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Café Milano

4.6
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2890 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Dear Cafe Milano Guests,
It is a great delight to welcome you back to our restaurant! As always, we remain committed to a safe clean work environment for all guests and employees. Thank you and Buon Appetito!

Due to social distancing guidelines, space and limited tables; OUTDOOR DINING will have a two hour time limit per reservation. INDOOR DINING is now also available during phase two with social distancing guidelines.
DINE IN

Please note that our service times have changed.
Monday through Thursday 5PM – 10:30PM
Friday through Sunday 11:30AM – 11:30PM
Reservation: OpenTable | 202-333-6183 | guestservices@cafemilano.com

CURBSIDE PICKUP SERVICE
We are open for Contactless Curbside Pick-up service. A la Carte dishes complimented by an array of sparkling, white, rose, and red wine options. We kindly ask that orders are placed a minimum of 30 minutes in advance. You may also place your order for delivery or pick-up online at https://www.trycaviar.com/m/cafe-milano-23104

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2890 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.6
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4.2
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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great from start to finish. Impeccable service but unobtrusive

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AishaM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience! Excellent food, excellent service! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful, personable service and great food.

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vippierre
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

As always, remarquable service, attention to details.

Café Milano
Responded 4 days ago

Dear Pierre, Thank you for an amazing "5 Star" review of your recent Cafe Milano experience. We so appreciate your kind words on our attentiveness to safety and health practices as well as the overall dining experience, especially service. We invite you back soon and should you need assistance with reservations, please reach out to me directly at 202-333-6183. Our best to you, Will Carter Guest Relations // Cafe Milano

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Zach
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience2

The staff said they were not requiring anyone to wear masks, even indoors in areas where social distancing is not possible, like the restrooms. This was on 7/15, in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic.

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vipMKW009
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always such a wonderful place to dine. It was clean, tables were accurately spaced six feet apart, and as always....the food was delicious!

Café Milano
Responded 4 days ago

Dear MKW009, Thank you for your kind words from a recent Cafe Milano visit. To your point, the staff has been extremely diligent adhering to safety and health protocols; many guests, like yourself, have been very grateful that for that effort and we are pleased. Cafe Milano invites you back and should you need assistance with reservations, please reach out to me directly at 202-333-6183. Our regards, Will Carter Guest Relations // Cafe Milano

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vipBarb
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal, great COVID precautions, great to be out!

Café Milano
Responded 4 days ago

Dear Barb, Thank you for an amazing "5 Star" review of your recent Cafe Milano experience. We were happy to have you with us on your "night out" too. We especially appreciate your kind words on the cuisine and our diligent adherence to safety and health protocols, which is paramount to us. Cafe Milano invites you back and should you need assistance with reservations, please reach out to me directly at 202-333-6183. My regards, Will Carter Guest Relations // Cafe Milano

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vipJDelanow
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!

Café Milano
Responded on 13 July 2020

Dear JDelanow, Thanks for the perfect "5 Star" rating! We are so pleased the Cafe Milano visit was to your party's liking and the feedback is profoundly appreciated. Please return soon and reach out personally should you need reservation assistance at 202-333-6183. My regards to you, Will Carter Guest Relations // Cafe Milano

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vipDCinDC
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening on the patio thanks for being open late

Café Milano
Responded on 13 July 2020

Dear DCinDC, We are grateful for the wonderful "5 Star" rating and pleased that the Cafe Milano visit surpassed expectations! Thank you for the feedback and please return soon. Should you need reservation assistance, contact us personally at 202-333-6183. Our regards to you, Will Carter Guest Relations // Cafe Milano

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch dining experience. Service was outstanding, ambience was great, food was exceptional. Will definitely recommend and return.

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Marji
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We had a birthday and I made a reservation for 8 people almost a week in advance but the service we were receiving before was much better. Been there atleast 50 times in the past 20 years but this time was a bit different. One drink wasn’t there with others and they forgot to bring it until we asked for it after a while they brought it. The appetizer served for wrong guests and then was put on one person’s bill. Food quality wasn’t that great for the amount. We we’re planning to have another birthday gathering there in two weeks but now we are thinking of switching to Morton’s or peacock cafe . We were expecting a birthday singing from waiters or something special but nothing. Overall not a very good experience this time.

