What You'll Get
Italian dining is like driving an expensive Italian car: it's hot, sexy, and prone to wrecks if you don't watch out for treacherous forks. Maneuver some culinary horsepower into your face with today's deal: for $20, you get $40 worth of Italian cuisine at Milano Ristorante Italiano, with locations on Wurzbach Road and Nacogdoches Road. Parties of four or more will also receive one free appetizer or dessert item.
Both the Alamo Heights menu and the Wurzbach menu feature a renaissance of old-world flavors. Like twins rebelling against nature and "the man," the sites differ some in prices and offerings but cannot escape their genetic similarities. Both spots offer decadent mussels in marinara or white-wine sauce ($11.99) for starters, alongside the signature shrimp sautéed in lemon-butter sauce ($8.99–$9.99). Favorite entrees include New Zealand cut lamb chops in a special chef's sauce ($28.99–$29.99) and classic pasta dishes such as linguini with a choice of marinara and olives, sundried tomatoes and artichoke hearts, or creamy carbonara ($11.99–$14.99, depending on choice and location). For dessert, you can order a reliably Italian tiramisu ($5.99) at the Alamo Heights locale, or try the chocolate lava with two ice-cream scoops ($7.99) at Wurzbach. Starting July 12, Milano’s Wurzbach outpost will offer Sunday brunch, featuring fresh omelettes and waffles to order, fruit, eggs benedict, desserts, and more ($14.99 for adults, $6.99 for children).
Milano Ristorante Italiano provides a spacious dining atmosphere for large families, groups of friends, or parties of complete strangers at both of their locations. The Alamo Heights location offers dining al fresco on the handsome brick patio, which features a tranquil fountain and sun-blocking umbrellas topping each table. The Wurzbach locale bathes its crisp table linens in natural light from rows of arched windows and throws moonlit romance on window-side diners each night.
This Groupon is not valid for the purchase of alcohol.
Seven TripAdvisors give the Wurzbach Road location of Milano Ristorante Italiano an average of four owl eyes, and five Dine.com reviewers average 3.57; 87% of Urbanspooners recommend the Wurzbach Road location, and 75% of Urbanspooners recommend the Nacogdoches Road location.
- Their pasta is fresh & the food is divine. Service is superb. Most of the waiters have been there for years. – BVS29, TripAdvisor
- If you love italian, then you'll love this place. The food here is excellent and the service is great. – Travis W., Dine.com
- They always go out of their way to make you feel special. – Mgirl, Urbanspoon
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jun 17, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per table. Not valid toward alcohol. Must redeem in 1 visit. Gratuity not included. Phone reservation required. Online reservations not accepted. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Milano Ristorante Italiano
Nimbly darting through the forest of white-clothed tables in the Milano Ristorante Italiano dining rooms, attentive waiters carry platters of traditional Italian dishes and bottles of fine wines. In the kitchen, seasoned chefs labor over sizzling stoves, folding seafood, meats, and fresh vegetables into northern- and southern-Italian classics. Diners can sample baked pastas, veal dishes, and gourmet pizzas, such as the Milano, layered with pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, and peppers. Meanwhile, seasoned bartenders mix martinis, margaritas, and specialty cocktails as skillfully as a vindictive construction worker mixes concrete into his boss’s convertible.
Vibrant oil paintings speckle the restaurant's textured walls, adding to the rustic decor and looking down on tables hosting family outings and romantic first dates. Outside on the expansive patio, a brick fireplace illuminates tables of alfresco diners and the cascading water of the ornamental fountain.