This one stays on our list
First time here; would definitely return. I had the red snapper special -- outstanding. My spouse is a pasta lover, so he enjoyed being able to get half portions for his entre. His spicy cavatelli was a winner; the lobster ravioli was just OK -- he wouldn't necessarily have it again. Crab stuffed artichoke appetizer was a great way to start. Service was confident and not overbearing -- just the way we like it -- atmosphere was classy comfort.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband and I enjoyed a
My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful anniversary dinner. Our server was delighttful and very attentive. My osso bucco, served over parmesean rissoto was fabulous. My husband had the lobster ravioli and loved. This is a definate go back to.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
My "test" of an Italian restaurant is the cannelloni. Michaelangelo's was "melt in the mouth." It definitely was one of the best I have had. I will go back to the restaurant on my next trip to Cleveland.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Thank you for a wonderful
Thank you for a wonderful meal! Our waitress was so helpful. Several in our party had food allergies and she was knowledgeable and accommodating ! Thank you!
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband and I dined at Michelangelo's for his 40th birthday. It was our first visit, but will not be our last. Everyone from the valet parking attendant, to the hostess, to the wait staff, greeted us with friendly smiles and were attentive to our needs without hovering. The food was delicious, popping with soulful flavors, and beautifully presented. Although on the pricey side, we both felt it was worth every cent for a wonderful experience on our special occasion. The location is wonderful, too, in charming Little Italy and right around the corner from Severance Hall and so many of Cleveland's other cultural gems.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
First Time Diner
Wonderful first experience. The food was outstanding and the romantic, yet energetic environment was perfect for a date night. We will definitely be back!
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Took my boyfriebd here for dinner, the reservation was not available right away , we had to wait approx 15 minutes and then ended up sitting somewhere other than waiting longer. However the service was great and the good was delicious! The wine list was great! We would def go back! Loved the fireplace!
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a wonderful meal. I got to taste most of them. The deck was a bit loud from the trains and helicopters, but it's all part of the neighborhood, isn't it? A glass of house pinot noir was very pleasant. Our waitress was efficient and charming. Thank you!
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Simply outstanding. Veal,
Simply outstanding. Veal, lamb rack, risotto were all delicious. Carpaciao of salmon, beet salad could not have been better. Panna cotta not so good.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
6 of us went to Michaelangelo's
6 of us went to Michaelangelo's after my daughter's graduation. It was our fist time visiting this restaurant. Food was great and service was wonderful. We would definitely go back!
5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our server Sarah was outstanding
Our server Sarah was outstanding and the ravioli was great.. the steak was also very good ...
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of Little Italy's best
The food was excellent with an extensive menu, the staff extremely attentive, lovely atmosphere. Although we didn't use the lounge - it looked ultra comfortable.
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food & Service was outstanding
Food & service was outstanding manager was attentive the waitress was good but could of been a little more friendly. If back in Cleveland would ABSOULTLY go again can't recommend again
6/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best restaurant in Cleveland
I have eaten at many places all over Ohio from Independence, to Medina, to Vermillion, to downtown Cleveland, and this by far was the best restaurant I have ever been too. Our waitress was very patience with us, and although we asked about a million questions she was able to direct us to excellent choices. It is a little on the pricey side, but I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a good meal. The restaurant even has half orders for those who do not eat a lot.