Café Milano
Responded on 13 July 2020

Dear Marji, We thank you taking the time to post feedback from your recent Cafe Milano experience. While we are pleased at the over-all rating, there seems to have been areas upon which we can improve. We apologize for the lapses, but certainly hope we can also make amends on a return visit. As you plan the the next birthday, we hope you will reconsider. Please feel free to contact us directly for any assistance at 202-333-6183. Regards, Will Carter Guest Relations // Cafe Milano

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vipManya
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Milano has been around forever for a very good reason. The service is perfect and the food is consistently excellent. I am especially impressed by how seriously they have taken the current COVID threat and still made dining out feel special. Thank you for a lovely evening.

Café Milano
Responded on 9 July 2020

Dear Manya, Thank you for your kind words on our cuisine, service, and the priority we place on safety and health protocols for guests and staff alike at Cafe Milano. We are pleased to re-open for new and return guests and according to city officials guidance. Please return for another lovely evening as soon as you can -- and feel free to reach out to me personally to assist with reservations at 202-333-6183. Regards, Will Carter Guest Relations // Cafe Milano

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and we loved how the restaurant was taking every precaution possible with covid

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vipMsReviews
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Cafe Milano team did an outstanding job across the board, making our birthday celebration truly special.

Café Milano
Responded on 8 July 2020

Dear MsReviews, Thank you in every way for a most amazing review. We are so pleased that for such a special occasion, we surpassed expectations and made it memorable. Happy belated Birthday from the entire family at Cafe Milano. Please come back soon and if you need assistance with reservations, kindly reach out directly at 202-333-6183. Regards, Will Carter Guest Relations // Cafe

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vipOpenTable Diner
West Virginia
6 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing evening. The best service one could ask for. Perfect wine suggestions. We were celebrating a birthday and they made it extra special. And food to die for. Thanks for a great evening!

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vipExquisite
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect in every way, every time! Thank you, Milano!!

Café Milano
Responded on 8 July 2020

Dear Exquisite, Thank you for the "5 Star" review from your recent Cafe Milano experience. We are pleased the visit was to your liking -- and we invite you back! Please feel free to contact me directly for reservation assistance at 202-333-6183. Gratefully, Will Carter Guest Relations // Cafe Milano

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Samantha
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Incredible food, but servers and other staff tend to linger. I felt them watching me as I looked over the menu, ate my food, even as I was taking the check. They were a constant presence... always very nice though. Server immediately fixed an error on my check and apologized profusely. I dined here on an incredible hot and humid day (and dined outside bc of Covid) and there was pretty much nothing else aggravating about my experience. Would definitely dine her again (hopefully on a bit of a chillier day!)

Café Milano
Responded on 9 July 2020

Dear Manya, Thank you for an amazing review from a recent Cafe Milano experience. We appreciate the high marks and kind words on cuisine and the feedback regarding your server's situational awareness. While the goal for the server is to be attentive of guests' needs, their personal space during a meal is critical as well. We hope you make a return visit soon -- and on a cooler day. Our best, Will Carter Guest Relations // Cafe Milano

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HsuanHL
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Milano has an outstanding job of adapting to our new reality of dining out. We felt safe but did not feel the extra precautions affected our dining experience. Glad to be able to return to this DC mainstay.

Café Milano
Responded on 8 July 2020

Dear HsuanHL, Thank you for a most stellar "5 Star" review from your recent Cafe Milano experience. We are humbled that your visit surpassed expectations on all levels. A special thank you for noting our efforts of adherence to safety and health protocols, which we take as priority for staff and guests alike. Please feel free to contact me directly for reservation assistance at 202-333-6183. Gratefully, Will Carter Guest Relations // Cafe Milano

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at Cafe Milano and I greatly enjoyed it. The service was exceptional and I felt safe eating at this establishment during the COVID-19. The food was amazing and the atmosphere was great. I would definitely recommend this spot for a great Georgetown experience.

Café Milano
Responded on 2 July 2020

Thank you for your kind words from a recent Cafe Milano visit. We certainly appreciate your note on service and cuisine. Please come back when possible and should you need assistance with reservations, contact us directly at 202-333-6183. My regards, Will Carter Guest Relations // Cafe Milano

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JAEK
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

we haven't gone out in so long and the one time we went out it was terrible. our waiter kept forgetting stuff we asked for. also the food took more than an hour to come out and when it did the food was cold. the noodles were way way undercooked and my 10 year old daughter had a very difficult time eating it.
not the usual service not the usual food quality.

