Cafe Michelangelo
Cafe Michelangelo

Cafe Michelangelo

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cafemichelangelo.com/index.asp
  • Phone: 2156982233
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday:11:00am - 3:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 1:00am; Sunday: 2:00pm - 1:00am;
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Italian, Pizzeria
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Cafe Michelangelo offers banquet style or buffet options for catering. Please ask about our on-site and off-site catering options and menus.
  • Private Party Facilities: Cafe Michelangelo offers a variety of private dining options, with both indoor, outdoor, and patio seating options available. We have held private parties ranging from small weddings to showers and birthday parties. Please call with any questions or for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Giuliano Verrecchia 2679342560
  • Entertainment: Cafe Michelangelo offers a variety of events and entertainment. From our annual wine festival, to our Brunch with Santa we provide our guests with a variety of monthly activities. We also provide live music throughout the week, with a seasonal dance area, as well as bar specials and activities. Please see our calendar of events for more detailed information regarding our weekly and monthly events and entertainment.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Byberry
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We are located in a small shopping center with a private lot. We also have the capability of opening up additional private parking as needed.
A word from Cafe Michelangelo
Cafe Michelangelo is a full service bar and restaurant that was started by two Italian brothers, Angelo and Michael Di Sandro, who had the desire to bring a love of their food and culture to America. In 1992, they opened Cafe Michelangelo in order to do just that. Tucked away in a corner of northeast Philadelphia, Cafe Michelangelo expands into a European style hideaway. From the fully imported Italian brick oven and cafe bar, to the extensive outdoor seating shaded by grape vines, and including two outdoor bocce courts, Cafe Michelangelo brings you right to the hills of Italy. The expansive size of the restaurant also provides the opportunity to accommodate a variety of events including live bands, dancing, reunions, and private parties.
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Cafe Michelangelo reviews from OpenTable diners
7 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (6)great for outdoor dining (4)hot spot (3)good for groups (3)great for lunch (2)late-night find (2)scenic view (2)special occasion (1)vibrant bar scene (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Our Fursy
    Tillieroots
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Cafe Michelangelo is always the first choice for our group of friends to celebrate our birthdays. We love the spinach salad, the pizzas and the sangria! Our waiter was especially attentive this visit. Even though it's in our neighborhood, we feel like each visit is a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent & Dependable
    AdventurousDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Cafe Michelangelo serves consistently good food in a comfortable, casual atmosphere at a reasonable price. Its pizza ripiena cannot be beat!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kicnbac
    KICNBACVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Our server JUSTINO was one of the best we ever had!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AWESOME
    KICNBACVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Our server Diana was Awesome !!!! She made sure our experience was a great one !!! From cocktails to appetizers to entrees flowed perfectly !!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unbeliveable !!!!!!!!!
    KICNBACVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    When you arrive at the restaurant it looks like a typical shopping center restaurant until you enter and that is when you become amazed with any type of seating that you prefer indoor and outdoor. Also for you Bocci Players there are two bocci courts, live music almost every Sunday. It Certainly Is A Neighborhood Gem !!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 2 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.5
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3
    • Service3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 24 reviews are from the Cafe Michelangelo reviews archive.
  • time2eatout
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I brought a friend here for her birthday. I was so embarrassed by how horrible the experience was...I have no idea how this place has gotten decent reviews online. Besides the mediocre (at best) food, the service was THE WORST I'VE EVER EXPERIENCED in my life. We had to request numerous times to place our over, for refills on our drinks, for a box for her leftovers, etc. Our waitress would disappear for at least 20 minutes at a time - not an exaggeration. The only redeeming factor was the outside patio was delightful.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    jat20
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Food was delicious. Small portions for the price, but very tastey. Service was amazing!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PRESENTATION
    Shelly715
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    The food and the I had the mussels fresh in garlic great the mussels where very big but tender well prepared my guest had the crab cake great portion tasted great I would recommend it for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Prices & Portions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Out of all the NE Philly Itatlian restaurants, this has to be one of the best. Everything was really good, nothing was too garlicky, too salty, or too buttery which is rare for some Italian places. If anything, a pinch of salt would have made everything perfect but otherwise everything tasted fresh and delicious.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Their pizza is worth a drive
    AdventurousDinerVIP
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    I live across the street from a pizzeria, but drive half an hour for Cafe Michelangelo's pizza. Another fantastic meal!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Could have been better
    Dissatisfied
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    The pasta was pretty bland. Nothing to write home about. I took one of my newly appointed and hired managers there. I much preferred him to have a taste of Philadelphia that danced on his pallet but it more so dragged over my taste buds.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Eight of us went to Michelangelo's to celebrate my husband's birthday. When we walked into the atrium area where our table was set up, we were greeted by the beautiful sounds of a female singer/keyboard player. Later, since it was St. Patrick's Day weekend, we were further entertained by some Irish Dancers and accompanying music. All eight of us really enjoyed our food - and we ordered a great variety of food. I'd say it was a very lovely experience all around, and we're all looking forward to going back there in the warmer weather when we can experience the outdoor dining.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not bad, but better as a pizza spot
    NovaNation
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    kind of thought it would be more of a fine dining spot. Good food, but better suited for kids and lunch. Wine was reasonable and a pretty good selection.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hidden Beauty