6/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
We enjoyed our recent visit to Michaelangelo's- the service was terrific and the food is always a WOW!! We ordered several starters including eggplant, calamari, caprese and saccheti pasta to share. (there were four of us) and enjoyed each and every one!! It was a big night for veal in that three of us ordered the osso bucco served with risotto. Fabulous and equally as fabulous the next day - more than enough for two meals. For desert we shared tiramisu and a layered crème and ganache napoleon. We always enjoy our dining experience here and look forward to our return visit.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is the best pasta in Little Italy, cooked perfectly and served beautifully, in a lovely setting. We have been here several times, and the pacing of the meal is always perfect, service attentive without being intrusive. The background music is lovely, and subdued enough that you can actually carry on a conversation, a rarity nowadays. But the star is the food; the chef is to be commended for dishes that are different and inventive while remaining delicious and enjoyable.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I brought our daughter to Michaelangelo's Saturday night to celebrate her 21st birthday. The valet parking was quick and very reasonable. Our table was ready upon arrival. We were greeted by a very professional and friendly staff. The staff was attentive during our entire visit, refilling water and bread repeatedly. The waiter was exceptional and very helpful when we asked questions. The food was amazing! Absolutely delicious. They brought my daughter's dessert out with a lit candle on top. Perfect ending to a great meal. I highly recommend this restaurant. Be sure to make reservations in advance.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
I loved everything on the menu! Loved the stuffed pepper appetizer. The grilled green tomato mozzarella salad was to die for, so was the parpadelle bolongnese, the filet with truffle mashed potatoes. My husband had the seafood pasta special and it was full of delicious scallops and shrimp in a light sauce. Sooooooo delicious. Our server was top knotch, very professional as well as personal. We love this restaurant and will be back again and again.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Guests from Canada
We enjoyed every minute of the evening from the food to the atmosphere to the neighborhood. The food was beautifully presented and delicious. Our waiter was efficient and knowledgeable helping us pair the appropriate wine with our meal. Two of us had the scallops and we enjoyed them not only for dinner but for lunch the next day! When we come back to Cleveland, we will be paying Michaelangelo's a return visit.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect for Special Occasion
The food selection and preparation were wonderful. Specials were great. Loved the ambiance. They were also able to accommodate a somewhat last mints addition to an already large group. Only small qualm: we waited at our table for about fifteen minutes without drinks before the rest of our party arrived. Otherwise, wonderful!!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Michaelangelo's consistently provides outstanding food and service at a moderate price. Their extensive menu offers a large variety of innovative dishes that never fail to delight the palate. Their extensive wine list includes high quality, sensibly priced wines from the U.S, France and, of course, Italy. They offer a superior selection of wines by the glass. Their bar area provides a delightful environment for the informal gathering of friends.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was an awesome restaurant.
This was an awesome restaurant. This will be our new go to Italian place when we are in Cleveland.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and service was incredible
The food and service was incredible. Definitely recommended.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had great service and the food was well presented and filled with flavor.
8/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Lots of healthful, tasty options
My friend and I enjoyed the service, the menu variety, the presentation, and the food was delicious. My friend had gnocchi and said it was perfect! She did need to ask them to warm the serving bowl and food a bit as it arrived ready to cool too fast and she prefers very hot food (which I don't). I had mahi and found it to be tasty. We had a noisy party of six near us and the noise they generated led to our leaving earlier than we'd planed. That can happen anywhere, unfortunately, and most of the patrons were more aware of their own noise levels;-) I do highly recommend Michelangelo's!
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best restaurant in Cleveland
The locals and visitors agree this is the finest Italian restaurant in Cleveland. Michael, owner/chef, trained in Northern Italy and his food reflects the districts delicate blend of ingredients. We have eaten Italian cuisine all over the world and Michaelangelo's is among the very best of the best. Our first course was a 'martini' of grilled scallops, and lobster in cognac. We shared a pasta which was Saccehetti al Tartufo (ricotta and black truffles), with entrees of Veal Scalloppine with artichokes. Desserts were a wonderful version of Tiramisu and another of poached pears in a balsamic reduction finished with homemade gelato. You must make reservations.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was very good but portions
Food was very good but portions (at least for pasta & risotto dishes) are huge. They could reduce the portion size a little & perhaps the price.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is the second time we have dined and this will definitely be our restaurant of choice when we find ourselves back in Cleveland.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Retreat During the Feast
We had to attend the Feast celebration at Holy Rosary on Saturday and found this delicious restaurant nearby. What a lovely quiet dining experience; the food was simply delicious and elegant, the opposite of what was going on in the street during the Feast.. We loved it!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Italian Food
This was our first visit but it will not be our last! Both wine and food were excellent. The best Lobster Ravioli I've had anywhere, including the Washington DC area and Florida. Wonderful bread, a very nice Pinot Grigio and several interesting and tasty salad options. Can't wait to try other things next time.,
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very quiet and peaceful
Our food was served so quickly and it was delicious. I had the veal, and my boyfriend had the lobster lasagna. Perfecto! Mangia, mangia! We were early for our reservation and had the place to ourselves for a long while. But even with other diners there, it was quiet and peaceful. Very nice. We will return.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
North Beach Gem
We have been coming here since our first child was born in 1991. We ate there a couple tiimes a week for the fantastic Tortelini in Pink sauce and the amazing salad with Bay shrimp and proscuto and Melon. We were known by our name and treated fantastically. Well the menu has changed only slightly, but our 6 kids request eating there because of the quality of food and the Gummy Bear complimentary dessert plate. Wonderful italian atmosphere. Intimate restaurant with great food and an enthusiastic staff,
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
the staff was excellent and the food was exceptional. One of e best meals we have had in Cleveland.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Michaelangelo's does a terrific job of creating a great dining experience. Knowledgable, unfawning servers, good wine list, excellent cocktails and thoughtfully created and well executed menu items make for a lovely night out.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our server was absolutely
Our server was absolutely delightful and knowledgeable, and added thoughtful touches to celebrate our family special occasion dinner. Service was timely and our needs were monitored and accommodated. Michaelangelo's, while elegant, was not at all stuffy. They offer numerous menu selections, portions were generous, and our seafood and pasta choices were fresh and delicious. Suggested wines were spot-on. We have found our new favorite Italian restaurant!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to experience new menu
Hidden on Murray Hill Road in Little Italy, a fabulous place to dine with great wine list. Service and food was outstanding.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Tasty Food
The food was excellent three years ago when I first ate at this restaurant, and it is still as tasty now as it was then. I felt very comfortable eating all by myself. The waitresses were very kind. I will not wait another three years to go back. I will go back for a special they will have for Autumn, a pasta with artichoke dish!
