About Bottega Michelangelo

Enjoy outstanding Italian cuisine that will transport you to the Old Country. Bottega Michelangelo offers wonderful dishes, including our unforgettable pescatore.

420 W Magee Rd
Tucson, AZ 85704
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Fri, Sat 3:30 pm–10:00 pm
Brunch
Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm
Lunch
Mon–Sat 11:00 am–3:30 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 3:30 pm–9:00 pm
Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm

Cross Street:
West of Oracle Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(520) 297-5775

Website:
http://www.michelangelotucson.com/

Catering:
Offering family style catering options for delivery or pick up.

Private Party Facilities:
Bottega Michelangelo private dining room facility can accommodate 28 people. Also the entire restaurant is available for private parties on Sundays with a minimum of 100 people and maximum of 200.

Private Party Contact:
Giuseppe: (520) 297-5775

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Enjoy the end of a wonderful year in our newly renovated restaurant! Featuring our regular menu.

Bottega Michelangelo Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (15)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Casual (14)
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Authentic (12)
Bar Seating (10)
Special Occasion (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Worth the Drive (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Good for a Date (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Fun (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Great for Lunch (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Romantic (4)
Notable Wine List (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
People Watching (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Business Meals (2)
Cozy (2)
Great Beer (2)
Seasonal (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined 3 days ago

Food was very good but the restaurant was way too noisy. Martini was watered would not order again.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 4 days ago

This is the second time we've dined in this restaurant since the major remodel. Even with a reservation, we had to wait for a table. We were seated in a booth designed to seat 4 people, but there was no way we could sit across from one another. As a couple, we enjoyed sitting, side by side, but I don't know what they would have done in a different situation.

The food was very good and our server was pleasant. We will be back.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 4 days ago

First time visiting and it was highly recommended. I would say overall it was fair. It was a bit pricey and my wifes entree was very dry. The bruschetta was very good and I would recommend that. Overall the visit was fair and I am not sure if I would go back based on the prices and the quality of food.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 3, 2017

While we both enjoyed our meals, we both were up at 1 a.m. with stomach distress. My husband NEVER has an upset stomach - nothing ever bothers him - but, WOW, we were both very ill and I was 7nable to eat breakfast and had pains until midday Monday.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Excellent food. Service was good, but slow in our instance. This may be because it was toward the end of the evening. I will definitely come back with friends, but avoid the busiest hours because of the noise.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Disappointing based on our previous visits. Recent changes to restaurant resulted in longer wait time, slower service and mediocre food. Too bad. It was always a classic place for Italian fare.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I made a reservation for an anniversary dinner, requesting outdoor seating. When we arrived, the hostess headed toward an indoor table; I reminded her that I had requested outdoor seating and she led us to the patio and said, "Sit anywhere." Once seated, we received water and menus promptly. Very soon after, another server took our orders, which included a bottle of wine. The wine wasn't delivered for ~ten minutes, and we waited another ten minutes for our salads. The entrees took another ~15 minutes to arrive. Yes, the place was busy on a Friday night, but if this place is now focused on a more casual dining experience, they need to increase kitchen staffing to get the orders out more quickly. At the end of the meal, our server offered us the dessert menu. There was no mention of our anniversary celebration or offer of a complimentary dessert. Apparently, they make no notice of the notes that are left in the Open Table reservations.
That said, the food was delicious. The Caesar salads are creatively plated and include lots of Parmesan cheese. We both had pasta dishes, and the pasta was delicate and the sauces flavorful. We took a piece of the Chocolate Decadence cake home with us, and shared it over two evenings. The wine list is modest; it would be nice to see some Arizona wines on the list.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

The newly remodeled building is bright and very inviting. We were very happy with our meals and desserts. I would highly recommend and will return. The best Italian food in Tucson.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Really liked the new looks and some great new items on the menu. We are going back to try their Happy Hour specials.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 25, 2017

After the remodel, Michelangelo is better than ever!

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The food was delicious and the place was bustling on Saturday night. Our table in the middle of the floor close to where the wait staff picked up their orders was a little awkward.

We would have loved sitting outdoors is the gas heaters had been turned on.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We love the new 'look' and 'feel' of the restaurant! The upgrades and modernization makes the place feel very welcoming and 'alive.' Same great Italian food, and the new pizza oven is a nice centerpiece between the updated bar and main dining area. They've also added a new pastry case that draws you like a magnet... near the front door...wow! And the espresso machine churned out some nice after-dinner libations for us.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fun, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Overall a good experience. Not fine dining but tasty preparations and a lot of choices. Desserts looked amazing but we were too full. Will save room next time!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 13, 2017

I just love the renovations. Always liked the restaurant but, it was getting ‘tired’ looking. This remodeling was long overdue and well worth the cost.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Bar Seating
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 (Tucson)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Second time there and service and quality of food were as excellent as the first visit. Wish they wouldn’t always offer the worst table to sit at though.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We live nearby and we were anxious for this restaurant to reopen. Recently remodeled and renamed [Bottega ] Michelangelos was very busy on this Friday night. (Reservations suggested)The décor is modern Italian and very clean and modern. We ordered oven fired margarita pizza and Caesar salad. They were nicely prepared and presented and the pizza crust was exceptional. It will take a few more visits to try other menu items to fully assess if the food is as good as the ambience. Considering how incredibly busy they were I found the service acceptable. Our waiter, Josh, had a warm smile and no indication he was under stress. Good job.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Authentic Italian cuisine and very knowledgeable and friendly staff. Great service. Reasonable prices. The food was delicious from appetizers to desert.

