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Cafe Milano

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Cafe Milano Review

By night you're likely to rub shoulders with local socialites, professional sports stars, visiting celebrities, and the Euro-trendy crowd at Cafe Milano's cheek-by-jowl bar. Expect authentic, sophisticated Italian cooking and a pricey wine list. Specialties are buffalo mozzarella on olive bread, thin-crust pizzas made with Naples-controlled San Marzano tomato sauce, sumptuous pasta dishes always labeled as either "homemade" or "imported," and the type of beautifully composed and dressed salads favored by ladies who lunch.

Updated: 06-05-2013

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    Expensive but enjoyable

    I really enjoyed Cafe Milano, despite the noisy bar scene. The food was excellent and the service great. The prices are high but I got a very large portion so I wasn't complaining too much.

    by Mab85, 7/29/08
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    One of the Best Restaurants in DC

    I go to Cafe Milano frequently-for good reason-their chef, who is from Sorrento is excellent, I DO feel that this food is almost as good as what I get in Italy, EVERYTHING we've had here was good-my friend believes the veal is the best he's had anywhere, the bruschetta, excellent, the sea scallops I had, also excellent, the fried calamari-batter light and squid texture just right-not chewy. The food plus the atmosphere-this is the place to go for a night on the town in DC

    by Girlspytravel, 9/21/07
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    Variable

    Cafe Milano can be a pleasant dining experience if you want to be in "the" glitterati restaurant and don't mind the bustle and average Italian fare. Authentic, no; horrible, neither; popular,yes; why? ....... There are better eateries in Washington, D.C..

    by elihuhawk, 8/29/07
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    Do Not Eat Here

    The food at Cafe Milano is sub-par. We have better Italian restaurants here in the boondocks of Pennsylvania. How this establishment thrives in D.C. is beyond me. I recently stopped by with a party of 4 - none of us enjoyed our meal. We had pastas, appetizers, risotto and swordfish - all ill prepared. I know there are better restaurants in D.C. Don't waste your time or money!

    by rsakita, 8/22/07
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    Horrible

    If you think this is a good restaurant you don't know DC, and there are MUCH better places to people watch/ spot in DC.
    Service was bad. Food was only edible, for the little you got.

    by heinzelj001, 2/18/07

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