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Cafe Milano

3251 Prospect St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3243
+1 202-333-6183
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good32%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (69 reviews)
“tiramisu” (16 reviews)
“fish” (29 reviews)
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Italian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
3251 Prospect St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3243
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Italian restaurant very cool and for vips but you can also eat a quality pizza for a reasonable price. Just a bit noisy, that it is difficult to speak to each other in the same table. Maybe also the tables are too close... Professional service,...More

Thank carlat592
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Second time back at the Café, a couple of years ago I was here last time. Always buzzing, great ambiance and superb pasta and antipasti as always. Great service and overall an enjoyable experience.

Thank jakobn617
Reviewed 1 week ago

Service topdraw food very good, not cheap! but worth it. easy to park across the street. good shopping in neighborhood

Thank LarryBell
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Used to be very good. Daily Branzino special was quite bland and slightly overcooked - the Tiramisu should have been a highlight at an Italian place - not the case. Expensive place with great service - if that's all you require.

Thank Boris W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

People don't go to Café Milano for food, although it is quite good. Even before then President Obama took his wife for an anniversary dinner there, the powers that be had made it their favorite eating and drinking place in Georgetown. You obviously want a...More

1  Thank A7842DKeva
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to Café Milano for both business events and pleasure. It is always a first class experience. The food is varied and always prepared well. It is moderately expensive but I feel the value is worth it.

1  Thank Victor F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Located in Georgetown , this restaurant is a wonderful Italian restaurant . Be sure to get reservations. The wine list is nice with Italian and American choices including glasses of excellent wine . The servers know the menu and made excellent suggestions . There are...More

1  Thank laj2e7
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Our meal was awesome. I had the veal ravioli in a veal reduction. Almost like a beef broth. Very unique and delicious! My wife has the risotto, love it. Great seeting.

Thank Tim E
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

If you need a quick meal in a part of town that is no longer cool. This is the place for you. If you want deliscious food with good service, go to shake shack (atleast you will get a smile). As Logan circle residents, we...More

Thank dnoonetenore
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Appitizers were the best part of the meal, but it is a pretty place and the food is decent. I prefer Ristorante La Perla for Italian food.

Thank Edward L
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Questions & Answers
17 May 2016|
Response from CafeMilanoAdmin | Property representative |
Hello and thank you for your inquiry. Cafe Milano has three private/semi-private dining rooms which can accommodate an intimate seated lunch or dinner party of 10 to a large group of 70. For more detailed on our private... More
10 May 2016|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
Hi No they do more than pizza and pull off elegant really well.
13 March 2015|
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Response from Manuela G | Reviewed this property |
I would say smart casual. There are always men and women in suits...I would not wear jeans to go to Caffe' Milano but you will not be turned away for wearing them.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$33 - US$33
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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, 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
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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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