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Its role as the place to see and be seen may have been diminished by the rise of The Source by Wolfgang Puck. But it seems that Café Milano hasn’t entirely lost the elite crowd. WaPo identifies Georgetown’s Italian-themed starfucker magnet as the likely setting of an alleged Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi Arabian ambassador: “Justice officials did not ID an eatery — and said there never was a specific restaurant. But they describe the suspect Mansour Arbabsiar allegedly talking with a DEA informant about bombing a restaurant Ambassador Adel al-Jubeir dines at regularly, and that he didn’t mind if bystanders died — including any U.S. senators in the vicinity. Whoa, sounds like Café Milano!” Owner Franco Nuschese tells the paper that, yes, al-Jubeir used to come in “all the time,” though not as much since he became ambassador.
Photo courtesy of Café Milano