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Ristorante Milano

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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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5:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 166
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  • 50
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  • 17
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  • 1
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Charming, intimate restaurant

We had a lovely dinner here with two friends, our second visit in a year. If we didn't live 3,000 miles away, we'd come much more often. Our party had three different pastas, one salmon entree, several salads, bread and a bottle of Chianti. Nothing very unusual, just very good to excellent and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Maineiacs22
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Portland, Maine
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Portland, Maine
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a lovely dinner here with two friends, our second visit in a year. If we didn't live 3,000 miles away, we'd come much more often. Our party had three different pastas, one salmon entree, several salads, bread and a bottle of Chianti. Nothing very unusual, just very good to excellent and authentic Italian food with a warm, gracious... More 

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Studio City
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A cozy neighborhood restraint easy walk from Fairmont & other Nb Hill hotels. Pasta was perfect and veal scaloppine was wonderful. Belgian molten chocolate cake was also done to perfection. Waiter was very knowledgable &helpful with choices. One of the few we've ever encountered who could actually compare seafood to veal.

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Thank GiulianaStudioCity
Phoenix, Arizona
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ristorante Milano is simply the best. Led by owner, Aldo, you feel like a local from the first time you visit. Unbelievable home made pasta, sauces and the grilled calamari is second to none. A trip to SF without going to Ristirante Milano is not a trip to SF. THE BEST!!!!!!!

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Thank gregg c
San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dine delectable lettuce salad so simple so good. Salmon grilled medium rare flavorful. Polenta pleasure. Warm space. Superior service.

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Thank martymiles
Fraser Coast
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218 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this style of neighbourhood restaurant - small, cosy and personal. My partner and I had great food here - the ravioli of the day (boar) and the Tonnarelli alla Capricciosa were both to die for. Service was good and we received a great recommendation for another (fantastic) restaurant for the following night. This is not a "tourist joint"... More 

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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Great, comfortable restaurant.. Our meal was fantastic, as was the service.. Highly recommend an evening at Ristorante Milano!

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Helena
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

My wife and I enjoyed our NYE dinner at Milano. Service and food were very good. Wine selection was extensive and reasonably priced. The fresh pasta with fresh white truffles was a very nice touch to a great evening.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner which started with excellent grilled calamari for the table. Seafood risotto, pasta with clams and gnocchi main courses did not disappoint. The poached pear dessert was unique and a treat. Good wine list which complements the menu well. Attentive service in a cozy restaurant where some of the tables are rather close together given space... More 

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Thank Helloglobe1
Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Quality Italian food with good service. Location is a bit off the beaten path, but worth it. Pastas are homemade with quality seasonal choices and traditional dishes. Their tiramisu is outstanding.

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Thank AlWei21
bromsgrove, uk
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Wow, having spent a couple of weeks in the city I have become accustomed to 'American-Italian' cuisine, well if that's what you are looking for then ristorante Milano is not it. A truly authentic Italian restaurant with a very passionate waiting staff. A must is the tiramasu! Heaven! And one of cheapest meals I've had in San Francisco

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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: Romantic, Families with children, 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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Nob Hill
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