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Catering

Catering & Banquets

Milano Café Catering will do the utmost to provide your event, the finest in food, service and atmosphere. We specialize in parties of all sizes, and personalized attention is given to every event. We pride ourselves in working with our customers to accommodate their every need.

All our efforts are devoted to making your event a successful one. We welcome any suggestions you may offer to help us attain this desire.

Our dishes are made to order, our sauces are made fresh from scratch, our meats are cut on premise, and our family philosophy of “Fresh is Best”, was and will always remain a standard in our kitchen.

The Milano Café is the culmination of many years of experience, with the desire to bring to the Lima area, a restaurant and caterer of which it may be justly proud. We hope you will give us the opportunity to serve you often in the future.

We are the preferred caterer for the Lima Civic Center, City Club, Knights of Columbus, Howard Johnson's, Dehavens, So Serene, The Grand Plaza in Wapakoneta and many more.

With more than 80 years in the restaurant business...consider Lima-lands longest standing, full-service catering menu for your next business meeting, private party, wedding or graduation.

Plus we offer a large variety of Party Plates to go, for your various gatherings.

Hosting Your Event at The Milano Cafe

The Milano Café specializes in attending to any group gathering, whether it is a small group celebrating or large groups or parties for weddings, rehearsal dinners, corporate functions and family reunions. Our facilities can accommodate groups up to 75 guests:

  • Dining Room Sunroom - 14 Guests
  • Lounge Sunroom – 14 Guests
  • Family Room - 18 Guests
  • Mural Room – 20 Guests
  • Dining Room - 75 Guests
  • Banquet Room – 75 Guests

Whether you desire a specialty sit-down menu or a specialty buffet-style, we can accommodate your needs.

Banquet Room

Catering Menu

Hors D’oeuvre Menu

Fresh Relish Trays

An array of five fresh vegetables and your choice of tarragon, bleu cheese, brown sugar or onion dip

Shrimp Cocktail

Served with cocktail sauce and lemon.

Market Price, per Shrimp

Cheese Tray

Assortment of three cheeses, sliced.

Cold Cut Sliders

Petite rolls, Virginia ham, smoked turkey and roast sirloin. Served with specialty condiments.

Hummus Bar

Original, sweet pepper, cracked pepper, wild onion. Served with pita and crostini.

Italian Sausage Bites

Bite size, homemade Italian Sausage, served with green peppers and onions in our special tomato sauce.

Red Skin Potato Salad

Assorted Cold Cut Tray

Sliced turkey breast, round of beef and country ham.

Sicilian Pasta Salad

Spinach rotini tossed with cheese, olives, oil and vinegar.

Caprese Salad Skewers

Fresh mozzarella, basil and cherry tomato.

Pizza Bread

French bread baked with pizza sauce and your choice of three toppings.

Stuffed Pizza

Rolled crust stuffed with a variety of meats and vegetables baked and sliced.

Stuffed Mushrooms

Tender Mushrooms stuffed with Italian breadcrumbs, sherry and butter.

Calamari Rings

Tender squid rings seasoned and fried to a golden brown, served with a tangy sauce.

Vegetable Spring Rolls

Served with sweet and sour sauce.

Cheese Displays

Three imported cheeses garnished with fresh fruit.

Swedish Meatballs

Choice of stroganoff, tomato or beef sauce.

Whole Baked Country Ham

Brown sugar baked and carved to order.

Chicken Alberta

Tender Chicken breast pieces stuffed with Mozzarella cheese and wrapped in bacon.

Toasted Ravioli

Topped with marinara and mozzarella cheese.

Chicken Wings

Fried, teriyaki, Thai, BBQ, lemon garlic, sweet chili or buffalo style.

Smoked Salmon

Cured and hickory smoked. Served with cream cheese and purple onion.

Cold Gourmet Canapé’s

Assorted canapés topped with prime rib of beef, marinated shrimp and an array of delicate cheese spreads.

Hot Roast Sirloin of Beef

Choice sliced beef served Au Jus.

Bruschetta and Dipping Oils

Served with crostinis.

Goat Cheese, Sweet Pepper and Pesto Display

Served with crostinis.

