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Milano Cafe

2383 Elida Rd, Lima, OH 45805-1201
+1 419-331-2220
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“meatballs” (7 reviews)
“tuscan salad” (2 reviews)
“cannoli” (2 reviews)
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 7 December 2017

Nice evening to spend at the cafe, good food and great hospitality, not a busy night at the cafe and we were taken care of great.

Thank jbrickner2
Reviewed 1 December 2017

As a Lima, Ohio native we have visited the Milano Café on a variety of occasions, both dining in and take-out. A great deal of the time, the food taste, temperature and consistency is what we have come to expect. Our most recent dining experience...More

Thank Scot A
Reviewed 30 October 2017

We had great service and our meals came out pretty quick considering how busy they were. The food was excellent! Our server was Ciara and she was very friendly and attentive.

Thank 26fischer
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Overpriced bar food. This isn't even a shadow of the old Milano. Portions are small and service is slow and unfriendly. The chicken was as tough as an old tire.More

Thank Dave K
Frank G, Owner at Milano Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Dave ... I am sorry that you were not satisfied with your experience in my restaurant . Our goal is to provide every customer with a quality well portioned and prepared dinner offered at a fair price .. I wish that I were aware that...More

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 .

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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
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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