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Cafe Milano

Enjoy delicious Italian cuisine in the heart of beautiful downtown La Jolla!

Cafe Milano is a little glimpse of Italy nestled right off the California coastline in beautiful downtown La Jolla. Welcoming you like family, the inviting restaurant has warm, sunset yellow walls, a relaxing tropical fish aquarium and a quaint outdoor patio surrounded by greenery. The tempting aroma of fresh bread, homemade desserts, and generations of tradition in the tomato sauce, greets you from the bustling kitchen seven days a week.

Owner Chef Pasquale’s 25 years of experience with Northern Italian Cuisine is evident in the extensive menu featuring a delightful range of choices far beyond traditional Italian fare and well within a family’s budget. Lunch specials, all under $12, include fresh mozzarella salads with creative combinations of protein and crunch, to paninis with portobello mushroom and sausage, to everyone’s favorite pastas with bolognese or alfredo sauce.

The dinner menu will amaze you with its balanced combination of comfort food and modern delicacies, all rooted in Italy but utilizing the freshest ingredients available right here in southern California. With 30+ items on the menu, you’ll have a hard time deciding on an entree, but with most priced under $20 and very few exceeding that amount, you might just go ahead and choose two to enjoy. By making his own breads, pastas, desserts and his own special bread sauce daily, the Chef guarantees a great start, middle and finish to every memorable meal. Of course as in Italian tradition, wine is a vital component to sharing a meal with others. The thoughtfully composed wine list at Cafe Milano will not only impress you, but surprise you with its affordability and variety offered.

Voted Best of La Jolla, this charming restaurant is well known for its homemade daily mozzarella, lobster ravioli and beautifully presented desserts. “Tableside Flambé” with fresh fruit – bananas, mangos or strawberries are a hit, along with flavorful sorbets artfully served in their own natural fruit shell. Tiramasu, gelato, cheesecake, mousse and more almost guarantee you’ll always leave room for dessert.

The unique private dining room can accommodate parties of up to 50 at prices as low as $22.95 per person for three delicious courses served with care. Catering packages and carry out options are also available for any size corporate function or family gathering. Open M-F: 11:30 a.m. — 10:00 p.m., Sat 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Sun 12:00 p.m. –  9:00 p.m.

711 Pearl St., La Jolla  •  (858)454-3806



Located in La Jolla

711 Pearl St
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 454-3806
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