Ristorante Milano

★★★★☆
  • 1448 Pacific St

    San Francisco, CA 94109

    Cross street: at Morrell

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  • 415-673-2961

About Ristorante Milano

Hours
Monday 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM Tuesday 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM Wednesday 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM Thursday 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM Friday 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM Saturday 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM Sunday 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM

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I love trying new restaurants and as I am in the entertainment industry I have that opportunity often. But, I always come back to Ristorante Milano. New restaurant scenes come and go, as do hot musicians. Since I have been working with the best for a long time I know what makes for longevity. It is their talent and delivery... for Ristorante Milano it is the food and service. Everything I order there is fresh and their fish is never farm raised. The high quality of the ingredients: the cheeses, their pasta made fresh daily, their heavenly foccacia brought to the table, they have been doing this for years, they know what they are doing! I brought a band in before their show for an early dinner and we had the gnocchi, seafood polenta, fettucine with a Milanese sauce and a bottle of Barolo. We had a great discussion with the owner about the Blues shows he used to do in Italy. Another woman working there is a classically trained singer, the other waiter was a southern Italian, totally friendly. Their personalities added to total experience. The staff knows me, but it was the first time for the band members there and they loved it.
Yeah, it's good to try something new....but come back to the best.

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★★★★★

I love trying new restaurants and as I am in the entertainment industry I have that opportunity often. But, I always come back to Ristorante Milano. New restaurant scenes come and go, as do hot musicians. Since I have been working with the best for a long time I know what makes for longevity. It is their talent and delivery... for Ristorante Milano it is the food and service. Everything I order there is fresh and their fish is never farm raised. The high quality of the ingredients: the cheeses, their pasta made fresh daily, their heavenly foccacia brought to the table, they have been doing this for years, they know what they are doing! I brought a band in before their show for an early dinner and we had the gnocchi, seafood polenta, fettucine with a Milanese sauce and a bottle of Barolo. We had a great discussion with the owner about the Blues shows he used to do in Italy. Another woman working there is a classically trained singer, the other waiter was a southern Italian, totally friendly. Their personalities added to total experience. The staff knows me, but it was the first time for the band members there and they loved it.
Yeah, it's good to try something new....but come back to the best.

Pros: personal attention, authentic food, quality ingredients,good value

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We met friends for dinner at Milano and although the food was exquisite, the entire experience was ruined by our waitress and the attitude of the manager on duty, Albo/Aldo(?). Our waitress was a Spanish/Hispanic brunette woman on the shorter side (wish I knew her name) who was extremely rude to us while ordering and during the meal.

At one point, one of our friends asked, "Is the fish a special?" and she said "Yeah...I just told you that!" Needless to say, we overlooked the 3 times she snapped at us/was rude because the food and ambiance were nice and everyone has a tough day once in awhile. However, after ordering our after-dinner coffee we were sitting and talking when the waitress came up and said "Excuse me, but folks are waiting for your table so please finish up your conversation as we need the table now."

ARE YOU F-ING KIDDING ME? We just dropped $250 for dinner and we weren't lingering--we were still drinking our coffee! That was the final straw...I walked down and asked for the manager. He identified himself as Albo/Aldo. I explained what had happened and he said "Can you tell me exactly how she was rude?" I replied, "you mean outside of trying to kick us out of your restaurant after we spent $250?" He offered to talk with her later, but wasn't in any rush to assuage our bitterness.

We decided we had better leave (after all, they apparently needed the table despite not seeing anyone waiting at the door). On the way out the door, Albo/Aldo tried to explain that sometimes they get backed up and they just wanted us to know that there were folks waiting, but they weren't trying to kick us out. Again, ARE YOU F-ING KIDDING ME? "We wanted you to know that folks aren't waiting, but we aren't kicking you out"?????

Needless to say, despite fantastic food I would avoid this place. They overcharge a bit (which we were willing to overlook) and the service and management are really, really awful!

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★☆☆☆☆

We met friends for dinner at Milano and although the food was exquisite, the entire experience was ruined by our waitress and the attitude of the manager on duty, Albo/Aldo(?). Our waitress was a Spanish/Hispanic brunette woman on the shorter side (wish I knew her name) who was extremely rude to us while ordering and during the meal.

