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Cafe Milano

3251 Prospect St NW, Apt 124
Washington, DC 20007

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(202) 333-6183

  • Sun - 11:00am - 12:00am
  • Mon - Tue 11:30am - 12:00am
  • Wed - Sat 11:30am - 1:00am

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Cuisine: Bars, Cafes, Italian Restaurants

View more restaurants at exit 77mm on I-66.

4.4 of 5.0 from 79 reviews

price range:$26 to $50



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Cafe Milano Reviews

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  • zamoyski reviewI went with a party of six people. I am not sure how long the tent on the front sidewalk is expected to be there but that is where we were seated. It was also quite cold in the tent. the food sucked. I am Italian descent and i have never had worse Italian food even in a spaghetti joint. Their red sauce was disgusting, their osa buco was tough and the sald was so vinegary I almost could not eat it. I would never never go to this resturant again. It is overarted over priced and just not a nice experience.

    11111 by zamoyski

  • Didi M.Service was brisk, inattentive and adequate at best. Did not live up to its reputation.

    33333 by Didi M.

  • Adeem Al ShuaibiCobe steak. Veal Milanese.

    55555 by Adeem Al Shuaibi

  • Bitches Who B.Authentic, delicious food, only outdone by the welcoming and personalized service found at perhaps the most consistent restaurant I have encountered.

    55555 by Bitches Who B.

  • Peg GChilean sea bass!

    55555 by Peg G

  •  ℋugh ℳorris H."My favorite DC restaurant. I once accidentally sat down in the lap of the Archbishop of Canterbury during a Sunday brunch there." — Christopher Hitchens

    55555 by  ℋugh ℳorris H.

  • OMARThe place to go for dinner GT

    55555 by OMAR

  • Da'ad AYou must try the pizza and the safron risotto👌🏽

    55555 by Da'ad A

  • OMARThe place to be for good dinner with quality food

    55555 by OMAR

  • OMARThe place to be for lunch on a weekend

    55555 by OMAR

  • OMAROnce again for special occasions this is the right place for dinner

    55555 by OMAR

  • OMAROnce again the right place to go to

    33333 by OMAR

  • OMARThe place to be for early dinner

    55555 by OMAR

  • Sandra MThey have really good pizza here.

    55555 by Sandra M

  • Ahmet CinarThe environment, food... This place is a classic! Even the first lady says so

    33333 by Ahmet Cinar

  • Tricia K.Always great service and a buzzing atmosphere.

    55555 by Tricia K.

  • GaryVeal milanese

    55555 by Gary

  • Martha MWe left without eating because there was a rat in the room, I do not recommend them again.

    11111 by Martha M

  • Martha MNos toco salir sin comer porque vimos una rata

    33333 by Martha M

  • Bethany HuberEvery time I've been here, it's been stuffy. Good people watching

    55555 by Bethany Huber

  • Christophe A.Service remarquable, accueil chaleureux, cuisine précise. Superbe clientèle : on se croirait à la montée des marches du Festival de Cannes.

    55555 by Christophe A.

  • Jorge AGood food, bad service...

    33333 by Jorge A

  • Jessica T.The mozzarella&prosciutto antipasti are fantastic. I had the Chilean sea bass, melt in your mouth amazing&my bf got the seafood risotto, fantastic & to top it all off the tiramisu was unbelievable.

    55555 by Jessica T.

  • William D.Get the Veal bolognese. The waiters tell you it's their best dish and it is!

    55555 by William D.

  • Thomas F.This particular visit, the food wasn't perfect, but the service was exceptional. Would have appreciated a manager inquiring about our status. Pro tip: Don't judge a book by it's cover.

    33333 by Thomas F.

  • Mauricio f.Milanesa con pasta y calamares con vino

    55555 by Mauricio f.

  • Abdullah A.The food is good but the services too bad

    33333 by Abdullah A.

  • Rafael R.El carpacio de res está bueno. El pescado bueno a secas. El servicio es despectivo y el capitán y los asistentes son un tanto petulantes. El sitio está bien presentado.

    55555 by Rafael R.

  • Abeer A.The service is soo bad don't even bother coming !!!

    22222 by Abeer A.

  • junk平日ランチ利用しましたが.ドレスコードはないものの、なかなか綺麗な出で立ちの方が多くプレッシャー感じるかもしれません。味は素晴らしいです。

    55555 by junk

  • Alan C.Get the baba for dessert. Amazing.

    55555 by Alan C.

  • OMARTry fish dishes.

    55555 by OMAR

  • Watson J.definitely a "Who's Who" of DC. Sat next to Greg Monroe (former member Georgetown basketball, current Detroit Piston) twice and current Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. food and atmosphere are great

    55555 by Watson J.

  • Elsa Patricia G.Great calamari and pasta...oh, and wine

    55555 by Elsa Patricia G.

  • Elsa Patricia G.Excellent food. Try the milanesa steak.

    55555 by Elsa Patricia G.

  • Law B.Octopus salad appetizer is only surpassed by the legs of the clientele.

    55555 by Law B.

  • ThePurplePassport.comThe main downstairs dining room is really crowded (the tables are way too close together)–if you’d prefer quiet conversation to people-watching, book a private party in the Wine Room.

    55555 by ThePurplePassport.com

  • ToryBurchThe wine list is great and the pasta is even better. It’s a local favorite for politicians, too.

    55555 by ToryBurch

  • KatThere was a bug in the zucchini plate. Then they lost our umbrellas & tried to cover up by giving us new ones.The blonde girl at the reception didn't even apologize! I give it an F,even if food was ok

    11111 by Kat

  • Jackson M.Best Italian food in DC. Excellent service. You will not be unsatisfied. :-)

    55555 by Jackson M.

