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Cafe Michelangelo

4.1
4.1
118 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

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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4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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88% of people would recommend it to a friend

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  1. SB

    StuartB

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2019

    overall4food5service3ambience3

    Food was good. Service too. Only issue was one meal was brought out 15-20 mins after all of the others. They said that dish takes longer to make than the others so we suggested they delay the others to match up the timing. Would go back.

  2. JS

    JaneS

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2019

    overall3food4service4ambience2

    The food was ok but the atmosphere was not good. Too dark inside. Had to use phone flashlight to read menu.

  3. KR

    KellyR

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    We like it here. Dined here many times and always enjoy ourselves. The only thing I would say is that we ordered appetizers and the pizza came out one minute after we got them, would have liked a little more time in between.

  4. QB

    QuirkyBlackMan

    Philadelphia

    136 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    136 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Very good food and lots to choose from. We'll need to go back to try other choices.

  5. T

    Tracey

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience2

    The hostess station did not have our reservation they put us in the side room where no other guests weee seated couldnt see the only tv that was in that room. Said they didnt have lemonade while 2 different options are on the menu. They were rushing us out but were taking their time serving us. Werent bringing our refills. Not a good experience.

  6. s

    spoiled

    Philadelphia

    215 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    215 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Perfect for a late night find .

  7. DB

    DaiBando

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2019

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Was there for New Year's Eve...food was not that great but the service and people who work there were outstanding. Overall, if the people had not been as terrific as they were, it would have sort of been a bust. I'd recommend the place for a quick bite/lunch, not a evening meal for a special occasion.

  8. c

    christinet

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience1

    We arrived they had no record of our reservation. They did quickly accommodate us which was appreciated but still uncomfortable. The restaurant is in need of cleaning. It is noticeably dirty.

  9. AH

    AllisonH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We made a reservation for 5:30 PM on OpenTable and we arrived at 5:23 PM. When we got there, there was mass confusion about the reservation. The hostess was no help and had no idea what we were talking about. Finally an older gentleman, who was very rude, sat us at a small table right next to the bar. The entire restaurant was practically empty at this time. Only when we left around 6:30 did the place actually fill up. Other than that initial encounter, the food and service was great as always. My suggestion is to not use OpenTable to make a reservation at this place and to just call.

  10. AD

    AdventurousDiner

    Philadelphia

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Cafe Michelangelo has the best pizza and great service--consistently delicious and reliable.

  11. AJ

    AlbertJ

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is my second kitchen. Been coming here for over 20 years.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Went for my birthday. We got a grilled shrimp Caesar salad and a grilled chicken Caesar salad which was phenomenal they literally have the best Cesar in the world then we got margarita pizza at which wasn’t that good I felt like it was too soggy and it could’ve been a lot crispier it had too much sauce also ! We also got penne michael Angelo which was good and gnocchi. Over all prices are fair service is good ! Music was very loud due to karaoke !

  13. SM

    SusanM

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    First of all the hostess who could barely speak English told us that we did not have a reservation, even though I received the confirmation from open table. I ordered a dinner entree and the other3 guests in the group ordered pizza. The pizza came out first and I did not receive my dinner I asked the server where my dinner salad was that came with the meal was, he told me that I was not entitled to one, even though it was listed on the menu as coming with the meal. My dinner guests ate their pizza while I sat there with nothing. There were finished the pizza and still I did not receive my dinner. One of my guests got up and found the waiter and asked if the pasta was still coming. He said yes. I finally received my dinner and my guests had to sit there and watch me eat it. Also he did not come around to see if we needed refills on our drinks. This was a very negative experience and I will not patronize this business again.

  14. l

    laurap

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2018

    overall2food4service1ambience2

    Slow service we had to keep repeating ourselves to the waitress and it took a long time to get our food and drinks

  15. H

    Happy

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2018

    overall2food3service1ambience1

    Awful would never go back !! In need of major update! Dirty with flies!! Food was decent!! Service was slow !!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2018

    overall1food2service1ambience1

    Horrible horrible service. DO NOT GO THERE UNLESS YOU WANT TO WAIT FOR 1 1/2 to get your food. Wish I can give them 0 stars for service.

  17. s

    spoiled

    Philadelphia

    215 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    215 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Everything was wonderful! Food, drinks, service. I'm personally not a fan of the live music. Too loud. Won't deter me from returning though.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2018

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Classic neighborhood staple.

  20. IB

    IreneB

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and awesome service !! Never disappoints! Love this place !

