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Comensoli's Italian Bistro, Kalamazoo, MI

Comensoli's Italian Bistro

4.5
4.5
594 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Pizzeria, Wine Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (269) 345-6755
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Comensoli’s offers a wide range of services and expert advice. All Types of Banquets. In addition, we can customize any event to meet your specifications. We guarantee to get the job done right the first time and will always work hard to make sure you are completely satisfied. Call us today at (269)345-6755 or e-mail us and let us show you the Comensoli’s family difference.<br />
  • Neighborhood
    Kalamazoo
  • Parking details
    Street and parking lot parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 594 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Healthy

594 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It’s my third time at Comosoli’s and over all I’m satisfied

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  2. Mellotime

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Worth going to. Bring your friends. Hot honey pizza is it.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had reservations for 6:30pm on Mother's Day & were seated immediately. Our server was fantastic! I had the Frusta Di Mare which was delicious. The shrimp were huge and the mussels were plentiful. Just be aware that the scallops are mini. My daughter had risotto with chicken and that was delicious as well. The food was hot. We both only ate half of our food as the serving sizes were large. I had tiramisu and daughter had a chocolate chip cannoli for dessert which both were amazing. I would recommend dining at Comensoli's and I will return when in Kalamazoo.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    This restaurant is so hit or miss over the past 5 years. The four of us ordered all different items and mainly staples of the restaurant. The lasagna roll ups were dry and contained too much ricotta. The chicken parm lacked any real flavor and the chicken was dry. The exotic mushroom (which has always been a favorite of mine) tasted like pasta water with a dash of cream. The bread was so dry I didn’t have enough water to choke it down. I’m sorry to say after coming to this restaurant for the past 20 years the food quality has gone downhill and I will not be back. It’s time to check your recipes and make sure your chefs know what they are doing. If they know what they are doing, it’s time to tweak those recipes.

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  5. BarbB

    Grand Rapids

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good was exceptional as always as was the service

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Their scallops were 1/2” wide… 5 with tomato & fettuccine

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  7. BarbB

    Grand Rapids

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful as always they make us fell like family. We hope the front of the house and the back of the house enjoyed the deserts we brought

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  8. Melinda

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My son brought his girlfriend for dinner before prom and they spent almost two hours at the restaurant, longer than they even spent at prom. Girlfriend is a picky eater but she loved her food and my son was happy as well. We don't go out to eat often, mainly due to cost however this is a family favorite where we go for special occasions. Thank you so much for your great food and service!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very personable, food was unique and some nice choices.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a delightful surprise! A quaint, small sized Italian restaurant that served delicious food! I saw dinners being served all around that was mouth watering, bar none. Great service, great food and a very exceptional atmosphere that our party of four thoroughly enjoyed.

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  11. JeffB

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    EXCELLENT food and service (once the staff figured out who was waiting our table). Pretty loud and the view of the traffic got old quick but the authentic Italian cuisine was amazing and we will be back for sure. Very busy for a Sunday and the staff was up[ to the challenge.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Solid place good food pleasant wait staff fun atmosphere

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  13. lyriclynn

    Grand Rapids

    53 reviews

    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This local gem didn’t disappoint! The entire dining experience was amazing! The wine list is exceptional and well priced! Thanks to our gracious server, Lindsey! And the chef’s creations were fantastic! Five stars!!!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Our group of 4 had a Saturday night reservation. The staff were all very pleasant and the atmosphere was nice and cozy. We all enjoyed our food, and highly recommend the baked goat cheese, lasagna roll ups, and chicken Marsala. And we couldn’t resist a cannoli to go. Would definitely come back.

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  15. DrZu

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Meh. Food was decent, but not great. In paticular, the Buratta and Mussels apps were mediocre at best. I could do much better with basic ingredients from Meijer. The bread was a serious dissapointment as was the olive oil dip, which is a pretty sad statement for an Italian restaurant. Server was nice, but not very well trained. She hit the minimum, but didn't anticipate our needs (e.g. we needed to ask for bread, wave her down for additional drinks, etc.). Atmosphere is dated. Overall it's decent spot, but there are far better options in the area at the same cost point. As much as I hate chains, I'd go to Carrabbas before going here again. Definitrely not a place I'll be returning to.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We started off our meal with the yummiest mushroom appetizer and goat cheese app. Had great drinks and a fantastic beef rib Marsala and beef ravioli in Gorgonzola cheese sauce. It was fantastic from start to finish.