Hot Meat Buffet

Family Style Service $1.00 extra per guest

Minimum 35 persons


Choice of One Potato/Starch

Baked Idaho Potato
Roasted Redskin Potatoes
Garlic Whipped Potatoes
Au Gratin Potatoes
Cheddar Whipped Potatoes
Celery Dressing
Wild Rice Pilaf $1.00 extra
Fresh Cooked Rigatoni $1.00 extra

Choice of One Vegetable

Pea, Onion, Mushroom Sauté
Buttered Cauliflower Broccoli Blend
Southwest Corn
Fresh Steamed Seasonal Vegetables
Italian Mixed Vegetables
Green Bean Almandine
Italian Style Green Beans
Sugared Carrots

Gourmet Tossed Salad

Tossed Salad with Assorted Dressing
Tuscan Salad  $1.00 extra

Dessert

$1.99 extra
Double Chocolate Brownies
New York Cheesecake
Strawberry Shortcake (in season)
Carrot Cake
Fresh Baked Apple Pie
Fresh Fruit (in season)

Meats

Sliced Roast Sirloin of Beef Carved to order $1.00 extra
Baked Whole Virginian Ham
Fresh Roast Young Turkey
Broiled Lemon Rosemary Chicken
Fresh Homemade Italian Sausage
Braised Beef Tips with Burgundy Mushroom Sauce
Fresh Herb Roasted Pork Loin
Grilled Herb Chicken Breast
Baked Rigatoni with Meat Sauce
Penne Alfredo with Chicken and Broccoli
Pulled BBQ Pork
Southern BBQ Pork Chops
Southern Fried Chicken
Herb Baked Atlantic Cod

Appetizer and Buffet Complete Event Package

Complete Two Meat Buffet with Choice of One Potato/Starch, Choice of One Vegetable, Gourmet Tossed Salad and Choice of One Beverage.

Appetizers

Choice of One Cold:
Bruschetta with crostinis
Combined ½ Cheese and ½ Relish Tray
Hummus and Pita Bar
Fresh Berries (In Season)
Fresh Relish Tray with Choice Homemade Dip

Choice of One Hot:
Parmesan Stuffed Mushrooms
Swedish Meatballs
Italian Sausage Bites

Choice of Two Meats

Sliced Roast Sirloin of Beef
Carved to order $1.00 extra
Baked Whole Virginian Ham
Fresh Roast Young Turkey
Broiled Lemon Rosemary Chicken
Fresh Homemade Italian Sausage
Braised Beef Tips with Burgundy Mushroom Sauce
Fresh Herb Roasted Pork Loin
Grilled Herb Chicken Breast
Baked Rigatoni with Meat Sauce
Penne Alfredo with Chicken and Broccoli
Pulled BBQ Pork
Southern BBQ Pork Chops
Southern Fried Chicken
Herb Baked Atlantic Cod

Choice of One Potato/ Starch

Baked Idaho Potato
Roasted Redskin Potatoes
Garlic Whipped Potatoes
Au Gratin Potatoes
Cheddar Whipped Potatoes
Celery Dressing
Wild Rice Pilaf  $1.00 extra
Fresh Cooked Rigatoni  $1.00 extra

Choice of One Vegetable

Pea, Onion, Mushroom Sauté
Buttered Cauliflower Broccoli Blend
Southwest Corn
Fresh Steamed Seasonal Vegetables
Italian Mixed Vegetables
Green Bean Almandine
Italian Style Green Beans
Sugared Carrots

Choice of One Beverage

Coffee
Iced Tea
Bottled Water

Gourmet Tossed Salad

Tossed Salad with Assorted Dressing or Tuscan Salad $1.00 extra

Gourmet Buffet

Gourmet Buffet Includes: Individual Milano Café salads or Milano café salad bowl

Prime Rib of Beef

And one choice of additional meat

Fresh Roast Turkey
Herb Roasted Pork Loin
Chicken Picatta dipped in batter, served with mushrooms and capers in a lemon butter sauce
Chicken Breast Armstead baked and served with distinctive cream sauce and crab meat
Mediterranean Baked Shrimp
Fresh Fish Selection baked with herb butter and white wine

Appetizers

Shrimp 3 per person
Hors D’ Oeuvres
Fresh Relish and Cubed Cheese Tray

Choice of Potato/Side

Cheddar Whipped Potatoes
Baked Idaho Potato
Roasted Redskin Potatoes
Au Gratin Potatoes
Parslied Potatoes
Fresh Cooked Rigatoni
Celery Dressing
Twice Baked Potatoes  $1.00 extra 

