Michaelangelo's
Michaelangelo's

Michaelangelo's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mangelos.com/
  • Phone: 2167210300x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Wine Bar: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Michael Annandono
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Please call for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dinning for 12 to 125.
  • Private Party Contact: Michael Annandono 2167210300x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cornell Road
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking available Friday and Saturday. Off-street parking lot also available.
A word from Michaelangelo's
Michaelangelo's offers exquisite Italian cuisine prepared by our award winning Executive Chef, Michael Annandono, served Italian style in our classic yet contemporary dinning room. Michaelangelo's is fine dining in a casual environment. Join us & enjoy the best that Cleveland has to offer in Italian Cuisine. See why the food critics are singing the praises of Michaelangelo's.
'Heavenly Fare in Little Italy' (The Cleveland Plain Dealer). '...this chic salon could be the genre's standard-bearer for smart, contemporary design... Pasta Perfect' (Cleveland Scene Magazine)
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Michaelangelo's reviews from OpenTable diners
88 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (55)fit for foodies (51)romantic (46)neighborhood gem (40)notable wine list (34)good for groups (20)great for outdoor dining (11)vibrant bar scene (10)hot spot (9)great for lunch (8)late-night find (4)kid-friendly (3)great for brunch (2)scenic view (2)Show More
  • One of the Best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    It's simply one of the best restaurants in the city.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice
    Duke
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Our meal was quite good. We enjoyed the calamari and escargot appetizers; both were excellent. After a considerable wait (okay, it was a Saturday night and the place was busy, but, still, 15 minutes between the end of the appetizers and dropping our main meal?) we enjoyed the scallops and shrimp with pasta and the ossobucco. Both were well prepared and delicious. The serve was attentive. The restaurant can get noisy when crowded. I would go back again anytime.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Restaurant
    Anniv4us
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Our favorite restaurant. Will celebrate our anniversary here from now on.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A perfect night
    Bubby
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Every time we come to Cleveland, we never miss the opportunity to dine at this restaurant. It is awesome!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Patsy
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We had a wonderful experience. Great food, wine, ambience and service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steakfreak
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Food was delicious. Service was great. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special dining experience
    HelloMit
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Classically lovely place, great food, prepared and presented magnificently. My favorite Cleveland restaurant right now.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary Dinner
    Sweeney
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I decided to make a reservationbased on a referral from a friend.my wife and I were very glad we did.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BondQueenVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Generally a very good meal. My hsuband ordered the fish special and was disappointed that the special fish was not available. They substituted tilapia (with his consent). Although advertised as a white wine sauce with capers and garlic, the dish came with a heavy red sauce that drowned out the fish. My rack of lamb was very good, as was the risotto cake that was served with it. Salads (arugula with parmesan and a beet salad) were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    Calzi
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Best martini I ever had- amalfi? Was the name. Best gnoochis also! Worth the drive from suburbs 1 hr away!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upscale Italian
    Livingood
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We dined at Michaelangelo's on our 40th wedding anniversary and had a wonderful time. The food was superb, drinks generous, and service perfect. It's a great place for a special occasion. We plan to return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hits and misses
    mmcdVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Food quality ranged from 4 to 3 star great gnocchi and bread unamazing perline and out of whole wheat pasta. Main issue was well intended but inexperienced waitress who did not know the menu well, mid characterized the specials and was very inefficient. It took 90 min for pasta course to arrive. We may try again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, dirty wall
    abcdefVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    My wife and I recently went out to Michealangelo's for a night out. We ordered wine, shared the eggplant appetizer and a spinach salad. Dinner was gnocchi for me and my wife had a ricotta pasta. All was expertly prepared and satisfying. The only problem encountered was concerning the cleanliness of the restaurant. Being seated at a table for two next to the wall had us looking at a dirty stained wall which someone needs to clean, makes me wonder how clean the kitchen is. Based on that, would not return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The Osso bucco was dry and tough in spots. A $35.00 entre should be outstanding. The eggplant terrine appetizer was just an average eggplant parmesan.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Questionable
    Questionable
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We enjoyed our dinners. My wife and her sister have the same birthday so Michaelangelo's was the choice. My sister-in-law previously dined there she said it was good. We ordered specials for the evening. Sole stuffed w/ crab, poorly seasoned, bland, Scallops w/ fettuchini, the best of all. Red meat sauce w/ pasta, mediocre . The best was my miscalculation on a bottle of wine. $100 that was great yet I did not anticipate that price per the wine list. I would recommend this restaurant cautiously, I had concerns regarding the overall experience.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a great place to eat
    hitech
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We were celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary and had invited ten members of our wedding party to join us. Everyone raved about the food, the wine list was rich and met all expectations and the service for a large group was excellent. Once we crossed under the bridge and into Little Italy, two people commented that it felt like we were on vacation - with all the lights, the quaint places to eat, the inviting atmosphere. Then pulling into Michaelangelo's we saw the beautiful brick building, were met immediatley by the valet and the experience went perfectly from there. Highly recommend this gem to everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Evening!!
