Michelangelo Ristorante

4.6
411 reviews
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Italian
Michelangelo Ristorante is a romantic, charming restaurant located in the heart of the trendy Silver Lake neighborhood in Los Angeles. Since 1997, chefs at Michelangelo have combined the freshest ingredients and years of experience to prepare authentic Italian dishes. Michelangelo recently received Open Table's Diner's Choice Award in the Best Italian, Best Overall, Best Service and Neighborhood Gem categories.

Regularly visited by celebrities, this family-run restaurant is a sure bet for an excellent romantic meal, special event, happy hour or business meeting.

Michelangelo Ristorante offers an enticing and creative menu consisting of fresh home made pasta, steak, veal, fish and other delicious dishes from Southern and Northern Italy. The chefs also create delicious specials offered on a daily basis.

Pair your authentic Italian dinner with a great selection of Italian wine or our full line of liquor menu.
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HM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Recipes are from family and rich in taste.
Nice location and very friendly people!

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EH
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good, casual fare served with passion by the Italian owners. Fresh and very good salads and pastas.

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s
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was deliscious and the mood of the restaurant was great! Fully recommend for large parties and very family/kid friendly. Highly recommend this place!

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DB
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Servers were always checking in, making sure you were attended to. It wasn't busy at the time, so I can't say what the service Is like on busy days. Grest food and humble place .

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r
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow , I was treated like family food was great thanks so much

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C
Raleigh
64 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is one of my favorite places in the neighborhood. The food is outstanding and the ,emu is so large you can try something new each visit. The staff is great and you can see how much the customers love them. Make this a Go-to place. You will be happy you did so.

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HT
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The vast majority of reviews claimed this to be THE BEST Italian restaurant in LA. We went on a quiet Sunday evening and the restaurant was not crowded at all. The service was great, the drinks were good, but the food was mediocre. Not saying it was horrible, just saying that it was average at best. I honestly find it impossible to believe that so many reviewers raved about it being “the best” - perhaps they’ve only eaten at Olive Garden???

On the positive side, I liked that it’s a family run operation, that it’s nestled in the neighborhood, and that it has good ambiance. But if this is the best Italian in LA then I’m screwed as I just moved here a few months ago. Having lived in Chicago and Houston and eaten at several great restaurants there, perhaps my expectations of Italian dining have been set too high. I’ll keep trying other Italian spots in the city until I find the right one. And that’s my 2 cents...

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J
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Michelangelo has become our favorite restaurant since we moved into NELA.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kid friendly but still grown up.

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VR
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

I was treated like I was not a paying customer by a female waitress. So sad that discrimination is still happening. The food was good but customer service is only for non Hispanic customers. If it weren't for the latino guys working there I would have not been served!!! When I approached the owner all he said was that he was sorry and asked me to not write a negative review. Definitely will not go bk nor recommend this restaurant to my family or friends.

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RF
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

$6 valet to park car 10-15 feet away, then leave and hand me my keys during my meal. Not good.

Reservation was at 10Pm and was told the kitchen was closed upon arrival. Not good.

The place feels like a nice and cozy Italian restaurant. Good.

Food portion+quality does not match the price. Way overpriced. Not good.

Overall, a bad dining experience. Not good.

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e
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a fantastic meal! They can't be any more accommodating.

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CB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful staff yummy food and chill vibe. Thanks folks!

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H
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Neighborhood gem! Our favorite Italian restaurant

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love coming here and everyone is so nice. The food is delicious. Good for all occasions.

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NB
Central Coast
15 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Horrible sauces

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FR
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We are now regulars at Michaelangelo. We go downtown a lot for the events and this is our new go to restaurant before those events extremely convenient, really good food, great service, easy parking. We avoid the crowd parking twice downtown by stopping here first. Just 12 minutes to the Music Center and L.A. Live.

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AB
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed our time at Michelangelo's! I have driven by for years but never gone in. We have our usual spots we frequent for Italian cuisine, but upon a friend's suggestion we decided to give it a try and it is now among our favorites! Pasta was delicious, good sized portions, salads were super fresh and big enough to share, and the tiramisu was heavenly...and homemade by the proprietor herself! Servers were friendly and helpful with suggestions for an elderly friend who was joining us. Highly recommend and will definitely frequent from now on! Thanks Michelangelo's!

