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AboutThe Milano Inn has served delicious food with Italian hospitality to downtown Indianapolis since 1934.DescriptionBack in 1934, when Indianapolisâ€™ population was less than half of what it is today, a late 19th century brick building on a hill just southeast of downtown opened for business as The Milano Inn restaurant. The Holy Rosary-Danish Church Historic District, a neighborhood named for its population of working-class Italian immigrants, lay just a few blocks to the south. Milano Inn quickly became a homeaway from home for those residents and the neighbors of Irish Hill, the predominately Catholic district in which it operated. Relying on Italian hospitality and good food, Milano Inn has stood watch as Indianapolis has evolved. It was founded during the Great Depression, flourished as manufacturers prospered during the 1940s and survived as subdivisions lured families to the suburbs starting in the 1950s. It has seen the rise and fall of Market Square Arena and the Hoosier Dome. Skyscrapers, world-class hotels, and a resurgence in urban living has revitalized downtown in recent years and, as always, Milano Inn has welcomed those from the neighborhood and beyond with warmth, and tried and true family recipes. As custodians of this proud tradition, the LaGrotte family, Chef John White, and everyone else at Milano Inn invites you to have a seat at our table.
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Parking: Lot, Private
Bike Parking: Yes
Good For Groups: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Take Out: Yes
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Italian, European, Middle Eastern, Continental
Alcohol: Full Bar
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Posted: 4/11/2012Provided by Citysearch -
So, we went to Milano Inn since I read on ""Bring Fido"" that their patio was dog-friendly. Brought our golden and enjoyed a great meal with a nice view of the Indy skyline. I'm not as much of a foodie as I am an ambience person, so it was right up our alley. The food was excellent for the price (we went to lunch). Honestly, I was blown away by how affordable it was. And, they were even flexible on making a meat dish customized for me since I'm vegetarian. All in all, great experience, and on our list to return during the warmer months. Other things I should mention was that the restrooms were incredibly clean, the place has a great bar, the patio has bocce ball and the menu is quite extensive. Hope this helps!
Posted: 4/4/2012Provided by Citysearch -
I recently moved to Indianapolis and have been craving some good old fashioned, family-style Italian food. Someone recommended Milano Inn and so I gathered a group of friends for a lunch date. This place is amazing! The food was served warm and fresh and you get so much food for your money. I ordered the Sausage and Leek Farfalle with Minestrone soup. Both were very rich in flavor and I left with plenty of leftovers. I will definitely be going back very soon. They have an outdoor patio with bocce ball and cute lights. Not to mention parking was free and easy... I will be recommending this to everyone - especially those looking to go out to eat in large groups!
Posted: 7/3/2011Provided by Citysearch -
This place is full of history and all family. My uncle told me about this place and I do love good home style Italian food and this was it. I got ravioli expecting tiny portions, no I got something better. One huge piece stuffed with the most amazing Italian sausage and cheese, it filled me up and the service was always on point, I love my sweet tea and my glass was never even half empty, if you want family history and a one of a kind place with beyond amazing food this is it.
Posted: 4/12/2009Provided by Citysearch -
The quality of the food is low. It compares a little less than Buca's and I think that Buca's is a lower quality food. Some of Milano's dishes are better than bad. Their calamari is pretty good! Their buffet is really horrible. The buffet is like eating bad hospital food. The building is next to a jail, a homeless mission, and right dab in the middle of a gheto blighted area. I have really wondered how they stay in business over the years. Every time I get dragged out to Milano's I am disappointed.
Posted: 5/8/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Milano Inn is an amazing restaurant plain and simple. The portions are enough to feed two people and the service is unmatched. The lasagna is the best dish hands down....truly unique.
Moreover, the atmosphere and Italian decor make the restaurant an amazing dining experience. The Milano Inn is an old-time Italian staple of Indianapolis and hopefully will be for years to come!