Milano (Dun Laoghaire) restaurant
1 Harbour Square, Crofton Road, Dun Laoghaire
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Reviewed 08th December 2013
Seven of us went to Milan's today and it was just awful. The food was tasteless. All of it. We were extremely disappointed. We could not believe the state of the toilets - male and female. When I told the manager he didn't seem to give a dam. None of us will ever go again. EVER!
Reviewed 20th October 2013
At our 9 year old daughters recommendation (she'd been to a birthday party a few weeks ago) we popped in for lunch. While the restaurant was quiet (maybe we were early?) we had a really enjoyable time. Very impressed with the menu, especially for those people with special dietary requirements, such a gluten free and vegetarian. Great offering of pizza toppings, salads and calzones. The kids menu was one of the most extensive and interesting we've seen for a long time (both here and in UK) and priced well. My salad was delicious. Husbands pizza scrumptious. Good coffee too. Ticks all the boxes for us.
Reviewed 13th August 2013
We had our 10 yr old sons birthday party here yesterday. The staff were excellent even when faced with 12 noisy boys. Our nicoise salads were very good, they made a spinach& spicy salami pizza for my eldest son (even though it wasnt on the menu) which looked great and he said was delicious. The 10 yr olds shared 7 pizzas between them ( margheritas & pepperonis) and some garlic bread all of which came very promptly & were gobbled up. The waiter helped us cut the pizzas & kept a constant supply of water jugs flowing efficiently to the table. Milanos let us bring our own cake and provided plates and cutlery to serve it. It was incredible value for anyone thinking of hosting a kids birthday party. For those who complain this place is too expensive just go to www.milano.ie and print out/send to smartphone the 25% discount voucher. A big bonus was the outside area where the kids had the best fun running around playing tag. All round excellent value and service from Evelin and her well trained waiters.
Reviewed 03rd August 2013
Lately I've posted a couple of unfavourable reviews about some restaurants but they pale into utter insignificance compared to the bad experience my wife and I had in Milano, Dun Laoghaire yesterday. This was our second visit to this establishment, our first being about 4 months ago. I was hoping that the passage of time would improve our experience - if anything it was worse! Where do I start? I'll keep it short and simple - The food is awful! Shockingly so. Not only is it awful, it is also vastly overpriced for what it purports to be. What we had was well overdone in the cooking. The seating area is not in the least appealing and nobody seems to think it important to clear dirty dishes from unoccupied tables. The torrential rain was particularly bad yesterday, just before and during our time in Milano and that's the only reason we didn't walk out when we were given our menus, which were quite basic and limited. Unfortunately we stayed and ordered Dough Balls and Bruschetta Funghi for starters and two pizzas for main courses. All our food was very bad quality and badly presented. We also ordered a glass of red wine and a large beer - I suppose you can't go too wrong with them so thankfully they were OK (I suspect so because they weren't produced on the premises). The worst shock was the €53.90 bill. This was absolutely outrageous and I'm still wondering how Milano can justify these disgraceful prices in the present economy. This place tries to pass itself off as an "Italian" restaurant. Well it fails miserably on that score. I would advise all to give this establishment a wide berth. It is just not up to contemporary standards. There is far better quality and far better value out there. I have to admit I'm really annoyed at myself for allowing us to be caught out by this bad experience. I can guarantee it won't happen again because we won't be back to Milano. And if Milano continues along this road it is surely headed towards an ignominious end!
Reviewed 04th July 2013
Went for pizza after movies with Hi-life card, food is good and staff is very friendly, bit overpriced for some selection of pizza, around 16 € for a Rustichella is way too much, place was full and people were coming in at 22.30, very popular and convenient location.
Reviewed 22nd April 2013
Great staff, very friendly and helpful. The Manager lent me his mobile phone to send an urgent email. love the food, especially the new Leggera pizzas.
Reviewed 17th July 2012
Very poor, atrocious service, do you not train your waiters, poor food, took over 40 min to bring pizza, this for those of you that don't know is dough and toppings, takes 10 min max. The prices are way too much for pizza, its just pizza folks!!!!, over 85 euro for pizza!!!! This place is so last celtic tiger, it is an insult to its customers.
Reviewed 22nd March 2012
I thought this milanos would be similar to any other one as we usually go to the one in Dundrum but were out that direction so said we would pop in here for a change. However the meal really wasnt up to scratch. First of all the brought the wrong pizza and then tried to blame me saying that is what I ordered when clearly the other waitress said it wasnt. So asides from that the service was really poor there was no offer of parmesan or chilli oil etc even though it was quite enough. The pizzas were really sparse on toppings which annoys me as when I go to Dundrum I always get the same one which comes out just fine. This place doesnt seem as professionally run and not as bothered about its food or its customers. I dont reckon I will be back.
Reviewed 25th February 2012
This place is a breath of fresh air when dining out with young kids. The restaurant is spacious, bright and has all the stuff a family friendly restaurant should I.e. high chairs, colouring, kids menu... We have used regularly since it opened in Dun Laoghaire and have never been let down. The food is delicious and always has options for all. The staff are always friendly and obviously used to kids dining there. Only thing we have noticed is the service can be slow sometimes. Would definitely recommend to anybody for an informal Italian style meal great for families or groups.
Reviewed 27th November 2011
This was our first visit to this particular Milano's. We ordered Dough Balls as a starter (to share), Pollo Pesto and an American Pizza on a Romana (thin) base. There was also a softdrink and a glass of white wine too. The dough balls were good. I was very happy with the pasta as was T with the Pizza, although she did point out that it went cold quite quickly. The pasta dish looks deceptively small, but there is more than enough and I was struggling to finish it, very nice! We arrived without a reservation and were able to get a seat after a few moments wait. The restaurant was very busy and very, very noisy. If you are wanting a quiet romantic evening meal this is most definitely not the place. As with the other Milano's I've visited there is an open Kitchen so you are able to see the chefs prepare your dish, which I like. In saying that, they appear to have changed their uniforms recently which means the chefs now look like convicts in black and white striped t-shirts!! As mentioned above the place was very busy and there appeared to be a number of large tables in this night. There did not seem to be enough staff on to cater for such numbers and at times the staff appeared to be a little flustered. I would agree with a previos reviewer who points out that this is not a place to hang around to let your meal digest. More like an eat on run (on the night we were here anyway). I would go back to this particular Milano's, but perhaps at a quieter time of week/day.