Choice of Vegetable

Italian Mixed Vegetables
Fresh Steamed Seasonal Vegetables
Pea, Onion, Mushroom Sauté
Buttered Broccoli
Cauliflower Blend
Buttered Baby Corn
Sugared Carrots
Italian Cut Green Beans
Green Beans Almandine

Choice of Dessert

New York Cheesecake
Amaretto Parfait
Chocolate Mousse Cake
Strawberry Shortcake
Caramel Apple Pie
Fresh Baked Turtle Brownies

Italian Fiesta Dinner

Served of Buffet Style or Family Style

Includes a vegetable of the day, and choice of mini cannoli or spumoni

Antipasto

Includes imported Italian cold cuts, cheeses, olives and peppers

Choice of Two Meats

Broiled Chicken with Lemon Garlic
Chicken Cacciatore
Breaded Beef Sicilian
Pork Piccata
Homemade Italian Sausage with Green
Peppers and Onions

Choice of Two Pasta Dishes

Baked Rigatoni with Fresh Ricotta Cheese
Fettuccini Alfredo
Homemade Thin Spaghetti with Our Famous Meat Sauce
Baked Penne with Fresh Ricotta Cheese

Cold Cut Buffet

Choice of Two

Boston Baked Beans
Au Gratin Potatoes
Escalloped Potatoes
Hot Vegetable
Assorted Salad
Desert (Brownies or Cookies)

Includes the Following Meats

Sliced Virginian Ham
Sliced Roast Sirloin of Beef
Sliced Young Turkey
Assorted Bread Trays
Assorted Cheese Tray

Sit Down Luncheons

*Please see Accompaniments section for choice of salad, vegetable, potato and Dessert

6 oz. Choice Filet Mignon

Burgundy Sauce

Market Price

8-10 oz. Prime Rib of Beef

Au Jus or Burgundy Sauce

Market Price

10 oz. New York Strip Sirloin

Market Price

Fresh Baked Fish Selection

Choose from an array of delicate fresh fish selections

Market Price

Stuffed Chicken Breast Parmesan

Breast of Chicken Piccata

Italian Roasted Breast of Lemon Chicken

Italian Roasted Sirloin of Beef

Cut to order

Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad

Served with home baked bread

Fresh Herb Roasted Pork Loin

Gourmet Breaded Pork Tenderloin

Tuscan Salad

Served with home baked sweet breads

Homemade Soup and ½ Sandwich

Choice of Ham and Swiss, Roast Sirloin and Provolone, or Turkey and Swiss on Eight-Grain Bread

Sit Down Dinners

*Please see Accompaniments section for choice of Salad, vegetable, Potato and Dessert

8 oz. Filet Mignon

USDA Choice

Market Price

13 oz. New York Strip Sirloin

USDA Choice

Market Price

10-12 oz. Slow Roasted Prime Rib of Beef

USDA Choice

Market Price

Fresh Seafood Selections

Choose from an array of delicate fresh fish selections

Market Price

Veal Piccata

Breast of Chicken Piccata

Stuffed Chicken Parmesan

Breast of Chicken Caprese

California Roasted Pork Tenderloin

Double Cut Broiled Pork Chop

½ Lemon Rosemary Basted Chicken

Herb Crusted Breast of Chicken

Roast Sirloin of Beef

Cut to Order - USDA Choice

Braised Beef Tips with Burgundy Mushroom Sauce

Sit Down Luncheon and Dinner Accompaniments

Salads

Tossed with Assorted Dressings
Peppercorn Salad
Presidents Salad
Italian House Salad
Caesar Salad $2.00 additional
Tuscan Salad $2.00 additional

Choice of One Vegetable

Pea, Onion and Mushroom Sauté
Buttered Broccoli/ Cauliflower Blend
Buttered Baby Corn
Fresh Steamed Seasonal Vegetables
Italian Mixed Vegetables
Green Beans Almandine
Sugared Carrots

Choice of Potato/Side

Baked Idaho Potato
Cheddar Whipped Potatoes
Roasted Redskin Potatoes
Au Gratin Potatoes
Fresh Cooked Rigatoni
Wild Rice Pilaf
Garlic Whipped Potatoes

Choice of One Dessert

Double Chocolate Carmel Brownies
New York Cheesecake
Strawberry Shortcake (in season)
Carrot Cake
Home Baked Apple Pie
Fresh Fruit (in season)
Specialty Desserts Available (per request)