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Ristorante Milano

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$$$
Neighborhood:
Nob Hill
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1448 Pacific Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109-2625 (Between Hyde and Larkin)
SF Muni Line 12, 49 (on Van Ness Avenue); Cable Car
415-673-2961
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 5:30 am - 10:30 am
Sat 5:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 108
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Little Italian Rest in SF

Food and service was great. This is a neighborhood spot with lots of locals, yet some outsiders like my group who visited. Food quality and preparation was superb. My veal dish was great. Wine list is limited but good. Dining room is small and cozy, so I can see this place filling up fast. Will... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
pmny
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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English first
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Food and service was great. This is a neighborhood spot with lots of locals, yet some outsiders like my group who visited. Food quality and preparation was superb. My veal dish was great. Wine list is limited but good. Dining room is small and cozy, so I can see this place filling up fast. Will definitely return to Ristorante Milano... More 

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Boston
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

2 Families of 4 with kids ranging from 2 to 14. The staff was was welcoming, attentive and very flexible to many dietary needs. Oh and the food, especially the pasta, was superb. The dining room was a bit shabby and packed, otherwise we would have given an excellent rating.

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San Francisco, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Food is always a sure hit here. Hard to be disappointed. We enjoyed a nice red bottle of wine that went perfect with the course. Overall I had a great experience and will for sure come back in the future.

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Small but very friendly place, greeted very well on entering. Very good food and wine list. It gets very busy so book before go

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Loveland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This was an awesome tucked away place of sorts that has a fantastic menu. The gnocchis that I got were so soft and complete bundles of joy. Great service and a nice cozy place for a couple or friends. Probably not a great place for small kids.

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San Francisco, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

My wife and daughter and I have been coming to Ristorante Milano for over 20 years. It became the "go to" place when any of us were either about to go out of town, or just back from a trip or school. The pastas are fabulous, as are the changing main dishes. They are really known for their lighter than... More 

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Peachtree City, Georgia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We set a reservation through Open Table, walked from our hotel room and got seated immediately. The seating is cozy and tight. Service was professional, food locally sourced and menu interesting. Fresh fish, veal, pork chops, chicken and prosciutto were featured. Portions were large. The food was cooked perfectly. My partner ordered the fresh, grilled swordfish and said it was... More 

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Marin County, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

Could have been what I ordered--bruschetta, angel hair with plum tomatoes-but it was just okay. Bread was meh at best-room temp, no real texture or flavor, and the olive oil had an unpleasant taste. The bruschetta had a nice texture, mozzarella was delicious, but the topping of mashed vegetables lacked flavor. The plum tomatoes in the main dish were lovely... More 

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Clifton, New Jersey
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154 reviews 154 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I had made a reservation thru Open Table and was greeted warmly upon my arrival. The gentleman, who seated us, was the owner, and very friendly. I mentioned that I was from the east coast and had chosen the restaurant because of the reviews on Trip Advisor. We split a salad and each had a vegetarian pasta dish. We enjoyed... More 

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Rancho Santa Margarita
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The food at this restaurant was fabulous! Everything from the appetizer to the main course to the absolutely fabulous tiramisu was incredible. My husband had gnocchi which was superb, and I had the puttanesca which I can't say enough about. The owner makes certain that he visits each table and does what he can to make it a wonderful experience.

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Restaurant Details

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
  • Neighborhood: Nob Hill
  • Phone Number: 415-673-2961

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 am - 10:30 am
Saturday
5:30 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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