    Chellhall
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    This was the best Italian food I've had in a long time. The wait staff was awesome. I can't remember her name, but she really was knowledgeable. My husband and I took her up on her suggestions, and we weren't disappointed. The food was just amazing!!! Can't say enough good things about this place!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Always have a great experience when dining at Michaelangelo's. The food is fantastic, great wine list and the ambiance is perfect! We have brought several couples with us and all have really enjoyed the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upscale Italian
    Jack
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Elegant, upscale Italian dinning in University Circle! Great food, super service! Always consistently good
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great wine list
    Mike
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Food was just ok. West siders can have equal quality at Stinos or Bruno's. But going to the hill is cool.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CandyCaneLamb
    CandyCaneLamb
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    So I ordered the rack of lamb, which tasted like a candy cane with candy cane sugar. I bit one, gave my husband a bite of one, and my son a bite of one. My server asked if I liked the lamb, and I told her it was way, way too sweet and didn't have any lamb taste at all, and it was clearly overcooked. There was no pink at all. She shrugged, asked if I wanted to take it and the overcooked risotto home, I said no. She took it away, never apologized, got a manager, and charged me for it. Our bill was almost 200$ so it's not like I was looking for a free meal with my 70$ wine. My husband and son loved their food, but I don't go back to places with bad service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing
    Chicagofoodie
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    We were looking forward to our first dining experience at Michaelangelo's. We had gotten rave reviews from a friend who has given them lots of business. The menu is impressive and sounds delicious. Presentation was nice, flavors well blended and appealing. BUT, it was as if everything had been prepared well in advance and had become dried out and overcooked. One of us had the steak special and gave it rare reviews. It was apparent that our server was having a bad night and wanted to be anywhere but there serving us. Her assistants were lovely and seemed to be overcompensating for her attitude.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • TDennisJ
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    This was our second time at Michaelangelo's and will always be at the top of our dining list whenever we visit Cleveland. Food is excellent, particularly the salmon on risotto, which we split as an entree which was perfect. Some of the entrees are on the large size. I could make a meal out of the fresh bread served with dinner. Excellent wine list, ambience, and very friendly staff. Noise level was minimal, as well, a must for my wife and I. You will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Favorite Spot
    markko
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Michaelangelos is a gem. The food is always first rate, the service impeccable. It manages to be both relaxed and upscale at the same time. The specials are usually quite special, often with local herbs and other treats. Recommended as one of Cleveland's absolute bests.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of top 5 in Cleveland
    Billy
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The Best northern Italian in Cleveland. The staff is fantastic. The Chef and owner Michael has put together a Gem!! Assistant manager, John wants and does make your diner a very special event.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 2nd visit - love this place
    Wanni
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    This time was a birthday event.. and the 2nd time was just as wonderful as the first. Becoming a favorite
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Happy
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Great food in an environment that was great for social intergration. Service was beyond excellent. Would encourage others to venture to Little Italy to experience this treasure.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Find in Little Italy of Cleve
    InfrequentDiner
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The table was more than ready when we arrived. Unfortunately the view (only view) was that of the parking lot. The service was only a good. The bread service was only one piece of bread and nobody asked us if wanted more. The food was excellent, however, for just pasta dishes, the portions were a bit small. Overall, it was an excellent dining experience, but could be improved.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • CarlVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Food was pricey. One person had veal and needed a knife to cut it. One person had osso bucco which did not fall off the bone.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food
    vhinpghVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    We had a fabulous dinner with wonderful service. The seafood pasta and lobster ravioli were the best I have had. For dessert we had an amazing chocolate peanut butter napoleon. We also had a crème brule that was tasty but did not have enough crunchiness on top. Would definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    Jason
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our anniversary there, recently. The food was fantastic. Stuffed chicken breast and vegetable ravioli arrived at our table hot and looking delectable. Wine choices were extensive and our choosing did not disappoint. Emily our server was attentive and sweet. We will undoubtedly return many times!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Should be better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    This is a small restaurant that tries to be quite high end. The prices are high end but the food and service don't quite make it. The menu is large for a small restaurant. I don't think they can do it justice on this scale. The wine list is very good. The night we were there there was just one server for all the tables. At times she seemed a bit harried and the service suffered.
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  • Great Food
    Anthony
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We had the duck which was excellent and the scampi-stuffed ravioli which were outstanding. The service was a little slow and impersonal. We will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DISAPPOINTED
    arnieVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    WE HAVE HAD MANY MEMORABLE MEALS AT MICHAELANGELOS AND DECIDED TO CELEBRATE OUR 50TH ANNIVERSARY AT THE RESTAURANT WITH OUR SON AND HIS FAMILY. MY WIFE'S RACK OF LAMB WAS, TO SAY THE LEAST, VERY WELL DONE. I HAD TO REMIND OUR SERVER FOR A LARGE SPOON TO EAT MY PASTA DISH WITH AND HAD TO ASK FOR PARMESIAN CHEESE WITH MY DISH- THESE ARE OFFERED IN THE LEAST SPAGHETTI JOINTS WITHOUT ASKING. TO BE FAIR, SEVERAL OF OUR FRIENDS WERE AT THE RESTAURANT THE SAME NIGHT AND RAVED ABOUT THE FOOD ESPECIALLY THE RACK OF LAMB.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The best restaurant we've been to in a very long time. Highly recommended. The menu is so good, you want to come back to try more options.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A night to Remember
    Bubby
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    This is approximately the sixth time that my wife and I have dined at Michaelangelos and we have never had any negative feelings about this restaurant. It is undoubtably one of the premier restaurants in Cleveland. We come to Cleveland every 3 months to be checked at the Cleveland Clinic and this establishment is our favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good all around
    reelchip
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We enjoyed the restaurant. All the dishes were good including the salads. It was a little expensive for the non pasta entrees. They have white table cloths which is nice, but they were stained and had crumbs on them which isn't
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • At least the food was excellent
    HavinFun
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    While the place was not busy, it took a very long time to have our meal. The food was outstanding while the service was inattentive and slow.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great first visit
    CarolM
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We will be back. Food ans service was excellent. Very diverse and interesting menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 49 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 620 reviews are from the Michaelangelo's reviews archive.
  • Dr
    Gary
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Frequent often...always wonderful...wonderful wines
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate