Comensoli's Italian Bistro

4.3
72 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Do you love homestyle Italian cooking so much you actually dream about it? Wake up and smell the marinara! It’s simmering at Comensoli’s, where the staff is waiting to make your dinner fantasies come true! We offer a wide range of Italian dishes straight out of Nona’s cookbook. Comensoli’s features a wine list and full bar with a martini list to die for.
Featuring our Fresh Pasta Dishes, Homemade Sausage and Meatballs, Thin-crust Pizza from scratch and many other delicious family recipes able to cure your craving for old-style Italian food.
What 72 People Are Saying
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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

My girlfriend and I were in town for a little getaway to check out some local breweries and restaurants and found this place online with great reviews and what looked to be at an awesome value. Unfortunately as we were on our way to this restaurant I received a phone call from an employee at 7:45 telling us they were closing due to lack of customers. Our reservations were set for 8:15. Sucks we didn’t get to try it, so I won’t trash this establishment. Just wish they would of honored their reservations that were coming up. Would love to try the food one day, just don’t make it up there from Columbus, Ohio too much.

LL
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food, atmosphere and the service was fantastic

SJ
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and outstanding service. Peter Comensoli and his family take pride in the restaurant that bears their family name.

OT
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed an absolutely delicious dinner at this cozy restaurant. Our waitress, Reagan, was very attentive to our needs and a delight to talk to. Thanks for a wonderful evening!

AK
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic. Home-made and oh so good. We will definitely come again!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Fantastic as usual. Each dish had its own unique taste and character.

JO
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 2

Our dinner at Comensoli's was a pleasant surprise. The aromas upon entering the restaurant were wonderful. we were seated immediately and the service was very attentive. We happened to come on Tuesday which is half off bottles of wine, which was another nice surprise. Our food was very good. Served nice and hot! We each had a pasta dish and added meatballs, all of which were delicious. We will definitely be making a return trip to Comensoli's in the near future!

RS
Grand Rapids
24 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

As always a really good meal. Quiet comfortable and romantic place to dine.

r
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

My cream chicken and polenta was delicious. The food was wonderful. I would return there again the next time I am in Kalamazoo.

SM
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We like Comensolis but very disappointed in the shrimp scampi. Have gotten it many times but this time it was almost all noodles, very tasteless. Service was quite slow also.

JC
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our evening at Comensoli's was delightful in every way!
We had a great server and wonderful food, all in the charming atmosphere of a downtown restaurant!
We highly recommend Comensoli’s!

RS
Grand Rapids
24 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great dinning experience ,always try the specials. Great wait staff

BL
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff were all very attentive and friendly.
We had a party of ten on mother’s day and still had fast friendly service. Everyone was very happy with their meals.Good portions great quality. Will definitely be repeat customers.

SD
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Long black hair in my lasagna That sadly didn't realize until I had taken a bite. Food was fair, and the restaurant was extremely hot making it uncomfortable to fully enjoy

R
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Service was off that night. Waitstaff had an attitude (which owner was made aware). Food was not as good as in the past. Maybe the whole evening was just "one of those nights." Maybe we'll go back on a Tuesday when wine by the bottle is half-price. Owner did everything to correct the situation.

KG
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Personal service was exceptional. Highly recommend.

l
Grand Rapids
37 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

This is the second time we’ve dined at Comensoli’s in the last month. When we checked in, they didn’t have our name on their reservation list. I told them it was an Open Table online reservation. They found us a table. This happened on our first visit in March, too. Once we were seated, it took about 10 minutes for our server to bring us water and take a drink order. We were ready to place our dinner order when we were served our drinks....once done, the service was still slow. The food was very good, but we were definitely disappointed with the service and with the attention to us as customers, and as Open Table members. It also took too long to pay our bill. We would not put this restaurant in our top ten!!

MC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good value. Friendly staff and a very quaint place

MD
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service! From the moment we walked in we could feel the family atmosphere!

S
Key West
21 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Service was not good. Never brought the bread and took forever just to order a drink. My dinner itself was delicious!

SF
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We throughly enjoyed our evening. The food, service, and drinks were great!

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We found the menu to have a great selection. It was slow when we were there but the server as prompt and helpful. This was out first visit and we plan on returning

CV
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always an enjoyable meal. Our server was excellent and we enjoyed the night.

JC
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

We were in a rush and our server did awesome!! Food was outstanding. Had the beef medallions that were from special menu.
It's VERY loud in here. Hard to hear those at our table. Maybe going off peak would be better.
3/23/19 6pm reservation.

AR
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Group of 7, just for fun family night. Dinner took a bit longer than usual to get to us, but it was well worth the wait. We were seated in the back room and it felt very comfortable, especially for someone not a fan of people. Price was on par for a good place. Portions were appropriate, but not the olive garden type overload (why would you want lots of lousy food?). This is not olive garden, this is Italian and it's great. I'm coming back here, often. Thanks!

RC
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I recommend Comensoli Italian Bistro highly. There is nothing negative about having a great time with family and very good food.

t
Indiana
21 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Service was real good. The Chicken Marsala was ok. There wasn’t enough Marsala and the chicken breast was too thick.

M
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic dinner! My husband, two young children and my mother enjoyed everything—meals, drinks, dessert. The food was outstanding and our waitress was great.

K
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food quality and quantity were great. Our server was very attentive without being intrusive.

DC
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

On a cold February night, I discovered Comensoli’s and was not disappointed in any way!

SB
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and great food put Comensolis at the top of my list of food establishments. From the first time I went to Comensolis I’ve always described it as a truly genuine an authentic Italian family feel and experience.

OT
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

The waitress was not very attentive & took a long time to check on us. We easily would have all had more drinks if she would have checked on us.

SH
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

I love the food here although I keep wanting red snapper that I had several years ago with lobster pieces & rich sauce

H
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite places to go. Great food and hospitality is over the top.

VA
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Restaurant was very nice. we had a reservation and arrived early. We were sat within 5 minutes. The food was so delicious although we had to ask for the bread. Our server was very friendly and courteous although we had to wait for things. she would come by for another table but miss us. the restaurant was noisy at the time as it seemed they were having a party with children who were running around and making a great bit of noise. at the end of the meal, the server shorted us on our change but was very apologetic and corrected the issue.
otherwise it was a wonderful date night for my husband and I.

T
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

The atmosphere of the restaurant was good. My partner ordered a veal pasta dish that cost $30 which I believe wasn't worth it. I had the frutta di mare which was about $20. The ingredients listed were shrimp mussels and scallops but they might as well have left the scallops out since they were hardly visible little pieces. I would go here again but maybe not on Valentine's Day and order something different.

LB
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I were visiting from out of town. I was unfamiliar with the area so I decided to pick a restaurant near our hotel. Our hotel was the Comfort Inn right across the street. We walked in and were immediately seated. We selected a baked goat cheese appetizer. The goat cheese was delicious and creamy and it was topped with an incredible spicy tomato marinara spiked with sambuca and drizzled with fresh, basil puree. this was served with baked bread slices. It was scrumptious ! I ordered the chicken Madeira and my friend ordered beef ravioli with a pesto cream sauce. We both agreed that this was some of the most delicious Italian food we had ever eaten. The owner stopped by to say hello and we spoke with the executive chef. An amazing dining experience. When we return to Kalamazoo we will definitely be having dinner at Comensoli's. We didn't have dessert because we were so full !

A
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience! Excellent food and staff.

RC
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A great little Italian restaurant. The food and service was outstanding!

RR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was excellent the server was trying very hard but for some reason she didn't bring us out any bread before or during or after our dinner that was very surprising other than that everything was great

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