Spend the toll $ on a pasta appetizer. We were completely satisfied with the food and portions. When you leave wanting to know how to make your version of a dish better, that says sonething.
Extremely pleased and will be back often.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great to impress visitors
We had important out of town visitors that were on a whirlwind tour of the Northeast. They thoroughly enjoyed the home style touches, excellent food and wonderful atmosphere of Il Michaelangelo Ristorante. One of the visitors mentioned that on his next time back to visit with us, he will bring his wife to have her enjoy the experience he had dining at this wonderful restaurant. We wholeheartedly recommend this spot when you seek to impress.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place for Italian food
We were here with a party of four on a slow mid-week evening, but had a great meal. Service and food were excellent from the tender and crispy calamari to the freshest cannoli any of us ever had. It's set in an older building and the decor is old-school, but perfectly nice.
Another winner: They have two wine lists - an extensive standard one and a separate shorter list of high-value selections for under $25 selected by the owner. We had a Montepulciano that was just terrific for that price.
This was our second visit. We liked it the first time and it didn't disappoint this time. We will be back again.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I returned fro a Tuesday night dinner to celberate her birthday. We were bery pleased with the quality of the food and the freshness of the fish. She is a fish coinesseur and has only fish wherever we go. The Sea Bass was excellent.
I like to have vel whenever we go to an Itallian restaurant and found the veal tender and the floavor of the savuce was excellen as well.
I will return for a third visit.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Celebrate in style
Always enjoyed this restaurant. When looking to have nice birthday dinner this was an easy choice. Service is nice, without the rushed feeling of some places. Multi-servers took care of your every need. Drinks were good and we loved the appetizers. Main courses were all well prepared but there was something about the seafood pasta special that made it a bit too strong tasting. Other dishes were good but we weren't blown away like we have been in the past. Desserts are homemade and wonderful. We all were naughty and order one. The owners came by a couple of times to check on things and have a chat. They bought us after dinner drinks in honor of my birthday. There was a gentleman playing the piano and the volume was just right. Great night.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Food & Service
Overall we really enjoyed Il Michelangelo. The food was delicious and the wait staff was very friendly. Highly recommend!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
such a special night
My boyfriend and I recently dined here for his birthday. I had made the reservation via open table and put a special note that I would like a table with a nice view and that it was his birthday. I wasn't sure they would read the comments I made, but to my surprise the hostess say us a a lovely private table with a nice view and without me even asking the staff came and sang to my boyfriend when we ordered dessert. It was fantastic.
The food was delicious (fried calamari melts in your mouth), wine list was very reasonable, both of our main dishes were amazing and dessert was a nice end to the meal.
I have since suggested this place to several people in the area.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Special anniversary dinner
Il Michelangelo is the perfect place for a special occasion dinner. The atmosphere is very elegant and romantic. The service is very attentive without being obtrusive. The food is delicious, perfectly portioned and reasonably priced. We will definitely return and bring friends.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food, Average Service
My Aunt and Uncle, who have been around, said that the sauce was the best that they ever had. They had Chicken Parmigiana and I tasted the chicken, and it was very tasty, tender; not overdone. The service was average. The wine was ordered but took a while for it to arrive at the table.
Would I recommend this establishment: Definitely!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was delicious!
Il Michelangelo is located in a house not far from Route 46. There is plenty of parking in the back and side. We visited on a quiet Tuesday evening. Service was helpful but unobtrusive. Our waiter recommended a delicious Pinot Noir. Bread was served with a fabulous tomato spread. Minestrone was so fresh and tasty. Chicken Michelangelo had the most lovely favor. Numerous choices of pasta, chicken, fish on the menu plus a list of specials. I will definitely visit again. Loved the pictures in the foyer of the proprietor and celebrities...real celebrities like Michael Jackson and Sophia Loren. If I lived in Boonton, I would be a regular!
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
like dinner at a friend's
Having dinner at Il Michaelangelo is like having dinner at a friend's house. A friend who is an excellent cook !!! The atmosphere is friendly and comfortable, the wait staff is socialble, professional and accomodating and the food is excellent. Il Michaelangelo has become our favorite restaurant.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our second time dining here confirmed that this is a great place for fine dining. Service was leisurely, but professional. Noise level was moderate enough to allow normal conveersation. Food was excellent (appetizers of baked artichoke and Sicilain rice balls. Our group had 2 veal dishes (super tender and sauces were delicious). We also had 2 pastas dishes: very tasty special of seafood in a light cream sauce over fusilli, and a world class bolognese over fettucine. Topped off with a delecious lemoncello ice cream truffle and a very light Italian Cheese Cake.
Take time to talk to the gracious owner, Dominic who has a very interesting background, as demonstrated by the many photos he displays of himself witha variety top name celebrities.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our first time at this restaurant. It was the night before Thanksgiving and bad weather, so we basically had the restaurant to ourselves. Service was very good and the food was delicious. It was all cheery and decorated for the holidays. We will definitely return again.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Make it a point to eat here!
Everything from sitting to leaving was first class. Food, service, atmosphere and staff were all wonderful. Great place for that special dinner or anytime. You must eat here!
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service was slow! Probably because we were having a bad snowstorm at the time. There were only two servers and one cook.
I feel their rating would be higher under normal conditions.
12/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
The staff was very friendly
The staff was very friendly and attentive. The food is classic Italian and was very fresh. The Veal Saltimbocca was tender and the sauce did not overpower the meal.
12/15/2013 4:00:00 PM