Neighborhood Eats: Cafe Milano
Comments () | Published March 25, 2008
Cafe Milano
Address: 3251 Prospect Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007
Phone: 202-333-6183
Neighborhood: Georgetown
Cuisines: Pizza, Italian
Opening Hours: Open Sunday through Wednesday 11:30 AM to 11 PM, Thursday through Saturday 11:30 AM to 1:30 AM.
Nearby Metro Stops: Foggy Bottom-GWU
Price Range: Expensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Recommended
Best Dishes Fried shrimp; vitello tonnato; white asparagus flan; strozzapreti with salt cod, olives, capers, and tomato; Orechiette Kiton; pasta with shaved truffles; grilled veal chop; veal chop Milanese; roasted veal with mushroom risotto; margherita pizza.
Price Details: Lunch appetizers, $11 to $16; entrees, $14 to $26. Dinner appetizers, $11 to $18; entrees, $15 to $55.

The first and most ambitious of Franco Nuschese’s restaurants is all about celeb-spotting and buzz—it’s also a tough reservation on weekends and sometimes even during the week. On a summer afternoon, the patio is an appealing hideaway for dining on luxe plates such as vitello tonnato with capers from Pantelleria or veal chop Milanese with arugula-and-tomato salad. In winter, pasta with shaved truffles is an option, albeit a pricey one. And you can always go bargain basement with the Margherita pizza.

-March, 2008 

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