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About Ristorante Milano

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".

1448 Pacific
San Francisco, CA 94109
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Between Hyde and Larkin

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 673-2961

Website:
http://www.milanosf.com/

Catering:
The full menu is available, in addition to custom orders.

Parking Details:
The lot is located at the corner of Pacific and Polk.

Public Transit:
SF Muni Line 12, 49 (on Van Ness Avenue); Cable Car

Executive Chef:
Aldo Blasi

Additional:
Beer, Corkage Fee, Private Room, Wine

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Ristorante Milano Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.5

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Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (31)
Authentic (29)
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Cozy (17)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Casual (11)
Romantic (11)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Local Ingredients (10)
Special Occasion (9)
Business Meals (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Healthy (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Fun (4)
Seasonal (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
People Watching (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (Central Coast)·Dined 3 days ago

Great Italian cuisine!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 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.

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food3
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 31, 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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 29, 2018

We love love love Milano’s!

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 (Hawaii)·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.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Antonio)·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.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·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.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Dallas)·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.

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 (San Francisco)·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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·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!

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Great food great hospitality!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·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!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Very authentic! Every dish delicious.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 4, 2018

always good.

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Cozy
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vip
 (Orange County)·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.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·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.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, People Watching, Cozy, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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!

Tags: Cozy, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Wonderfully run, small, friendly and excellent neighborhood Italian. Aldo and his team are very welcoming and attentive and give solid recommendations. Homemade pastas were excellent (amatriciana, puttanesca, mushrooms with sausage cream). Appetizers (sardines with greens, calamari on white beans) were fresh, delicious and attractively presented.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

This is my fourth visit to Ristorante Milano and each time the food has been delicious, the wait staff friendly and attentive and the ambiance charming. Another plus is that it is quiet enough to enjoy conversation at your table. Because this is a neighborhood restaurant, parking can be a challenge. This restaurant is on the opposite side of town from my home, yet I will keep coming back; it is that good!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Authentic, Healthy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Good, solid Italian food served in a really homey atmosphere that seems personal and friendly. Excellent service. I came out feeling really glad I had gone and that I'd found a place I can go back to many, many times.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive, Casual, Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, People Watching, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Handmade pasta dishes, fresh catch of the day, knowledgeable service providers.

Tags: Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2017

One of our favorite restaurants in the city! Ristorante Milano is a true gem. The meals are always lovely, delicious, healthy, and are prepared with care and a feel of homemade elegance. There's an emphasis on freshness and authenticity and wholesome flavorful simplicity. The service is always great and they have a really nice selection of wines and desserts as well. It's quiet enough for conversation but it's also a lively place for a special meal any time of year. We love it so much!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Great family restaurant where they make you feel just like family. The pasta was amazing.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Authentic Italian in a cozy romantic setting! There homemade pastas are delicious and the service is friendly. I always have a great meal here.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Excellent food, service, ambiance offered at a reasonable price. Great unpretentious place that serves seemingly authentic Italian food. Thoroughly enjoyable.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Delicious as always!

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Good food with great service for a very small cozy spot in San Fransisco

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Aldo (the owner) took great care of us. We were 5 girls out for a girls weekend, without a reservation and he was able to fit us in. Food is really great Italian.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Both starter and Main course were bery light on protein to the point that those that not eat brrad left hungry. Rushed dining.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 6, 2017

I got to the restaurant before it officially opened and was welcomed in very kindly. Really appreciated that and, oh yeah, the food and service were excellent 😍

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We went to Ristorante Milano wanting an authentic Italian dinner, and our expectations were surpassed. My husband had the lasagne which had 8 ultra-thin layers of pasta, with bechamel and meat sauce. I had the veal scalloping which was thin, tender, and delicious. It was as if we were transported to Tuscany for the evening. Lovely.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Small friendly spot in a quiet neighborhood excellent food and timely service.very accommodating as I brought wrong redemption page for my 50$ certificate.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Very crowded Sat night, yummy food but staff was overwhelmed. Seemed a tad pricey, (120 for 2) but it was delsh

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Fun, Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 27, 2017

They make sure you are known and not just another face.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We had an amazing birthday celebration here and everyone was great! We’ll definitely be back!

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