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About Cafe Michelangelo

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.

11901 Bustleton Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19116
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Pizzeria, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

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;

Cross Street:
Byberry

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 698-2233

Website:
http://www.cafemichelangelo.com/index.asp

Entertainment:
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.

Catering:
Cafe Michelangelo offers banquet style or buffet options for catering. Please ask about our on-site and off-site catering options and menus.

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.

Additional:
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

Cafe Michelangelo Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

3.8

service

3.1

ambience

3.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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

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 (Philadelphia)·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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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food4
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

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

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·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.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal
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food4
ambience5
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 9, 2017

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

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music
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food5
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 (Philadelphia)·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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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food4
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 (Philadelphia)·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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·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.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Great neighborhood place to grab an inexpensive yet delicious meal.

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food5
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 12, 2017

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 2, 2017

The atmosphere was great and happen to visit when there was live entertainment from Julian Roso which made it a night to remember. As is that wasn't good enough the food was great.

Tags: Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Organic, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Great food and service. Amazing pizza

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 31, 2017

What a great spot to eat dinner, lunch or enjoy happy hour. Great menu items, and pizza from brick oven.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Absolutely love it here.. have been here many times and I am never disappointed.. was celebrating my Birthday with friends.. they loved it too! Cannot wait for the summer months so I can dine outside!

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Good for Groups, Fun, Outstanding Value, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 4, 2017

My husband had the veal saltimbocca the first time we visited together and said it was better than our other favorite local restaurant so he got it again this time. I had a special which was also delicious. The homemade pasta was very light and the Aurora sauce was delicious. Our server was very pleasant and attentive. We will definitely be going back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Food was excellent unfortunately that was the only good thing about this restaurant. The staff is very slow and ignorant. I tried this place as as possible rehearsal dinner spot however the attitude of the staff and the ability to handle only 12 of us was poor, I can't imagine them being able to handle 40 people. As good as the food was it's not worth returning to Cafe Michaelangelo. There are far better places that provide great service as well as delicious food. Do yourself a favor and don't waste your time trying this place. I will be taking my business elsewhere.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 23, 2016

I recently moved from Philly to Md and I was back to have a reunion with a few friends. It was a Sunday afternoon and we were seated in the bar area. I love my Eagles, too, but the bar group was too noisy to catch up with my friends.

The food was good, but the wait service seemed a bit slow.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 4, 2016

Very attentive waitress and very informative on the menu for first time diners.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 1, 2016

Have been trying new places This place was awful. It says a taste of south philly. Maybe the garbage cans of s philly. STAY AWAY!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 19, 2016

First time here.
Came per a friends recommendation.
They did not have our OpenTable reservation, but we were
still seated very quickly.
Our waitress was pleasant enough, but seemed way over worked
and was a challenge to have her come by when we were in need
of drink refills, etc.
Food was pretty good. (my wife loved the pizza).
Overall a good time, but service needs to be improved.

Tags: Comfort Food, Happy Hour
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 13, 2016

The food is always great. The price is always good. The service could be a little better. But, overall, we had a good time. We will still go to this restaurant because we like the food and the prices. Still, an overall good value.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 1, 2016

I always enjoy their lunch buffet vodka ravioli cheese plate with motadella and today they had mussels italian sausage & onions pizza and other pasta dishes and of course pizza

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 9, 2016

This was our first visit to Cafe MichaelAngelo. The food was plentiful and it was prepared exactly the way we all asked for it to be. There was so much food. The apps were great. The beer was cold. The food was hot and tasty. There was only four of us in this visit, but I am definitely going back. There is a group of ten to twelve of us who go to dinner sometimes and I am definitely taking this group to Cafe MichaelAngelo. This was a really good stop and we will be back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 1, 2016

Chose this place for dinner to celebrate my first day as a retiree. Good Italian food at reasonable prices. Outdoor seating, bar and entertainment.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 25, 2016

Hits the spot! Cafe Michelangelo serves good, reliable food in a comfortable, family-oriented setting. Their pizza cannot be beat.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 28, 2016

I've been there a few times lunch buffet always has something special off of there regular menu. Food is always fresh well prepared

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 22, 2016

The host wasn't very patient as she searched for a open table to seat us. When I said I had reservations I was told it didnt matter. When seated, our waiter was attentive and knowledgeable of the menu. Food portions were generous for the prices and the ambiance was fun. Live music and bocce ball led to a good night.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 22, 2016

Amazing food as always. Cafe Michelangelo is one of my girlfriend and I's favorite restaurants. The pizza is top notch, and the pasta choices are everything you'd imagine from a great Italian restaurant. Five stars all the way

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 25, 2016

Very slow disorganized service. Had to order a few things twice and track the server down for drinks and water refills. Food was poor. Pizza is good if that's what you're going for. Otherwise avoid.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 12, 2016

We love it there!... Everyone is so friendly!... Food is generally terrific!... Always look forward to returning!... The eggplant appetizer is my personal favorite!.. I get two orders for dinner... My husband just had the veal chop special which he could not stop raving about!... Our waitress seemed a little out of sorts... Seemed to be bringing things to the table randomly... Not with any consistency... But that won't stop us from going back again and again!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 28, 2016

Cafe Michelangelo is a consistently reliable for a delicious casual dining experience. It has a nicer atmosphere than one would expect for a strip mall. The staff is friendly and efficient, and their pizzas can't be beat. My personal favorite is the pizza ripiena. It has a liquor license, and I appreciate the house wine option which comes in varying sizes including a 1/2 carafe which is perfect for 2 people.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2016

I absolutely love the rigatoni arribiatta. It's the perfect amount of spice in a blush sauce. I order it every single time I eat there.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 12, 2016

First time visit, great food, great service. Will be going back soon

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 12, 2016

Amazing food as always and great service. The only down side was the musician playing breakup songs on Valentine's weekend...not a good way to set the mood. Overall, me and my girlfriend love this place and visit often. The food is always amazing and their servers are always pleasant. Only 4 stars due to the music selection

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 8, 2016

Food was good, service was good, and I brought good company

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 15, 2016

Loved everything about it!... We will be back again!... And especially in the summer, the outside area looks terrific!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 15, 2016

We were sitting for over 15 minutes and no one had approached us. The only way we got service was by flagging a server down and asking for help. It's unfortunate because the food was good. I had a white pizza which was excellent and my friend had steamed clams which she thoroughly enjoyed. I would be willing to give this place another try. Hopefully, they work out the service issues.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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