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Restaurant Name: PAPA MILANO
How Many Hearts?:
Address: 1 East Oak Street
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone Number: (312) 787-3710
Type of Food: Italian
Hours: 7 days
Dress: As you are
Price Range: $9.95 to $16.95
Reservations: None
Description of Restaurant:

Large corner space. New restaurants open and Chicagoans try them. Papa Milano's has been on the scene for many years and the Milano family has been running this busy restaurant for generations, serving hearty Italian dishes that please, at prices that are easy.

The line is usually out the door waiting for tables, but moves pretty quickly. The friendly staff moves 'em in and moves 'em out!

The food is home-style Italian.

The Food


The Baked Clams/Steamed Mussels and Scungille Salad are first rate, and make way for the entrees.


Braciolle @ $13.25 (boiled beef stuffed) is served with a salad.

Veal Marsala @ $16.95 includes a salad and spaghetti side.

Baked Mostaccioli with Ricotta @ $13.25 -- with Sausage @ $10.95.

Gnocchi with Papa Milano's famous sauce @ $12.50 is like Mom used to make!


Yes, they serve a great pizza here, also a great appetizer to share.

And forgetaboutit! -- You can have real Italian Lemon Ice for dessert.

Full Bar:

Say Hi to Angie, Rosemarie and Carmen, your hosts.

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