Ristorante Milano

4.8
1674 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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vipHumphreyC
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and services

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vipmichaelk
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of our favorite family run businesses with exceptional food, good wines, friendly service and fun ambience. Always a bit crowded but if that doesn't bother you, it is the place to celebrate family milestones and other events.

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vipMichael
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite spots in SF. Our party of six sat comfortably in the main room; we shared the sardines, grilled calamari with white beans, the chicken livers wrapped in bacon; very yummy; the pasta dishes were equally outstanding; personally I thoroughly enjoyed the spaghetti with lamb meatballs; everyone had the delicious tiramisu for dessert. The service was perfect. Ristorante Milano is a wonderful find; a spot you will definitely return. I do, at least 3-4 times a year; and I drive up from Monterey! So make an effort to get there!! Enjoy!

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vipJane
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I love this restaurant - it truly does have authentic Milanese cuisine. The first time I went (years ago) I took a friend who is Milanese - he and his daughter said this was the real thing. He and the owner had a grand old chat in Italiano.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is always so quick and the staff are all very friendly. The food is amazing. Not a fan of outdoor seating but the ambiance indoor is quite nice.

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Dina
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and knowledge of wines the staff always on point. The food has always been excellent no ,matter what is ordered -- flavorful, nicely presented and ultimately, very satisfying. Always bring out-of-town friends here and they always ask to go again on return visits.

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MichaelM
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening. The owner was attentive to us and made sure that we had a nice table, etc.
This is a tiny place but super cozy. The wine election is actually pretty impressive having some nice Italian boutique wines on the list.

Veal chop was unbelievable.

Great evening in a non-descript area of SF.

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Laurie
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and very good food. Not a huge menu but they were able to accommodate my vegetarian sister. The staff could not have been nicer. Cute space with nice ambiance.

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Maestro
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aldo treated us 1st class.

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vipChristianM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best neighborhood Italian restaurants in SF!!
Highly recommended!

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KathleenA
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming to Milano for over 35 years. The food is consistently excellent, always fresh and delicious.
We were do happy to be able to dine in again. Aldo, the owner was as gracious as ever. Stand out meals are the veal chop and their baked lasagna--the best anywhere. All their pastas and veal dishes are amazing. Also best tiramisu this side of Milan, Italy! Thank you, Aldo!!!

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vipKarlyB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food and service was amazing! This is our go to date spot. The burrata, Lasagna, and Taglierini were great.

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CharlesG
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine at Ristorante Milano which has the best pasta in the city.

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MichelleM
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful pleasant surprise. In town for a few days and trying to find Friday night last minute reservations. They had a couple times avail so wasn’t expecting much but found a complete GEM! Only 15 tables in and out but intimate, neighborhood, yet sophisticated, table clothes, some peeps dressy, some not, very welcoming. All homemade pasta, service was spot on, delicious fish and all reasonably priced. I will make a point to recommend it and return when I’m back in town. Loved it!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friday night.,, The service was fast, attentive & precise. The food was phenomenal! We had a table for 6 & were late because no parking, but they were accommodating. The buratta, salads & caprese were fresh & delightful. The pastas were hot & flavorful. The fresh bread… you can’t get enough of it. We tried all 5 desserts & my gosh- off the hook! The favorites were the tiramisu, amaretto dessert & chocolate cake. The pistachio gelato was superb, too. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal and delightful service. Pleasantly surprised by the price point.

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HungryJT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, delicious food, beautiful preparation and an overall 5-star experience!

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vipsusann
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always fantastic

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vipPaulD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful meal

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vipFoodess
San Francisco
82 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Calamari appetizer is outstanding...perfectly cooked calamari, grilled, with delicious beans, celery and onion vinaigrette..very lightly dressed.. I had the Lentil Soup as an entree, but it was too light for an entree. It could have used both salt and pepper. My husband had the Fettuccine Bolognese.. very good.. wished I had ordered it. Very pleasant and lovely surroundings, excellent service. Can't wait to go again!

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GillesB
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food all around and good service, considering coming out of the pandemic. Enjoyable evening.

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vipANTHONYC
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding experience all the time! Great food and great staff! Aldo, you're the best!!!

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LynnL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We wanted a quiet place for a gathering after a reception at Studio Gallery down the street, this was perfect! Excellent food and a wonderful neighborhood feel, hope to get back there soon!

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vipgrindhil
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was good overall, however the fettuccine pasta was too salty. otherwise all was good!

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

Food is amazing! Very authentic. Staff and owner are very friendly. Make you feel welcome and like family. Highly recommend!

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vipdbat
Sacramento
16 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very Nice dinner here. the food was delicious and we were able to sit with our friends and visit without being rushed. Seems like a neighborhood gem. Lots of good entrees to choose from. The strawberry butter leaf salad was excellent, light and refreshing. We all had something different and everyone enjoyed their meal. Servers and manager were friendly and helpful. Even offered to call a cab when our Uber driver was late in arriving.

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SnobBob
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Party of three enjoyed our summer evening outdoor dining;
Our lasagne and mushroom pasta entrees were most delicious
and grilled veggies were crisp and nicely seasoned! Service was personable and quietly efficient. Indoor dining was quite full and patrons were happy too with their wine and desserts !!!

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vipSoccerMom
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a delightful find within walking distance of the Fairmont San Francisco! A neighborhood gem with delicious food and outstanding service. The owner was generous with his time and attention. Our server was knowledgeable and engaging. Look forward to our next meal at Ristorante Milano.

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JanK
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grand Evening … Ristorante Milano had everything we were needing & more… Our recommended wine not on the list was found ! DiVINE ! Ambiance handled … Our server was charming and funny! Now, for why you are here! THE FOOD! Mushroom- Gorgonzola Crostine… Burata fennel salad … Wild Boar stuffed ravioli- HOMEMADE pasta only here! Fettuccine with Marsala cream & Italian sausage / spices !
Out of this world! Desert a lovely lemon ricotta light but dense cheesecake with a fresh berry compote … say AHHHHHH & a lovely Port ! Ciao Bella …

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very nice restaurant! No fault of restaurant we had very loud voices from next table! Gnocchi was amazing!

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DanielaV
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been here a couple times and I have always had the best experience! Really recommend it .

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vipeeebee
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good. From the the first glass of wine to the porto, from the fegato to the chocolate cake, everything was wonderful. The wait staff is great, the kitchen staff produce wonders, open windows provide circulating air, every diner was happy, masks were worn by staff but not required of diners (though I keep mine handy). Every course sent 6 completely empty plates back to the clean-up staff. So delicious. Can't recommend highly enough. (And open Mondays, also a nice feature)

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vipPleasantonMark
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful dining experience in this rather tiny, but authentic Italian restaurant. Parking was easy. The food was delightful - homemade pasta (puttanesca, pomodoro), savory veal mascarpone, unusual-yet-delicious mushroom/gorgonzola bruschetta, freshest salad every, a very nice Chianti, and gelato served by very professional, yet friendly wait staff. Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
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 on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Patriciaw
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
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 on June 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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amanda
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Such a cute place to eat at! If you’re visiting out of town, highly recommend this restaurant for some good authentic Italian food. The staff as well was very friendly and sweet.

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vipKarenS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
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
27 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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 1674 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.