Bottega Michelangelo

4.6
1189 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.
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OpenTable Diner
Tucson
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here. Been driving by and meaning to try it. Finally did. It was really good. Good food and good service. Will be back.

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AmyR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Have not been here in years, but will definitely start coming mire often.

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PhilS
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very tasty food. Good service. Wish there were more selections for main courses.

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Lynne
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You know a restaurant is good when you already know what you are going to order before looking at the menu. This time I surprised myself because the evening’s special was too good to pass up! The spinach chicken lasagna was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Sat on the patio. Tables were spaced as far apart and neighboring tables were quite loud making it hard to hold a conversation.

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vipSunny
Tucson
22 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection of appetizers, entrees and deserts. Favorites include Caesar Salad, Tortelloni, Eggplant Parmigiana, Cannelloni, Chicken Parmigiana. Deserts are amazing. Food is consistently delicious. Owners, manager and staff are always so friendly and welcoming. Very nice outdoor dining options.

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aims
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The service was extremely slow. We loved the bread and balsamic dip. The mista salad had a wonderful dressing on it. The main dishes were not as great. We had the pork belly, Bolognese, and eggplant parmesan. The pork belly was overcooked and chewy, while the broccoli rabe that came with it was so salty it was uneatable. The Bolognese was also way too salty, everyone at the table tried it and agreed. The only redeeming dish was the eggplant parmesan. For dessert, we got the chocolate cannoli and crème brulee. The cannoli was good, but the crème brulee was overcooked and had a curdled texture. Food was definitely not worth the money we paid for it.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Food did not taste fresh and ros

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JohannesB
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A very nice evening, and comfortable thanks to the heater.

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miked
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I come from an Italian family and am used to homemade pastas and sauces. I had the pasta with clams, which was loaded with flavor and lots of clams. My wife had the bolognese with paperadelle noodles. The rich sauce clung to the homemade noodles, the way it should. And do not pass up the coconut cake!

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Kathyj
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Never disappoints —service, food (especially the bread :-) ). Live this place!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Just OK. Newer server was sweet, but hardly present throughout. Chopped antipasto salad had no dressing. Asked for some dressing and got a small serving of oil. Has to continually ask for water and bread refills. When I made the reservation via the OT app, I had noted that it was our 32nd anniversary and that we were visiting from MN. No reference to that occasion at all when we were seated, except when I mentioned it at the end upon ordering a piece of chocolate cake. Cake was outstanding and someone had written “happy anniversary” in syrup on the bowl. It was a nice touch. Overall...just an OK experience for our anniversary/visit from MN. Thx for the opportunity to comment.

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MichaelR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the courses delivered were delicious!

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Katz
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant came highly recommended to me, and we will highly recommend it to others. Mussels appetizer was great; the salmon on risotto was fabulous. Service was great as well.

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vipNancy
Phoenix
39 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bottega is always good. Food quality is consistent and that means a lot. Server was terrific. One of our favorite restaurants.

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JosephH
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great resttaurant for a special occasion!!😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁

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MaryF
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2 of us had the Chicken Lasagna special. It was delicious and decadent!

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Cindy
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant scores ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🌟 again! Amazing food, outstanding staff and beautiful atmosphere made for the perfect birthday celebration!

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vipDJDSR
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted to be sure to rerate this great place! Last visit we had great food but a terrible experience with the server regarding an allergy. Management called after my poor review, apologized, told us they would address these issues with staff and offered a gift card. We decided to try it again and everything was fabulous! We’re so thrilled because we want to make it a go-to restaurant. Thanks for making it right!

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vipBetsy
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a very pleasant visit to Bottega Michelangelo's. Happy Hour prices are honored throughout the restaurant, not just the bar area. Tables are spaced per CDC. The food is absolutely delicious, no matter what you choose from their menus.

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Bill
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was average. Wife had the salmon and risotto which was the best meal on the table. I had Bottega Carbonara, and it was ok. Think creamy noodles and bacon. Egg was good. Pepper was not detectable. Two girls had pasta and meatballs and chicken with fingerling potatoes. Would order something different next time. Nice restaurant, good service, always noisy though and outdoor patio light was blinding at our table.

