Georgetown’s Cafe Milano, which celebrated 30 years in November, was hailed as a restaurant where “like at Cheers, everybody knows your name” and “on any given evening, the place is jammed with the politically influential and those who desire to be near them” in a July 6 Wall Street Journal article.
“Its list of regulars includes so many prominent Democrats and Republicans that in an era of fierce political divides, owner Franco Nuschese describes this neutral turf as ‘Switzerland,'” wrote reporter Annie Linskey.
Indeed, diners from both ends of the political spectrum frequent Milano. President Biden dined there in June, and former President Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway and former GOP House Speaker Newt Gingrich attended the restaurant’s 30th anniversary celebration in November, as did Dr. Anthony Fauci, Sen. Joe Manchin, Rep. Debbie Dingell, Dionne Warwick, Doug E. Fresh, Fox News anchor Bret Baier, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, Kaitlan Collins and then-CNN CEO Chris Licht.
In the article, Invariant CEO Heather Podesta calls the establishment “the grown-ups table in Washington.”
And it’s a place where the food is always delicious. Some of our favorites include Capellini Ann Hand, the panzanella salad, eggplant parmesan and Wagyu short ribs