Café Milano
Responded on 1 July 2020

Dear JAEK, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your Cafe Milano experience. We apologize it was not to your liking or our standards. Both service and cuisine are chief priorities and we apparently lapsed; kindly accept our apologies and allow us an opportunity to make amends. Please reach out personally for reservation assistance at 202-333-6183. My regards, Will Carter Guest Relations // Cafe Milano

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MarySF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delightful atmosphere with predictably fresh, good food. COVID precautions were top notch.

Café Milano
Responded on 29 June 2020

Dear MarySF, Thank you for the positive review of a recent Cafe Milano dining experience. Curating a great menu that appeals to our guests as well as reflects who we are is a priority. Additionally, we appreciate your special note on our health protocols for keeping both guests and staff safe. Thank you again and please come back to visit. Should you need assistance with reservations, kindly reach out directly at 202-333-6183. Our best, Will Carter Guest Relations // Cafe Milano

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vipAmyJ
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience5

overpriced especially the wine- $70 for a $15 bottle

Café Milano
Responded on 29 June 2020

Dear AmyJ, Thank you for your positive reviews of Cafe Milano's cuisine, service, and ambiance. We appreciate all feedback and while you were not completely satisfied with the Wine List, we apologize and certainly invite you back in the near future. Please reach out directly should you need assistance with reservations at 202-333-6183. Wishing you and yours a good week! Will Carter Guest Relations // Cafe Milano

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Radish
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great social distancing and safety protocols. World famous VIP sat at table next to us. Excellent food and service as always.

Café Milano
Responded on 29 June 2020

Dear Radish, Thank you for your review of a recent Cafe Milano visit, with special feedback on our service and cuisine, both critical benchmarks of the Milano experience. We also are grateful of your notes regarding our health protocols for guests and staff alike. Please return soon and reach out directly should you need assistance at 202-333-6183. Regards, Will Carter Guest Relations // Cafe Milano

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GuyM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a Father’s Day lunch. Quality was excellent as always

Café Milano
Responded on 29 June 2020

Thanks for the "5 Star" review of your recent Cafe Milano Father's Day lunch. Please reach out to us should you need assistance with reservations at 202-333-6183. My best, Will Carter Guest Relations // Cafe Milano

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal as always! Staff is superior, wouldn't think of going any where else

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vipMari3
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food!

Café Milano
Responded on 29 June 2020

Dear Mari3, We are grateful for the "5 Star" review of your recent Cafe Milano dining experience, especially noting our cuisine and service -- both benchmarks of a great evening out at Milano! We invite you back in the near future and please reach out to us should you need assistance with reservations at 202-333-6183. Our best, Will Carter Guest Relations // Cafe Milano

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vipmartinT
Miami
29 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Milano is a Georgetown institution these days with much talent in the kitchen and
skilled servers. The outdoor terrace is beautiful and tables spaced to allow for social
distancing with dividers between tables for more privacy. Highly recommend
this restaurant for classic Italian food including very fresh seafood selections.

Café Milano
Responded on 17 June 2020

Dear MartinT, Thank you for your wonderful review of a recent Cafe Milano visit. We appreciate feedback from guests, especially on staff professionalism - Back + Front of the House alike. A special thank you for noting our attention to guideline adherence regarding re-opening protocols. Our staff and guests' safety are paramount. We hope to see you soon; kindly reach out for reservation assistance at 2023336183. Regards, Will Carter Guest Relations // Cafe Milano

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vipOmar
Washington DC
63 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Milano is our favorite restaurant, great food and great service.

Café Milano
Responded on 17 June 2020

Dear Omar, Thank you for your wonderful review of a recent Cafe Milano visit. We appreciate feedback from guests, especially on our cuisine and service -- both integral components of a "5 Star" review. Our humbled appreciation again and please make plans for a return in the near future. Should you need assistance with reservations, kindly reach out directly to me at 202-333-6183. Regards, Will Carter Guest Relations // Cafe Milano

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Was a bit disappointed ! I guess we expected more

Café Milano
Responded on 17 June 2020

We are sorry your recent visit to Cafe Milano was both less than your expectations and our standards. Please feel free to reach out to me directly at 2023336183 as I would appreciate getting more specific feedback. Thank you, Will Carter Guest Relations // Cafe Milano

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vipGoldie
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our dinner and felt comfortable with the Covid seating and other regulations. It was a nice evening out.
And It was understandable that the menu was minimal. However, I asked the waiter if there was any Branzino even though it wasn’t on the menu. He said no, it was sold out from the night before. I did not want the other 2 fishes on the menu ( salmon & another fish with tomato,capers)so I ordered 2 salads, the watermelon salad and the Fruit de Mer salad. I think the waiter could/should have told me how small the seafood salad was for an entree.
And, on top of that, another table of guests who arrived later, ordered a whole fish filleted table side,for their entree.
I think the waiter could have told me they had another fish available or perhaps,they were saving it for the other guests. But all guests should have equal access. And that’s what I would have liked for my entree.
I can’t say I came away very satisfied with my dinner. The other guests enjoyed theirs but I felt unsatisfied.
I hope you will offer all of your guests the same opportunity.

