Milanos has been in Bells since 1990. It is located at 303 N. US Highway 69. I was actually on vacation last week and in my travels, I drove past this particular restaurant. Due to the location of the restaurant, it sparked my interest to go in and try their food. They sit right in the middle of a busy intersection.
Facility: When we drove up we were the only patrons in the lot. I did notice they have a now hiring sign in the window. When we walked in, the waitress asked if we had a to go order? When we said no, she turned on the lights to the dining area. It was 4:50 p.m. on a Wednesday night. She told us we could sit wherever we liked. Brittany was the waitress's name and she was friendly.
When I ask about what dinner specials, they only had a special on two large pizzas which would be entirely too much food for me and my guest. So we opted to order from the menu instead. They have fountain drinks ($1.79) and tea as their beverages.
Food: After reviewing the menu, we opted for the garlic cheese bread ($2.49) as our appetizer. When it came out it looked like a hoagie roll with garlic butter spread on it and melted mozzarella cheese on top. It was served warm with marinara sauce and had great flavor, but there was nothing special about this appetizer.
For dinner, I ordered the mini pizza ($4.99) with Canadian bacon and mushrooms (an extra 79 cents). In speaking with Brittany, she said pizza orders are what they do the most and that they are usually to go. The pizza came out hot and it was very flavorful. I like the fact that I could taste the tomatoes in the sauce. The blend of Canadian bacon and mushroom tasted delicious. It was a perfect size for one, with four slices of pizza.
My guest ordered the submarine sandwich ($5.49). This is a hoagie type roll — which looked very similar to the roll that was used to make the appetizer — served with pepperoni, salami, and melted mozzarella cheese on top. It came with Italian dressing served on the side. I could taste the pepperoni most but this sub seemed incomplete to me. I would've loved to have had the option to have lettuce, tomato, purple onion, etc. I really think adding vegetables to the sub, would've made a world of difference in the taste, the texture and probably the overall dining experience.
We ask Britney what they had for dessert and she told us they do not serve desserts in this restaurant.
Final thoughts: In looking back over there sign it states that they serve pizza, pasta, subs, and salads. We did see numerous people come in and pick up their pizza orders and leave. They have two-liter sodas on a rack that you can add to your takeout order for your convenience.
I then looked to see what hours they are open for business. They are open Monday through Saturday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. I was curious if the restaurant stays open later on Friday nights during football season.
It does appear that there's a possibility that they just relocated to this particular location. They have the ideal location. The restaurant was clean and the service was fast. I'm just a little bit confused about what their goal is here. If the goal is just to have to go orders of pizza, why not have a smaller restaurant and have somebody run pizzas. If that's all the focus is going to be, it seems to me it would be much more cost-effective. Their Facebook page shows them to be Milanos Pizza Inc. I could have increased my ticket very easy with a little bit more variety on the menu. I wonder how many people have left there feeling the same way?
I would like to hear from some of the customers who have eaten here. Preferably not just about the pizza. Have you had pasta here? How was it? I saw a buffet set up as we were leaving. Do they have a promotion for a buffet on a special evening during the week? I didn't notice anything promoting it.
Let's hear about your experience.