Michelangelo Ristorante

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$30 and under
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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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1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This has been one of my neighborhood favorites for years! I am.in live with everything on the menu but my best comfort foodis their eggplant parmesan casserole!!! Even when they don't have it as a special they're always willing turn their appetizer into my guilty pleasure. Their pastas and pizzas are amazing too and the owner Anthony is a gracious host. He hires lovely staff too. Sometimes his family members fill in for Anthony but they don't have his charm and spirit. If you want authentic Italian in a cozy environment, please make this one of your stops!

OT
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friends birthday

ML
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Special Kudos to Mary, our server, who remembered throughout the meal who was drinking what; even in passing. We had a party of 8, and Michelangelo Ristorante accommodated us very well. I tasted the porcini risotto and the papardelle, both quite good (a few grains of rice were still hard). I thought the ambiance and value were excellent. They have a rotating list of specials, some of which seem quite interesting, and I would go back to try those.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, very delicious food and great service.

MF
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent. A great find for us on the East side of town. What a pleasant surprise!!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

(Grade A) The food was generally good. The Bolognese Pizza was awesome, the crust rates a neck of a lot better than it looks. We also ordered the Rigatoni Bolognese, the Buffala Burrata (again awesome), the Papardelle alla Dominica was all also good. The Penne Putanesca had too much garlic for me, it overpowered the sauce. The mushroom soup was very bad for me, it was a little too earthy, will definitely not order it again. The desserts, we had the Pana Cotta (A), Ricotta tart (B+) and lastly the Tiramissu (C+).
The service was awesome, the owner even goes around table to table and makes sure to touch base, which is a nice touch.

D
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Laughably bad. Our server was definitely high, the drinks were HILARIOUS (frozen drinks half blended so ice chunks were an impossible size), food was about half as good if I made the same at home, ambiance nothing like the website. We left after one round of drinks and 2 appetizers when our waiter wouldn’t stop asking personal questions and shaming us for keeping the menus he wouldn’t take away on our table.

JK
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We've been wanting to stop here for a long time--we drive by several times each week. The food was simply amazing--perfectly prepared and so flavorful--and everything I'd expect in a top notch Italian eatery. Pasta was nicely al-dente and the sauce was bursting with tomato flavors. Wine pours were also good and rather generous, too. We were there on V-day, so it was a bit crowded. But definitely worth it.

CV
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is real Italian. I haven't had food like this since I was in Italy. The bread alone (which they make there) is to die for - you can smell it when a basket goes by your table. The chef specials are great, and I told them they need to bottle and sell the pink vodka sauce. The difference in quality of their food goes above and beyond many so-called Italian places. If you want a meal that tastes like you're eating in Italy at the home of the best chef in town and their family, this is the place to go. Full of flavor, love, dedication to excellence, we will definitely be coming back regularly.

R
Central Coast
12 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. Great food, excellent service and great value.

CB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Reliable. Kind service. Warm atmosphere. Accommodating and always good.

KF
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant and the food was amazing.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Italian joints in greater LA. Awesome service, perfect pastas, and even better pizzas.

c
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Love this neighborhood gem. Great pizza. Everyone who works there is lovely.

S
San Francisco
78 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food, and price for authentic Italian cuisine in the Silverlake neighborhood of Los Angeles. We were thrilled to get a reservation on New Year's Day, as many restaurants were closed.

J
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food was okay. Service was very good. It was a little over priced. Might come back and try brunch

LA
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, family-run Italian restaurant in Silverlake. Check it out.

CD
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had our table ready in time which is nice on Christmas! Service was pretty good until our server left for the evening without mentioning that we were going to have a new server for the remainder of our meal. Both the new and original servers were unable to tell my husband the difference between the grappas so he ended up not ordering one. They said the owner was the only one that could and he was busy. I guess that’s how they decided to deal with that but how sad that servers are not trained for wine/beverages yet have a wine menu- and a not a huge one that they couldn’t learn. Apparently food is better now than my husband remembered but not sure we would return due to lack of service.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Christmas Eve and the place was abuzz, festive and friendly. Really enjoyed our meals. Their sauces are flavorful, their pasta extraordinary and their recipes imaginative. Highly recommend.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Every person we encountered was friendly and made sure our anniversary dinner was amazing! Everything was made to order with extremely fresh ingredients. Very knowledgeable staff! We can’t wait to go back!

P
Los Angeles
105 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb all the w as y s as round, from the cozy heated patio to the wonderful cocktails, to the stellar service and the absolutely delicious food. We’ll be back!

M
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious Italian food from a nice Italian family.

BS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Family run restaurant. Nice atmosphere, good Italian food.

t
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

If you want some excellent food, this is the place to go. Been here multiple times and will continue to go back, learned my lesson however, avoid the bar drinks. Last visit had a basil and jalapeno martini, tasted like water with a little basil mixed. A word to the wise, stick to the beer and wine, and you'll have a fantastic evening.

F
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michaelangelo is a wonderful, neighborhood, family owned and operated restaurant. You are warmly greeted by a member of the family, and then treated as if you are one of them. Food is great, reliable and with variety.

S
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The food was not bad but not amazing, it was disappointing to drive almost an hour from long beach and not be wowed. You cannot call Romain hearts a "bed of greens". My fish was ok but some of the other elements were overcooked, dry and my dates food was a salty. Perhaps we should have gone for pasta dishes. Our service was great and our server was lovely. The atmosphere of the restaurant was lovely and again great service. Overall it was a clean, quiet and welcoming venue but our expectations for the food were much higher than what we actually got served. I do not think a reservation was needed since it was pretty quiet and slow when we arrived.

BB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and very friendly and attentive staff. Can't wait to go back again. Caio!

JI
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful find. Had a very long lunch here with an old friend I hadn't seen in ages - they didn't mind that we sat for almost 4 hours. I have very severe food limitations, and they were able to give me delicious food within those constraints, without my having to send anything back (which I often have to do in other restaurants - chefs just can't stop themselves from adding pepper, garlic, etc.). But the really impressive achievement was how much my friend, a former chef, loved her food and how wonderfully she connected with the owner who waited on us. She absolutely raved about every dish she had. She had a delicious sole dish; she didn't originally order pasta, but when she learned they make their own gnocchi and ravioli, she wanted to try just a few, and he gave her 4 ravioli, which she said were incredibly light and tender. She loved the tiramisu, even though or maybe especially because they make "simple" version unlike the more complex one she is used to making herself. I have rarely heard my friend rave about a meal like she did at Michelangelo's. And finally, the ambience and design is old fashioned, quiet, unlike the latest very noisy trendy places, and we just loved that too.

J
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great food and great service. I look forward to our visits to Michaelangelo. We are always made to feel welcome. It’s a nice neighborhood restaurant at moderate price, but really savory food. Bruschetta is fantastic! Gnocchi is like little cheese pillows....so soft! Fresh fish is always prepared to perfection. We’ll go back again and again....

MF
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely dinner and ambience was wonderful!

S
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, heavy on the sauces, wine too expensive for what it is. Nice service. Will be back for for the spaghetti with meatballs, that they got right.

A
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food great. Service very good. A little too hot inside.

SP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, lovely food. Amazing staff. We came for a family meal before returning to the UK and were not disappointed at all. I strongly recommend this place.

NA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place! The food is to die for and they make you feel like family.

SL
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

I haven’t been to Michelangelo’s for a while and something has gone terribly wrong. The chicken Marsala was tough and the wait staff not the same competent staff as before. Maybe it was just an off night, but I was really disappointed.

l
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, good service.

JR
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

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 appe