1817 Emmett Street . Charlottesville, VA . (434) 984-2828

Why Milan?

The Charlottesville 29 would not be complete without at least one Indian restaurant, and we are fortunate in Charlottesville to have several good ones. What ekes Milan ahead of the competition is not just great food, but unfailing hospitality. Since moving to the United States from India in 1996, owner Charanjeet Ghotra has spent his life in the restaurant industry. And it shows. What also shows is that much of Ghtotra’s staff has been with Milan since it opened in 2003. Pronounced like Bob Dylan’s last name (not the city in Italy), Milan offers Charlottesville’s most complete Indian restaurant experience.

What to Order

The Milan kitchen is so consistent that chances are you’ll be happy with your go-to Indian restaurant order. But, Milan also excels beyond the standard Punjabi fare that fills menus of Indian restaurants across the U.S.. So, if you must stick with an old favorite, consider pairing it with something new. Better yet, bring a group of friends, and let Milan create a feast for you.

Below are our favorite dishes, as well as picks from Ghotra, and appearances in Five Finds on Friday, where other chefs and personalities have named a Milan dish one of the best in town.

Our Picks

  • Hara Bhara kebab
  • Lasooni Gobhi
  • Bhindi Masala
  • Goat Vin d’ Alho

Chef/Owner Picks

  • Bhel Puri
  • Hara Bhara Kebab
  • Lasooni Gobhi
  • Lamb Rogan Josh
  • Chicken Tikka Masala
  • Coastal Shrimp Curry
  • Scallop Patia
  • Baingan Bahar (eggplant)
  • Chicken Chettinadu

Five Finds on Friday Picks