Permanently Closed - Milan

3.8
188 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Experience authentic Italian dining at Milan. Tucked away in the hillsides of San Jose, California, we offer a one-of-a-kind dining experience for guests. Relaxing on our outdoor patio overlooking the vineyards, while enjoying your favorite Italian meal, you will feel as though you transcended to Italy. We serve traditional Italian dishes with a modern twist and prepare them using only fresh ingredients. Whether planning a romantic dinner or a casual lunch with friends.

Milan is an Italian restaurant located in San Jose, California. We serve an array of traditional Italian dishes, from grilled lamb chops to paella. Everything is prepared with fresh ingredients.

We offer Illy Coffee, a company whose consistently praised blend of nine pure Arabica coffees is at the heart of each espresso beverage, as a final compliment to your Italian experience.
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vipmomo
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was closed!!!!!!! Happy Valentine’s Day to us.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was closed .. doesn’t even deserve a star

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had a confirmed reservation on open table. When we arrived the restaurant was closed. What is going on with Milan? Have seen others post same issue.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service.

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mps76
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Service was top notch.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I love Milan Restaurant, the food and the ambiance was great. Definitely will recommend to friends.

MM
MellyMel
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent and the ambience is just perfect. Martin, the server is polite and helpful. Though we were not seated on the outdoor setting as it was closed due to winter weather, we are looking forward to come back again.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made reservations and was confirmed by open table, but when we got there it was close. Called the place and a machine answers. But it didn't give a reason why it was closed. I'll try it again if it's open and give it a real review.

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TiffanyC
Berlin
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We made reservations through Open Table for Milan San Jose 12/31/19 at 6:15pm. I even got a notification to confirm my reservation. The restaurant was closed when we arrived and saw other disappointed dinners who made reservations through Open Table.

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vipNotEasilyPleased
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The worst experience. New Years Eve. You booked well in advance. The restaurant confirmed the day before. You arrive and Milan is dark. Sign on the door says they opened at 4:30 but there isn't a single light on. What are your chances of getting a table anywhere? Good guess, zero. We had a lovely dinner at Denny's. FU Milan you were one of my favorites, now you're just plane trash in my book. There were four other cars full of disappointed people who arrived as we did. I wonder how many other people's New Year's Eve you ruined. Where is your pride in customer service, empathy, or even your perspective on right and wrong. Good luck to you in finding yourself.

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AlanR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very good place for dinner. Personnel are very friendly and helpful, the food is excellent and it has a nice atmosphere. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a real gem and you need to try it!

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vipStellablue
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience2

A lot of the appetizers on the menu was not available. The waiter however had exceptional service and tried to accommodate as he was embarrassed himself that the chef was unprepared. Aside that the food wasn’t too bad.

JC
vipJimC
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience1

Service was good..food was average. Very expensive... no flair to the food..I could have made my paella myself at home....missing many items on the menu..no deep frier so no calamari...bummer!!!

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notcourage
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I live nearby so convenient. A guitar & female vocalist provided bonus entertainment. The bench seats had inviting throw pillows. Service was enthusiastic & my request of no cheese in my Bolognese was implemented -- cheese was sprinkled on the zucchini fritter appetizer & spread so server didn't generalize. I asked for butter & individually-wrapped-in-foil slices were brought but tasted odd. The bread was warm & so so. The Bolognese tasted good, pasta was house made, & portion generous but wasn't meaty. The Vongole was watery & clams were in open shells. The garlic bread didn't taste garlicky & one end was charred slightly. A place you wanna like & tries but falls short.

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LINDAC
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Always a pleasure visiting Milan. Good food, nice setting with great service

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Nice location, but food left a lot to be desired. The chocolate godiva cake was one of the worst desserts I have ever had! The cake was just horrible.

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vipEat4Fun
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love our dining experience at Milan. It is a quaint establishment. Certainly a gem in Evergreen. Great food and service.

SM
SashaM
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

1. The restaurant was freezing because the kitchen ventilation didn't work. They left the doors open which made it VERY unpleasant.
2. The restaurant was full of kitchen smoke. When we left the restaurant it felt like we were covered in grime.
3. The polenta that came with my dish was full of under cooked clumps. My wife's seafood dish had several unopened mussels in in. On top of that my dish was covered in a mushy mess of over cooked vegetables. The calamari was also cooked to a rubber band consistency.
4. The waiter kept asking if we wanted the appetizer to come out first. Why is that a question unless the kitchen doesn't have it under control and food preparation isn't being managed.

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yuhsia1
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone in our party really liked the food. My lamb rib chops were excellent.

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vipgorge
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and really wonderful food. Sea bass and awesome short ribs with polenta. Nice wine selections.

