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:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:30pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
West of Oracle Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, 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:
Michelangelo has two private dining room facilities one that can accommodate 28 people and the other up to 45 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 Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, 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

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (10)
Casual (10)
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Good for Birthdays (8)
Authentic (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Good for a Date (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Romantic (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Business Meals (2)
Fun (2)
People Watching (2)
Cozy (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Food and service were very good. It was New Year's Eve but it wasn't chaotic. They let you order from the regular menu. Third year in a row we've gone there NYE.

Tags: Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 30, 2016

Dinner with my best friend. A nice relaxing dinner.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 23, 2016

Great food and service! Would go again and recommend to others; lovely fine dining!

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Tucson)·Dined on December 23, 2016

GREAT FOOD; LOCAL WINE ON SPECIAL; SEATING OF LARGE PARTIES IN "NOISELESS" GLASSED-OFF ROOMS

Tags: Outstanding Value, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 22, 2016

Love this place. Good and service always excellent

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 17, 2016

We have been going here for decades and absolutely love the place.

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 17, 2016

The food was fabulous. Our waitress, Schanice, was outstanding. Absolutely one of the two finest Italian restaurants in metro Tucson.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Tucson)·Dined on December 14, 2016

45 minutes after order taken was informed what I ordered - salmon salad was not available they sub with bass which was so overcooked it was dry almost too awful to eat but did not ask for other since it took well over hour to get anything - asked 4 x for extra bread it was finially brought after we had finished eating / -this was first and last time we will have dinner there. Service was awful the ladies were all over the place totally confusing .

I had previously had lunch there with friends and it was great food great service maybe lunch has different cook and different servers. /may try lunch again sometime but will never be back for dinner and will not recommend dinner to friends or relatives.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 2, 2016

Reliable standard Italian fare restaurant . Heavy on the calories and can be a bit noisy. Wine seems over priced for the quality.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Tucson)·Dined on December 2, 2016

Food bland and veal over cooked. Not impressed with menu choice.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 2, 2016

Our experience was not the evening we had expected. We met friends who we had not seen in a long time and wanted to have drinks and visit before dinner. Our waiter, Jim, seemed in a bit of a rush to get our order and returned to the table several times to see if we were ready, which was interrupting our conversation. I think he wanted to turn the table. But we readily would have ordered another bottle of wine before dinner and lingered over dinner if we had felt more relaxed. I say this, not in a critical spirit, but rather to better the service you provide. The chowder was incredibly delicious and generous in portion, but my husband's ravioli was a very small serving size which we both observed, considering the price. My sea bass was tasteless as were the beans. I requested a splash of club soda in my cocktail, but it was overly diluted with the soda. We asked our waiter to split the bill between the two credit cards, but one card was charged with the beverages and the other card had all the food charges. We asked that the bill be equally split and after much ado, the charges were corrected. Your ladies room needs a bit of care: the faucet is falling off the sink, and the filthy plunger sitting by the toilet was just disgusting. Your restroom was perfectly awful and definitely not up to standard. What I've always enjoyed about your restaurant is the ambience but that's just not enough to make up for the evening. I doubt we will return.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 18, 2016

Michelangelo treats you like family, because they are family. The Ali family's Italian dishes are consistently delicious, the atmosphere is very warm and comfortable, and the servers are nice people who are very good at what they do. And if you can handle them, the desserts are something very special.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Tucson)·Dined on November 15, 2016

This was our first time visiting your restraurent. EXCELLENt

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Tucson)·Dined on November 15, 2016

My wife and I both ordered Seabass. The fish was dry and tasteless. Clearly, it had been hard frozen and I suspect thawed in a microwave oven. The setting however was pleasant and the staff were efficient and polite. When we complained about the quality of the fish, our waitress pointed out that Tucson was a long way from the ocean! True, but no excuse for one of the costlier items on the menu!

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 14, 2016

This was our second time at this restaurant and both experiences were great. Attentive wait staff, nice menu and great food. We will be back!

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Tucson)·Dined on November 9, 2016

I have always enjoyed Michelangelo's. I go frequently and have never been disappointed.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Casual
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 (Tucson)·Dined on October 24, 2016

Michelangelo restaurant made a special occasion a fun way to introduce friends to a very pleasurable dining experience.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2016

Great food and service.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 12, 2016

My husband's Veal Piccata dish was excellent, lucky for him. I had the Spinach, Sausage,Ricotta Cannelloni . Big mistake. The stuffing inside had no taste, no spinach and no cheese. I asked the waitress what happened to this dish. She offered me more sauce to pour on top. How this would correct this inedible dish had my buffaloed. The only saving grace for my night was the delicious Caesar salad. I called the restaurant to say it was my husband's birthday just that afternoon,. No free dessert was offered which I knew was their policy for a birthday celebration. We've been frequent diners since 1993. This was a disappointing birthday celebration.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2016

Overall great ecperience! not all dishes were great but most of them were. Don't miss the calamari it was the BEST dish we tasted there. The shrimp tortellini, veal picatta were also great. Most of us didn't like the chicken parmesan (the chicken didn't taste good).

