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Ristorante Milano

4.8
4.8
1795 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
The flavors of Milano's food and the rhythm of the dining room are reminiscent of trattorias in Italy's cities, according to Gourmet Magazine. It is a charming, intimate restaurant with an Italian staff, top quality ingredients, homemade pastas, exceptional veal, polenta, risotto, and fresh seafood delivered daily, served in warm surroundings. Known as the "hidden jewel of Russian Hill" The San Francisco Chronicle calls Milano "one of the most consistent restaurants in the city".

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 673-2961

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Aldo Blasi

  • Catering

    The full menu is available, in addition to custom orders.

  • Private party facilities

    We can accommodate private lunch functions, and semiprivate parties for dinner. Also, the entire restaurant is available for buy-outs.

  • Private party contact

    Aldo Blasi: (415) 673-2961

  • Neighborhood

    Russian Hill

  • Cross street

    Between Hyde and Larkin

  • Parking details

    The lot is located at the corner of Pacific and Polk.

  • Public transit

    SF Muni Line 12, 49 (on Van Ness Avenue); Cable Car

  • Additional

    Beer, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Italian

  • San Francisco

    Best Value

  • San Francisco

    Italian

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently some of the best food in SF
  2. RD

    RachelD

    Grand Rapids

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food! Great service. A bit small. Love the wine list and food!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was outstanding. Parking was a difficult situation as it is located in the residential area, but inside felt warm and cozy. The host made us feel welcomed in the restaurant and I look forward to coming back here again in the future. The thin spaghetti was amazing and the tomato sauce was just right.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the best Italian I have had in San Francisco by far. Bravo to the staff!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    What a wonderful spot! The mushroom pasta was absolutely awesome. When we first arrived and the place was nearly empty we thought “oh no” but it turned out to be just because we were there at 6:39. By 7:00 it was jammed. What a gem!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service!
  7. AP

    AdrianP

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service. Had the lamb meatballs, vegetable soup and bruschetta. Will definitely be back!
  9. MR

    MauriceR

    New York Area

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply outstanding. Intimate and well established gem
  10. FS

    FamilieS

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Ein richtig ehrlicher Italiener, mitten in San Francisco. Wir waren zu viert da, haben Vorspeise gegessen und zum Hauptgang Pasta. Absolut ehrliche Küche. Preislich jedoch leider etwas gehoben, wie aber in der gesamten Stadt. Von dem her noch okay! Auch die Weinauswahl, überwiegend italienischer Wein, sehr gut! Sehr freundliche und zuvorkommende Service! Weiter so! Wenn wir wieder in San Francisco sind, werden wir sicherlich nochmals dort essen!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding Italian food cooked and served by Italians. An amazing find
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Been coming here off and on for over thirty years and the food and service have been unwaveringly good. Limited menu of simple Italian classics and daily specials is uniformly satisfying. Small for excellent and fairly priced wine list. Friendly staff, great service.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    I specifically asked in the reservation for a happy birthday dessert, and they didn’t even noticed or offered it. Not happy about it. Left without it. Not coming back
  14. AA

    AndrewA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding culinary experience. We would love to go back one day.
  15. DT

    DavidT

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    An excellent neighborhood restaurant with consistently great service and food.
  16. RM

    RodM

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect as always. Food is superb and staff are wonderful.
  17. TL

    TLM1

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A consistently great dining experience. Off the beaten path -- truly a hidden gem. Highly recommended.
  18. SI

    StuartI

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service superb. Please try this restaurant you will not be disappointed
  19. DK

    DavidK

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We’ve ordered from Milano several time. But eating at the restaurant is the way to go. The food is excellent. And the staff is genuine, authentic, friendly and very Italian. We will eat there again and again!
  20. TV

    TerryV

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Ristorante Milano has been our go-to family restaurant for 30 years. Whenever one of us is either leaving for a trip or arriving, this is one of the places we'll book for a "ritual" meal. This past experience was to celebrate the end of some medical procedures for one of us. The salad was tremendous, the fresh ravioli was devine, and the saltimboca was perfect. Yum.
  21. FM

    FrankM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. 👍Authentic wonderful Italian food, lamb meatballs and spaghetti I could have every night.
  22. AH