  • Scott M.If you're not with group or in need of a table, sit at the bar and let Ringo take care of you. Best bartender/waiter in DC. He knows the menu and the wine list and has NEVER steered us wrong.

    55555 by Scott M.

  • Washington PostFor her 49th birthday on Jan. 17, the first lady had a special menu of fusilli with veal ragu, roasted tile fish with fennel and thyme puree and ricotta cheese mousse with carmelized pear.

    55555 by Washington Post

  • Theo B.There's no happy hour:-(

    55555 by Theo B.

  • Michael C.Bronzino was excellent. Also not on the menu but ask for grilled calamari.

    55555 by Michael C.

  • Michael C.Food is always great and the atmosphere good for work or romance. Order the veal parmesan even though it isn't on the menu.

    55555 by Michael C.

  • Chris L.Pasta: perfect portion (think non-American), excellently cooked (al dente done properly) and exquisite flavour.

    55555 by Chris L.

  • Monica B.The Tortella Barba was awesome (and seasoned perfectly)!

    55555 by Monica B.

  • Ana Luíza d.The food makes up for the inattentive service. Also, leave room for dessert!

    55555 by Ana Luíza d.

  • Gary T.Wow! Veal Chop Rocks!

    55555 by Gary T.

  • Stephanie F.Delicious black truffle risotto. Sit outside if you can. Winning ambience!

    55555 by Stephanie F.

  • Mike R.More for the people watching power brokering than the food.

    33333 by Mike R.

  • Mike R.Food is average. Highly OVERrated. This place is a classic DC power haunt. You go here more to see/be seen vs. any extraordinary meal you might enjoy.

    55555 by Mike R.

  • Fr. John T.one of my favorite, if not number one, restaurant in America. Place to celebrate, impress, enjoy and have a marvelous meal with family and friends

    55555 by Fr. John T.

  • Angelos N.Expensive, but worth it. Try the steak. And mozzarella with tomatoes for starters. Good wine selection too.

    55555 by Angelos N.

  • Margot S.REALLY good calamari <3

    55555 by Margot S.

  • Jon D.Good, but may be a bit overrated as far as food goes. The wine list is top notch though as far as Italian wines go.

    55555 by Jon D.

  • Julia B.I wish their bar-r (Julia) improve her poor service skills. If u are @ the half empty bar it takes 20 min to acknowledge you. you have better chance to get a nice table then get your drinks from her

    22222 by Julia B.

  • T S.Veal and Lobster Pasta sooo wonderful.

    55555 by T S.

  • Lena L.Perfect way to rescue from my so-so day: Artichoke flavored pasta with braised beef short ribs and truffle mushroom.

    55555 by Lena L.

  • Elizabeth M.they dont hire females

    11111 by Elizabeth M.

  • Mark S.Pasta with truffles is outstanding

    55555 by Mark S.

  • Andrew Z.Restaurant is too large; too busy. Quality of food and service takes a bit of a backseat to restaurant's obvious desire to pack 'em in. Skip the high priced dishes (veal, truffles) and just have fun.

    55555 by Andrew Z.

  • Lena L.Ossobucco was amazing! Now waiting on my dog to give an opinion on the bone (3 or even 4 grrs?)

    33333 by Lena L.

  • Lena L.Desert service was quite good with Italian silverware including real dessert spoons (not tea spoons)! But the dessert itself (creme caramel espresso) was nearly acceptable.

    55555 by Lena L.

  • Lena L.The steaks at Morton's (next door) are superior, but this place is still tops for wine, service and atmosphere!

    55555 by Lena L.

  • Allison P.Great food, great cocktails, great people watching! You'll always run into someone you know here!

    55555 by Allison P.

  • Gilt CityMaître d’ Laurent Menoud has been Cafe Milano’s gatekeeper for 14 years. Among the guests he’s seated are Michael Jordan, Renée Zellweger, former vice president Dick Cheney and Pope Benedict XVI.

    55555 by Gilt City

  • Viola K.Tiramisu was too dry.

    33333 by Viola K.

  • John K.The food passes if you've never met an Italian person and the wait staff will talk about you behind your back before they completely ignore you.

    33333 by John K.

  • Steve N.Good vibe, nice wine selection and cute waiters

    55555 by Steve N.

  • Emily K.The fusilli w/ Ital sausage and mushrooms melt in your mouth. The organic live oil is some of the best I ever tasted! Nice service, and dressed impeccable too.

    55555 by Emily K.

  • BravoA "scene" of who's who in DC. -Mary Schmidt Amons, Real Housewives of DC

    33333 by Bravo

  • Gina J.good place to start the night. come for dinner and/or drinks. always enjoy people watching and mingling here...steak salad is delicious.

    55555 by Gina J.

  • RedLight ChildrenInnocents at Risk REDLIGHT Premiere Screening On October 18, 2010

    33333 by RedLight Children

  • YEAThe Halibut tastes great and goes perfectly with the leeks!

    55555 by YEA

  • Nick T.Wow try the salads here.

    55555 by Nick T.

  • NDevoConsistently OUTSTANDING establishment! It's a place to see and be seen.

    55555 by NDevo

  • Sai S.Tiramisu mmmazing!!!!!

    55555 by Sai S.

  • MariaBest Italian in city. Straightforward, excellent ingredients, simplicity. Risotto is to die for; amazing wine selection

    55555 by Maria

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