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Caffe Milano

#117 of 1,698 Places to Eat in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
El Presidio
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46 W Congress St, Tucson, AZ 85701-1312
+1 520-628-1601
08:30 - 15:30
Open now
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Mon - Thu 08:30 - 15:30
Fri 08:30 - 21:30
Sat 17:30 - 21:30
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Vail, Arizona
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the second time we've gone to Milano's before a concert at the Fox Theater and it's becoming our routine. Everything has always been great; food, service, and atmosphere. We had previously lived in Italy and Milano's reminds us of the small restaurants there that we liked so much.

Thank Harry R
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132 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On recommendation of friends we choose this restaurant for Friday night out. The small restaurant has very friendly wait staff and a warm setting. We enjoyed our meal except for the bread served with dinner, roll and a rosemary bread. We felt that that both lacked the sumptuous flavor associated with Italian cuisine. BUT the mushroom with walnut and cream... More 

Thank Tricia F
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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334 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We were so hot walking the Turquoise Trail we gave up and looked for a place for lunch. You order at the counter but we sat down with menus to decide. I had the salmon and goat cheese sandwich on Tuscan bread that came with a side. The past side with pesto was delicious as was the sandwich. My husband... More 

Thank Beth_sage
Tucson, Arizona
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84 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We dined here a week ago. What a wonderful surprise. Food was delicious. Our waitress was excellent.

Thank meper3
Tucson, Arizona
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333 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We waited for a month to get into this place as we had made reservations on OpenTable and twice they weren't open when we thought they were (We had a reservation??? Or so we thought!!!) We finally made it in this last week, and to be quite honest I don't see what all the hype is about. First, we were... More 

Thank Tundrachoochoo
Tucson, Arizona
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

I almost hate to review this restaurant because if it becomes more popular than it already is, I may not be able to get a reservation next time. We chose Caffe Milano because it is situated right next door to the Tucson Fox Theatre and we were going to see a show there that night. The restaurant is small and... More 

Thank Tom M
Tucson, Arizona
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114 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

My brother-inlaw was born in Italy and I told them the next time they come to Tucson we would take them to this wonderful little Italian restaurant. The service was perfect, he got to talk with the family in Italian and asked how different dishes were prepared. Chef Fulvia came out and conversed with Carlo and then she sang an... More 

Thank rhk42
Tucson, Arizona
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75 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Sooo accommodating when you order from a perfect menu. The cheese board was excellent, quality food at fair prices. small, intimate with a tiny patio. Will return again and again, they KNOW Italian Food!

Thank mollycs
Redondo Beach, California
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

We did not expect to receive the quality of food and hospitality that we experienced. The ingredients were fresh, the dishes delicious and the service excellent. A special treat was when the chef came out to sing opera for a birthday celebrator. This is real, authentic Italian food prepared and served by a very nice Italian family. Very enjoyable!

Thank SCinRB
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

Large portions of deliciously prepared Italian classic dishes make this a must visit when in downtown Tucson. The Mozzarella Caprese was a great appetizer ( enough to share) along with the freshly baked bread. My wife enjoyed the spaghetti carbonara while I equally enjoyed the homemade lasagna. We will be back soon!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Cafe
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
08:30 - 15:30
08:30 - 15:30
08:30 - 15:30
08:30 - 15:30
08:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 46 W Congress St, Tucson, AZ 85701-1312
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson>  > El Presidio
  • Neighbourhood: El Presidio
  • Phone Number: +1 520-628-1601

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?