At one point, one of our friends asked, "Is the fish a special?" and she said "Yeah...I just told you that!" Needless to say, we overlooked the 3 times she snapped at us/was rude because the food and ambiance were nice and everyone has a tough day once in awhile. However, after ordering our after-dinner coffee we were sitting and talking when the waitress came up and said "Excuse me, but folks are waiting for your table so please finish up your conversation as we need the table now."

ARE YOU F-ING KIDDING ME? We just dropped $250 for dinner and we weren't lingering--we were still drinking our coffee! That was the final straw...I walked down and asked for the manager. He identified himself as Albo/Aldo. I explained what had happened and he said "Can you tell me exactly how she was rude?" I replied, "you mean outside of trying to kick us out of your restaurant after we spent $250?" He offered to talk with her later, but wasn't in any rush to assuage our bitterness.

We decided we had better leave (after all, they apparently needed the table despite not seeing anyone waiting at the door). On the way out the door, Albo/Aldo tried to explain that sometimes they get backed up and they just wanted us to know that there were folks waiting, but they weren't trying to kick us out. Again, ARE YOU F-ING KIDDING ME? "We wanted you to know that folks aren't waiting, but we aren't kicking you out"?????

Needless to say, despite fantastic food I would avoid this place. They overcharge a bit (which we were willing to overlook) and the service and management are really, really awful!

Pros: Fantastic food, great pasta, good wine, really nice ambiance

Cons: Our brunette Spanish/Hispanic waitress was awful as was the manager, Albo/Aldo

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A great find! This is definitely one of the places I miss most now that I no longer live in Nob Hill. I love trying new places in SF, but this restaurant keeps me coming back. When I do go to a restaurant more than once, I usually just get the same entree...why mess with a good thing? At Milano, I was adventurous to try something different each time and was blown away all 5 times. The food is most important, but service and ambiance are also key. The wait staff always welcomes us with a smile and makes great recommendations. I love when they recite the specials...a tremendous list where everything sounds delicious! It's really the most adorable restaurant. It's inviting, comfortable, and not too loud - everyone is having a good time but also able to enjoy conversation without yelling. Make sure to make reservations and give yourself time to find parking!

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★★★★★

A great find! This is definitely one of the places I miss most now that I no longer live in Nob Hill. I love trying new places in SF, but this restaurant keeps me coming back. When I do go to a restaurant more than once, I usually just get the same entree...why mess with a good thing? At Milano, I was adventurous to try something different each time and was blown away all 5 times. The food is most important, but service and ambiance are also key. The wait staff always welcomes us with a smile and makes great recommendations. I love when they recite the specials...a tremendous list where everything sounds delicious! It's really the most adorable restaurant. It's inviting, comfortable, and not too loud - everyone is having a good time but also able to enjoy conversation without yelling. Make sure to make reservations and give yourself time to find parking!

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You walk in and you are greated with friendly faces and seated quickly (it gets busy fast so call for reservations) then you are seated at a cozy quite table and wisked away to Northern Italy...
The food is fabulous and the services is great.

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★★★★★

You walk in and you are greated with friendly faces and seated quickly (it gets busy fast so call for reservations) then you are seated at a cozy quite table and wisked away to Northern Italy...
The food is fabulous and the services is great.

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Upon entering the restaurant, you feel like you are being invited to a friend's house...homey, cozy, non-pretentious...one of those places where you know that you will come back even if the food wasn't spectacular...but what a parade of amazing dishes from start to finish! From the perfectly dressed salads, gnochhis to die for, sardines that melt in your mouth to the out of this world Ricotta Tart...My 2 friends from Japan were almost speechless...how about a branch in Tokyo Mr. Blasi?
PS: Did I mention the incredible service?

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★★★★★

Upon entering the restaurant, you feel like you are being invited to a friend's house...homey, cozy, non-pretentious...one of those places where you know that you will come back even if the food wasn't spectacular...but what a parade of amazing dishes from start to finish! From the perfectly dressed salads, gnochhis to die for, sardines that melt in your mouth to the out of this world Ricotta Tart...My 2 friends from Japan were almost speechless...how about a branch in Tokyo Mr. Blasi?
PS: Did I mention the incredible service?

Pros: Everything!

