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The Milano Inn 231 S. College Ave.

Sometimes a body just needs some pasta. That was the mood I was in when I suggested to Pat that we have a go at the Milano Inn. It had been several years since either one of us had been there. I had heard that they had under gone some major redecoration and I also read that they offer a Lunch Buffet on Wednesday through Friday, And the buffet offers fried chicken!

To me both of these are comfort foods. Pasta and fried chicken. Toss in a meatball or two and I am set.

As much of the salad bar that I could fit in.

As much of the salad bar that I could fit in.

The salad mix they use is a basic iceberg with a touch of red cabbage and carrot for color. They offered a nice array of toppings as well as cottage cheese and both macaroni and potato salad. They also had cucumber and onion in a sweet vinegar, something you don’t see too often anymore. The ready-made salads were a touch sweet for me but all in all it was a very nice spread.

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The best buffet brownie around.

The best buffet brownie around.

On the hot line they had a very nice display of food. Mostaccioli in pesto, Penne Primavera, and of course lasagna. In addition they offered a potato dish and meatballs. It was a really nice little buffet, with a very good selection for $10.

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I thought they did a decent job with their food. The sausage in the lasagna was pretty good but the sauce had a slight tinny taste. The meatballs were good as was the chicken and noodles. I think the chicken was very nicely done. The breaded was a touch salty to me, but I am pretty sensitive to salt. It doesn’t take a bunch to satisfy me.milano inn 014

As you can see I over did my trip to the salad. I was able to finish it all but I barely had room for dessert. And I definitely did not have room for seconds at the hot line.

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Now I am pretty sure these cookies are of the slice and bake variety but I thought they were pretty good. Heck I ate 4 of them. Peanut butter and chocolate chip. Both soft and chewy.

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This dark square hovering over this white saucer is actually a dark chocolate frosting on top of a white cake. The icing was like that you would find on a Boston Cream Pie. Pretty tasty.

So two thumbs up to Milano. Don’t expect homemade pasta on the buffet but if you want an honest and tasty lunch I don’t think you can go wrong. They also had a Minnestrone soup, which I didn’t get a chance to try. Which makes me eager to go back. I would also like to try some of their made to order dishes. And a 10 buck buffet just can not be ignored.

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6 responses

  1. Wow! $10 hardly buys anything these days–and you got stuffed on entrees and cookies and brownies. You are probably resting now. 🙂 I’ve never seen pasta and fried chicken in the same buffet. Usually just awful pasta at a pizza buffet. Looks like you really scored.

    May 2, 2015 at 5:45 pm

    • For sure. Hell at Olive Garden it costs at least that much for bread sticks, salad and soup. I really think these folks did a good job. The pasta was really pretty good. Bonus: fried chicken.

      May 2, 2015 at 5:50 pm

      • It’s been so long since I had a satisfying piece of fried chicken (I fry the breast tenders up in coconut oil for dinner, but I’m talking about restaurants). I bet I could deal with a little extra salt.

        May 2, 2015 at 5:56 pm

      • Oh my young lady fried chicken is a piece of beauty. I wish I could fry you up some chicken.

        May 2, 2015 at 6:11 pm

  2. Thank you Benson! We appreciate the opportunity to serve you. Let us know next time you come in and we’ll hook you up with a free appetizer. The Stuffed Mushrooms are oh so good.

    May 4, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    • Well you’re welcome and the pleasure was all mine. Good luck to you all.

      May 4, 2015 at 2:16 pm

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