    mcannon66
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Who would have known the whole experience of this restaurant from the street view of a strip mall? But it is more then that as Michelangelo's makes the most of their surrounding land with an outside bar and dinning area with live music which set a great mood for valentine's day. The weather had been snowing the prior weeks so the full outside experience was not available. From what we could tell, the outside vineyard like hang out only added to the mystique of the NE Philly gem. My fiance and I shared a dinner for 2 of lobster, steak and pasta. The lobster was stuffed with flavor and the steak melted in my mouth. We plan on going back in the summer when the outside is open and plan to take part in some of the brick oven pizza.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cafe Michelangelo makes the
    AdventurousDinerVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    Cafe Michelangelo makes the best pizza and that's what brings me back again and again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great choice in the GNE
    DirtDog
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    My wife and I chose Cafe Michelangelos based on the wide variety of pasta dishes for my picky wife and the easily accessible location in the Northeast. She had the penne vodka and shocked me by wanting to take home the leftovers. I had some fish that hit the spot. We will definitely go back and look forward to sitting outside in the laid back outdoor area near the bar.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 5 star service
    Miki
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    As soon as we steeped across the threshold my husband and I were treated as though we were the only diners that evening. The wait staff as extremely attentive; Coupled with the food presentation and wonderful taste AND GREAT SERVICE, we truly enjoyed out experience. Highly recommend this establishment. We usually travel out of the area to eat authentic Italian food. It seems we can now save gas money!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This restaurant was good for
    XxxxVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2013
    This restaurant was good for a moderately priced restaurant. The portions were generous and the food was tasty. The server (who I believe was the owner or manager) could have had a little more personality. He had no expression at all as he served.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was OK
    adshansel
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    Sauce was not great and portions were small. Service was terrible, slow, wrong drinks brought out and I saw lots of wrong food come out to other tables and had to be sent back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ok, Add ons not worth extra price
    LTRreview
    Dined on 8/25/2013
    We dined here for our anniversary and the restaurant came recommended from a friend. The Caesar salad was excellent w/chicken added. Didn't care for the house dressing on my salad, but waitress never came back to the table so that I could let her know. Added Shrimp to pasta w/ Vodka sauce, but the shrimp was extremely overcooked and tough. Vodka sauce good. The meatball added to my 5 yr old's $7 of plain spaghetti w/butter was not edible. I thought she was just being picky, but upon tasting the meatball it had a very off taste and I could not eat it either. Wish we had not bothered with adding on these extras as they added up to become a very overpriced meal for 2 adults & 2 kids. It was $80+ & we had no alcoholic beverages. Waitress Nice!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cafe Michelangelo always makes
    AdventurousDinerVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2013
    Cafe Michelangelo always makes great pizza, but the pizza ripiena was particularly good this time. For casual dining, this is one of my absolute favorite restaurants.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cafe Michelangelo creates
    AdventurousDinerVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2013
    Cafe Michelangelo creates consistently outstanding food in a casual setting. Its reliable nature makes me return again and again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very comfortable atmosphere
    NeonLeon
    Dined on 6/7/2013
    Each member of my party of 6 found just what we wanted from the extensive menu selection. The waitress was very knowledgeable about the menu and her recommendations were spot on. The desserts were excellent. This restaurant has many rooms. The room we were in was comfortable, but not special. BTW: No one in my party had pizza but I could see it being hand tossed and plan to go back & try it. It was thin crust & looked very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • the good was awesome.
    Mikewiremann
    Dined on 5/19/2013
    But the server hardly spoke English....I think he was Russian..not that it was horrible service just like to communicate with the person we are ordering our food from
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • totally terrific waitress Natalya
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    Really great food very moderately priced, outstanding service...we took clients and they really had a great timetoo.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best Pizza in the North East
    bsiravo1
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    My husband and I get the white pizza with spinach all the time! The pizza is the best here. Service was vert attentive for a busy saturday night. My only complain for the evening is that we booked the resrvation on this site and when we got there they said they didnt know about our reservation (I guess they dont check this site???) So we had to wait about 15 minutes but besides that the food is great! All 4 of us enjoyed our meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Skip the Chains and Come Here!
    AdventurousDinerVIP
    Dined on 3/13/2013
    Cafe Michelangelo has a nice family feel to it. It's not a place for a pretentious gourmand, but rather where to go when you want consistently well prepared standard dishes served in a comfortable atmosphere at a reasonable price. Their pizza, particularly their pizza ripiena, is superb, and they always start off each meal with a complimentary bruschetta that is delicious. You can even get real gelatto (not ice cream) for dessert. I also appreciate the half carafes of house wine on the menu which make the perfect accompaniment when dining with a friend. In short, skip the chain restaurants and come here.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Neighborhood Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Was not very inpressed when we walked in because we came in the wrong door, we entered the Pizza side of the Restaurant. Once the Matre D took us into the dining room I was very happy, no waiting sat us right at our table. The waiter was average, could have known the menu better and the wine selection, also did not give us extra napkins ( which I asked him for ) But thanks to the nephew Juliano, who came over to me to ckeck if all was OK and got me a spoon so I could eat my pasta, our experience was great. Would surly go back again
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was good, and the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/5/2013
    The food was good, and the portions were large. The host was also very welcoming. My wife and I were glad to find another reasonabley priced Italian restaurant not too far from where we live.
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    • Noise LevelModerate