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Cafe Milano

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Italian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
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3251 Prospect St NW, Lbby 1, Washington DC, DC 20007-3243 (Wisconsin Avenue NW)
+1 202-333-6183
11:30 - 01:30
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Sun 11:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 01:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 02:30
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Kaneohe, Hawaii, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here on a whim. Got through shopping and dropped in. Got a great window seat. Nice environment and crowd. We had the chefs specials of cod and scallops. Delicious. This place is not cheap. One salad, two entrees, tiramisu (outstanding) a bottle of wine($110 with mark up 3x) and two after dinner drinks was over $300 with tip.... More 

Thank Mark M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A fine establishment of DC and a place frequently visited by govt. officials and cabinet members. Good food and good service

Thank wsherman
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156 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great place to go for drinks more than the food, very fun to go with friends and have a good time, food is not great neither is the service, but you see a lot of people

Thank R B C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have been there several times, and always enjoy ourselves. It's expensive. With a glass of wine, a shared pasta, entree apiece and a shared dessert, you are close to $200, but well worth it. I always have a fish entree and have never been disappointed.

Thank K Steven H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking for a place near our hotel,and a nice lady in Chevy Chase told us that if we wanted a wonderful Italian meal with star power,this would be the place.After a few minutes at the bar,we were seated at a lovely window table and treated to an excellent meal!Veal is a specialty here,so I had the pounded veal... More 

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

Dear Mr. Julian, Thank you so much for the kind feedback. It is guests such as yourself that bring the true STAR power and longevity to our restaurant. We very much hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you and your wife back to Cafe Milano soon! More 

Rancho Mirage, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was merely good, but that doesn't cut it for the prices and type of place Cafe Milano presents itself as. Yet the place is bustling as other reviewers note. Like the experience of others a reservation doesn't mean you will be seated promptly, not to mention getting menus or acknowledged by the waitstaff. Adding to the disappointment they... More 

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

Dear Mr. Jim K - We are terribly sorry to learn that we missed the mark on numerous aspects of your visit to Cafe Milano. Not in spite of being busy, but rather because we are fortunate to be bustling, you should be able to expect only the best from us. Your feedback has been shared with restaurant management and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the food and the offerings at Cafe Milano. The portions, especially considering the prices charged, were not generous. The service, ambience, etc. was all great. And, it is in a great location in Georgetown, off Wisconsin Ave and very close to M street. We'd go back.

Thank Dhanan
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this restaurant. Very cozy, great pizza and pasta. everything is fresh. this is a long time dc favorite

Thank M M
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here today at 3.30 with my mom, hoping to enjoy a mid afternoon bottle of wine and light meal on the sunny terrace, which was only half full, with most patrons at the end of their lunch. We were rudely and abruptly told this was not an option unless we were having dinner. At 3.30 in the afternoon???? Very... More 

Thank Emma66483
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Went to cafe Milano for Sunday brunch. Really excellent value and a great menu choice. Service as ever was excellent with a very warm friendly feel and welcome. A Georgetown institution and great authentic Italian food.

Thank 3650Chestnut

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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
USD 33 - USD 33
Italian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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