My favorite italian. I like variety. I rarely go to the same place more than once (and living in the city, this is not hard to do). Milano has rendered this propensity nearly impossible to indulge. I have been back several times and each time my bond with the restaurant grows stronger. Try Milano. You will not be disappointed. Call for a reservation in order to get one of the uber romantic tables in the back.
A piece of Italia in SF. My husband and I decided to celebrate our 10 year anniversary over an authentic Italian meal. It was so authentic, when we called you could hear Italian being yelled to each other in kitchen in the background. Reservations are highly recommended as the place is VERY small (true European feeling). The staff was very accomodating, friendly and knowledgeable. The food was delightful and portions were comprable to going to Europe where you are given the right amount. If you are uptight about tables being too close, overhearing other tables laugh and enjoy their food - don't go. Part of the romantic setting is the intimate feeling with everyone in the place.
I read other people's reviews and I really find them useful. I have lived here in the city for a year and my boyfriend has been here for 8 years. I was looking for really good italian food that was not a tourist trap. This is not this resturant. Its really busy and hard to get a seat. There is no ventilation in the resturant so it the whole resturant is REALLY smokey. My boyfriends chicken was chared so it tasted like charcol. My pasta sause was ok, but not what I was looking for.
Customer service was great, but that was it.
extremely good food and service. Ristorante Milano is the best kept secret in San Francisco. I recently dined there with close friends and we were all impressed with the experience we had. The size and location offers an intimate and comfortable dining setting with an amazing staff that takes care of your every need. Everyone from the host to the chef was very personable, prompt and had great recommendations to offer when needed. From the food to the wine everything we ordered was exquisite and beautifully served. Its especially enjoyable for a birthday experience or a nice night out on the town. I highly recommend it.
always wonderful. my boyfriend discovered Milano a couple of years and it's one of our favorite places. the food is always great and service is gracious despite the sometimes crowds waiting for their table. this is a neighborhood gem. make reservations and give yourself extra time for parking.
We had heard about the Milano and finally tried it. The service was friendly and the ambience clean and unimposing. Everything was explained carefully and we chose grilled calamari with small white beans, and radicchio with walnuts and gorgonzola. My lasagna was perfect and her gnocchi was
amazingly light. Desserts were homemade mint pear sorbet and really good tiramisu, big and fluffy.
dining here is a nightmare. We were aggressively rushed from the moment we sat down. The food was completely mediocre. Angry people in doorway waiting whose reservation time not being honored, which evidently is their policy. Spilled red wine over my wife with no apology or offer of compensation. It was a hostile environment to patrons serving bad food. We couldn't wait to leave.
Best Italian Restaurant So Far!. I've been to many Italian restaurants in the city...trying to find the perfect one. This place is great! It has a very cozy feeling since it's nested between apartments. You feel as though you found your own lil Italian gem. The food was delicious and service was excellent. I'd definitely go back for more!
The prices, service, atmosphere, and portions are more in line with a Trattoria than a Ristorante, so a more accurate name would be "Trattoria Milano".
The food is delicous. Great flavors and fresh. Not over salted like some other SF Italian restaurants The pasta and vegetables were cooked perfectly. The wine was the proper temperature. The desserts were excellent and generous including one made by Nonna in Italy that we haven't encountered in the States before. The portions are large for Italian standards, but average for American standards. When Italians go out to eat the point isn't to get "filled up" so you feel like you got "your money's worth". It's to enjoy excellent food and company while someone else cooks and cleans :-)
Environment: The tables are too small and too close together. Otherwise it was fine.
Summary: Closest thing to an Italian Trattoria in SF.
Editorial Review by Jessica Andors. A neighborhood destination for Italian cuisine.
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