Michelangelo
Michelangelo

Michelangelo

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.michelangelotucson.com/
  • Phone: 5202975775
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Offering family style catering options for delivery or pick up.
  • Private Party Facilities: Michelangelo has two private dining room facilities one that can accommodate 28 people and the other up to 45 people. Also the entire restaurant is available for private parties on Sundays with a minimum of 100 people and maximum of 200.
  • Private Party Contact: Giuseppe 5202975775

Getting there

  • Cross Street: West of Oracle Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Michelangelo
Enjoy outstanding Italian cuisine that will transport you to the Old Country. Michelangelo offers wonderful dishes, including our unforgettable pescatore.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Michelangelo reviews from OpenTable diners
39 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (19)good for groups (18)neighborhood gem (18)romantic (17)great for outdoor dining (14)great for lunch (9)fit for foodies (8)great for brunch (3)scenic view (3)hot spot (3)notable wine list (3)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Good food
    LuvDeliciousFood
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    My husband and I have eaten here several times, The food and service has always been good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family Run Italian
    FlaYankee
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    This is a very good family run classic style Italian restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Michelangelo's is a great
    BAppleb1
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Michelangelo's is a great restaurant, and the Ali family, run it with perfection. We've had a number of lunches, dinners, and parties at the restaurant and it's always wondeful. I highly recommend Michelangelo's, and if you plan to go on a Friday or Saturday night, I strongly suggest making a reservation; most restaurants don't make reservations for parties smaller than six, but they make them for everyone, which is a major plus. KUDOS!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    That is the one thing I remember. The food was good, but not amazing. Service was soooo slow. It took two hours to complete a three course meal. Actually, that long to be served three courses.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed
    RonaldWeesly
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The food just wasn't worth it. We went on valentines day. Spent 100+ dollars. The bread was good, but the food just wasn't. The appetizers were nothing special. My girlfriend has the frito misto and basically it was just greasy fries fish, their was like a small splash of pesto sauce but not nearly enough for more than one peice of shrimp. The entrees were nothing special, you could get just as good quality food from Olive Garden, probably better. The wine was good. Overall I was disappointed eating here, I remember going here as a kid and the food was excellent. It has gone way down hill.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • J & J
    outtodinner
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    lovely valentine's day dinner! Our first time to the restaurant & it was the Valentine's Day special. The food, the service, and the ambience was lovely. There was no rush to finish although the restaurant was very busy, Good choice the Michelangelo (house) wine is economical and delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine's Day Gem
    Cotton
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    They did a fantastic job on a holiday which so often becomes quick food and/or no service. We will return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentines Day
    Brenda
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We had a very nice time. The place was very crowded but we were seated immediately, The staff was attentive and very courteous. Drinks were yummy. The main course took a while to arrive due to the evening being so busy, but everything was delicious. We would definitely recommend it to other people as a place for dinner. We shall try it again when we are back here visiting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch Bunch
    DoctorSparky
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    Our group of seven thoroughly enjoyed our lunch at Michelangelo's. Yes, seven out of seven and not a single complaint - only praise! Some had pasta of the day,one chopped salad, several panini burgers, wine, beer, and desert. Two commented it was the best burger they'd ever had, and I must agree. Most of us had enough left for lunch the next day. Service was commendable, and the restaurant is very clean and quiet. Of the seven, only two had eaten here before; all said they'd definitively return. That's about the best testimonial any restaurant can receive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian restaurant
    Garfknuckle
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    The experience was very good overall. The food tasted great, and the atmosphere was that of fine-dining Italian restaurant. The price was reasonable for the food and experience. I would recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good But Not Great
    LuvItalianFood
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    We enjoyed the ambiance. Our waiter was competent, well trained. We were disappointed in the menu selections and the food. Where is the shrimp scampi! I ordered chicken parm.; it had very little cheese or sauce. The fettucini Alfredo was so-so. The salad was boring, the blue cheese dressing didn't have blue cheese or flavor. Olives tasted like they were out of a can. Bread was very tasty. My Bday guest ordered create your own pasta; he thought the lobster was wonderful. He agreed the Alfredo sauce lacked flavor. His dinner did not include a salad which is a negative. I thought the on tap beer list was limited. The cannoli was superb but overpriced. We were very disappointed in our experience and will unlikely return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very Nice
    OneXMarine
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    First time to this restaurant. Reservation was correct and we were seated promptly. Service was excellent as was the food. I've lived here 8 years and I've been missing a great place for dinner. We were stopped on the way out and asked how we found them and if everything was satisfactory. Put them in our GPS, we'll be back often.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, great atmosphere
    Bets123
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    This is a wonderful restaurant with great staff. We both enjoyed our meals and can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quite Nice But...