Cons: Parking

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What a find! Recommended to me by my favorite bartender in LA, I came up to SF with my boyfriend and tried Ristorante Milano for the first time. We had one of the best Italian meals I have had outside of Rome! We had some very fresh seafood appetizers and then continued with homemade gnocchi which was surprisingly light. We split some of the most tender veal I have ever had, then shared tiramisu and granita for dessert. Everything was served promptly and in a professional yet relaxed manner. Heaven. What made it all the more fun was the very friendly and competent service. It's a very international scene there, our hostess was charming, we enjoyed talking to her about the local music scene and her singing experience in Europe. Our waiter was friendly also, and we talked to him about Brazil and world cup soccer. We travel alot for our business and Milano is exactly the kind of restaurant we seek out wherever we go: intimate, great food and friendly service.

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★★★★★

What a find! Recommended to me by my favorite bartender in LA, I came up to SF with my boyfriend and tried Ristorante Milano for the first time. We had one of the best Italian meals I have had outside of Rome! We had some very fresh seafood appetizers and then continued with homemade gnocchi which was surprisingly light. We split some of the most tender veal I have ever had, then shared tiramisu and granita for dessert. Everything was served promptly and in a professional yet relaxed manner. Heaven. What made it all the more fun was the very friendly and competent service. It's a very international scene there, our hostess was charming, we enjoyed talking to her about the local music scene and her singing experience in Europe. Our waiter was friendly also, and we talked to him about Brazil and world cup soccer. We travel alot for our business and Milano is exactly the kind of restaurant we seek out wherever we go: intimate, great food and friendly service.

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I love italian food. This place is awesome. The pasta was great and so was the wine. We had a late reservation and waited about 5 mins when we were seated. The place is a bit crowded but I'd rather go here than some overpriced place like Alioto's with a smug waiter. Go here!

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★★★★★

I love italian food. This place is awesome. The pasta was great and so was the wine. We had a late reservation and waited about 5 mins when we were seated. The place is a bit crowded but I'd rather go here than some overpriced place like Alioto's with a smug waiter. Go here!

Pros: Homeade pasta, great drinks

Cons: Limited Parking

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This small restaurant hidden in the middle of Pacific St was very quaint. Not your traditional Italian place with spaghetti and meatballs, this is Milano! The food was delicious, the place is small but very loud when it is filled up. Waiters are pleasant!

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★★★★☆

This small restaurant hidden in the middle of Pacific St was very quaint. Not your traditional Italian place with spaghetti and meatballs, this is Milano! The food was delicious, the place is small but very loud when it is filled up. Waiters are pleasant!

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I loved this small cozy restaurant. The servuce is so grat that they make you feel like at home.
Food is good but not the real thing ! I asked for saltimbocca alla romana and instead of the traditional veal involtini I have been served a pice of chicken with melted cheese and ham on the top, even though the menu gave a totally different explanation of what saltimbocca are (I am also italian by the way). The antipasto plate speck and cheese was a little poor, they were out of Burrata which they replaced with three pieces of mozzarella for $11.5 (I have to say that the waiter was honets by saying that they would have replaced the burrata with mozzarella). I tried my friend gnocchi and they were light...delicious. The pear dessert was a surprise, there is nothing bettere than a healthy dessert. By the way the served warm homemade rosmary focaccia. I would go back if it wasn't for the parking issue.

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★★★★☆

I loved this small cozy restaurant. The servuce is so grat that they make you feel like at home.
Food is good but not the real thing ! I asked for saltimbocca alla romana and instead of the traditional veal involtini I have been served a pice of chicken with melted cheese and ham on the top, even though the menu gave a totally different explanation of what saltimbocca are (I am also italian by the way). The antipasto plate speck and cheese was a little poor, they were out of Burrata which they replaced with three pieces of mozzarella for $11.5 (I have to say that the waiter was honets by saying that they would have replaced the burrata with mozzarella). I tried my friend gnocchi and they were light...delicious. The pear dessert was a surprise, there is nothing bettere than a healthy dessert. By the way the served warm homemade rosmary focaccia. I would go back if it wasn't for the parking issue.

Pros: gnocchi, homeade focaccia, ambiance

Cons: parking

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The food was good--no more and no less (if it had been any less good, I would have been unhappy). Typical American Italian food--nothing noteworthy. I will eat there again if I find myself hungry while nearby, but I won't suggest it as a destination when planning to dine out.

