Bottega Michelangelo

4.6
1851 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Welcome to Bottega Michelangelo, a casual Southern Italian neighborhood kitchen located in the suburban town of Oro Valley. Our menu highlights the cuisine of Southern Italy with a distinct "Italy to Table" flair. The restaurant features contemporary elements and popular Michelangelo artifacts creating the feel of a modern Italian kitchen. Guest will also find a California and Italy inspired wine list, along with specialty hand crafted cocktails. We apologize for the inconvenience, however the bar tables cannot be reserved. Thank You!
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Gene
Central Coast
20 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner with friends on back patio last night. A little chilly last night but the propane heaters kept us warm. As usual, a nice experience in on of our favorite Tucson area restaurants.

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vipAnnB
Indiana
22 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a seat at the bar. Both bartenders were very helpful and friendly. Food was fabulous and dessert amazing.

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NadineB
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy Hour is great! Sat outside and had a great waiter. Will definitely return!

SJ
vipScottiJ
Tucson
35 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am not sure why this place is not more popular. We always enjoy the food and ambiance.

JK
vipJimK
Denver
123 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All apps and entrees were superb. Second time dining here in a week.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very large and interesting menu, good professional service and very tasty food. Good wine list too.

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ThomasK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very nice dinner. Food was very good and was served promptly and hot. Service was excellent. Will keep coming back.

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RobertM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

My wife and I certainly will continue to go to this restaurant.

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vipShellyloves
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner and service

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Blackbow
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience3

It was very crowded that night, perhaps the reason the service was very slow, the main complaint I have. We sat outside and were a bit cold; more heaters would be welcome. Server was very professional and accommodating, apologetic about slow service with main dishes. Food was generally fine overall. The mussel dish was especially excellent with a distinctive savory sauce/broth. Would recommend more strongly if something could be done to speed up service.

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Weeza
Tucson
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm impressed with Open Table and this isn't our first experience in reserving tables via that site. The website for Bottega Michelangelo stated there were only two reservations times available, around 8:30 pm (4 days prior). Open Table showed a full slate of openings. We arrived shortly before our 6:00 pm time and despite a very full restaurant, were shown to a glassed in area towards the back that was quiet. It was perfect and wasn't too noisy as that room filled up. We will reserve space in that room again. The wait staff was extremely friendly and non-rushed. We had a delightful evening and the drinks, wine, appetizers and food was great. Of the four of us, three had birthdays on the same day, three days prior. They served us three elaborate desserts without charge ($18 dollar value). One more thing, my husband loves lamb pops, but they are only on the Happy Hour menu, but the waitress said they'd made extra and she brought him four delicious chops! Definitely a wonderful evening!

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vipPoady
Tucson
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Love that we were accommodated with warmth on the patio - cozy and safe. We really appreciated the happy hour prices for wine and beer, too!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tucson
14 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect Birthday lunch with good friends. Our server was fabulous! (Jake?).

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bruno
Tucson
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall3food1service4ambience2

Have eaten here many times. Last night was a disappointment. Alfredo with chicken had 4 teeny pieces...for an added $5. After asking to talk with manager, a dish with more pieces arrived. The roasted vegetables were soggy, overcooked mush for $6.
Really a bad experience and absolutely not worth the prices.

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MelanieG
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall4food4service2ambience3

The food is always very good here and that’s why we come, but the service is so so slow. Do not expect a quick meal. On average we’ve been there for 2 hours, getting greeted takes approximately 15 and getting drinks another 10-20. Again, the food is delicious just plan your day accordingly if you have to be somewhere after dinner.

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vipGloriaS
Orange County
62 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another wonderful dining experience at Bottega. Another great dinner...orrechette with sausage.

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OpenTable Diner
Tucson
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always awesome

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vipCampy
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is clean, beautiful and smelled great when we entered. The staff was friendly and very attentive. Food came out hot and presentation was beautiful. Our me meal of chicken Parmesan and eggplant Parmesan was very good with a good portion. Desserts are over the top. We definitely recommend this place for dinner.