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SharonH
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening at Milan. The food and service were excellent. We will visit Milan again



















We enjoyed our evening immensely! Will return to Milan again.

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Rita
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

My only complaints are the bread they serve at the table is READY below standard, cold, and stale. The service can be a little slow.

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vipJanice
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food, the service, the ambiance and decor, highly recommend!

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Martita
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was prompt, food very tasty.
Live music was pleasant, nice touch.

HA
vipHARVEYS
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience1

The food was mediocre at best. My date has the sea bass which was overcooked. I has the short rib which was covered with some type of gravy and was passable at best. The ceasar salad had some type of lettuce which was not romaine and was dressed very lightly.
Over all even though the service was very good the food was not. I will not go back and since the restaurant was very empty on a Saturday night I can only assume that others feel as I do.

MG
MichaelG
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed the food, and much better then the previous restaurant. The spaghetti and meat balls now, are huge. The pasta Francesca was great, and the pawns were large. Garlic bread was good and enjoyed the meal.

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vipJoridance
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a fabulous dinner. The service by Vernon was excellent and they accommodated my allergies without any hesitation. My husband had the seared scallops and said it was one of the best meals he’s ever had. They even brought a chocolate Sunday to celebrate his birthday which was the perfect end. We have always had a great meal there, but this experience surpassed all others. Many thanks to the Milan team!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Great service! Waitress was very nice and helpful. Food was not so great. My daughter didn’t like her Salmon dish. My son hated his lasagna. He said Olive Garden/Giorgio’s lasagna was better. 😱. The linguine was bland. Linguine with seafood was kind of ok. Linguine dish with chicken was bland. Chicken tasted old. Pasta penne was fair. Creme brûlée was fair. Chocolate cake was good. Overall, Service great but food poor.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

All was good and satisfying except the service although pretty good missed some items. We had to ask for water. We had to ask for the wine list. One entree was served before the other two. We had to ask for the dessert menu twice. The staff seemed oblivious to the vine branches in the face of one of us. The outdoor dining was lovely except for that.

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ToshinariT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We spent very pleasant time at this restaurant in the late summer evening. Great wine, great food, and great outdoor setting. I hosted my old friend visiting from Japan, and it was great setting to show him what the California is. We both enjoyed the dinner very much. Thank you very much!

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vipmaggieinlg
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

dinner as always was excellent. Their short ribs are the very, very best!! My favorite here. And love their music selection.

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vipTiphlovesfood
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. A bit pricey, but the food is delicious and the service is really good. I wish they had a few more dessert items, but other than that.... love it and highly recommend.

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vipJoshua
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and welcoming environment. Food is great. Service outstanding. Good location for family or with friends or date.

CS
CynthiaS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

My lamb was very good. Chard and potatoes were nicely seasoned.My husbands clam and pasta was bland. He said more garlic and the offer of parmesan cheese wold have improved the dish. Our waiter was initially attentive. However when it got busier we did not see him. We had to request our wine from other staff to get our wine with our dinner.

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Litagal
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delicious meal! Martin was our waiter... extremely attentive and very personable!

EF
vipEat4Fun
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best bruschetta I have ever had. We love this local gem. Great food and service. Outdoor patio is also quaint.

JR
JeffreyR
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was magnificent. Excellent flavors, preparation, and presentation.
Wait staff didn’t know to provide separate plates and utensils for split soup, appetizer, salad—had to ask. Wait staff very friendly and pleasant.
We will repeat. Wife looking forward to taking girlfriends group

KD
KikiD
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

We had really looked forward to trying Milan since the Evergreen area is lacking in nicer restaurants. In spite of our high hopes and positive reviews we saw, it didn't go well for us. Unfortunately, the best part of our meal was the bread and the salad. We ordered red wines by the glass which were served extremely warm - not even close to cellar temperature. We asked to split a beet salad and it was brought on a single plate. I ordered the Linguine Leonardo which was advertised as having a white wine caper sauce. It had capers but it primarily consisted of lemon juice (including lemon seeds), the chicken was overcooked, and the pasta was extremely overcooked (mush and nowhere near al dente), my date had the short ribs which he said were just OK. I had to ask for additional silverware because my place setting was incomplete. The waiter checked on us once during the meal but failed to note that our wine glasses were empty and did not ask if we wanted to order more, nor were our water glasses refilled. After our meal we asked to see the dessert menu, which he brought, then he failed to return for an extended period of time - too busy chatting up a couple seated at the bar. When he finally returned, we decided we were done with the place and asked for the check. It was a very disappointing dining experience and we'll continue to head to Palo Alto for better choices.

FAQs

Permanently Closed - Milan offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (669) 275-2683.

Permanently Closed - Milan is rated 3.8 stars by 188 OpenTable diners.