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★★★☆☆

The food was good--no more and no less (if it had been any less good, I would have been unhappy). Typical American Italian food--nothing noteworthy. I will eat there again if I find myself hungry while nearby, but I won't suggest it as a destination when planning to dine out.

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I have been coming to this restaurant for over 12 years and it has never disappointed. When I think of a cold foggy night in San Francisco, this is the place I come for hearty Italian food, wonderful aromas, and a wait staff with style and flair. I recently relocated to SF and am happy to now be closer to this wonderful restaurant. Good work Milano!

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★★★★★

I have been coming to this restaurant for over 12 years and it has never disappointed. When I think of a cold foggy night in San Francisco, this is the place I come for hearty Italian food, wonderful aromas, and a wait staff with style and flair. I recently relocated to SF and am happy to now be closer to this wonderful restaurant. Good work Milano!

Pros: Great value for what you get! Cozy and simple

Cons: Parking is a problem, but there is a lot just down the street to the west.

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I like variety. I rarely go to the same place more than once (and living in the city, this is not hard to do). Milano has rendered this propensity nearly impossible to indulge. I have been back several times and each time my bond with the restaurant grows stronger. Try Milano. You will not be disappointed. Call for a reservation in order to get one of the uber romantic tables in the back.

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★★★★★

I like variety. I rarely go to the same place more than once (and living in the city, this is not hard to do). Milano has rendered this propensity nearly impossible to indulge. I have been back several times and each time my bond with the restaurant grows stronger. Try Milano. You will not be disappointed. Call for a reservation in order to get one of the uber romantic tables in the back.

Pros: Romantic seating, amazing food, decent price

Cons: doesn't look like much from the outside

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My husband and I decided to celebrate our 10 year anniversary over an authentic Italian meal. It was so authentic, when we called you could hear Italian being yelled to each other in kitchen in the background. Reservations are highly recommended as the place is VERY small (true European feeling). The staff was very accomodating, friendly and knowledgeable. The food was delightful and portions were comprable to going to Europe where you are given the right amount. If you are uptight about tables being too close, overhearing other tables laugh and enjoy their food - don't go. Part of the romantic setting is the intimate feeling with everyone in the place.

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★★★★★

My husband and I decided to celebrate our 10 year anniversary over an authentic Italian meal. It was so authentic, when we called you could hear Italian being yelled to each other in kitchen in the background. Reservations are highly recommended as the place is VERY small (true European feeling). The staff was very accomodating, friendly and knowledgeable. The food was delightful and portions were comprable to going to Europe where you are given the right amount. If you are uptight about tables being too close, overhearing other tables laugh and enjoy their food - don't go. Part of the romantic setting is the intimate feeling with everyone in the place.

Pros: Great service and staff. Wonderful wine list. Authentic cuisine

Cons: Parking can be challenging. Loud bistro setting with close tables and little elbow room

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I read other people's reviews and I really find them useful. I have lived here in the city for a year and my boyfriend has been here for 8 years. I was looking for really good italian food that was not a tourist trap. This is not this resturant. Its really busy and hard to get a seat. There is no ventilation in the resturant so it the whole resturant is REALLY smokey. My boyfriends chicken was chared so it tasted like charcol. My pasta sause was ok, but not what I was looking for.

Customer service was great, but that was it.

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★☆☆☆☆

I read other people's reviews and I really find them useful. I have lived here in the city for a year and my boyfriend has been here for 8 years. I was looking for really good italian food that was not a tourist trap. This is not this resturant. Its really busy and hard to get a seat. There is no ventilation in the resturant so it the whole resturant is REALLY smokey. My boyfriends chicken was chared so it tasted like charcol. My pasta sause was ok, but not what I was looking for.

Customer service was great, but that was it.

Pros: Service

Cons: Everything else. food. ventilation over croweded

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We had heard about the Milano and finally tried it. The service was friendly and the ambience clean and unimposing. Everything was explained carefully and we chose grilled calamari with small white beans, and radicchio with walnuts and gorgonzola. My lasagna was perfect and her gnocchi was
amazingly light. Desserts were homemade mint pear sorbet and really good tiramisu, big and fluffy.

