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Caffe Milano

#110 of 1,684 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
Mon - Thu 08:30 - 15:30
Fri 08:30 - 21:30
Sat 17:30 - 21:30
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Tucson, Arizona
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170 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our first time here, although have heard about for years. I have nothing compare to its previous owners or the food but we enjoyed our meal very much. We had tickets to the Dee Dee Bridgewater concert, next door to the Fox Theater, so this was very convenient. I had made reservations weeks in advance so I would... More 

Thank JaneTucson
Tucson, AZ
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the best place for lunch downtown! You order at the counter and food is brought out to your table by the waitress. True Italiano, pasta and sauces, one can also find a variety of salads. This place is special, it serves real quality food! This also means food quality varies from fantastic to good, but service is always... More 

Thank beehealthy
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Things one should know: this restaurant has new owners so many past reviews don't apply anymore. The actual turnover date here is unknown to me but it's 2014 or later. This was a premier restaurant in Tucson. I doubt it's still considered that. Now it's not without value as I will explain. The things that threw me were an awful,... More 

Thank Richard B
Courtenay, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

We had tickets to a concert and looking for a dinner venue prior to event. Definitely a great choice. Great service, excellent meal from salad to entree. Reservations for sure, especially before any events!

Thank Vicki T
Vail, Arizona
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 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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134 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

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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347 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 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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344 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 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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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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 

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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
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
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?