    Washington DC

    111 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    111 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great table in the open area w a cover even w the rain! l the Mgr Laurent is amazing and always there w a smile !

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  35. AshleyB

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service, and ambience (even outside on the sidewalk).

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  36. Denise

    Alabama

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Brunch menu was great and the drink selection was good.

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  37. JudyL

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about Cafe Milano was great! The service and the food was absolutely amazing and so delicious!

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  38. DebbieW

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service, excellent food. Would have given 5 stars overall except for the fact that there were several plates brought to our table throughout the meal that were dirty.

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  39. MatthewS

    Cincinnati

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We have enjoyed this restaurant previously and took friends from out of town for a special evening. Quite frankly we were disappointed this time. Our service was slow, the food quality was good as always but our order came out staggered. One of the desserts we ordered was so poor we did not even eat it and told our server but nothing was done.We have no problem paying this price point for a nice dinner however, this time we were disappointed and hope for better in the future.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was wonderful!

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FAQs

Café Milano offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 333-6183.

Café Milano is rated 4.4 stars by 3206 OpenTable diners.

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Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

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Google Map for Café Milano

3251 Prospect Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Wisconsin Avenue NW
  • Neighborhood
    Georgetown
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Two public lots & street parking are available.
  • 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.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Domenico Cornacchia
  • Entertainment
    Live music offered periodically.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (202) 333-6183
  • Catering
    Cafe Milano now offers catering for private dinners and small off-site events. Please call for details.
  • Private party facilities
    Cafe Milano offers four private rooms for receptions, buffets & seated dinners as well as full restaurant buyouts.
  • Private party contact
    Francisco Estevez: (202) 965-8990 ext. 124
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