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Cafe Milano

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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711 Pearl St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-5016
+1 858-454-3806
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 14:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 14:00 - 22:00
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Farmington, Connecticut
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361 reviews
299 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and me found this restaurant on YELP and we were highly satisfied. The server Alfredo, made us feel very welcome and seemed excited about the dishes being offered. My shrimp over fresh made pasta with fresh tomatoes was on the spicy side but with 8 shrimps and heavy parmesan cheese, was delicious. The Cataloni and soup were excellent... More 

Thank Rohrshack
Ontario, Canada
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent made from scratch pasta and deserts. We had seafood pasta and both dishes were superb.reasonably priced wines and excellent deserts.

Thank KenGraham41
San Diego, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Most visitors to La Jolla stay on Prospect where the hustle and bustle is. However, if you want to go a few blocks and experience one of the best kept secrets of La Jolla, eat at Café Milano. Small, romantic, quaint with a little Fiat parked outside. The food is fantastic, the service is great, and the price is right.... More 

Thank trebligyak
Arlington, Texas
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124 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Really authentic Italian food! Small quaint cafe with romantic atmosphere. The tables are set with white table cloths and bottled water. Lasagna was excellent. The kids pizza and spaghetti and meatballs were good as well. Kids meal comes with ice cream. They brought us a complimentary tiramisu which was very creamy and authentic. Felt like I was in Italy. Staff... More 

Thank kbentley
Detroit, Michigan
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Wait staff was awesome! Owner came around at the end and gave us some free wine....to go with our bottle we already had! I ordered the caprese salad and ministrone soup....Hubby had lasagna...All were very very good. Would go again. Authentic Italian experience.

Thank N E
Bethesda, Maryland
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148 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Stopped by because we were hungry, and the Italian across the street was not open. Turned out to be a bit of good luck. The door was open, and after looking at the menu, we ordered meatballs ann penne plus a chicken dish on penne. The service was fast, the food very good, and the price was just right.We were... More 

Thank BT20812
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Cafe Milano is a small authentic Italian restaurant with excellent Italian food. It is quite a charming place.... Their food is awesomely great, but their Tiramisu & Cheesecake... that will blow you away. Great service, absolutely recommend!!!

1 Thank Nancy P
Las Vegas, Nevada
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156 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We try to make a point of eating at this restaurant whenever we are celebrating in La Jolla. If you like an old-fashioned, family owned, home-cooked restaurant, this is the place. The place reeks of authentic Italian food. The owner id an Italian gentleman who make sure his customers (mostly repeaters) are well taken care of. The pasta is outstanding... More 

Thank DrForgot
Boston, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I stopped here for an early dinner,so it was not busy. It is a family run place where you hear the family speaking Italian. The restaurant is a bit dark, but the food and service are both very good. I had the lobster ravioli, very good and served nice and hot. I would say it is a good choice if... More 

Thank sap2work
Laredo, Texas
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162 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We had lunch here and totally enjoyed ourselves. Pasquale was a great host. The food was great. Service homey, filled with personality and great. We found that we are all from New Jersey and caught up on our home state. It's really a great place to get a wonderful meal and also have a great conversation with a wonderful host.... More 

Thank Shacheb75

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$22
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
14:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
14:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 711 Pearl St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-5016
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-454-3806

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?