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Cafe Milano

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Italian, Contemporary
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3251 Prospect St NW, Lbby 1, Washington DC, DC 20007-3243 (Wisconsin Avenue NW)
+1 202-333-6183
11:30 - 02:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 01:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 02:30
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed this Italian restaurant. It's a must do in DC. I personally recommend the veal and spinach ravioli, that is if you survive eating the you-can't-have-enough house bread! When in town I'll come back again!

Thank Tomas A
New York City, New York
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was ok but not very large portions. Asked for some vegetables because I was still hungry. They never showed up. Asked where they were and waiter said kitchen is backed up...not great excuse for such an expensive meal

Thank lordover
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My family had dinner at Cafe Milano during our stay in DC based on the recommendation of our hotel Concierge. The food was typical Italian fare. Well prepared, but not inspiring. The service was attentive (the "bread" guy was clairvoyant, he had a new piece of bread on your plate as you put the last bit of the prior piece... More 

Thank sadkins33
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91 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service and staff moving around non stop destroyed what might have been a pleasant meal and experience. Please, please, management figure out another way to run the dining room. No need to have your staff moving non stop. I will think twice about returning to Cafe Milano.

Thank Talentisageless
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is consistently excellent. Their service is very prompt and friendly. It is a great place for a casual afternoon lunch with friends or a nice evening out.

Thank Christy R
CafeMilanoAdmin, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Milano, responded to this review

Dear Christy R, Thank you for taking the time to share this thrilling review! I don't think many people know the truly positive impact that a review such as this can have on a business. We share this feedback with our service team and it brings them such joy to know that they are succeeding at providing a positive experience... More 

Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Great food, good ambiance & service. You should try various varieties of soups especially artichokes soup with cream bread. We had Branzino Intero (fish) with red wine 👌

Thank MRaghu
CafeMilanoAdmin, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Milano, responded to this review

Dear MRaghu, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us via Tripadvisor! The soups are my personal favorite, too! Especially during this time of year, our chef takes great care to offer a new and different gourmet soup and day. Please visit us again soon! More 

Rockville, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

the food is excellent as is the service. Have been a couple of times with wife and oldest son. Since my son went he now goes with his girlfriend and have stated it is by far the best Italian restaurant they have been to.

Thank meyerman2
Hartford, Connecticut
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497 reviews
323 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

A bit pricey but they would get 5 stars if the staff was a bit friendlier and the service was more organzed. The fish and salad and wine were all very good.

Thank joel r
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Cafe Milano is a great spot to dine in Georgetown! I dined there with my husband and teenage children. Food and service are wonderful! The atmosphere is active but we prefer that sometimes. It was our second time there and we all had a great experience.

Thank Anne5008
Bergen, Norway
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Very nice restaurant in Georgetown. Our waiter where friendly, helpful and attentive. The food was great. Nothing to complain about :-) Felt a bit under dressed as we walked in wearing our "tourist" clothing.

Thank Helene V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$33 - US$33
Italian, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 01:30
11:30 - 01:30
11:30 - 01:30
11:30 - 01:30
11:30 - 02:30
11:30 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3251 Prospect St NW, Lbby 1, Washington DC, DC 20007-3243
    (Wisconsin Avenue NW)
  • Public Transportation: Metrobuses # 32, 34, 35 and 36. The closest stop is Wisconsin Avenue and N Street. Foggy Bottom Metro stop, on the Blue/Orange line is the closest Metro stop. The DC Circulator can also be used as an alternative bus option.
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Georgetown
  • Neighbourhood: Georgetown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-333-6183
Guests savor genuine Southern Coastal Italian cuisine in a setting reminiscent of a stylish Milan boutique. Framed designer scarves adorn the walls in a creative and colorful homage to Italian fashion. The ceiling gives way to coves of hand-painted murals celebrating Italian culture, including the stunning portrait of famed opera singer, Placido Domingo, in the room named in his honor. During warm-weather months, the front wall of floor-to-ceiling windows open onto an outdoor sidewalk patio, adding a touch of Northern Italy to the Georgetown streetscape, creating one of the most sought after dining spots in Washington. Since owner Franco Nuschese blazed onto the DC dining scene over twenty years ago, Cafe Milano has been a power center for diplomats, politicians, journalists, broadcasters, lobbyists, entertainers, and all who enjoy fine Italian food and gracious attentive service.

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