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About Michelangelo Ristorante

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.

2742 Rowena Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90039
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Californian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 12:00pm - Close
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:30pm
Saturday and Sunday Brunch: 10am - 4:00pm

Cross Street:
Lakewood

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(323) 660-4843

Website:
http://www.michelangelo-silverlake.com/

Catering:
Since our regulars have been asking us to bring the food they crave at Michelangelo to their special events, we have been catering for years.

Parking Details:
Michelangelo Ristorante offers valet and street parking.

Executive Chef:
Giuseppe and Antonio Stifano

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Since 1997, our clients have celebrated many special events such as birthdays, movie/TV show launches, proposals, engagement parties, holiday parties and wedding receptions at Michelangelo. We have all the elements to make your event even more special!

Michelangelo Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (14)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Special Occasion (11)
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Romantic (10)
Casual (9)
Cozy (9)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Authentic (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Fun (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Worth the Drive (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Business Meals (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Live Music (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Seasonal (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Everything about our dining experience was amazing. The food was incredible and so was the service. Great recommendations and food and wonderful dinner specials. Beautiful space and friendly staff. I will go back and recommend you try this great neighborhood place.

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined 7 days ago

The food was amazing. The staff was very helpful. They made the night all the more memorable. Definitely going back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

this place is the best Italian food in town. i love how the owner walks around greeting everyone and his mother is there too! :) good vibes + amazing food=total win.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Waited 1.5 hours for entree. Did not come till 10:15. At no time did anyone apologize for the delay. We had two children at the table! Nor did they comp even a single glass of wine to keep the customers happy. Understanding that it was Xmas night, and they might be in the weeds, we were not rude but concerned. The food was totally sub par and for Parmesan, plops a jar of clearly not fresh cheese down. Everything was total crap. We were totally dumbfounded by the experience.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 26, 2017

The service was terrible and the food sucked. The hostess sat a party that arrived after us even though my party arrived first, our groups had the same amount of people, and we had reservations. It took 15 minutes for a server to greet us and even longer to get water. It took over an hour to get our food for a party of two. The servers were unapologetic and nowhere to be found. I live right down the street and I’m never going there again.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 26, 2017

What a surprise! They were open during Christmas. I enjoyed the veal dish. The service was excellent. It was relaxing to sit outside on the covered patio. The best Italian cuisine in Silver Lake.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Casual, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Very good food but sat in patio area and it was very cold

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

The food was excellent, and the enviroment was cozy. Staff was also friendly. My only issue was the price of the salads. The soups are a better value, yet when a salad prior to the meal costs almost as much as a dinner I take notice. Lowering the salads by a few dollars seems like a more prudent move.

Tags: Hot Spot, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

amazing neighborhood gem went to celebrate my BF's bday it was laid back and romantic. the food was incredible.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We enjoyed a nice meal after the theatre - fairly close to the Pantages.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Authentic Italian cuisine. Outstanding service. Warm and welcoming staff. Capellini alla Checca with chicken is AMAZING, best pasta dish in town. GREAT pizza, especially pesto and mushroom. Great for a date, family dinner, drink with a friend, we love this place

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

All of my work colleagues from outside the state and country loved this restaurant! Thank you!

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Fantastic food, Antonio was an outstanding host. Five star experience!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Great Italian food - received excellent service and loved our meal.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Cozy, Special Occasion, Fun
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 24, 2017

A very charming, hip yet cozy, Italian restaurant in Silverlake. The decor is homey without being stodgy or dated, and the vibe is intimate. Great selection of pasta dishes and other mains. The tomato soup was perfectly seasoned and flavorful and the Penne Arrabbiata was spicy heaven. Very attentive service also make for a great experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Very much a middle of the road dining experience. Not bad by any means but nothing special either especially at this price point. In addition to that, when we rec the bill an extra $3 was snuck in for extra pizza sauce without informing us ahead of time. Now $3 isn't much and after paying the bill I mentioned to the waiter that going forward he should inform customers of additional charges so there are no surprises. His response was you should know it's extra. Anyway, it's a coin flip if you're desperate for Italian and cannot venture too far.

Tags: Casual, Cozy
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food3
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Great food, ambiance and service!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 25, 2017

It was a lovely evening and we sat outside enjoying the hubbub of street life. The pasta was hot and tender, freshly made - sauces were delicious. One of our favorite places to dine!

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Our servers were very attentive, and the food was absolutely delicious. I had some of the tastiest clam linguine that I've ever had. My husband greatly enjoyed his capuccino, as well.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Wonderful service with authentic Italian. In a very comfortable space.