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★★★★★

We had heard about the Milano and finally tried it. The service was friendly and the ambience clean and unimposing. Everything was explained carefully and we chose grilled calamari with small white beans, and radicchio with walnuts and gorgonzola. My lasagna was perfect and her gnocchi was
amazingly light. Desserts were homemade mint pear sorbet and really good tiramisu, big and fluffy.

Pros: attentive service, affordable wine list, great food

Cons: parking 1 block away, tables a little cozy

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my boyfriend discovered Milano a couple of years and it's one of our favorite places. the food is always great and service is gracious despite the sometimes crowds waiting for their table. this is a neighborhood gem. make reservations and give yourself extra time for parking.

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★★★★★

my boyfriend discovered Milano a couple of years and it's one of our favorite places. the food is always great and service is gracious despite the sometimes crowds waiting for their table. this is a neighborhood gem. make reservations and give yourself extra time for parking.

Pros: italian food, friendly

Cons: parking

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Ristorante Milano is the best kept secret in San Francisco. I recently dined there with close friends and we were all impressed with the experience we had. The size and location offers an intimate and comfortable dining setting with an amazing staff that takes care of your every need. Everyone from the host to the chef was very personable, prompt and had great recommendations to offer when needed. From the food to the wine everything we ordered was exquisite and beautifully served. Its especially enjoyable for a birthday experience or a nice night out on the town. I highly recommend it.

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★★★★★

Ristorante Milano is the best kept secret in San Francisco. I recently dined there with close friends and we were all impressed with the experience we had. The size and location offers an intimate and comfortable dining setting with an amazing staff that takes care of your every need. Everyone from the host to the chef was very personable, prompt and had great recommendations to offer when needed. From the food to the wine everything we ordered was exquisite and beautifully served. Its especially enjoyable for a birthday experience or a nice night out on the town. I highly recommend it.

Pros: Food, Service

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We were aggressively rushed from the moment we sat down. The food was completely mediocre. Angry people in doorway waiting whose reservation time not being honored, which evidently is their policy. Spilled red wine over my wife with no apology or offer of compensation. It was a hostile environment to patrons serving bad food. We couldn't wait to leave.

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★☆☆☆☆

We were aggressively rushed from the moment we sat down. The food was completely mediocre. Angry people in doorway waiting whose reservation time not being honored, which evidently is their policy. Spilled red wine over my wife with no apology or offer of compensation. It was a hostile environment to patrons serving bad food. We couldn't wait to leave.

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I'd been wanting to go here for awhile now, because the place is always jammed packed and gets great online reviews. We arrived right on time for our 8:30pm reservation, and found that we had to wait an additional 20 minutes for our table to be ready. Ordered the antipasto misto plate and found it to be disappointing, consisting of all vegetarian with items that seemed to be taken out of a jar or can. The bread was oddly dense and unappetizing as well. Our pasta entrees were much much better, especially the house made gnocchi. The tiramisu was fabulous, and service was great too. We may have just ordered the wrong thing or maybe I was expecting too much.

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★★★☆☆

I'd been wanting to go here for awhile now, because the place is always jammed packed and gets great online reviews. We arrived right on time for our 8:30pm reservation, and found that we had to wait an additional 20 minutes for our table to be ready. Ordered the antipasto misto plate and found it to be disappointing, consisting of all vegetarian with items that seemed to be taken out of a jar or can. The bread was oddly dense and unappetizing as well. Our pasta entrees were much much better, especially the house made gnocchi. The tiramisu was fabulous, and service was great too. We may have just ordered the wrong thing or maybe I was expecting too much.

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I've been to many Italian restaurants in the city...trying to find the perfect one. This place is great! It has a very cozy feeling since it's nested between apartments. You feel as though you found your own lil Italian gem. The food was delicious and service was excellent. I'd definitely go back for more!

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★★★★★

I've been to many Italian restaurants in the city...trying to find the perfect one. This place is great! It has a very cozy feeling since it's nested between apartments. You feel as though you found your own lil Italian gem. The food was delicious and service was excellent. I'd definitely go back for more!

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The prices, service, atmosphere, and portions are more in line with a Trattoria than a Ristorante, so a more accurate name would be "Trattoria Milano".

The food is delicous. Great flavors and fresh. Not over salted like some other SF Italian restaurants The pasta and vegetables were cooked perfectly. The wine was the proper temperature. The desserts were excellent and generous including one made by Nonna in Italy that we haven't encountered in the States before. The portions are large for Italian standards, but average for American standards. When Italians go out to eat the point isn't to get "filled up" so you feel like you got "your money's worth". It's to enjoy excellent food and company while someone else cooks and cleans :-)

Great service.

