Michelangelo Ristorante

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440 reviews
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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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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Michelangelo is the best! Our favorite Italian restaurant! Everything is always perfect!

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, good service.

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JR
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

From the outside, it's a very cute restaurant. Many people were dining outside as it was a lovely night. We had a party of 6 and sat inside. Everyone who worked their was attentive and kind. Service was stellar! We were able to order off the happy hour and got a round of drinks, meatball appetizers and garlic cheese bread. My husband ordered the BOLOGNESE pizza and OMG... I wish that was my dish! It was savory and the pepperoncini were a nice touch. I ordered the Pappardelle Alla Domenica
With gluten free spaghetti noodles. It was yummy, but I really should of ordered the spaghetti and meatballs because it looked delicious and I love red sauce. I loved the atmosphere and how our party of 6 could all talk and hear each other. The staff even came out with a dessert, a fun bday hat and sang happy birthday to my father in law. Really enjoyed dining here.

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J
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Michelangelo Ristorante is always the place we choose for celebrating special events. The food is delicious, the service excellent, and it's wonderful to be able to sit either in or outside.

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S
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was very gracious and accommodating. One server didn't want to split our bill but our server said he would be glad to do it. We would return for the food as well as his service.

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AM
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Never disappoints ... quality of food and service is excellent.

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DF
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good Italian food. We had the beef tenderloin and chicken Marsala and they were both very good to excellent. Ordered a few glasses of wine too and the wine was good and good value. Easy parking. Friendly staff. Would highly recommend.

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s
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here for the first because they had reservations available for Mother's Day, but having discovered it, we enjoyed the food, service, and atmosphere so much that we will *definitely* be coming back many times.

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YT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 2

The service was horrible! The waitress broke a glass and glass landed on my plate. I did not get a new plate nor a refund. We had 4 different people waiting our table. AND we waited 40 minutes for our check.

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S
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My husband and I were looking forward to a relaxing and delicious dinner and Michaelangelos delivered on both accounts. We thoroughly enjoyed our first dinner there and would return post haste .

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K
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We LOVE Michaelangelo's. The owner and staff are always SO welcoming. It's a great family restaurant with traditional Italian fare. The Ravioli Fritta is our favourite starter and you can't go wrong with their signature dish Pappardelle with Italian sausage. Plenty of wonderful vegetarian dishes and fish. When we're in town it's our 'go to'.....

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s
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great find! Fantastic food and fun ambience. Service was spectacular. We will be back!

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AM
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Michelangelo's has become a once a week "go to" gem. Great food and Giulia provides awesome service.

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B
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and food. Had a really nice birthday celebration. Our first timer friends loved it!!

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LA
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A Silverlake gem that has served great meals and service for years. They have a solid menu of Italian dishes, and usually some interesting specials. Very unpretentious and friendly. Family-run with a lot of heart. Also, good place to watch Dodger games. Finally, they make a killer Negroni.

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RV
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Michelangelo is my favorite italian restaurant in all of Los Angeles.

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C
Los Angeles
346 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sometimes you want to feel and taste like you are back in Italy.....that is why we stop by and
partake in an authentic restaurant like Michelangelo.
They don't scrimp on fake food.....they make it according to Mama Domenica always has.
Fresh warm baked bread from the oven....I am already salivating for some

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OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Always a great time at Michelangelo with good food and caring service.

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JH
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Food was mediocre

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just such a great neighborhood place! Thoughtful staff. Great food.

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C
Los Angeles
346 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place to get a taste of Italy in the Southland.
Domenica and Son Antonio speak fluent Italian and welcome you as if you were coming to their home.
Food is prepared with authentic Italian sauces and spices.
Magnifico!
Cant wait to return next week!

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OT
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service but it's so loud in there and the tables are too close together.

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l
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Authentic Italian food, homey feel. The owner, Antonio said hello to our table multiple times. The pasta was very good and we had just returned from Italy craving that great homemade Italian pasta. They did not disappoint.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would call this a neighborhood gem. Portions are generous and the quality is outstanding. Service was perfect. If you want Italian, a definite go to restaurant. Their pappardele sausage dish featured in the LA times was excellent and would be my first choice. Pizza excellent. Pasta with meatballs good.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food.

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EV
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite neighborhood places. Pasta is always amazing, pizza is great and their special are fantastic. Super kid friendly and the owner, Antonio makes you feel so special.

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DJ
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Quality is ok the cost is too high. Overall our experience was fair but I gave to ask why go out to eat for a fair meal?

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D
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Would I recommend Michelangelo to a friend? How about more like even to any stranger I come across. This just flat out is a magnificent, family-run restaurant. They use the freshest ingredients on their handcrafted menu and it shows. I can't go and not get the prosciutto and mozzarella crostini and Ricotta or chocolate tart. These items bookend all my meals here, I can't get enough. If crostini isn't your thing then I'd recommend the fried calamari or fried ravioli. Looking for something a little lighter with rich flavors and colors, then the bruschetta is your culinary accomplice. Whether you want to try a classic like their Fettuccine Alfredo, a lower calorie dish of grilled seafood with herbs and olive oil, or dig into a steak with some peppercorn sauce, you simply can't go wrong with any choice on the menu.

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F
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Finally authentic Italian food in L.A. Amazing pasta!

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HM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
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
11 reviews
Dined on February 9, 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 25, 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
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 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 9, 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 6, 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 28, 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 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kid friendly but still grown up.

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VR
1 review
Dined on December 22, 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
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 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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