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MarciaP
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had delicious meals here! Excellent bolognese, risotto and chicken parmesan. Bread and dipping oil was soooo good! Staff was also efficient and attentive. We’ll be back!

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albertl
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Braciola and Risotto entrees were huge. Culiflower appetizer very nice. The Cannoli is fresh and stuffed when you order it. the Braciola could have been cooked longer and the cannoli filling was a little weak. The beet salad was tasty but skimpy. Prices are high for casual dining, but it does not seemed to have dampened business.

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CharlesC
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food I've ever had...especially the calamari and the meatballs,

JK
vipJimK
Denver
124 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New twist on the calamari appetizer, tasty. Lasagna, pizza, gnocchi, orrchetti (sorry about the spelling) and pork entrees were excellent. Fast service despite the crowded Sunday evening.

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vipGloriaS
Orange County
63 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a birthday on the back patio.was very nice, but even better when they turned the heaters on.

Happy Hour lamb chops were a hit!! Perfectly prepared. The fried goat cheese was also a great choice. Service was attentative and didn't mind giving us separate checks.
A great evening!!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Staff helped prepare our table for my wife’s birthday. She’s gluten free, so it was nice to have gluten free pasta which was delicious. And their chocolate duomo is the best dessert we’ve ever had!

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seriousfoodie
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great service and food when we visited. Very pleasant overall. We'll be back!

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karena5610
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful spot on the patio. Great service and food with happy hour prices.

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JohnH
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience4

3 good meals, one requested Alfredo with the pasta, came out thin as milk.

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Matt
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server that night was very attentive and friendly. The appetizer, entrées, and desserts tasted amazing. It was very loud where we were seated, but that's not the restaurants fault. Overall it was an excellent experience.

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DiningDesertdwellers
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambience at this terrific neighborhood bistro! Our regular stop for Italian food.

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vipDanny62
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A very pleasant dinner, with good food and good service.

AM
AndyM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently great food, a creative menu, and excellent prices. I try and order something different visit. My last visit I ordered the antipasta board (for myself) for dinner ($18). I think everyone else was jealous! And deserts are large enough to split 4-ways!

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yazzyfromdetroit
Tucson
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an absolutely lovely evening. Awesome food and great service.

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Bruce
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated almost immediately upon entering. Our waiter was prompt and pleasurable. We loved our drinks although they were a bit pricey. Our food was excellent tasting and the portion size was generous. Prices for the side vegetables were high but we enjoyed them anyway. We would not hesitate to visit this restaurant again.

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MelissaY
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant to come to as a family- the food is always delicious and the staff is great!

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OpenTable Diner
Tucson
9 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were seated in a side room that had a group of 12 - that was pretty loud in the confined area. I was concerned our service would be impacted. There was nothing to worry about - our service was fantastic!! The cannelloni was wonderful - risotto yummy.

Thank you for a wonderful evening out.

SC
SophiaC
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We had to wait for our orders an uncommonly long time. According to our hardworking waiter the cause of it was a big party before us........

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Dallas
Tucson
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Ordered the beef braciole. If the pan had been deglazed with red wine after browning the meat, there was no hint of it in the flavor. The stuffing was only a breadcrumb/egg mixture. Absent were traditional ingredients like pancetta, chopped spinach, Parmesan cheese or chopped almonds. A very ordinary meal that lacked the soul of Italian food. I left full but dissatisfied.

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JoanneC
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a group of 7 for dinner. The personable and efficient . The wine list is adequate. Everyone thought their food was excellent. The noise is between quiet to moderate. Conversations are easily heard but you couldn't hear conversations from nearby tables. We have eaten here many times and it is always good with a wide variety of choices on the menu.

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CarlS
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The number one thing that stood out was a cleanliness, I have never seen a wine glass so clean and sparkly and all my life. We were there near closing and watched them clean every inch of that restaurant, if they do this every night that's absolutely amazing.
The food was delicious, the ambience was thoroughly enjoyable I give this restaurant 10 Stars

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SteakLover
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, as usual! Love this place!

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Bottega Michelangelo is rated 4.6 stars by 1851 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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