  21. BE

    BETHB

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2018

    overall3food4service4ambience3

    The service was good. The food was just ok. We made reservations 2 days in advance and we were Sat in the area of the take-out food n not the actual dining area.

  22. AD

    AdventurousDiner

    Philadelphia

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Cafe Michelangelo is one of my regular favorites. Even though their menu has changed some, I was particularly pleased that I was still able to order my favorite item (the pizza ripiena) that is no longer officially on the menu. It says a lot about the restaurant's attention to customer service. We also had a really wonderful server, Carrie, who waited on us. This is not a fancy restaurant , but you get excellent food at a good price, and it is staffed by quality professionals.

  23. D

    Diamond

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    It was our first day wedding anniversary and we were looking for somewhere close to our new home to dine. It was very quaint and we’ll definitely be going back. It’ll be a great place to have dinner in the summertime.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Although they are a bit challenged with last minute open table reservations they still seated us on time and our waiter, Walter couldn’t have been nicer or more attentive. The food is incredible. This restaurant has a great vibe as well. We’ll definitely be back soon!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Love the food..

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2017

    overall1food3service1ambience2

    As soon as we got seated the waitress spilled a whole glass of ice water on my boyfriend and my coat. It took over 2 hours for our meal. The first waitress left, than we got a waiter & he was multitasking a couple of tables it didn’t work. I could tell he was over whelmed. The food was average.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful decorations. Outdoor fire pit. Indoor fireplace. Tuesday special of roast 1/2 chicken is a bargain. Lamb chops were wonderful 😊. As usual, Justino was a most professional and attentive waiter.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2017

    overall2food3service1ambience1

    Place was freezing and none of the food came out together.

  29. s

    smen

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2017

    overall4food4service1ambience4

    Service was very slow. When asked our waitress said they were shorthanded. It took almost an hour before we got our salad.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2017

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Im not sure what the food is like,, restaurant would not honor reservation time upon arrival,,, wait time was much longer!!

  31. I

    Icoyle

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Fast, professional service. Great outside patio. Awesome live band. Large portions, great value, plenty of free, easy parking. Must check out Sundays on the patio.

  32. AD

    AdventurousDiner

    Philadelphia

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Cafe Michelangelo is a long-time favorite. On my most recent visit I was surprised to learn they were drastically changing the menu. While there are a couple of new items that look intriguing, gone is my absolute favorite, the pizza ripiena. Because they were still in a period of transition I was still able to order it, but time will tell how the new menu plays out. I would be sad to lose a restaurant I have cherished for the last 20 years.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent waitress, service, food, live band. Will be back soon.

  34. I

    Icoyle

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Professional service. Great food. Large selection. Ice Cold Peroni draft beer. Awesome outside patio.

  35. JO

    JOHNBEE

    Philadelphia

    47 reviews

    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great Italian food. Large outdoor area, much of it shaded . Only problem is the Philadelphia Soda Tax, which causes them to charge for soda refills; even Diet soda. I guess Philly is encouraging drinking alcoholic beverages, because now there is not much difference in the cost of drinking soda or alcohol.

  36. LM

    LisaM

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2017

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    I rated service a 3 but our server was a 5 it was the kitchen that caused some inconvenience. All adults received their meal but we had 3 children and it took an extra 15 minutes to bring theirs out. I will also caveat that it was Fathers Day, we had 10 in our party and it was busy. I would definitely go back.

  37. MW

    MaryW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2017

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    We made a reservation through open table for 7:30pm. We get there and they said they can't accept our reservation and it will be at least a 30 minute wait and suggested going to the bar and eating there! Wow! Why have your business on opentable if you don't honor reservations? My friends and I have had quite a few dinners here but the way I was treated last time was uncalled for. We left and had a nice dinner elsewhere.

  38. s

    spoiled

    Philadelphia

    215 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    215 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great neighborhood place to grab an inexpensive yet delicious meal.

  39. R

    Rosiedc

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We loved Cafe Michelangelo. The staff was warm, welcoming and accommodating (especially Carrie :- ) . We really appreciated having the choice of either the brunch buffet or their regular menu. The brunch and antipasto buffets were extensive, varied and well-prepared—a great value for $21.95. When we asked for a customized plate of pasta for my Mom (she has trouble chewing/swallowing), they graciously agreed to accommodate her needs. Mom's pasta was prepared exactly how she wanted it, and she was able to eat. We're looking forward to returning soon.

  40. SI

    SIGMUNDL

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2017

    overall2food2service1ambience2

    The most stupid waitress I have ever encountered. Only one hot dish ordered and waited almost one hour.

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