Living near Bellingham, Milano's is about an hour drive for me, but I go there at least once every year and have been doing that since the year they opened, now more than 20 years ago. Over the years I've developed my list of favorite dishes: the puttanesca, the foriana and the lasagna are all fantastic. Portions are very generous. I love to go for lunch, during the hiking season, and being a morning person, I can get in a nice hike and still enjoy a lovely late lunch, out on the deck in the open air if the day is fine. It doesn't really get a whole lot better than that.