Ristorante Milano

4.8
1644 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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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful little neighborhood Italian restaurant comparable to some of the better ones you’d find in the Northeast and Upper Atlantic. Amazing pasta, great ambiance and top notch service!

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SheilaG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Clearly a locals’ favorite.

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Patriciaw
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our family's first visit to this restaurant but it will definitely not be our last. There were 5 of us and everyone thought their meals were fantastic.

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R2ds3
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was good and the ambience was great. Would come back.

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vipKarenS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is consistently good. Wait staff is personal and very well versed on menu and wines.
Feels like a wonderful neighborhood restaurant.

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vipBobSD
San Diego
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A hidden gem. Great food, excellent service at every stage of the meal. Convivial atmosphere in simple but pleasant surroundings. We go often.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for my twin sister and I’s birthday and it was great! The food was amazing and the service was excellent! I will definitely be coming back.

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GregG
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

A great neighborhood spot, friendly owner, and staff.

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Lizee
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stumbled upon this jem of a restaurant tucked away on an offside street. We loved everything about the restaurant! We can’t wait to come back!

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vipRolandoA
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Small venue but tasty food. We loved it.

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vipDonnaK
London
54 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neighborhood restaurant we can count on fresh meal; friendly faces and service.

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TomM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service for over 3 decades. It’s always crowded with locals and repeat diners. Tom

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vipLennyS
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm welcoming service, outstanding flavors and good value. Great to see that the restaurant hasn’t skipped a beat during the pandemic.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood authentic Italian restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful little restaurant with a family oriented staff. The food was outstanding all the way around. Priced fairly and we would definitely recommend. One of the best plates on lasagna I’ve ever had and their meatballs are amaze balls!

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vipPammy
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ristorante Milano never disappoints! We had a lovely dinner there last Saturday evening with two other friends who hadn't tried the restaurant yet. We shared the two Calamari and Cannellini bean appetizers and Insalata Romana to start, and for entrees we had the Tonnarelli alla Capricciosa, the Gnocchi, the Puttanesca pasta, and the veal chop. for dessert we shared a Tiramisu. All yummy! Can't wait to go back!

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vipManny
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and service

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vipGilB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

charming and authentic neighborhood restaurant, will definitely be back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was absolutely delicious! A great neighborhood restaurant.

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vipGlennL
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great homemade pasta, wonderful service. Nice quiet neighborhood location. Sat in the back and had a really good dinner.

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vipRick
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Due to Covid we have not been in SF for a year. It was good to visit Ristorante Milano last night. It was great to see Aldo, an old friend. Food was great. Sardines and swordfish. salad and veal chop. wonderful.

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vipCheuton
Los Angeles
129 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the kind of Italian restaurant that reminds one of dining in Italy. The service is knowledgeable and professional, prompt but never rushed or intrusive. Sardines, breaded and sauteed, with wilted greens, were a wonderful starter. The pasta is homemade, excellent. The good wine list features surprisingly reasonable prices. Even the simple EVOO served with hot, fresh bread was fresh and bursting with flavor.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this small, family owned ristorante just eat of Polk street. Delicious and welcoming!

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vipDoryF
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood restaurant. Consistently great food and such kind workers.

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JeffD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants in the city. Very cool atmosphere! Best pasta in the city. The staff is absolutely wonderful.

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ScottT
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was absolutely fantastic and the staff was very helpful and pleasant. We brought in a bottle of champagne that they opened for us for a small fee (corkage) but enjoyed some wine off the list as well. Would definitely recommend.
What we ordered for 3 people
Apps:
Burrata- Great Burrata with a base salad of shaved fennel and arugula that complimented nicely
Bresaola della Valtellina- Dry, air cured meat was great with a little squeeze of lemon
Entrees:
Bresaola della Valtellina- Sausage in a cream sauce over fresh pasta, very rich but incredibly delicious.
Fettuccine al Sugo- Fresh pasta with tomato meat sauce that was very fresh tasting

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vipminmmk
San Francisco
63 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous and wonderful as always!!

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viplackattack
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious. Will definitely come again.

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RabiB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and service. Already thinking about what to get when we get there next time.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was PERFECT! Felt a little bit tight as it's a very small place and it's scary with covid but
Food and service are superb! Real Italian food!

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vipKathrynD
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

cozy, neighborhood ,family made Italian food.
cant wait to return to try the sardine appetizer
celebrated having dinner indoors with ordering a fantastic barbaresco

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michaels
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best Italian restaurant around; great authentic food.

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Duff
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Cozy neighborhood Italian restaurant with a good menu and wine list. Liked the place.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most lovely neighborhood restaurant! Delicious homemade Italian food. Try the fettuccine with sugo di carne. Start with the burrata. Chianti. Aldo and staff are friendly and charming. I’m putting this one on repeat!

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parisgirl
New England
33 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were fantastic. This is a small, delightful neighborhood restaurant. The pasta was homemade. We had it with a light tomato garlic sauce. Scrumptious! Prior we had sardines lightly breaded and sautéed over a bed of arugula and fennel and a squid and bean salad. This was some of the best food we have had.

The olive oil was of very high quality, the wines reasonably priced and carefully chosen.

We finished the meal off with a warm chocolate almond cake which was delicious. We have lived in the neighborhood for only 6 months and this was our first time here; I am sure we will become regulars! Definitely a find.

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vipManny
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional and very happy to see that you’ve weathered 2020

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance, lovely staff. Taste of Italy!

KB
vipKarlyB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! We come here every once in a while and it is consistently good. Everyone is friendly and accommodating.

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MarshaH
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice neighborhood Italian food. Small. Very nice service and staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Great options for all courses. Excellent service and wonderful atmosphere. Perfect for a small party of date night.

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 1644 OpenTable diners.

Ristorante Milano does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://squareup.com/gift/H4RMMZ0Q2ZN6D/order.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.