Ristorante Milano

4.8
1611 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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vipManny
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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!

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KarlyB
San Francisco
3 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
5 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.

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Adam
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good and service was excellent. The noise level was low and easy to have a conversation.

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vipPammy
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful dinner again at Ristorante Milano! It's so nice to be able to dine inside again.

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vipPeteM
Minneapolis
46 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was fresh and clearly house-made. Tiny place but authentic Italian. Note there is only street parking.

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vipeeebee
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we stepped in the door, it was wonderful. Staff were kind, discreet, and prompt. Food was fabulous. We also had a great bottle of Barolo. Dessert, which everyone said “oh no thanks” vanished without a trace as soon as it hit the table. Shoutouts to Fegatini appetizer & Tonnarelli porcini pasta dish, though to be fair every plate was empty when it returned to the kitchen.
For our first indoor meal in over a year, I can’t imagine a better reentry. Thank you Ristorante Milano for awaiting our return!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food in this humble neighborhood restaurant. Been there 31 years with good reason!

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vipMike
San Francisco
95 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful little restaurant with outstanding food and great people. All the selections from appetizer to salad to entree to dessert was as good as it gets. A gentleman at the restaurant even assisted us in finding parking during a busy time in the City. Will definitely go back for other selections when visiting SF.

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vipKarenD
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great soup, salad and chicken dinner. Server and host aiming to please. A bit chilly as the doors need to be kept open, but otherwise a good time.

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vipJulia02128
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Never been disappointed with a meal here. Often find myself enjoying the burrata appetizer and the tonnarelli or gnocchi. So delicious. The tiramisu or chocolate torte is also outstanding. The staff is great. 5 stars - favorite place!

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Steve
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was a chance find that turned into a lovely evening. The staff was more than attentive and the food was very good.

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SeanM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, as always! Consistent and Italian. Delicious food and professional staff.

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vipFrankF
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

charming place with excellent hand made pasta highly recommend

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vipLarrybbaldwin
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a wonderful experience. This was a great way to get back to normal. As always, the meal was amazing! The veal chop was perfect as were the pasta dishes and the service was exceptional. The Wine choices were well selected and a good value. What a perfect place to go out to dinner for the first time in 2021

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vipJimC
San Francisco
63 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This is our favorite neighborhood Italian restaurant. The fish specials are always excellent as is the pasta.

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vipTouristjim
Tampa
77 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Pandemic dining is fraught. The restaurant was nearly empty and the decor was bare bones. The food was wonderful, however, and the prices were very moderate for San Fransicso. Wouldl eat there again.

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vipTimothyA
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved this place and cannot wait to see it open again fully after COVID. In the meantime, they are still making the same incredible food. Cute interior -- cozy not trendy or flashy. I love the Sardine appetizer but if you're someone who has issues with fishy dishes I would avoid. But I find the crispy texture to be amazing and flavors and presentation tasty and unique with onions and arugula. They had a special bruschetta which was good, but a little odd instead of tomato it was a kind of squash. Liked it but prefer tomato. The standout here in my opinion is the Rigatoni Amatriciana -- or anything with the same red tangy delectable sauce. This sauce was so good we were all licking plates clean. Gnocchi is also excellent -- not too rich. Service was all over us both times we were there, glass was never empty.

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AutieB
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had a great INDOOR experience this weekend. So great to be out. The food was all delicious. If I had one comment is I wasn’t offered a refill on my coffee but no big deal.

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Tspollaro
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We used to frequent Ristorante Milano when we lived near Russian Hill. It’s been awhile, but the food and atmosphere were just as lovely as we remembered (even reimagined for COVID). Delicious and very hospitable. We won’t go as long between reservations next time!

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vipBdid08
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Outside dining during purple tier, didn’t know quite what to expect. Delightful neighborhood experience, quaint and charming. Owner was attentive along with the staff, to each of the five tables. The home baked bread was fabulous, followed by burrata with arugula and fennel - fresh and lively so good! Entrees were extraordinary- fresh homemade meat lasagna was out of this world! Fettuccine with meat sauce was unique, warm and wonderful. I have eaten here many times in the last 20 years. Always a delight and highly recommend it!

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LauraS
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Not the best place for food allergies, but we still had an incredible meal. The food was outstanding and the little heaters outside were just enough to keep us warm with our jackets on.

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vipElias
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food in a nice quiet location. Pasta is fantastic and the veal chop was cooked perfectly. The deserts are amazing too. Very friendly staff who takes great care!

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vipTLM1
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was fabulous, as always. Aldo and crew never fail to please. I think they’ve done a fabulous job, especially under current difficult circumstances. Heartily recommended :-)

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DanielaV
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time in this place and really loved it. Amazing food and service!

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Carichelle
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This was probably the best pasta I have ever had. The simplicity of the dish did not take away from the pasta at all. The service was wonderful and the wine was exactly what we were looking for. We will be back again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very warm service , nice wine list and great Italian fare.

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vipMonaH
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Fantastic food a very reasonable prices, something we don't often see in San Francisco. Ambience was only fair, due to COVID with tables on the sidewalk. No parklet or heaters.

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vipGreg
Sacramento
17 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A little cold eating outside. Wish there were heat lamps. Otherwise food and service were wonderful

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vipJane
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A true neighborhood gem - excellent and authentic Milanese cuisine. Great wine list. Friendly service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A true neighborhood Italian gem. Food was outstanding and so was the service. I dreamt of those delicious gnocchi pillows! Don’t pass on the tiramisu.

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MariaP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful quiet dinner, there were heat lamps to keep us warm and the staff was so kind and attentive. Had a lovely conversation with the owner as well. I would highly recommend this lovely restaurant that has been in business for over 30 years!

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Launie
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ristorante Milano never disappoints. It is a great neighborhood restaurant that is a true gem.

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JenniferS
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best meal in the city. Grazie, Ristorante Milano!

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Stasia
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a sweet place! Quick and delicious food, personable staff. They definitely want you to enjoy your food more than just want to make money as some places can be. We also got the tiramisu which was light and perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, gnocchi was spectacular. Staff were very friendly. All around lovely experience

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SteveB
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, excellent service. I've been going here for years and it never fails to impress. The butternut squash ravioli are amazing!! The veal chop is fantastic!!

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 1611 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.