Tags: Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Love the new updated look of the restaurant - larger bar is so great! Not very impressed with the chopped anti pasta salad — almost all lettuce. Written up as chopped salamis, mozzarella, peppers, etc. (obviously missing from my salad). Will go back though for a 2nd try.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Forget the Pizza. With a brand new pizza oven we figured how could we go wrong? After waiting nearly an hour (Pizza kitchen was backed up we were told) the pizza came and it was awful. Thick dough, dried out ingredients, little cheese etc. Didn't even bother to try and eat. Management agreed pizza not prepared as should be. Offered to make another. We chose not to wait longer and they deducted price of pizza from bill. New remodeling and interior looks promising but if we return we won't be ordering a pizza. Very loud but menu looked promising. Our chopped antipasto salad which we shared was quite good. Dissapointing, but should probably give it another try. You'd think making such a big deal out of their new pizza oven, pizza would be a signature dish. Management needs to get new pizza chef and recipe's.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 5, 2017

One of the best happy hours in Tucson! The desserts look to die for! We love the new remodel!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great wine. Great food. Great Service. The remodel looks great. The patio was perfect.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Fun, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Everything was wonderful except when I reserved seating in the bar for 4 on line, it was not honored when we got there. I showed them the confirmation on my phone. And due to the limited seating in the bar we struggled to sit together. Fortunately other patrons moved around to make it possible.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Very enjoyable experience in the newly remodeled restaurant. Food was great and we appreciated that the ambiance, while lively, was quiet enough to have conversation.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Michelangelo's (now Bottega Michelangelo's) did a great job of remodeling the restaurant. And, their food is still some of the best Italian cuisine my friends and I have had!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 2, 2017

The noise level was very loud and was hard to talk with friends. The swordfish was too dry.
The eggplant was good.

Tags: Casual
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Recent remodeling effectively brings Michelangelo into 21st century. Menu has very few traditional main courses, but presents a wide variety of salads, pastas, and pizzas. All three diners enjoyed the food: cannelloni and lasagna were especially noteworthy, with subtle sauces and mixture of meats. The crepes in the cannelloni were prepared perfectly with just the right amount of crunch,

The major negative—and it’s a big one—is the violently loud noise level, even at the early hour of 5:30 when the place was not crowded. I would be hesitant about returning. Management should have worked on the sound level during the recent renovation, but they clearly chose not to.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Made reservation through Open Table. We were seated right away and within minutes our server came to us and introduced herself and took out drink orders. Our drinks were delivered very shortly and she asked if we knew what we wanted to order for dinner. We said we'd like a little time to chat over our drinks and she gave us just enough time for us to make up our minds on what we wanted to order. Four of us ordered a different entreé and we all thought ours was delicious. All entreés were generous in size and we all had "doggie bags" to take home. Our server was excellent. I would definitely go back. We may try happy hour in the bar area. The happy hour menu looked quite good!

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Tucson)·Dined on October 22, 2017

It wasn't their best effort. We arrived on time for our reservation and were told it was going to be 5 minutes or so. We decided to sit at the bar and managed to get happy hour. We ordered the calamari appetizer and they brought it and we still didn't have utensils or napkins. The bar was really busy and service was a bit slow. We did like the new look. The spent some money and did a nice job. We'll be back. It always takes awhile to get up to speed when you have major changes.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Cozy, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, People Watching
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 22, 2017

New renovations are attractive, but noise level was annoying

Tags: Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We went on a Friday night with friends about 7:30and had a great meal. First time there since remodel and loved it. The crowds had thinned out and didn’t feel rushed at all even though we were the last ones to leave before they closed. The food (eggplant parmigiana and pizza) was fantastic and the cannoli and tiramisu were fantastic. Our waitress was very attentive and was very knowledgeable about the menu. Can’t wait to go back.

Tags: Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Only been two or three weeks since they reopened after a significant renovation. Real nice improvements. Very open . Salads were very well presented. Fresh and crisp. Entrees need some work. Generous portions but not up to usual Michaelangelo standards. Broccolini tasted way over salted while the pork was bland. Great service.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We loved Ristorante Michaelanglo before the re-do, and even more so now as Bottela Michaelanglo. Great job!

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Casual
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

My husband and I wanted to see the new Michelangelo . We were disappointed. We are from Chicago and was hoping for a good pizza. Not even close. Not enough selections and prices we thought were $$$$. It was VERY noisy . I will say the service was good. They need to get a better attire for the waiters. Jeans and denim blouse???? I am sorry to say we probably won't go back.

Tags: Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 14, 2017

UA Family Weekend - Perfect spot to reconnect with college age children and the parents of their roommates!

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food was amazing. Some of the best Italian we have ever had. However, the hostess ignored me when I came in. The lady who finally seated us was not very personable and I never saw her smile the entire evening. Our waitress was so new she was not very helpful. It took a very long time to order and our service was incredibly slow. Also, our waitress spoke too quiet for how loud it was in the restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Fantastic food and great service! They did a wonderful job of remodeling. Lovely outdoor patio!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Wow - the remodel is fabulous. The ambience is like a high end restaurant in San Francisco and the food is excellent as always. The trofeo, a new dish on the menu, was delicious and absolutely authentic.

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on July 6, 2017

First experience was a bit better
Both times, lived the octopus
Thin crust pizza of average quality and a bit dry
Waitperson of average help in food knowledge but service was good

Tags: Great Beer
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Michaelangelo's once again exceeded our expectations. We were entertaining our daughter, visiting from Kuwait, and all of us enjoyed an excellent meal - wonderful wine and craft beer. The staff was friendly, knowledgeable and were as good as the food.

Tags: Great Beer, Casual, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Accommodated our late arrival! Good food , good service , good environment!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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