    smithy
    Dined on 1/13/2014
    The Service, the Ambience, the Noise Level and most of the food were all quite nice. I had the cannelloni, however, and was disappointed. The sauce was not tasty. It had the consistency of paste while the stuffing was rather bland. Instead of pasta, the filling was rolled into pancakes which did not add anything positive to the dish. My friend had the minestrone which she raved about and the eggplant with marinara sauce which also made a hit. I will come back and will be sure to order something with marinara sauce and nothing with a cream sauce.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was avery busy Friday night,
    JackM
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    It was avery busy Friday night, and we waited about 10 minutes for our table. Everyone's dinner (6 of us) was fine. I had Spaghettini Pomodoro, and it was excellent. The wine list is so-so. I had the house chianti and it was acceptable. The beer list is pretty good. Overall, we had a good experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • True Dining
    DeeeVIP
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    We were with another couple and wanted to do some catching up . We have been to this restaurant many times and knew this was the place to go for such an occasion. We were not rushed and it was like dinning in Italy. All four of us loved our meals.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ambience
    4teachers
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    Great ambience for catching up with old friends!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • not good.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Three tables for lunch in the whole place and they sent out cold food. So I had it sent back. I herd them slam the Microwave door, start it up and two minutes later the same food came back so hot I couldn't touch it and was total mush. I just sent it back and passed on lunch. My wife's meal was ok 2 of the three shrimp were edible. The third one was rubber. The food was what you'd expect in a cafeteria.
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  • Superb, as usual! Thanks for
    DeDe
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    Superb, as usual! Thanks for making every visit a special occasion!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dependable Italian
    nteeter
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    We have dined here on several occasions, and have never left disappointed. I was delighted with my meal: Eggplant Parmesan. The eggplant is baked without breading. The dish includes just the right amount of cheese along with the delicious marinara sauce. The bread is warm and fresh. The other 3 members of the party enjoyed their meals. The signature lasagna is served as two rolls of pasta. Plan to eat one roll and take the other home unless you have a huge appetite. The salmon entree was thoroughly enjoyed by the 4th member of our group.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good
    haldiane
    Dined on 12/16/2013
    This has been a favorite of ours for years now & it is living up to our expectations. Excellent menu, food prep, & service
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Only disappointment was being
    VinceK
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    Only disappointment was being out of oss bucco at 645pm. Paul, our waiter, did recommend a satisfactory substitute. And I/we must say Paul was a superb waiter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and pleasant environment
    Food4Me
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    I hosted a party for 15 one week and a smaller group of 6 the following week. The food was good, price very reasonable and they were very accommodating for sound and space. Service was excellent, wine selection was a good mix. I will come back again. These folks have been around for a while and consistently provide a good product for a good price.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A nice place to have a nice meal
    DanAder
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    Having dined here twice in the past 3 months I can recommend Michelangelo as a nice place for families and friends to enjoy a relaxed dining experience. The food, service, and environs are all very good, although not quite rising above average (and certainly not a fine dining experience.)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Party
    aldavis
    Dined on 12/4/2013
    6 of us had a birthday party for one man. The food was excellent, it was quiet for us, and the service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Miss the Old Michelangelo's Gone?
    Barb
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    We used to have Michelangelo's as our "go to" restaurant, but that changed several years ago, when their food declined as their prices increased. We heard that the place had done a turnaround and was much better, so gave it another chance. The food was worse then remembered and it was still pricey. My eggplant parmegian was barely breaded, hardly had any cheese, and had a dollop of marinara sauce on it--virtually thin slices of plain, baked eggplant and it was $15! With so many really great competing Italian restaurants in Tucson today, they'd better pick up the slack! Won't be going back!
