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Ristorante Milano

4.8
1279 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
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".
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(415) 673-2961
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Aldo Blasi
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Catering
The full menu is available, in addition to custom orders.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Hyde and Larkin
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Parking details
The lot is located at the corner of Pacific and Polk.
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Public transit
SF Muni Line 12, 49 (on Van Ness Avenue); Cable Car
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Additional
Beer, Corkage Fee, Private Room, Wine
What 1279 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.5
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Best in San Francisco!!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great Food. Great wine. What more could you want. O.K., the restaurant is a little crowded, tight fit, but it's great food. The swordfish was excellent. the fettucine pasta with milano red sauce was delicious. We loved the grilled squid appetizer. And the sardines were excellent. The Tiramisu and gelato vanilla ice cream was great. We definitely want to go back for more.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Birthday dinner for my daughter. Service was excellent and they were solicitous if the event.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Love this bit of Mexico - eat here every time we are in SF - for over 10 years we realized!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

This in one of the best Italian restaurants in SF. The food is outstanding.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

As always, this restaurant is spot on. Aldo, the most gracious owner and host is always there to greet you. My first visit to this restaurant was 1980, and it has never been a disappointment. The food is authentic and reminds me of my Italian grandmother's cooking. Portions are an appropriate size with a variety of delicious items to choose from. I always look forward to going back.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Great meal. Good service. Did not feel rushed. Wish I'd found this place years ago. One visit, and it became one of my favorite restaurants. And I eat out a lot. A little noisy but then I'm and older fellow.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

First - the staff was wonderful! The menu selections were varied so something for everyone. Extensive wine list so our waiters suggestions were very helpful. Highly recommended!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Fantastic! A SF gem. The food was wonderful, the service was attentive but nearly invisible, and the wine suggestions were spot-on. Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

This family own restaurant run by family gave us excellent service and we would definitely go back there again.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Appetizer of beets and intermezzo of pasta was phenomenal! We both enjoyed the wonderful dishes of lamb chops and veal that were presented as well as the delicious chocolate appetizer.

My only disappointment is that after stating on OpenTable and reminding the staff about my spouses birthday that no mention or recognition was done.
It was done only after the desert at which point were we provided an after dinner cordial. Still was a great place and yes we’d go back

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Excellent food and wine ambiance service noise level challenging for conversation

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

This is our favorite neighborhood Italian restaurant that also does a wonderful job with their nightly fish special.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Wonderful experience, incredible wine and great food.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

We were greeted the owner Aldo and he was very helpful in helping choose our entrees and also suggestion for our wine. We will definitely go back soon!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

This was my first visit to Ristorante Milano and it will definitely not be the last. The owner Aldo seated us at our table. The whole staff was outstanding. The Carpaccio di Tonno was served with arugula with true sashimi grade tuna. A very generous serving. My wife had the Fettucine alla Ghiotta which was cooked to perfection. The pasta special that night was the lasagna. The thin sheets of pasta were very delicate and the ragu was amazing. The Tiramisu is as good as one can get.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

The food was delicious, the service was great, the hosts were very caring and kind and the ambiance was very pleasant and relaxing. It is one of my new favorite neighborhood restaurants!

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

I asked for a table by the window for my birthday dinner and they placed us in a quiet space by the window. The food was fresh and delicious. We had grilled vegetables, homemade pasta with seafood, wild salmon was cooked perfectly and the wine was lovely too. I highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great Italian cuisine!

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Disappointing Valentine’s Day dinner. Too many people packed in, had to wait despite a reservation. Food was fine, but not fantastic. Owner very nice.

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5.0Dined on January 30, 2018

I had visitors in town from Italy and was somewhat hesitant to take them to an Italian restaurant I didn't know. They said it was the real thing! True Italian cooking! The gnocchi was amazing! Excellent Italian wines, too

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

We love love love Milano’s!

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4.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Great wine selection, owner checked in on our meal. Slow Italian dining. Excellent tiramisu. Gnocchi was a bit heavy, better without Gorgonzola we think. Truffle pasta delicious! Risotto special also yummy.