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K
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there on our wedding night and given great service for our special occasion.

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AC
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was amazing and the waiter was great! Give Anthony a bonus!

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DY
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I love this restaurant, and the food is great. Had not been in a while and booked a 9:30 reservation for a Wednesday evening. The site said that 10:00 pm bookings were also available. We arrived early at 9:20, only to find the restaurant closed! Why accept reservations if you will be closed? They did call to apologize, but come on! Don’t accept reservations if you are going to close early!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dustin was great and funny and gave us everything we needed!

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KV
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great homemade Italian food. Great restaurant to visit before going to the Greek Theater! Thanks mama

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AK
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Food and Amazing Service. I especially enjoyed the Chicken Parmesian, and the Zucota (Italian ice cream and cake dessert). I've been to Michelangelo's many times, and am never disappointed. They always go out of their way to ensure everything is perfect.....regarding both food and service. Also, I don't write many reviews, but truly feel this one is worthwhile!

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LA
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a wonderful family celebration at Michelangelo. The restaurant was quite busy, so we were happy that we made the OpenTable reservation in advance. Service was attentive and food was delicious. Everyone in our group left very satisfied. They even did a very cute birthday surprise song with a little surprise. Thank you Michelangelo restaurant for a memorable evening.

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NS
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

I’d eaten here many times, but it had been a while. I remembered that the staff used to be more friendly and the ambience used to be very warm homey. But this trip, the food was flavorless. The truffle mushroom soup tasted like puréed garlic. My parpadelle was undercooked. We had to ask several times for bread. No one asked us if we wanted another round of drinks. And it was unpleasantly loud and noisy. I don’t want to completely write it off because I have had nice meals here, but it will be a while before I give this place another chance.

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OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful little restaurant and amazing quality in food! Definitely coming back here again! My husband and I loved it! The food was delicious and worth the money!

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C
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was very please by the service and the tasty dishes that were offer.

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N
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing happy hour and friendly staff! Food was delicious and atmosphere was good. Got a picture with the owner Antonio and his gorgeous painting!

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HC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Am really impressed with the quality of the food. Have two grandsons that live in Switzerland, they come in July for a couple of weeks and love Italian food. Always ask if we can go to Michelangelos.

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RO
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful! The food and the service is exceptional!

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NN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A pleasant Sunday brunch surprise. We split a delicious seared broccolini and chicken panini and a smoked salmon pizza, and the bottomless mimosas were terrific (ordered with as little OJ as possible). Anthony, our server, was friendly, accommodating, and attentive. A little noisy on the patio due to its proximity to the street, but it just felt more European; all they needed was some accordion music and the traffic swooshing by would've made this place seem even more like Rome. Their dinner menu looks terrific, so we are looking forward to a Friday or Saturday evening at Michelangelo's. PS: Don't miss the fresh rolls with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and herbs!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

They seemed confused. They suggested a bottle of wine they said wasn’t on the menu for a certain price. After opening/pouring it, they came back and said that it costed more than the price the waiter had said, which I paid without making a fuss, but it made things awkward. Maybe an innocent mistake, but it would have been easier if they hadn’t sold us on the wine so enthusiastically without knowing.


The food was pretty decent. Pasta was good.

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PC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious meal and happened to go on Tuesday evening when bottles of wine are half price - so it was a great bargain.

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SS
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The owners are so lovely, they make sure every guest has a good experience, it’s like being inI Italy! The ambiance, service staff and Mana’s food are fantastic! Can’t wait to go back!!

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M
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great service and terrific food. Perfect hideaway restaurant. Very courteous staff.

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A
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to eat here...the family is so sweet and the food is delicious. Wonderful neighborhood restaurant. Thank you!

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c
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great! I went here for brunch with some friends of mine, and the bottomless mimosas were amazing (and only $12!). The service was great, and I would certainly recommend this restaurant. I will be coming back!

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MT
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I usually go for the pastas (which are excellent), but most recently tried a pizza. It was the best pizza I've had in a while. I'm not going to bother going anywhere else for pizza in LA from now on.

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LK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was born and raised in the NY/NJ area. I know what Italian food is supposed to taste like. Just go here and eat everything on the menu. BTW if you don't go during happy hour and order every appy on the menu you're just being foolish! Manga!

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