Environment: The tables are too small and too close together. Otherwise it was fine.

Summary: Closest thing to an Italian Trattoria in SF.

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★★★★★

The prices, service, atmosphere, and portions are more in line with a Trattoria than a Ristorante, so a more accurate name would be "Trattoria Milano".

The food is delicous. Great flavors and fresh. Not over salted like some other SF Italian restaurants The pasta and vegetables were cooked perfectly. The wine was the proper temperature. The desserts were excellent and generous including one made by Nonna in Italy that we haven't encountered in the States before. The portions are large for Italian standards, but average for American standards. When Italians go out to eat the point isn't to get "filled up" so you feel like you got "your money's worth". It's to enjoy excellent food and company while someone else cooks and cleans :-)

Great service.

Environment: The tables are too small and too close together. Otherwise it was fine.

Summary: Closest thing to an Italian Trattoria in SF.

Pros: food, price

Cons: tables too close, parking

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Took our out of towners here on happenstance... WOW were we impressed... will be back here again ASAP.

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★★★★★

Took our out of towners here on happenstance... WOW were we impressed... will be back here again ASAP.

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My boyfriend and I were in SF having driven from SJ to shop, and we were browsing the Zagat's guide at Borders. We randomly picked this place since it had one of the highest Italian food ratings and luckily they could fit us in even without a reservation on the same day. The maitre d was extremely kind and gracious, comedic and helpful and we enjoyed every dish we ordered. By far it was the best Italian food I have ever had, and it is worth the drive. It is small, but well worth it. Be prepared to park down the street. One of the seating sections in a room near the front of the restaurant can get quite warm.

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★★★★★

My boyfriend and I were in SF having driven from SJ to shop, and we were browsing the Zagat's guide at Borders. We randomly picked this place since it had one of the highest Italian food ratings and luckily they could fit us in even without a reservation on the same day. The maitre d was extremely kind and gracious, comedic and helpful and we enjoyed every dish we ordered. By far it was the best Italian food I have ever had, and it is worth the drive. It is small, but well worth it. Be prepared to park down the street. One of the seating sections in a room near the front of the restaurant can get quite warm.

Pros: Best Italian food, Great service, Romantic

Cons: Parking

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I was there in May and had one of the worst restaurant experiences since I've moved to San Francisco. First, even though we had a reservation, we were made to wait 45 minutes to get seated. The food was terrible - my risotto was undercooked (the rice was still crunchy) and the grilled squid appetizer was greasy and flavorless. There are so many restaurant options to choose from in this city, why would anyone bother to go here?

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★☆☆☆☆

I was there in May and had one of the worst restaurant experiences since I've moved to San Francisco. First, even though we had a reservation, we were made to wait 45 minutes to get seated. The food was terrible - my risotto was undercooked (the rice was still crunchy) and the grilled squid appetizer was greasy and flavorless. There are so many restaurant options to choose from in this city, why would anyone bother to go here?

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Great Italian food, friendly service, and Aldo, the owner, is about the nicest restaurant owner I've ever met. If you book your reservation thru DinnerBroker.com, he'll even throw in a free tiramisu.

PROS: Great food, casual setting
CONS: Limited parking

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★★★★☆

Great Italian food, friendly service, and Aldo, the owner, is about the nicest restaurant owner I've ever met. If you book your reservation thru DinnerBroker.com, he'll even throw in a free tiramisu.

PROS: Great food, casual setting
CONS: Limited parking

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When having lunch at a SOMA italian restaurant the day before I asked the owner for another good italian area in the North Beach area that might be a bit more family-friendly. Without hesitation he recommended Ristorante Milano in the Russian Hill district. They were able to accomodate our party of 14 by breaking us into two groups (six kids, eight adults) The hostess gently expressed hope that we had made reservations. The food was outstanding - tremendous sauces. The tornarelli was terrific as was the gnocchi and the fettuccini with mushrooms and pancetta (I don't remember the name.) Excellent food and excellent service. Beautiful cameriere are a plus.

