Ristorante Milano

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The flavors of Milano's food and the rhythm of the dining room are reminiscent of trattorias in Italy's cities, according to Gourmet Magazine. It is a charming, intimate restaurant with an Italian staff, top quality ingredients, homemade pastas, exceptional veal, polenta, risotto, and fresh seafood delivered daily, served in warm surroundings. Known as the "hidden jewel of Russian Hill" The San Francisco Chronicle calls Milano "one of the most consistent restaurants in the city".
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Seattle
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were looking for a memorable place to dine, and found it here! Great service, thoughtful menu choices, and the food—awesome!
Next time we are in the area, we will be back!

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I’ve passed this place a million times and finally stopped in. We were celebrating a new job and the staff was so friendly and went out of there way to accommodate us. I called ahead and asked for champagne to be brought out when we arrived and they timed it perfectly. Great experience and amazing food. 10/10 recommend

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Sacramento
21 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!

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San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food with white tablecloth, wonderful service. The space is small but surprisingly quiet because they're not blasting loud music. I highly recommend Ristorante Milano.

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San Francisco
191 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

We have been going to RMilano for over 20 years and it is wonderful to have a restaurant that always has great food and service. The gnocchi and salad were excellent. It was a busy night but we arrived early and they seated and serviced right away which was appreciated. Nice selection of wine. We will certainly enjoy many future dinners there.

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in San Francisco. The food is outstanding, wonderful wine list and service is amazing. Cannot wait to return!

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c
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Home made good quality food hidden in Russian Hill. Polenta with lamb meatballs was great and tiramisu was excellent! Service with super kind staff!

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SH
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good authentic Italian restaurant.

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JD
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was great....grilled Calamari over beans..still dreaming about it. Will be back!

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CE
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place. A wonderful hidden with excellent food and service.

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BD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Needs a handicapped bathroom or grab bars. Happy place

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GB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food quality

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San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Ristorate Milano was an extremely pleasant surprise given its location and relatively low key exterior. It was all about service and food once you walked in though. Our waiter was sincerely concerned that our initial experience in the restaurant was a good one, and it was. As the first guests of the evening, we couldn’t help but get plenty of attention from our server. However, that attention did not seem to decrease as the evening went on and the restaurant filled up — with what appeared to be a number of regulars. This is a place I would highly recommend, and we will be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice food and seated by the window which was nice

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Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This restaurant reminded us of dining in Rome. The wine was excellent; Food delicious. Service was kind, attentive, and helpful when we asked for recommendations. If we lived in SF, we would return frequently. Highly recommend.

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BD
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, authenticate Italian food. Local neighborhood restaurant with great food and atmosphere

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BP
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So amazing! If you haven’t been I pity you! The staff is great. Food is amazing!

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New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic REAL Italian. I'm a European and it is refreshing to find such a jewel in SF. Food is fantastic (pasta, seafood, and dessert!). the place is charming and wine prices are reasonable (while the wine menu is really comprehensive if you like italian wine). Recommended

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New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was exceptional, food was homemade and full of flavor! The restaurant is charming. We sat by the window overlooking the street and it was romantic with the fresh flowers on the table.

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, wine and service. Lively but reasonably so atmosphere.

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Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly service
Food was amazing

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San Francisco
98 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was a very popular restaurant & though it was the 1st time for us, we intend to return. The service was excellent. We made our reservation through Opentable & were seated immediately. There were ample street parking if you go early (around 6ish). Service was friendly & food service was reasonably fast. Food was good! Serving portion were adequate for dining there. They have one of the best Tiramisu in town - almost like the one I craved for from Milan. They served good, strong coffee which paired very well with their Tiramisu. A great Italian food spot.

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, atmosphere, and staff!

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J
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite Italian neighborhood restaurant. The food is authentic Milanese. Pasta is fresh. Wait staff are Italian, too. Love this place!

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P
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The fettucine were delicious and so were the mushroom bruchettas. Really excellent. I discovered a new wine grape variety: falanghina (Antiche Terre) that paired wonderfully with the food.

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San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was particularly wonderful. It seemed as if the staff was comfortable and even enjoyed working there.......always a good sign for how everything is likely to be!!

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VF
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious pasta and desserts. Picked Ristorante Milano for my birthday dinner.

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RR
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ristorante Milano has been a delicious and gracious part of our life for over 20 years. Aldo has consistently innovated and elevated Milano above all our other favorite neighborhood restaurants - old classics (like the most perfectly grilled Veal Chop In SF) mix with surprising new treats like Crostini w/polenta.....The menu focuses on seasonal offerings favoring local producers, but what keeps us coming back time after time is the unfailing warmth, good cheer and talent of Aldo, the kitchen,and the whole Milano team. If your favorite brother was Italian and a restaurateur, this would be his place.❤️

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LB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! Highly recommend.

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c
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went with my wife wanting great Italian and we loved it. From the Pear Salad to the ravioli to the veal, we loved it all. Can’t wait to go back.

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San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic Italian food in small intimate setting. Feels like you just ducked into a small restaurant in Rome or Florence. Highly recommend it!

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal!

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TL
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always exceeds expectations!

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AE
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a reservation for a party of 7 and we were able to change it to 8 with very short notice. We ended up getting there from 10-60 minutes late to the agreed time but the host was still extremely welcoming and friendly. The food was amazing and the server made great suggestions when we asked. I hope to return again soon, maybe punctually next time. Great for any age looking for a nicer yet reasonably priced dinner.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner. We have not been in Russian Hill in several years. This is an outstanding restaurant.

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BD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This has been my fourth trip. It has never been anything but delicious and enjoyable. Worth the trip and moderate struggle to park.

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San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was authentic and excellent, and the service was very attentive without being intrusive.

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1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining experience. Recommend!

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A real find

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DG
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Charming restaurant with great food and service. Tables are a little tight. We will definitely go back – on the early side on a week day.

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