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Caffe Milano

El Presidio
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46 W Congress St, Tucson, AZ 85701-1312
520-628-1601
Today
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Fri 8:30 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 20
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  • 14
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wonderful food

I enjoyed my experience at Caffe Milano. The food was excellent. The service could have been better, but on the whole this was a worthwhile experience. This is a busy restaurant so I would recommend having a reservation.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
Sandra M
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Oklahoma City, United States
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40 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Tucson, Arizona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you grew up in an Italian neighborhood, you might be disappointed in the food at Caffe Milano. Tucson has a surprising number of really good restaurants of all ethnicity, so in comparison to other Italian restaurants, I rate this average. I expected really good bread basket and I could skip it here. The house salad was not particularly crisp.... More 

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Oklahoma City, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I enjoyed my experience at Caffe Milano. The food was excellent. The service could have been better, but on the whole this was a worthwhile experience. This is a busy restaurant so I would recommend having a reservation.

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Kelowna
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253 reviews 253 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Great spot for dinner and drinks before a fun evening next door at the Fox Theater. In fact, it was the only restaurant open on a Sunday night in the area! Surprising as there were loads of people around, many looking for dinner. Good menu. Service was adequate.

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Berkley, Michigan
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135 reviews 135 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

So often we strike out in downtowns, either because we can't find parking or just can't find a place we like. We had a delicious breakfast here, the Breakfast Croissant, ham, cheese and scrambled egg and the Omelette Milano, prepared European style with the fresh spinach, pesto sauce and Mozzarella folded into the prepared egg like a crepe. Both were... More 

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Tucson
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58 reviews 58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We went to dinner before a concert on Sat night and it was wonderful. We had a bottle of wine (Chianti - good price for a nice wine). Had a cheese board along with the Salami/meats board and then shared a fantastic lasagna. Plenty if food. The service was great and the food was wonderful. The owner came out and... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This is a difficult review to write. Previous dinners at Caffe Milano were very good. Service, food dinner were all great. Unfortunately, tonight was not the same. By way of background, this restaurant is just down the street from a Tucson theater. We had tickets for a 7:30 show and a reservation for dinner at 5:45. We figured that would... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We used to eat at Caffe Milano as often as we could, especially when going to a show downtown. Recently, we went there with another couple. Two of us had the pastas which were excellent, as were the salads. One of us had the veal with lemon which used to be a favorite. This time the veal was gray (really)... More 

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Green Valley, Arizona
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88 reviews 88 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I had a restaurant.com coupon for Cafe Milano so we wanted to give it a try. Be aware it's a small neighborhood restaurant with no parking. You must find a parking space along the street or pay to park your car in a garage. The restaurant has 2 small dining rooms along with a few patio tables outside. It seemed... More 

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New Bern, North Carolina
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105 reviews 105 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Absolutely superb Italian food at very, very reasonable prices. Our server was from Bologna, and the chef is from Torino. Wine by the glass was a bit pricey, but offset by the portions and pricing of the superb food. We had dinner but also open for breakfast and lunch!

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New Bern, North Carolina
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

What a find during our visit to Tucson! It was like being in the heart of Italy. The chef/owner is from Torino and our delightful waitress, Barbara, is from Bologna. I had the veal w/lemon and my husband had the spaghetti w/pomadoro sauce. Both were excellent. Wish we were staying longer in Tucson so we could come back several more... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 46 W Congress St, Tucson, AZ 85701-1312
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson>  > El Presidio
  • Neighborhood: El Presidio
  • Phone Number: 520-628-1601

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop
Open Hours
Monday
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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