Michelangelo Ristorante

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$30 and under
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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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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
7 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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

S
San Francisco
73 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
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
101 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
3 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
8 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
15 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 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.

J
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

S
London
7 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

AM
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

DF
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

s
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

YT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience2

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.

S
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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 .

K
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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'.....

s
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

AM
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

B
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

LA
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.