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  • Good Neighborhood Italian Place
    Melody
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Great place to enjoy a quality meal right in my neighborhood! Good service, tasty food and convenient!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • just plain old good service
    MIKE
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    just plain old good service very attentive to the guests needs. My wife mentioned an allergy and that all she had to say food was cooked to her needs. Thanks
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Been here how long?
    Brits
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    We were a group of 4 with 2 visitors. We appreciated the broad menu and were all able to find something which interested each of us. Service was prompt and thorough. The waiter was quite knowledgable and bussers were on the ball. Pros- Wait staff. Wine selection. Menu variety. Cons - Not intimate.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Italian Eatery
    Keith520
    Dined on 11/4/2013
    I have been going to Michelangelo for years now. One of my favorite things about the restaurant is the ambiance, it's quiet, dimly lit and romantic. The food is delicious and the service is impeccable. It's nice that it's actually on the Northwest side of Tucson instead of central where most of the better restaurants are, which makes it conveniently located for those of us who live North of Ina road. I will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great menu
    pumpkinVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2013
    Everything on the menu sounded delicious. We ordered the cioppino for two and it was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Somewhat disappointed
    Lolo
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    After twenty years of enjoying fine dishes at this restaurant, their signature dish pescatore was a big disappointment for the first time. Some ingredients were not available for this dish, the broth was weak and the seafood was cool. Hopefully they will get back to their usual high standards by our next visit.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • new found fav
    Tucsonvaca3
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    This was our first time at Michelangelo. What a true delight. My wife had the traditional lasagna and I had the pork tenderloin special of the night. Having tasted her huge portion of lasagna I agreed it was one of the best ever. My tenderloin meal was simply delicious, I hated to see it end. It was so tender and had a thin, but very tasty filling that was fabulous, served with potatoes and brussel sprouts. We had a great bottle of wine (moderate price at $28) and the coffee to end the meal was fresh, first rate and hot. When the dessert tray was presented we were too full to indulge, but it looked as wonderful as the meal. We were sorry we had no room. Michelangelo will definitely be on the rotation next visit to the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We have been to Michelangelo's
    stwquilts
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    We have been to Michelangelo's a number of times and the food is always excellent and consistent. It is especially nice for our special occasions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time
    Rodimus
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    This is was my first visit here for me wife's birthday. The food and service were both excellent. I highly recommended this to anybkdy who has a special occasion or is simply a lover of fine dinning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I always forget about this place...
    SouthactorVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2013
    So I recently went to michelagelos after about 2 years. Everytime I am here I always enjoy myself. I always forget about that this place exists. Lol. However my friends and I went there and had some wonderful food. I had one of their lasagnas and beet salad ending with their chocolate cake. Everything was superb and our server Steve and the young girl bussed were both a delight. I will definately be back more often for sure!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't bother
    txazVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2013
    The Caesar salad was bagged lettuce complete with brown edges on the Romaine stems and a very dull dressing. Canned mushrooms in the Marsala sauce - really? The host/manager stayed in the bar watching TV all night - couldn't be bothered to even say good bye or thank you to the few diners that were there.
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  • Couldn't be better!
    jcb2
    Dined on 7/15/2013
    This restaurant is focused on pleasing it's customers! I made reservations for eight only an hour before desiring to be seated. The website reservation link was very easy to use. The staff put every effort into making our visit enjoyable. The food was outstanding. I'm from New Jersey where there are an abundance of good competing Italian restaurants. Michaelangelo is certainly one of the best I've patronized. I hope the folks in Tucson appreciate a place such as this having good Italian food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Server
    Mike
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    Jim, is an exceptional asset to this restaurant!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable Food and Atmosphere
    DesertPrincess
    Dined on 7/2/2013
    I have had difficulty in the past with dairy allergy and ordering food at this establishment. This was not the case Saturday evening or Tuesday evening. Saturday evening dinner was a group birthday party and I was accommodated quickly and efficiently. Tuesday was dinner with friends and to say we were all pleased would be an understatement. We were satisfied in every sense of the word.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.