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WendyC
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a wonderful way to celebrate my husbands birthday. Very special!
Will definitely return

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OpenTable Diner
Tucson
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love how the owner greeted us. She always asks about my son. We were seated promptly and our server made my granddaughter’s 11th birthday extra soon. The food is always delicious. Coffee and dessert was delicious too.

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LeeB
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food and great bottle of wine for two people totaled only $40. Great happy hour value! Lamb chop lollipops are delicious. Cheese board was good but could have been a little bit more on it. Ambience and service is great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the greatest restaurants in town. We were seated immediately and server was right there ready to go. We had never been at this restaurant before so the server spent extra time going over the menu and specials. She opened our wine and served us. The food was spectacular and comparable to restaurants we have been at in Italy. Have fun and eat lots.

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BigD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Mussels were very tender but you could not taste them as the sauce was overpowering and way too salty! Clam linguini was bland and basically just noodles..it was lacking. Rigatoni was in a very fatty white sauce. very tasty and noodles cooked perfectly. Service was outstanding. Server was Cathy. Coconut cake was very good and fresh also. I would definitely give this place a try and I will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Tucson
40 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent as usual the spacing of tables was perfect and the service was wonderful.

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RebeccaH
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Bottega Michelangelo and it was incredible. My husband and I wanted somewhere that we would celebrate our 5th year anniversary and this was absolutely perfect. We loved the food, but the totally experience is what made this an evening to remember. 10/10 would recommend. We will be coming back for sure.

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vipMarybeth
Cincinnati
17 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chris was an amazing waiter. Thank you!!

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vipDiner20
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our dinner and the entire staff was great! I had the carbonara pasta and my husband had the seafood risotto. We both enjoyed our dishes, and the warm bread & olive oil, which was a very nice touch.

We also both had dessert because it looked so good in the case when we walked in. We both thought it looked better than it tasted. It wasn't bad, just not great, nor as good as our main entrees. We didn't get appetizers since we wanted to save room for dessert. Next time I would order apps, and skip dessert.

The place was busy on a Saturday night so I would recommend making reservations. All in all, we enjoyed going and would definetly go back! There were other entrees that we would also like to try!

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RReid
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food at a fair price. Very noisy for conversation.

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vipChris
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great. Nice outdoor patio.

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vipeatingout
Tucson
33 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Went with a friend for birthday celebration. It was fine but nothing special. Food was ordinary. Drinks were okay. Our server tried

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Chris
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My wife and I had a 1:30pm reservation on a Tuesday. We expected the restaurant to be fairly empty and quiet, which it was, and we were seated immediately (with our choice of booth over table). Our server was very cordial and professional. My wife ordered the Tortelloni and I ordered the Bucatini Carbonara. Both were excellent. Our server didn't visit as often as I would have expected, but she did when it counted and that was good enough. Overall, great experience and we love this restaurant.

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ArdyM
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed being out on the patio. It was a lovely evening. Service was great for a larger party as ours was. Food was magnificent. Thank you!

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SharonB
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Botegga Michelangelo is our favorite restaurant...even having been to Italy and Sicily many times.. It's even better than most of the restaurants we ate at there... Love the Calamari..and the bread dipped in Balsamic and oil...and garlic. And honestly, have never had anything there that we did NOT LOVE... Wonderful people, too...Can't wait to go back again!

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MarkO
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The restaurant has been recently remodeled. I was very pleased and impressed. Atmosphere was awesome! Food was good and service was excellent! I recommend giving it a try.

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JohnM
Tucson
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The food and service were not as up to a four star or five star rating as previous visits.

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JanM
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed an amazing dinner out on the patio. The chocolate mouse cake is delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Tucson
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

I found the restaurant rather austere and very very noisy. We couldn’t talk across the table. Food and service Was very good.

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Bottega Michelangelo is rated 4.6 stars by 1189 OpenTable diners.

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