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Cafe Michelangelo

96 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Casual
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Italian, Pizzeria, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday:11:00am - 3:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 1:00am; Sunday: 2:00pm - 1:00am;
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Phone number
(215) 698-2233
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cafe Michelangelo offers banquet style or buffet options for catering. Please ask about our on-site and off-site catering options and menus.
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Cross street
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Parking details
We are located in a small shopping center with a private lot. We also have the capability of opening up additional private parking as needed.
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Cafe Michelangelo offers a variety of events and entertainment. From our annual wine festival, to our Brunch with Santa we provide our guests with a variety of monthly activities. We also provide live music throughout the week, with a seasonal dance area, as well as bar specials and activities. Please see our calendar of events for more detailed information regarding our weekly and monthly events and entertainment.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 96 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
3.9  based on recent ratings
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Diamond (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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!

OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Love the food..

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
1.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 12, 2017

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.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

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

smen (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on November 8, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
1.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

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

vipIcoyle (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on September 3, 2017

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.

vipAdventurousDiner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on August 5, 2017

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.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on August 5, 2017

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

vipIcoyle (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on July 9, 2017

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

JOHNBEE (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on July 9, 2017

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.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on June 18, 2017

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.

MaryW (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on April 22, 2017

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.