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Milano Italian Restaurant

Milano Ristorante is a 38 year-old family-run business tucked away in a less-trafficked part of the beautiful Tiburon peninsula. All the locals know about them but they’re a taxi ride from the Tiburon ferry landing so travelers have to seek them out. That’s a big part of the reason that Milano has become a Marin hangout with a local crowd and lots of interesting local characters. They’ve been called Tiburon’s answer to “Cheers” because they try hard to know your name right away and they're always glad you came. Their Italian dishes are made fresh, with locally-sourced ingredients, but you won’t find any modern creations there, only good old-fashioned Italian cuisine, with a focus on the classics. Chef owner Ruggero (Roger, to the locals) is there every night, darting from the kitchen to the bar, stopping to say hello to diners and even play with toddlers. The place reflects his casual, warm and friendly energy. Kick back and get away in Tiburon’s best-loved hideout!
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7 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
2.9 / 5
(Good) 2.9 / 5
(7 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 7 reviews
5 stars
(1)
4 stars
(0)
3 stars
(4)
2 stars
(1)
1 star
(1)
Food 
2.7 / 5
(Good) 2.7 / 5
Service 
3.1 / 5
(Very Good) 3.1 / 5
Ambiance 
3.6 / 5
(Very Good) 3.6 / 5
Noise Level
1.9 / 3
Moderate
Value 
3.3 / 5
(Very Good) 3.3 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • neighborhood gem(4)
  • kid-friendly(3)
  • good for groups(1)
  • great for lunch(1)
  • romantic(1)
Milano Italian Restaurant Reviews List
Review 1 for Milano Italian Restaurant
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/27/2016
 2012
Dined on 4/27/2016
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/27/2016
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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Review 2 for Milano Italian Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Simple, good, reasonably priced Italian food.

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2008
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Lovely little local Italian restaurant located in Cove Shopping Center. Easy parking. The food is reasonably priced. Portions are good sizes (as are the glasses of wine!) We've been there twice in the past month and both times had delicious meals. Once with family, once with small group.
Very accommodating and the owner Roger couldn't be nicer. "Family" atmosphere. Great place!
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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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Review 3 for Milano Italian Restaurant
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 12/09/2015
 2004
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Review 4 for Milano Italian Restaurant
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

One of the worst meals I've had in years

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
"Why didn't I believe Eveyone on Yelp? Was hoping for a fast easy meal and didn't think you could really mess up Italian food that terribly. I was wrong. Food was horrid, bordering on inedible and I don't think I've ever said that about a restaurant. Service was equally miserable. Not kidding when I tell you our food was almost thrown down on our table. Never again. Don't waste your money."
Dined on 12/16/2015
 2007
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Review 5 for Milano Italian Restaurant
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 11/17/2015
 2006
Dined on 11/17/2015
 2006
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/17/2015
 2006
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Review 6 for Milano Italian Restaurant
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Nice but Inconsistent Neighborhood Spot

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"I've recently moved to Tiburon and was thrilled when I found this restaurant was located a short walk away. I've eaten here four times and have found it to be generally pleasant, but the quality of food offerings is inconsistent. The sauces tend to be over salted and on one occasion I found a chicken bone in my lasagna. That was ironic because I had just had a mixed salad and found what looked like a large root among the greens. The waiter looked at it and seemed puzzled. He brought the salad back to the kitchen and I could see the kitchen staff looking at it rather quizzically as well. They did bring me a new one, but it made me slightly uncomfortable knowing that the root had probably been contained in the bag of pre-prepared greens from the vendor. When I returned with a group of friends two days ago one of my dining partners asked that her gnocchi entree be returned to the kitchen as it bore no resemblance to any gnocchi she had ever had in the past - and this is an Italian American who's eaten in virtually every S.F. restaurant. All that said, the service is usually pretty good and it's nice to have a place close by that also has a full bar. Although I'd recommend the restaurant, it can be hit or miss, so don't be surprised if you get some surprises."
Dined on 8/31/2015
 2007
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem
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Review 7 for Milano Italian Restaurant
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Wonderful, reliable local restaurant.

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Dined on 6/29/2015
 2002
Dined on 6/29/2015
 2002
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 6/29/2015
 2002
Special Features: neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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