Tradition: Old World Italian Restaurant

Family owned & operated since 1931

The original Milano Café was founded in 1931 by my grandfather Frank and his brother Joe Guagenti. The two brothers from Sicily introduced to Lima the knowledge and skill of preparing authentic Italian dishes using only the finest of herbs, meats, greens, olive oils and vegetables. My grandfather continued in the restaurant business and over the years became widely known for his culinary skills.
In the 1950’s, my father Joe and his brother Dominic, second generation, joined my grandfather in the business. In the early 1960’s, they, along with my grandfather, opened the Milano Club in downtown Lima which was nationally recognized on many occasions.

Old Milano