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tucson)·Dined on September 10, 2016

Jim was our server, his timing was great. He was around when we needed him and gone when we did not. The food is always tasty. Portions are more than we can eat. Great for leftovers.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Casual, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 7, 2016

The bread was very good and the service very attentive and considerate. The salad was acceptable, but not interesting. The veal entrees were in need of a bit more sauce and we prefer thinner cuts of veal. However, it was a good meal of more than average quantity.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 31, 2016

Excellent calamari! Best item on the menu. All others are regular Italian. Well prepared, but nothing memorable. I had the chicken marsala (not real name but same thing). Was served in a small bowl over starchy potatoes. Other diners felt food was fine, but again nothing special. Attractive interior with a bit of a throw back to the older Italian elegant restaurants, so that was nice.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Tucson)·Dined on August 27, 2016

Michelangelo's is always consistent with their food, service, and ambiance. We've never been disappointed.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 10, 2016

Food was ok...nothing special and too pricey for nothing special.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 1, 2016

Always enjoy the food and ambiance. The antipasto try is wonderful! That is my meal...

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 13, 2016

Waitress was very attentive and accommodating. Food was very tasty. Meal came with choice of dessert for the person in our party celebrating her birthday -- she opted for chocolate cake which was excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 11, 2016

We spent our 26th Anniversary at Michelangelo and service and food were phenomenal. We have found our new favorite Italian restaurant, tiramisu was awesome.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 6, 2016

This is our favorite neighborhood restaurant and it's even better in the summer. They've just added a menu of a la carte items, all grilled, and perfect for summer. There are several entrees like grilled chicken, skirt steak, chops and grilled veggies as well. The sweet corn is tender and perfectly seasoned, and the grilled romaine was a real treat. Those with more hearty appetites can still order off their extensive regular menu of Italian dishes. And Mondays are half price wine nights. Who could ask for more?

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 4, 2016

We were 4 foodies who have lived and traveled internationally. We know good food. Also, one of our party was raised in an Italian neighborhood, eating homemade Italian daily. This food was delicious. All 4 of us were delighted with our meals and took half of each meal home. The servings were so large. We had a grilled appetizer, 4 entrees, 2 bottles of wine and 2 desserts. With tax and tip the cost only came to approximately $40 per person. We all brought enough home for another meal!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 28, 2016

We dined on a not-so-busy Saturday evening over Memorial Day weekend. No mention was made of the birthday celebration noted on our reservation. Our shared appetizer, the caprese bruschetta was very unique and tasty. We would definitely order it again. Since this was our first time dining at Michelangelo's we decided to select our favorite Italian dishes by which we judge Italian restaurants. Companion gave a thumbs up to the classic lasagne and I gave two thumbs up to my eggplant parmesan. Servings are generous and "to go" boxes were needed. Sorry we didn't have room for one of their awesome sounding desserts. Next time we'll share an entree. We enjoyed the leftovers the next evening.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Tucson)·Dined on May 21, 2016

As always, the service was excellent. Food was great, enough for two meals. We enjoy going for a nice night out.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 13, 2016

Very pleasing with an ambience of fine dining. I enjoyed the quietness of the restaurant. My friend and I were able to carry on a conversation in low tones. The service was excellent, and the manager dropped at our table to ensure our dining experience was excellent.

Tags: Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 9, 2016

The servers were a bit too attentive. It was hard to chat and eat with the constant interruptions. The price is a bit on the high side. The cannoli didn't taste as fresh as one would expect.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 8, 2016

I have been in the hotel and restaurant business for 40 years and I have two degrees in Hotel and Restaurant Management. I have taken enough culinary classes to consider myself a good cook and a fair judge of food quality. The food on this Mother's Day Menu was well prepared and tasty. The thing that I found outrageous and insulting is that you would charge $18.00 for an Almond Waffle. Granted my daughter said it was very good but $18.00 for something that has a 4% food cost is gouging the guest and leaves me with such a bad impression that I would not return to this establishment. I have eaten at this restaurant several times over the years and always found the food to be very good but taking advantage of people because it's Mother's Day is not a great way to build loyalty.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 7, 2016

Service & food were great. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary, server surprised us with a comp dessert. It was delicious and very nice surprise!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Tucson)·Dined on May 7, 2016

We had a great dinner and bottle of wine but there was a party nearby
celebrating a birthday and they were exceptionally loud. They finally
left about midway through our dinner.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 6, 2016

We went late on a Friday night, so we got a lot of attention from our server and a bus boy who was on top of taking our empty plates. The food was good, but for the price, it could have been better. It cost 4 dollars extra to substitute the side clam chowder or minestrone soup for a tomato and basil soup, which makes no sense considering you could get a cup of tomato and basil soup for 6 or minestrone for 5.... Definitely had a romantic atmosphere and seemed like a place we could give another try if in the right mood. Their bread was delicious, however.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Northern MI)·Dined on April 27, 2016

We've already made another reservation on Open Table for Michelangelo's. The food, wine, service were all excellent!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 20, 2016

Love Michelangelo's - Cannelloni is especially good. BUT - please do something about the bread. Why not good Italian bread? Those roles are just not up to a Northern Italian standard!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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