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Ristorante Milano

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Nob Hill
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1448 Pacific Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109-2625 (Between Hyde and Larkin)
+1 415-673-2961
05:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 05:30 - 22:00
Fri 05:30 - 10:30
Sat 05:30 - 22:30
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Granite Bay, California
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57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food here is authentic and hand crafted !! The focaccia bread is warm and delicious ! Small space so don't expect not to hear other diners' conversations and don't expect an intimate meal experience. If you want homemade, authentic Italian .... then this is the place !!! The service was friendly and fast. A neighborhood gem !

Thank xprsoqn
New York, NY
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying in Union Square and needed to escape the tourist hordes. I found this restaurant while sorting through TripAdvisor. What a great find! The food was outstanding, especially the pastas and fish special. Reasonably priced for what it is, including the wine list. A nice homey space in a quiet neighborhood. Was just a short Uber ride away.... More 

Thank gcaug2006
Washington DC
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86 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best Italian restaurant in SF at any price. Tiny place on a quiet stretch of Pacific - simple decor - attentive service. The best winter salad I've had - frisée and pomegranate and persimmon and pear. Glorious grilled squid over cannelini The pastas are simple outstanding as good as any I've had in Italy. Wine list a bit pricey but... More 

Thank laughingtraveler
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff. I live up the street and was locked out of my house and the maitre d' welcomed me although they have a full house. I walked in an hour before the other reservations arrival and he squeezed me in. They had a lovely man from Pecorari vineyard here to tell me all about one of their delicious Italian... More 

1 Thank Marceline K
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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951 reviews
308 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

I visited here with a friend who lives locally and he loves this place and I can see why. The staff are lovely, friendly and extremely helpful and the food is delicious, Italian wouldn't usually be my first choice as a cuisine but this was delicious, very fresh and tasty. The menu has a food choice and there are a... More 

2 Thank cazbatt
Aldo B, Owner at Ristorante Milano, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review! It is our absolute pleasure to serve our customers. We're thrilled that you enjoyed your experience at Ristorante Milano and found our vegetarian options to be thoroughly satisfying. We hope to see you back next time! Grazie, Aldo More 

Portland, Oregon
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

The front desk at our inn suggested this place. Wow! It was so good. We were there on a Monday night, which is a special menu. We were all very pleased with our dinners and recommend it highly.

1 Thank rodf672016
Aldo B, Owner at Ristorante Milano, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Ristorante Milano! We hope to see you next time you are in town. Grazie, Aldo More 

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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Good (in some cases just average) food. Very good soup and pasta. Not the best for salads. Cramped / small place. Good service.

1 Thank George B
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113 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Milano. Truly authentic Italian dishes with a great menu to choose from, delicious pasta. The choice of Italian wines is also impressive. The restaurant has a lovely welcoming atmosphere. It's not a large restaurant which for me is a good thing. If considering, book early.

2 Thank Francesca U
Aldo B, Owner at Ristorante Milano, responded to this review

We appreciate you for recognizing the authenticity of Ristorante Milano. The pleasure of good food and good company was of ultimate importance for me growing up in Rome. My family and I have continued this tradition here at Ristorante Milano for more than 25 years. Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review. Grazie, Aldo More 

New Windsor, Maryland
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Wonderful food. Great service. Party of nine and every dish was prepared and served perfectly. The place was away from the maddening crowd of the waterfront area.

2 Thank GrammaB1
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117 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

If you want know what Italy is like then this restaurant is a good place to go. The pasta dishes are awesome. As a visitor to USA this place seemed like a neighbourhood favourite. It is well worth going to so book ahead as it was busy throughout the evening. ,The wines were authentic so it really was like taking... More 

2 Thank EnglishHugh

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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
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
05:30 - 22:00
05:30 - 22:00
05:30 - 22:00
05:30 - 22:00
05:30 - 10:30
05:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1448 Pacific Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109-2625
    (Between Hyde and Larkin)
  • Public Transportation: SF Muni Line 12, 49 (on Van Ness Avenue); Cable Car
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Nob Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Nob Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-673-2961

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