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Milano Ristorante Italiano & Banquets
Cuisines: Italian
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Mesa, Arizona
Level 5 Contributor
81 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Overpriced-underfed”
Reviewed August 5, 2012

Food was just OK, but the salad which costs an additional $2.95 was less than puny. There were just 6 pieces of lettuce, 2 small(and I mean small) slices of tomato, some shredded carrots, is that a salad, let alone worth $2.95 extra? They had a Sinatra style singer who was actually quite good, but due to the poor (or lack of acoustics in the ceiling) was way too loud. The server was not attentive considering a party of 7, we must have spent including drinks, well near $250 plus tip. It seemed to take too long to bring out the courses. If I hear that the service improved enough and the amount of food served was larger portions, I might return, as I traveled over 45 miles from wheeling, IL to go here and I was not aware of any discounts from restaurant.com.

  • Visited August 2012
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English first
Saint Charles, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Small but yummy”
Reviewed May 28, 2012

Excellent food at this local eatery. Lots of locals and great atmosphere. A bit of a wait, wouldn't eat here if you are in a hurry but if you have some time it is great!

  • Visited April 2012
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st charles
Level 6 Contributor
117 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Great Italian food with atmosphere”
Reviewed March 10, 2012

We had a restaurant.com certificate. First of all the service is impeccable. This was our first time dining here and the brushetta was delicious. We all had the special which was either chicken or veal in a white wine/garlice sauce over pasta. Delicious. The had a singer and a magician. Both of them excellent entertainers. Very good italian food with nice atmosphere and great service. Will be back

  • Visited March 2012
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Saint Charles, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
156 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Great Italian dining west of Chicago. Extensive, well prepared menu.”
Reviewed November 17, 2011

I was greeted by the owner as we stood waiting for a table. Always a sign of good things ahead. We all saw him later in the meal when he went around the dining room to see how guests were enjoying themselves. Nice man. Our waitress must have said about eight or nine different specials. We were eating dinner there for the first time, our friends for the 5th or 6th time. Bruschetta was so fresh. Mmm. Eggplant app was delicious too - eggplant was thinly sliced and delicately seasoned in with the sauce. Mahi mahi is always welcome when dining so far from the coast. That fish dish kept the flavor of the fish without drowning it with other things. My risotto was very nice and still tasted great over the next two days - yes, portions are very, very large. Waitress and bus service was attentive. Dining room is beautiful, with homey and culturally interesting photos all over. You have the sense that you're being welcomed into a family's formal dining room. Would go back in a heartbeat. Another plus is that you're in a really quiet area of town, and close to route 64, with route 47 nearby too.

  • Visited November 2011
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