Milan

by Charlottesville29

Milan

1817 Emmett Street . Charlottesville, VA . (434) 984-2828
http://www.milan-indian-cuisine.com/

Why Milan?

The Charlottesville 29 would not be complete without at least one Indian restaurant, and we are fortunate in Charlottesville to have several that are worthy.  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 every year of 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 lat name (not the city in Italy), the polished and refined 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 standard Indian restaurant order.  But, Milan also excels outside the comfort zone, with dishes that go beyond the standard Punjabi fare that fills menus of so many Indian restaurants across the U.S.. So, if you must stick with a go-to 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 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