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

I got the fresh made fettuccine milanese, which is more a bolognese style meatsauce, but very well made. I enjoyed that. As a main I took fish of the day which was a fresh piece of salmon with panfried zucchini battons, baked ptotatoes and mushrooms in a lemon white wine reduction. I hope to go there again very soon. Very friendly staff. The place does get busy though.

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4.0Dined on January 21, 2018

Had a very nice dinner at RM. Have been going there more the twenty years and it does not disappoint. A very nice salad of the day, excellent veal saltimbocca, great chocolate almond cake and crostata. Nice Italian Sangiovese.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Great food, super service. I enjoyed dinner very much. Not a quiet place to talk though

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2018

Our yearly trip to SF brings us here year after year. Always a favorite.
We never miss a chance to have the gnocchi probably the best we have ever had.
This year I had the veal, very tender wonderful lemon sauce. The beet ravioli were yum and grilled veggies always spot on.
This year the service was not up to its usual 5 star good to matrix wine back on the wine list.

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5.0Dined on January 16, 2018

My girlfriend found this spot for my birthday a couple years back, the best pasta we have ever had in our lives! We make it almost a monthly thing now, the service is great! It's a small, cute little place and their desserts are absolutely amazing as well. You'd be doing yourselves a huge service by going here and understanding the greatness.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

We were looking for good Italian this weekend, and boy, did we find it! Open Table never fails! The table seating was a little cozier than my 6'-3" frame likes, but otherwise the atmosphere was charming. I tried the Minestrone and it was flavorful and served piping hot. I tried the lasagna special and it, too, was delicious. The pasta was not too heavy and the ragu was very tasty. My wife's pasta was even better! We split a dessert of the Chocolate torte with a scoop of vanilla gelato and it really was the icing on the cake. Only downside - the Italian red wine "paired" on the daily special menu did not have the polish I would have hoped for. But the service was great and we will definitely visit again!

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5.0Dined on January 9, 2018

Great food great hospitality!

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5.0Dined on January 7, 2018

Authentic northern Italian cuisine along with gracious, accommodating service. Very popular restaurant - plan to make reservations in advance! Ciao bella!

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Very authentic! Every dish delicious.

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5.0Dined on January 4, 2018

always good.

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4.0Dined on January 2, 2018

A neighborhood gem that remains excellent and charming in every way for over 30 years. We have been going there since the original owners and today everything was as tasty as it was on our forst visit. Homemade pastas were delicious and the Saltimbocca remains a favorite. Good wine list and personable service added to the wonderful evening. Loved it once again!

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent restaurant. Delicious cutlery licking food and nicest owner and the staff. Our favorite dessert wasn’t available so they gave another complimentary dessert. Also, met a lovely elderly couple who has been coming to the restaurant on New Year’s Eve from the last 30 years. Our new year eve was totally made. We are so going back there again and will bring friends.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a reservation for New Years Eve dinner. What a wonderful experience. The meal was delicious, simply yummy. The staff and owner were attentive and first class. Finally the cost was tremendous value. We drive from Santa Cruz and will be back. Am looking forward to returning with San Francisco friends for the start of a city evening.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

My partner and I wound up here for New Year's Eve. It was a cozy spot to share champagne and eat a delicious meal before heading into the rest of the evening! I liked the atmosphere and we were seated promptly. It was cold out so we were all bundled up but it was quite warm inside so having removable layers was a plus.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

My boyfriend's lasagna was superb. My seafood risotto was also really delicious; the seafood was perfectly cooked. The tiramisu was so good we got one to go. What a great place to have our last dinner of 2017! Thanks for the delicious food and yummy treats!

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Marco and Roberto provide such incredible service. Our meals, as before, were great. We brought two couples that has not been to RM before and now say it has to be their favorite in SF.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Wonderful authentic Italian. Every dish was a delight. Great atmosphere and service. We ended up ordering two desserts and finishing both. Best tiramisu ever!

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