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★★★★★

When having lunch at a SOMA italian restaurant the day before I asked the owner for another good italian area in the North Beach area that might be a bit more family-friendly. Without hesitation he recommended Ristorante Milano in the Russian Hill district. They were able to accomodate our party of 14 by breaking us into two groups (six kids, eight adults) The hostess gently expressed hope that we had made reservations. The food was outstanding - tremendous sauces. The tornarelli was terrific as was the gnocchi and the fettuccini with mushrooms and pancetta (I don't remember the name.) Excellent food and excellent service. Beautiful cameriere are a plus.

Pros: Food, Service, Quiet Neigborhood

Cons: None

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Just the best Italian food in SF. Pasta and feather-light gnocchi made in the house.
Risottos are amazing. Best best tiramisu. Aldo is the perfect host.

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★★★★★

Just the best Italian food in SF. Pasta and feather-light gnocchi made in the house.
Risottos are amazing. Best best tiramisu. Aldo is the perfect host.

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This place was amazing. My boyfriend and I went here for our four year anniversary. Definitely not cheap but the food was great, our waiter was both charming and helpful, and we even received a surprise off-the-menu dessert. We started with the buffalo mozzarella special served with arugula and fennel. The arugula and fennel had a great vin and this was for sure the right dish to start with. The bf got the polenta with peppers, onions, and homemade sausage for his entree and loved it the whole way through. I ordered linguini with fresh tomatoes, mussels, and thin rectangles of a hard cheese. Also very delicious. The vibe was cozy, which the bf and I found to be just the right degree of romance.

I'll definitely be going back!

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★★★★★

This place was amazing. My boyfriend and I went here for our four year anniversary. Definitely not cheap but the food was great, our waiter was both charming and helpful, and we even received a surprise off-the-menu dessert. We started with the buffalo mozzarella special served with arugula and fennel. The arugula and fennel had a great vin and this was for sure the right dish to start with. The bf got the polenta with peppers, onions, and homemade sausage for his entree and loved it the whole way through. I ordered linguini with fresh tomatoes, mussels, and thin rectangles of a hard cheese. Also very delicious. The vibe was cozy, which the bf and I found to be just the right degree of romance.

I'll definitely be going back!

Pros: Excellent service, Inexpensive, great food

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This is The Best Italian restaurant in the City. I have never had a bad dish there -and I've been going for at least 10 years! Last night I had the lasagna and it was perfect! My other favorite is the tonarelli - all the pasta is made fresh so it can't be beat. It's a great neighborhood place - friendly service, makes you feel at home. If you don't like this place - you're crazy!

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★★★★★

This is The Best Italian restaurant in the City. I have never had a bad dish there -and I've been going for at least 10 years! Last night I had the lasagna and it was perfect! My other favorite is the tonarelli - all the pasta is made fresh so it can't be beat. It's a great neighborhood place - friendly service, makes you feel at home. If you don't like this place - you're crazy!

Pros: service, food

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Authentic Italian in an intimate atmosphere. Staff is very warm and friendly. Great WIne list. Like a mim vacation to Italy.

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★★★★★

Authentic Italian in an intimate atmosphere. Staff is very warm and friendly. Great WIne list. Like a mim vacation to Italy.

Pros: Wine List, Great Food, Atmosphere

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In a part of town with a lot of hills..... it's worth the hike up everyone of them to get to this gem. The service could not be better. The food is fantastic and the wine selection is affordable. Do yourself a favor and make a reservation at Milano's the next time your in San Fran.

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★★★★★

In a part of town with a lot of hills..... it's worth the hike up everyone of them to get to this gem. The service could not be better. The food is fantastic and the wine selection is affordable. Do yourself a favor and make a reservation at Milano's the next time your in San Fran.

Pros: Great flavor, Affordable wine, Service

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For years, this trattoria has offered the most wonderful and imaginatively prepared dishes, always using seasonal and very fresh ingredients. Most of their customers are "regulars" of very long standing and they never tire of the place.

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★★★★★

For years, this trattoria has offered the most wonderful and imaginatively prepared dishes, always using seasonal and very fresh ingredients. Most of their customers are "regulars" of very long standing and they never tire of the place.

Pros: Magnificent food, Excellent wines, terrific service

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This pretty Italian boite with neighborhood appeal is especially noted for its pastas, authentic gnocchi and tiramisu.

 

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