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Milano Cafe

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2383 Elida Rd, Lima, OH 45805-1201
+1 419-331-2220
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Lima, Ohio
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

We have been eating at Milano for over 20 years and can always count on an excellent meal and excellent service! The lasagna is even better than in Italy!

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Thank Forkoneninefoodie
Frank G, Owner at Milano Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your years of loyal support. It is an honor to know that you have been a customer for over 20 years. Your positive review means so much to myself and my staff. Hopefully a lasagna dinner is in your near future! Thanks!! More 

lima, United States
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138 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

We brought friends who never ate here and they all loved it. I was impressed with the pork chops....Megan was our several and is the best

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Thank Alain C
Frank G, Owner at Milano Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for entertaining your out of town guests at my restaurant. I am glad the dinners were enjoyed by all. I will make sure Maeggan is aware of your positive comments regarding her service. Once again, Thank You!! I hope to see you again soon! More 

Lincoln, NE
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264 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

I stopped into Milano’s late on a Wednesday evening, around 8:45. When I entered, there was no one at the host stand, so I went further into the restaurant, to the bar, where I heard voices. It appeared a holiday party was in progress in a room behind the bar, and an employee finally saw me standing by the bar... More 

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Thank Paul K
Frank G, Owner at Milano Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. I'm glad you enjoyed your dinner with us. Hope you visit us again next time you are in the area. More 

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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

I had the pleasure to eat here while traveling with my boss. We were looking for something that was not a chain restaurant and this place proved to be a good pick. I had the Shrimp in pasta and it was spectacular. Also, the staff and owner were friendly and offered their favorites as well.

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Frank G, Owner at Milano Cafe, responded to this review

I am glad that you chose and enjoyed my restaurant while traveling through Lima. I appreciate that you support independent restaurants. There are a lot of good ones out there and it is patrons like you that keep us going. Please stop in again if visiting Lima. More 

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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

This was a great option for a family wanting to be served without the wait. We had a family style thanksgiving meal and was even able to take home leftovers. The food was great and we are glad that we made the choice to come.

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Thank Kaylene L
Frank G, Owner at Milano Cafe, responded to this review

Sorry for the delayed response. Thank you so much for celebrating Thanksgiving with your family in my restaurant. Your positive comments are deeply appreciated. For future reference, we do similar family style dinners for Easter and Mother's Day as well. Have a great 2017! More 

Lima
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Old world Italian specialties. Pasta dishes are to die for. Steaks and meat dishes are very good. Salad bar is exceptional. Family business for many years in Lima.

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Frank G, Owner at Milano Cafe, responded to this review

Your positive comments are well received. I strive to maintain the same quality and standards that my Grandfather blue printed over 85 years ago. It is a pleasure serving you..Thank you!! More 

Findlay, Ohio
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Took our 3 y/o with us to have lunch and ordered the meatball panini and pasta. Oh my word, the meatballs are fantastic! The portions are huge, the food wonderful and the service was great! It's a pretty nice place but we felt comfortable taking our son and everyone was super nice. Highly recommend!!!!

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Lima, OH
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68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Decent local Italian place. Opened after the original (and great) Milano Club burned up in downtown Lima. The Milano Cafe fits in with the mall location. Can be a little pricey for the selection but mostly mid range $. Has a nice full bar side, and is great for new years with a band. Otherwise, it's not the outstanding local... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

Family owned business for 4 generations. Good food & service. Italian food. More upscale than fast food. Worth the visit.

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Dexter, Michigan
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

After working at a wellness event at St Rita's, a nice lunch was needed. I had been to Milano Cafe earlier in the year on business and recommended it. We arrived as they opened for lunch at eleven. We were seated in the bar, and the server brought water and menus. She seemed a little distracted, but was friendly. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2383 Elida Rd, Lima, OH 45805-1201
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Lima
  • Phone Number: +1 419-331-2220

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?