Ristorante Milano

4.8
1704 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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DanC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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LombardSF
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a very pleasant dinner last night. Staff was very eager to please and considerate. We enjoyed our meal and wine very much. Great neighborhood spot!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Didn’t have much of a seafood selection as indicated on the menu.

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vipQuinton888
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aldo and his team’s food and service never fail. Glad they are a survivor of the pandemic. I have been coming there over 10 years! It’s the best authentic Italian Food in The City!!

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KarenF
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Definitely coming back next time we are in San Francisco.

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SusanG
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Excellent food and service. Many tables packed in (vaccination checked!) Noisy but in a happy way. A neighborhood gem.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Every single dish was under seasoned

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DavidC
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ristorante Milano offers both familiar and more unusual dishes. The service was friendly and efficient and the quality of the food was outstanding. We shared the bresaola and a delicious pasta; we each had a wonderful secondo. We've been going to Ristorante Milano for 25 years, and its quality has not slipped.

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IngridN
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The selection of salads, appetizers, main dishes and pastas was difficult to choose from. Everything we ate was delicious! Our server couldn't have been nicer or more attentive. We will definitely return to this delightful neighborhood gem.

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Fudie
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took a friend from Milan and he liked it so can’t think of a better recommendation

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vipFoodess
San Francisco
83 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I do not think anything on the menu would be anything but delicious..One of us had the Pasta with Sausage Cream.. fabulous..One had Gnocchi Aurora.. fabulous..For appetizers, we enjoyed the Sardine Gratinate..fabulous.. and the Calamari.. fabulous..Insalata Romana was excellent.. I love this place! Could not eat dessert.. too full!

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vipJimC
San Francisco
64 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great little neighborhood Italian restaurant and a favorite of ours. The fish special is almost always excellent.

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RaviG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is truly a gem of a place and I only discovered it thanks to OpenTable. Great service, cute, cozy and the food was good too. Would definitely go back for a date night again!

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vipTmcg
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were thrilled with the delicious food, the ambiance, the service (even the owner spoke to us). We felt so welcomed. Felt like we were in Italy especially as we enjoyed the gnocchi!

I was so proud to invite our leader from Oklahoma.
Bravo!

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vipJohnD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great neighborhood spot. The owner is very welcoming as is the staff. Everything was fresh and well prepared. Particularly liked the pasta dishes.

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vipsusann
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfect

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Nicole
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. We can’t wait to go back!

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Lefty
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A gem in San Francisco. High quality and fresh ingredients along with skillful preparation create a wonderful menu, even for dishes that don't ordinarily appeal to your taste.

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Stepheny
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great small Italian neighborhood food. feel like your are in NYC in the upper east side.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy little restaurant, excellent service, nice food with reasonable portions so we had room for dessert. Reasonably priced for San Francisco

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vipChubnon
Las Vegas
51 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding…..everyone working there is super friendly and helpful….and food is as authentic as you can get, without traveling to Italy

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vipEuchre
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very friendly, authentic Sardinian-pan-Italian neighborhood trattoria. Grilled chicken liver appetizer and bruschetta were excellent. Rigatoni alla Amatriciana was cooked to al dente perfection with perfectly balanced pork cheek and tomato sauce. Sardinian Carignane-based red blend was delicious and paired perfectly with the cuisine.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out of Towners in the city for the weekend

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DanielB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Both the chicken and fish dishes were awful. The sauce was flavorless and the chicken breast was of poor quality. The fish was simply not good. The waiter never even offered us bread...at an Italian restaurant. This was likely the worse Italian restaurant I have ever visited

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vipPatriciaS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the very best in SF, hands down.

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Buttercup
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the Caprese Salad and Fettuccine Puttanesca. Both were excellent. My husband had veal scallopini which was also excellent. This is one of the best Italian restaurants in the city.

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vipPammy
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, as always and so nice to be able to eat inside safely with vaccine mandates!

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vipDianaG
San Francisco
131 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Exceptional service; knowledgeable wait staff

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Kelly
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was excellent. friendly and attentive. The food was incredible at this neighborhood restaurant. fresh pasta and delicous entrees including the chicken saltimboca were amazing.

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kdg1
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing authentic food and service with a neighborhood feel.

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ThomasU
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic cuisine in a intimate setting. Great local restaurant with friendly and efficient staff. Our food was superb and we would recommend to anyone who appreciates the way Italian food is supposed to taste!!

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c3group
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was good authentic—hated having the door open all they dinner with cold air pouring in They need to supply blankets if they refuse to close door

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vip5678
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Milano never disappoints. Fresh ingredients expertly prepared in an authentic Italian manner. Great, warm service. Reasonable prices.

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vipStephenG
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You feel like a regular quickly at this amazing regional Italian restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
27 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The pasta dishes were superb and they also had veal on the menu, which is oftentimes difficult to find these days in California. Service was good and it is a small intimate restaurant. First time there but definitely will be back for more!

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Foodiedoc
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff were friendly, helpful, accommodating, and inviting. The restaurant is small but intimate, and the environment is casual. The food was simple but well-prepared and delicious. Our only minor disappointment is that the suggested wine was mediocre. This is the kind of neighborhood bistro one expects to return regularly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Romantic ambience - great place for a date. Celebrated my husband’s birthday here. The pasta and coffee were delicious - but would be even better if there were more options for vegetarians.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This humble place is simply amazing. Incredible food set in an off the beaten path neighborhood.

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yasiss
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely neighborhood Italian eatery. Hosts were Italian, attentive & warm. Food spectacularly Italian: fresh, simple and satisfying.

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SarahW
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ristorante Milano is the perfect date night spot. The service and food was absolutely incredible. I can't wait to go back!

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 1704 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.