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Expensive but excellent
I went here for an anniversary dinner with my girlfriend. The atmosphere was very romantic and the food was delectable. The service was less than ideal but mainly because a shift change occurred when we arrived. Although the restaurant provided a lovely dinner experience, the bill proved to be quite high.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic and authentic
Michaelangelo's was a fabulous lunch spot for a business lunch, but I can't wait to take family and friends to enjoy their fabulous Itialian cuisine. I thought I was eating my Italian grandmother's gnochi's! They were fabulous! Everything on the menu was mouthwatering.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Italian cuisine Bravo!
My first experience at Michaelangelo's was delightful. I arrived early to arrange takeout for my partner so sat at bar and had a cosmo with a few small plates while waiting. Lauren, the bartender was so very hospitable....saw to my needs immediately and suggested the specials of the evening. Her orchestration of the meal to follow was flawless. The food!! Molti bene! Salmon Carpaccio appetizer and a linguini with clams in white sauce followed for me. At home, we dined on the special of the evening which was scallops and tomato and olives and ohh the spices. Also a eggplant terrine was especially delicious. This will be just the first of many visits to come. A STANDOUT in Little Italy, Cleveland.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was a special dinner and we were not disappointed by any aspect of the restaurant. The manhattans were made to perfection. The menu offered a variety of dishes but not overwhelming. The small-necked clams were succulent. The two pasta dinners were rich in sauces and great tastes. The veal tortellini was my favorite, thick with flavor and enough veal sprinkled on the top to compliment the dish. Our creme brulee came with a candle which was very thoughtful. We will come back to try other dishes and would recommend Michaelangelo's to all our friends and families.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was excellent, atmosphere wonderful, service terrific. Pricey but worth it for a special occasion.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Whenever we are in level and
Whenever we are in level and we will be here for dinner or lunch
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Veal canolli and gnocchi were delicious. Wine delectable
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Warm-up for Cleveland Orchestra
Great place to enjoy dinner before Cleveland Orchestra performances...
Convenient valet parking too...
Great food and service...
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
I adore this place. Everything
I adore this place. Everything is always superb- the service, food, wine and atmosphere!! Many thanks to Michael, Jon and your staff!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Anniversary Spot
Our request for a corner table was honored, and champagne was brought over ("on the house") in honor of our anniversary.
Lots of good menu offerings, but the veal Osso bucco, chicken saltimboca and half plate of lobster ravioli won the bid. My husband raved about the veal, ("best I've ever had"), and the chicken was perfect. Portions were ample; I brought home half of my chicken.
I loved the white tablecloths, and noted that the men were all in collared shirts and jackets, which is a rarity in these days of casual dress. The wine list was extensive, and were received a good (not too expensive) recommendation on a bottle of a nice wine. Service was attentive without being overbearing. We had a lovely evening, and will surely return!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food, excellent service
This was our second time eating at Michaelangelo's. The food was again fabolous! Our server was so efficient and knowledgeable. She picked a perfect Pinot Nior for me and was kind enough to give us half orders of two of our favorite pastas. We dine out often and both my husband and I were very impressed with our female server. I wish I could remember her name to give a "shout out" Thank you !!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Exceeded expectations. Outstanding.
Exceeded expectations. Outstanding. Would not have known about this place but for open table. Glad I learned about it.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Stopped here on Saturday after
Stopped here on Saturday after a movie. I had the veal tortellini, my spouse had the lobster ravioli (nice touch, the half order). Everything was delicious and the restaurant service was good. We tried to get a drink in the bar, but couldn't get waited on. So after 15 minutes of trying to flag down the one bartender, we gave up and got seated.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM