About Bottega Michelangelo

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

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.bottegamichelangelo.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

Bottega Michelangelo Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (25)
Special Occasion (24)
Good for Birthdays (20)
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Good for Anniversaries (19)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Good for a Date (19)
Casual (18)
Bar Seating (14)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Comfort Food (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Business Meals (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Romantic (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Fun (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Kid-friendly (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Cozy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Great Beer (2)
Late-night Find (2)
People Watching (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Healthy (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Took my fiancé for Valentines Day and was very happy with the food and service! It looks newly remodeled and had a great atmosphere. Will be dining there again for sure!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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·Dined 4 days ago

By far the BEST Italian restaurant in Tucson! Wonderul atmosphere and great place to make a regular dining restaurant as my wife and I have!!! WE LOVE BOTTEGA MICHAELANGELO!!!!

Tags: Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

In this city of Tucson there are many really good restaurants. This is certainly one of them. My wife and I had a wonderful dinner last night and we were both thoroughly impressed with the food and service. Got seated immediately and despite the moderate noise, we were able to talk to each other comfortably. I was extremely pleased with my chicken parm entree and my wife loved the salmon. The chocolate mousse cake was a perfect end to the meal. And the price was vey reasonable at just over $30 per person. Highly recommended!

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·Dined 4 days ago

The place ran like a well-oiled machine. Food came out quickly, drinks were never empty, and the waiter was friendly and efficient. The meal was great; everything from the cheese board to the veal and ahi tuna to the dessert! We will definitely keep it on our date night list.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Birmingham)·Dined 4 days ago

Had a wonderful valentines dinner!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food, great service, the updated decor was well done also

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 4 days ago

Great authentic Italian food !

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 5 days ago

Huge improvement since the remodel. We hardly recognized the place! We'll be back. And, they were very busy on a Tuesday night.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups
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·Dined 6 days ago

We had a delightful meal and the service was excellent.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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·Dined on February 12, 2018

For a pre Valentine's day dinner I made reservations at this restaurant, while the food was very good, once we were seated it took 20 minutes and a complaint to the hostess for our waiter to arrive and ask us what we wanted to drink. The restaurant wasn't busy and we saw waiters standing around and talking.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Always enjoy the food here. The remodel of the restaurant provides an updated, modern feel.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 7, 2018

I was very pleased with this overall experience. The decor was very bright and clean. The food was presented nicely and the service was great. Very glad to have a good Italian restaurant in the northwest side of town.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Very good food. Extensive menu. Very loud since remodel. Need to find a way to dampen the noise. Wait staff not very attentive. Seemed like they did not care if we dined there or not. Great flavors and choices on the menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Great Happy Hour! Can’t find a better value in Tucson!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 31, 2018

The noise level was almost unbearable. Could not hear the person next to me. One of my quest had to remove his hearing aid because of the noise.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Food and service was excellent. A very nice outing.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch
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 (Tucson)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Had a reservation for 3 at 7:15. We were seated after 7:30. Very crowded. Kitchen seemed overwhelmed. Food was excellent, but took over an hour from the time of ordering. Our party of three was provided a complimentary dessert sample in recognition of the delay. The food was great, just took a long time.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 24, 2018

We were seated at 7:30. Very noisy. When early diners left, it was manageable for sound. Great service. Food tasty and hot. Stingy on salad dressing. Mists house salad looked sort of pathetic...like they were running out of lettuce.

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 (Tucson)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We went for the Sunday brunch. We were seated right away, but our server seemed unawate that we had been seated in his area. The servers weren’t smiling at customers. Food was good.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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 (Tucson)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We went for brunch. The food was great! The lemon ricotta pancakes were amazing, and tasted great, even without syrup! There was an Eggs Benedict item that was low carb, because a cauliflower patty was used instead of an English muffin! Everyone at the table loved their food. Our 10 year old loved his mac and cheese! We will definitely go back again! Delicious!

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Paleo Friendly, Sunday Lunch
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Our waitress was the bomb. Kanoa..... Great environment. We made a reservation for Saturday February 10 and asked for her again. I hope she is there that evening.

Tags: Romantic, Fun
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Excellent food. Very very good food. So loud though!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Great atmosphere and great food! Service was amazing. Food came quickly and nice and fresh.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great pasta sauces, excellent beet salad and the staff was very professional.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We have been going to Michael Angelos for decades. We could always count on excellent food, comfortable ambiance and good service. We had not been there in a few months, as we now live about one hour away, but were looking forward to a reunion with friends for dinner. What a terrible surprise. The restaurant had been totally re decorated. Seating options were changed, the entire place re designed. It was loud and a little chintzy, compared to the previous elegant, comfortable design. Ok....we were still looking forward to the food. Sadly, a serious disappointment. The appetizers of bruchetta, white anchovies and calamari were not nearly up to their previous standard. The bruchetta had virtually no seasoning (garlic was notably missing). The anchovies were served thrown on a plate with no presentation. They seemed old. The calimari was tough. Also disappointing was the portion size....barely adequate for one person. Our entrees continued the trend of bland and small portion size....hardly what one expects from an Italian restaurant. My clams and linguini had exactly five manila clams. The portion size was adequate for a small child who was not hungry. The rest of my party had various pasta dishes, the sauce of which seemed little more than tomato paste. The deserts were displayed as one entered the restaurant and looked delicious. We ordered the chocolate cake and a lemon cake offering. Both were so dry as to be inedible.

This is really a tragedy.....a once great restaurant ruined. I do not know if there was a change of ownership, but unfortunately, we will not return.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Used to be a quiet place. The makeover made the place loud. Also the kitchen was not expanded to match the expanded seating, so svc was slow. Also, Food prep needs to follow more authentic southern Italian cuisine—less than average Italian fare

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual
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 (Tucson)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Really like the restaurant but this is the second time I booked on line requesting a table in the bar area and did not receive it.
Disappointing.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Fun
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 31, 2017

An awesome experience!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great flavors with pasta, nice twist on the calamari not fried light. Swordfish entree basic and bland.

Tags: Casual
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 (Tucson)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The decor and outside patio are very nice. It was very clean and the service was quite good. We went at 4:00 so it was very quiet and not noisy at all. The lasagna and the eggplant Parmesan were too salty and the sauce was nothing to brag about. The bread was good and so was the Chianti wine. We liked the chocolate mousse desert. That was the best part of the meal.

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 (Tucson)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Ordered a vegetable side which was never served, even after several requests. Ordered a side of rolls (supposedly a house favorite); those were served after we were finished with the entrees and the table had been cleared. The entrees (chicken parmigiana) were of poor quality chicken, tough, and overcooked. Our waitress disappeared for some time and we had to ask another employee to find her to bring our check. Avoid this place.

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 (Caribbean)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great family place

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The food is outstanding from the appetizers through dessert. Service is attentive but not intrusive. Atmosphere is great.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Tucson)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great Italian food. Taste like home made, the way an Italian grandmother would make.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Romantic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 20, 2017

We hadn't been to this locations since they remodeled and changed the name. The place is new, modern and pleasant. The design team did a great job. Food remains excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Tucson)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Warmly greeted and well served good food by an excellent Waiter, Marco. We look forward to another visit.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 19, 2017

I have enjoyed dining here probably a dozen times in the last 25 years.
The old decor was much friendlier, quieter and cozy.
The waiter came on as friendly but had trouble remembering when we asked for more bread and to refill our drinks.
Three of us had eggplant which was delicious.

Tags: Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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 (Tucson)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Remodal is beautiful, done very well and much needed. food OK not great. They need to work on their menu and have more variety. Staff OK, attentative but not great. Asked for bread 2 x's and did not ever get it.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great food, fabulous service from Susan. Consistently good!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The remodeled restaurant is beautiful, with the same delicious food. The Bolognese is especially good, and the Mista salad is also great.

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