    AdrianaH

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great people! Crowded, being on a Saturday night, but not too noisy. The lasagna was just like the one I make myself at home, and the halibut was perfectly cooked and really tasty. We shared a fantastic strawberry salad, with arugula, orange, feta, fennel and cucumber, accompanied by the best bread in town. Great Nebbiolo wine, I loved it.
  23. SW

    SteveW

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Dinner and service were amazing. Dimming lights would help the ambience
  24. BI

    BestItalianinSF

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Aldo is the consummate host, cuisine connoisseur, and gentleman. He and his staff always prepare genuine Italian fare with the freshest ingredients and unnecessary complication. His wine list ranges from modest to extraordinary. The restaurant's atmosphere is welcoming and unpretentious with quiet sophistication. The waitstaff are Italian and, of course, knowledgeable about their native cuisine. We have dined here for many years and have always had a marvelous experience. Buon appetito!
  25. HI

    foodiefromHI

    Hawaii

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Excellent food and service, owner is very attentive and making sure we have the best dining experience. I have the grilled octopus with cannelini bean salad, ravioli of the day with beets and both were an excellent choice. My hubby got the minestrone soup and veal which was so tender and delicious. The bread is the best as well crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside just perfect with olive oil dipping. Finale was the dessert of caramelized pear with gelato a perfect ending for an excellent dinner
  26. N

    Nopagal

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my second time here. I had the Tonnarelli alla Capricciosa the first time & it was phenomenal! So I brought my boyfriend back to try it out, and again, both of our meals were fantastic. We ordered the evening special, a halibut steak, and the Scallopine di Vitello. This place is a homerum for Italian food.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cibo autentico italiano
  28. DQ

    DQQuin

    San Diego

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overheard a gentleman at a training mention this place. Looked it up and saw that it had five stars. Immediately made a reservation and was not disappointed. There was not one morsel left on our plates. There were three of us and we each ordered something different. Amazing! Whenever I come back to SF I will return to this place.
  29. DH

    DeborH

    Birmingham

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and amazing food ! The menu is great for all !
  30. AP

    AdrianP

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure!
  31. MD

    MichelleD

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been coming to Ristorante Milano since 1992 on our first trip to San Francisco. Every time we visit San Francisco this is a must. The food is as wonderful as it always has been. We tell all our friends when they visit San Francisco to go to Ristorante Milano for dinner.
  32. JS

    JimS

    Omaha

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic neighborhood Italian restaurant. Nice blend of locals and visitors, by overheard conversations. Service was excellent, as was food. Please save room for the poached pear desert!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing dinner! The appetizers, entrees and desserts were incredible! The people who served us were so friendly and kind. Thank you for a wonderful authentic Italian dinner.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredibly delicious homemade fettuccine. The bruschetta was fresh and had a smoky taste. Very attentive service.
  35. RI

    RIchLse

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great find in San Fran, food was fantastic. We changed our minds at the last minute and asked to sit inside - even though they were full, they still did everything to get us in. Thanks
  36. AP

    AdrianP

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Greatest Italian food in the Bay area!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, family style.
  38. h

    hungergames

    San Francisco

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great to return to Ristorante Milano for the first time in a decade or so! It was just as pleasant a dining experience as we remembered.
  39. CP

    CarolineP

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our meal was excellent food with very attentive service.
  40. g

    giorgiog

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ingredient prepared traditionally. Friendly and efficient service. The spezzatino was excellent!

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    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

FAQs

Ristorante Milano offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 673-2961.

Ristorante Milano is rated 4.8 stars by 1795 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today
Google Map for Ristorante Milano

1448 Pacific, San Francisco, CA 94109

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between Hyde and Larkin

  • Neighborhood

    Russian Hill

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    The lot is located at the corner of Pacific and Polk.

  • Public transit

    SF Muni Line 12, 49 (on Van Ness Avenue); Cable Car

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Aldo Blasi

  • Additional

    Beer, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (415) 673-2961

  • Catering

    The full menu is available, in addition to custom orders.

  • Private party facilities

    We can accommodate private lunch functions, and semiprivate parties for dinner. Also, the entire restaurant is available for buy-outs.

  • Private party contact

    Aldo Blasi: (415) 673-2961

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