Tags: Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 15, 2017

The "Michelangelo family"has been in the Silverlake district for many years. It started at the South End of the reservoir and I was thrilled when they moved to Rowena. It's a much larger space for them too so good all around. The family-run business is very professional. The children are good restaurateurs and the mother is a wonderful chef. I always enjoy coming here!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Diamond in the rough.... nice neighborhood spot in silver lake. Friendly welcoming staff, portions were perfect size and the food was delicious.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 7, 2017

Great food and service but there was no air conditioning so we had to sit outside. However the noise level outside was too much.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 29, 2017

The pizza was great as was the veal. Good wine selection too! Service was excellent Victoria and Alberto-thank you!

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Nice meal excellent service and attention to the customer. They even provided a free desert because the wrong dinner entree was initially served. Good customer service!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 24, 2017

They forgot the "special occasion", this for the second time I've dined there, even after confirming the occasion both times. I've received an apology from the restaurant, however no amends. For me it did put a small damper on the overall positive experience. Other than that food and service were excellent.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 5, 2017

I made my first visit to Michelangelo's on Friday night, and it won't be my last visit! The service and atmosphere were warm and welcoming. My pasta was homemade and wonderful. I had delicate handcrafted ravioli in a sage butter sauce. Yum! I look forward to trying many other dishes there!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Good food through and through, consistent, service varies, but a good place for italian..grilled calamari, arugula salad, pizza, alfredo..were all excellent

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Always a great time.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 13, 2017

We had an enjoyable evening at Michelangelo's. It was my boyfriends birthday, which I had noted on the open table reservation, but the restaurant didn't seem to know this, so I'm not sure if they read those notes. I had the pasta fagioli soup and the gnocchi with porcini mushrooms sauce-both were very good and the gnocchi was nice and light! They easy accommodated my request for no cheese. My boyfriend had the papparadelle and loved it! Great wine list and friendly efficient service too.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 26, 2017

We dined at Michelangelo Ristorante twice within one week...we liked it so much that we returned for another lunch. We were vacationing in Los Angeles, in the Silver Lake neighborhood, and our local friends highly recommended Michelangelo Ristorante. We were not disappointed. If you know Italian cuisine, then you'll enjoy the food at this restaurant. It is family owned and operated. The dishes are very tasty and very authentic. Thank you, Domenica (the mother of all the children who help operate the place), for your wonderful recipes! Jay Creighton

Tags: Romantic, Happy Hour, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Food was excellent. Service was very good. Ambience: inside looked nice! But weather was good so we opted for the outside patio. The downside is that it's basically on a busy city street. There's a single-lane driveway separating you from the street on one side, and the valet parking lot on the other. Asphalt and noisy. We'll try inside next time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 19, 2017

Service was very disappointed
When we arrived we asked the waiter to split a group of 3 accounts because we was 12 people , to avoid disagreements at the end the manajer very unrespectfully give us us a pen and a calculator and told us that was a lot of work since it was 12 people party
If we want separated bill do it our selfs
We was very disappointed and was very painful with our guests
We will never return to that restaurant

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Our favorite neighborhood Italian restaurant. Their Pesto, Quattro Formaggi, and Bolognese pizzas are AMAZING. Even the garlic bread is delicious. Great wine list. Incredible pastas: Capellini alla Checca with chicken, Fetuccini Alfredo, and Linquine with Clams are all to die for. Don’t miss out on the Calamari appetizer, it melts in your mouth.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Casual, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Would've had to look the word 'service' up in the dictionary. Our waiter was too important to wait on us apparently. Had to flag down the busser for our check. Who then brought it himself.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 27, 2017

First time here. Good food, nice wine list, and nice setting on the patio. The service was good, but too 'energetic' - they kept asking to take our order, clear dishes (with food still on them), before we were ready. We felt rushed, but we ignored it and had a nice meal.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 15, 2017

This place is in our neighborhood and I've been wanting to try it. We went for my girlfriend's birthday and we were not disappointed! Being from Brooklyn, we know authentic Italian food and this did not disappoint! Fried Calamari was tender and delicious, my veal parm was delicious (not on the menu but when I saw they had veal I asked them to make it and they did!).
Pastas were fantastic as well. We really enjoyed it and will definitely go back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 29, 2017

We live in the neighborhood and the first few times we ate there we thought it was just average food with highish prices, however it seems that things have changed! The food was outstanding, I highly recommend the carbonara! The prices also seemed to have dropped and we definitely plan to go back often.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Great Italian in Silverlake!!! The best pizza and Rigatoni !

Tags: Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Had quite the eclectic mix of food & drinks. My friend had a pina colada with his dinner ;) overall great service and ambiance.

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