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Cafe Milano

) #216 of 2,595 Restaurants in Washington DC ₹₹₹₹ Italian, , Vegetarian Friendly
3251 Prospect St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007
+1 202-333-6183
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good31%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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Italian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
3251 Prospect St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had an excellent meal at Café Milano after walking all morning in Georgetown. It was our first time visiting the area. We picked Café Milano because it is in a quiet residential area. We sat on the patio sheltered by planters. Most of the...More

Thank FelineOnTheGo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lively restaurant, sit in either the back or on the patio, otherwise you the noise will overwhelm. Our service was incredible, attentive, personable, charming and prompt. Where we were disappointed was in the food.... it was good, not great. The zucchini flowers were just ok,...More

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A real italian ambiance in washington dc, tasty italian food and cosy restaurant, their menu is really rich with a huge variety of italian platters !

Thank cabboud
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we had the supposed best item on the dinner menu, the sea fish bronzino..and it was just ok...the vegetables were non descript,,and the fish was mediocre. i was disappointed

Thank drudol
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I am in DC I am always paying a visit to this Embassy of the Italian food. Also this time everything was lovely, perfectly cooked and very well presented. Service attentive and polite. Crunchy Octopus and zucchini blossoms as starters, the bread and the...More

2  Thank Sandro S
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Nice atmosphere with an outdoor eating area. Food was overpriced but good. Service was ok and very professional. Portions were adequate

Thank KJ2ME
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

The food was good quality Italian fare, but the attention of the top class Maitre D from El Salvador made for a memorable evening.

Thank Chris E
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Oh dear lord what is all the fuss about?! We waited 25 minutes for our table. The volume was indescribable - a wall of deafening sound. The food; dated Italian - edible. The service - what service! Cramped space - chair continually jostled and bumped...More

2  Thank Marchmain
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

A safe haven for D.C. VIPs and those who like Italian cuisine. Selfies common at the full bar or those who table hop. On Prospect NW off Wisconsin near M NW the location, staff and food are generally above the mean. Not all nights as...More

Thank RMJ11
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Wonderful dinner here at Cafe Milano. Excellent service. Our wait staff was outstanding. Appetizers, main course, and dessert were all amazing. Not one person at our table was disappointed. Nice atmosphere; casual, but classy. Recommended!!

Thank Doug P
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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 Oystermouthensis | 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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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
    (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
  • E-mail
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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