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Ristorante Milano

1263 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Neighborhood Gem (30)
  • Authentic (29)
  • Good for a Date (21)

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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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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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The full menu is available, in addition to custom orders.
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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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Gift Card
Beer, Corkage Fee, Private Room, Wine
What 1263 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7  based on recent ratings
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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

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.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

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.

OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great Italian cuisine!

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

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.

vipJane (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 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

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

We love love love Milano’s!

OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
4.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (San Antonio)
5.0  Dined 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.

vipnoname (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

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

Lulabele (Dallas)
5.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 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.

glaw54 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 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!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 9, 2018

Great food great hospitality!

vipDelicious (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 7, 2018

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

vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Very authentic! Every dish delicious.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 4, 2018

always good.

vipExSFresident (Palm Springs)
4.0  Dined 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!

vipOpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined 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.

vipArcadiafc (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 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.