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Milano Cafe

) #18 of 129 Restaurants in Lima €€ - €€€ Italian, Seafood
2383 Elida Rd, Lima, OH 45805-1201
+1 419-331-2220
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“meatballs” (7 reviews)
“seafood” (8 reviews)
“house salad” (5 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood
€€ - €€€
2383 Elida Rd, Lima, OH 45805-1201
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Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

We brought friends who never ate here and they all loved it. I was impressed with the pork chops....Megan was our several and is the bestMore

Thank Alain C
Frank G, Owner at Milano Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for entertaining your out of town guests at my restaurant. I am glad the dinners were enjoyed by all. I will make sure Maeggan is aware of your positive comments regarding her service. Once again, Thank You!! I hope to see you again...More

Reviewed 1 January 2017

I stopped into Milano’s late on a Wednesday evening, around 8:45. When I entered, there was no one at the host stand, so I went further into the restaurant, to the bar, where I heard voices. It appeared a holiday party was in progress in...More

Thank Paul K
Frank G, Owner at Milano Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. I'm glad you enjoyed your dinner with us. Hope you visit us again next time you are in the area.

Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

I had the pleasure to eat here while traveling with my boss. We were looking for something that was not a chain restaurant and this place proved to be a good pick. I had the Shrimp in pasta and it was spectacular. Also, the staff...More

Thank Glenn W
Frank G, Owner at Milano Cafe, responded to this review

I am glad that you chose and enjoyed my restaurant while traveling through Lima. I appreciate that you support independent restaurants. There are a lot of good ones out there and it is patrons like you that keep us going. Please stop in again if...More

Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

This was a great option for a family wanting to be served without the wait. We had a family style thanksgiving meal and was even able to take home leftovers. The food was great and we are glad that we made the choice to come.

Thank Kaylene L
Frank G, Owner at Milano Cafe, responded to this review

Sorry for the delayed response. Thank you so much for celebrating Thanksgiving with your family in my restaurant. Your positive comments are deeply appreciated. For future reference, we do similar family style dinners for Easter and Mother's Day as well. Have a great 2017!

Reviewed 23 November 2016

Old world Italian specialties. Pasta dishes are to die for. Steaks and meat dishes are very good. Salad bar is exceptional. Family business for many years in Lima.

Thank G5343NKjohnd
Frank G, Owner at Milano Cafe, responded to this review

Your positive comments are well received. I strive to maintain the same quality and standards that my Grandfather blue printed over 85 years ago. It is a pleasure serving you..Thank you!!

Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Took our 3 y/o with us to have lunch and ordered the meatball panini and pasta. Oh my word, the meatballs are fantastic! The portions are huge, the food wonderful and the service was great! It's a pretty nice place but we felt comfortable taking...More

Thank crx2speed
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Decent local Italian place. Opened after the original (and great) Milano Club burned up in downtown Lima. The Milano Cafe fits in with the mall location. Can be a little pricey for the selection but mostly mid range $. Has a nice full bar side,...More

Thank cinskeep
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Family owned business for 4 generations. Good food & service. Italian food. More upscale than fast food. Worth the visit.

Thank Viki D
Reviewed 29 June 2016

After working at a wellness event at St Rita's, a nice lunch was needed. I had been to Milano Cafe earlier in the year on business and recommended it. We arrived as they opened for lunch at eleven. We were seated in the bar, and...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Excellent service and food. Servers Angie and Alexus did a great job taking care of all 58 of us!!! Good food and time with friends!

Thank franklinwg
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Can you accommodate a bus of 55 people Saturday night, June 11?
24 May 2016|
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Response from Frank G | Property representative |
Our banquet room is available that night. Please call us if you would like to reserve the room. Thanks!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2383 Elida Rd, Lima, OH 45805-1201
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Lima
  • Phone Number: +1 419-331-2220
  • E-mail
The Milano Cafe offers authentic Italian Cuisine prepared fresh daily. We offer a variety of homemade pastas and fresh sauces using only the finest ingredients.