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SusanH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaursnt. I've been eating there since the very first week they opened.

I have never been disappointed. Wonderful food, service, and ambience

Café Milano
Responded on 17 June 2020

Dear SusanH, Thank you for a great review and we appreciate your loyal support and invite you to keep coming back. You've really set the bar high for us reaching "favored status!" Your special note of Chef's cuisine, a hospitable staff, and over-all fun vibe and energetic atmosphere have humbled us. Please reach out if you need reservation assistance in the future at 2023336183. Gratefully, Will Carter Guest Relations // Cafe Milano

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CarleyM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They did a great job for my boyfriend’s birthday. The sparkler in the tiramisu was a sweet touch :)

Café Milano
Responded on 29 June 2020

Dear CarleyM, We are grateful for the "5 Star" review of your recent Cafe Milano dining experience and on all fronts. We thank you for spending your boyfriend's birthday with us. The sparklers are crowd pleasers for sure! Please reach out to us should you need assistance with reservations at 202-333-6183. My best, Will Carter Guest Relations // Cafe Milano

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PalomaB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Cafe Milano has created a delightful atmosphere for any special dinner

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GuyM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad Cafe Milano is back open. Had a great meal and service was superb as always!

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vipExquisite
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite in every way. And they have gone to extraordinary lengths to input safety protocols across all aspects of the dining experience. Truly customer-focused professionals. Thank you to Franco & your extraordinary team for the beautiful & perfect evening - as always!

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PeterS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had celebratory dinner marking my son's first solo flight on hit way to becoming a commercial pilot.

My son had an excellent Milanese while I went with the Tagliata.

Cafè Milano staff were excellent as usual and Franco suprisingly relaxed.

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vipMilano
Washington DC
278 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a nice place to go with nice service - a staple in DC

Café Milano
Responded on 3 June 2020

Dear Milano, Thank you for your review of Cafe Milano, with special note to service. We truly believe there are some parts of our dining experience that cannot be compromised. Service is among our top priorities. You're always welcome to return as Washington expands in-house service to the public and we look forward to hosting you. Please feel free to contact us directly should you need reservation assistance at 202-333-6183. Gratefully, Will Carter, Guest Relations // Cafe Milano

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vipThankful
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very much appreciate the entire staff at Cafe Milano being there to support the restart of the economy. they did everything needed to make us feel comfortable and safe - contactless menus, distancing, masks for servers, temp taking .... and the food was great. Nice to get out - thanks Cafe Milano staff!!

Café Milano
Responded on 3 June 2020

Dear Thankful, we appreciate your stellar review of a recent Cafe Milano experience. We are taking the city's health guidelines for both guests and staff seriously and with the highest regard. Likewise, there is no compromise to our food quality, service, and what guests expect at Cafe Milano. Please feel free to contact us directly should you need reservation assistance at 202-333-6183 and we look forward to hosting you. Gratefully, Will Carter Guest Relations // Cafe Milano

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JamesS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fantastic service and food, even during this challenging time!

Café Milano
Responded on 3 June 2020

Dear JamesS, we appreciate your "5 Star" review of a recent Cafe Milano experience. Service and cuisine are cornerstones of dining with us and we're pleased it met your expectations. We are taking the city's health guidelines for both guests and staff seriously and with the highest regard. Please feel free to contact us directly should you need reservation assistance at 202-333-6183 and we look forward to hosting you again. Gratefully, Will Carter Guest Relations // Cafe Milano

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PeterS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to see Cafè Milano re-opened. Had a great dinner.

Café Milano
Responded on 3 June 2020

Dear PeterS, we appreciate your stellar review of a recent Cafe Milano experience and are pleased the cuisine meets with your expectation that you return. The staff is humbled and I've shred your review with Chef Sangiacomo. Please feel free to contact us directly should you need reservation assistance at 202-333-6183 and we look forward to hosting you again. Gratefully, Will Carter Guest Relations // Cafe Milano

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Café Milano offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 333-6183.

Café Milano is rated 4.6 stars by 2890 OpenTable diners.

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