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Milano Cafe

2383 Elida Rd, Lima, OH 45805-1201
+1 419-331-2220
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2383 Elida Rd, Lima, OH 45805-1201
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Reviewed 1 September 2017

My 8 colleagues and I, from MI, KY and other towns in OH, met in one of the private rooms for a business lunch. We enjoyed the food and the service provided by our server, Ciara, was excellent!

Thank mentalmagicman
Frank G, Owner at Milano Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thank you for choosing my restaurant to hold your luncheon . It was a pleasure serving you . I am glad that the luncheons and service were enjoyed by all . We hope to see on your next travels through Lima ..

Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Hands down the best sit down place in Lima. Fantastic food, great atmosphere. Will be back. Even our kids cleaned their plate.More

Thank Michael D
Frank G, Owner at Milano Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thank you for the kind words and the appreciation of my restaurant . We try to stay as authentic as when my grandfather opened the original restaurant some 86 years ago . We use fresh ingredients and many recipes generations old . NO WE ARE...More

Reviewed 10 August 2017

We needed a central location to meet up with Detroit, Dayton and Northern Kentucky extended family. Lima, OH was the spot and top of the list was Milano Café. What a great find! Excellent location for a family gathering, great service, wonderful food. Our waitress,...More

Thank Czirk60
Frank G, Owner at Milano Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Thank You !!! I am glad that our restaurant worked out for your group . It was a pleasure hosting you . Myself and staff appreciate the kind words . I hope that we have the fortune of serving you in the future ...

Reviewed 1 August 2017

Love this place. Staff is always friendly and professional and loved Jazz as our server. I feel like I am in the adventurous mood to try new things each time I'm there which speaks to the atmosphere of Milano's. It's a MUST stop when you're...More

Thank Passionforlyfe
Frank G, Owner at Milano Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thank you for the positive review . It means a lot that you enjoy our menu . Next time you are in dining if you want us to whip up something special not on the menu let me know ..Look forward to serving you in...More

Reviewed 31 July 2017

Ciara did a wonderful job today with our party of 10 celebrating a birthday. Food was fantastic as always, no one went away hungry and most had take home. They have something for everyone and we will all be back!!!

Thank hrahrig7
Reviewed 8 July 2017

We were travelling through Ohio and decided to look for an Italian restaurant. We found Milano's and were really pleasantly surprised. The decor was great (though would have loved to have white tablecloths instead of vinyl), the service was wonderful. The owner was present and...More

Thank Patti F
Frank G, Owner at Milano Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2017

Thank you for choosing the Milano Cafe . It was a pleasure meeting you and I am glad that you enjoyed your dining experience with us . Nothing satisfies us more than happy customers !! We look forward to serving you in the future .

Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Definitely the place to eat if you are in the area. Excellent service and food. Nice wine selection and excellent pasta.

Thank Karen S
Forkoneninefoodie, Public Relations Manager at Milano Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Thank you so much for your review! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 June 2017

We always remember our great experience on our first visit to Milano Café in Lima about a 18 months ago, so made this our dinner destination of a trip to the Midwest. In the prior review, we wondered about desserts, so.... Again it was late,...More

Thank DesignMaker
Frank G, Owner at Milano Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Thank you so much for making my restaurant your destination stop for dinner. As an owner it is a tremendous compliment to know that you planned your travels around dining at my restaurant . I am sorry that the service seemed to be a little...More

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 bestMore

Thank Alain C
Frank G, Owner at Milano Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2017

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...More

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...More

Thank Paul K
Frank G, Owner at Milano Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2017

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.

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24 May 2016|
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Response from Frank G | Property representative |
Our banquet room is available that night. Please call us if you would like to reserve the room. Thanks!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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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The Milano Cafe offers authentic Italian Cuisine prepared fresh daily. We offer a variety of homemade pastas and fresh sauces using only the finest ingredients.
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