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  17. BarbB

    Grand Rapids

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The pasta was hot, drained (you’ve had wet pasta before) great flavor profile, and Shelby knows her craft. Doesn’t break the bank either

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  18. Jaygee

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We like the comfortable and cozy dining room. The menu and drink offerings are varied and satisfying. On this occasion the shrimp scampi lacked flavor but the cudighi and pepper dish was very tasty. Good salads, especially the Caesar; the arugula, beets and and goat cheese would have benefitted from something crunchy (nuts?) instead of the cherry tomatoes, but the beets and dressing were delicious. Nice wine and a personable, attentive server. Pleasant ambiance and good value.

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  19. Jerry

    Grand Rapids

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and atmosphere were excellent as always. My wife and I allowed our 17 year old daughter to join us here for the first time and she absolutely loved the experience. She is thinking she may want to have her prom dinner here. Kudos to the entire Comensoli’s staff.

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  20. MariaW

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful meal as always! I don’t think I have ever had something there that was not delicious! More clams needed in the linguine with clams would be my only recommendation. It was otherwise very tasty! Excellent, attentive staff! Highly recommend this place!!

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  21. ShannonJ

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a delicious dinner to celebrate a birthday period I was so happy they had Brussels sprouts. As a special on the menu! I had the Frutta Di Mare, my husband had Cudighi supreme pizza and my daughter had Fettechini with Chicken. Everyone brought home leftovers from their generous portions!

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  22. Paula

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was understanding of our slow to decide and did a nice job knowing when to check on us without making us feel rushed. Julia was not our server, but graciously took the time to photo our group.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was wonderful service very good but a bit noisy so difficult to talk across the table

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  24. Foodie1001

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were seated promptly in a nice quiet location. Ambience was wonderful though I do wish we could have seen the “fireplace screen”. Food was delivered timely and was hot and delicious. Our waitress was prompt, friendly, and responsive. It was an amazing date night experience.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    A little disappointed this time around. We were not served bread, and were limited to 90 minutes because they filled up on reservations. Food was mediocre. Just was not as good as last time.
    Comensoli's Italian BistroResponded on February 28, 2024
    We are sorry to hear about your experience. We did post a sign preemptively regarding table times as we are a smaller restaurant with limited tables and Valentine's Day is our busiest day of the year. Fortunately we did not have to enforce the 90 minutes as we were able to adjust reservations and assigned tables to do our best to avoid having to ask anyone to give up their table for the next reservation. We hope the server did not make you feel rushed or in need of your table in anyway!!! Thank you for taking the time to review us, and we hope you try us again in the future.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love us some Comensoli’s! Fun seats at the bar! Great service. The staff was all awesome. The food was great!

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  27. ShanD

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic dinner and overall experience! I would recommend Comensoli's to friends and family.

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  28. 46544Foodie

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time visit. We met another couple so we were a party of four. They had bottles of wine at half price and we splurged on a Brunello. It was very good. Two of our party had shrimp scampi and one selected spaghetti / meatballs. The shrinp scampi was very flavorful! Our server was attentive, and not too much so. Prices are quite reasonable as servings are large. We would definitely return.

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  29. Paul

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The restaurant is okay. The food was good not great.

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  30. StephanieR

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed our time. It is a small place and they were very busy, but we weren’t in a rush. The food was wonderful as was our service. Had a wonderful time.

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  31. JimC

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Has been one of our favorites for many years. No longer. Had to give a credit card number when I made the reservation on open table and later found out that if I had cancelled within 24 hours I would have been charged for it. Nothing about that on the web site. When we got our bills someone noticed that a 20% gratuity had been slipped in and the waiter neglected to bring this to our attention. When we got our final bill after it had been put through on our credit cards we discovered that the amount put through as food included the gratuity and there was a space for an additional gratuity. Kind of underhanded especially since the service was not up to their usual standards. Will probably go back but will remain on my toes next time to see what they pull next.
    Comensoli's Italian BistroResponded on January 31, 2024
    Due to our restaurant's limited seating, we require any parties 6+ to place a credit card on file through open table as a place holder. This is stated when you book a party with 6+ through open table. Your credit card is NEVER charged unless you are a no call, no show. We hate that we have had to resort to this, but being a local small business, and the limited seating we do have, we have had too many big parties reserve and not show up. This makes it tough for our staff and other people who we have turned away due to thinking we were booked for the night, as we are mostly reservation only. Gratuity has been a policy, that any table 6+ has gratuity applied, as stated on our menu in person and the receipt. I'm sorry you felt this was done with any kind of underhanded intentions. Thank you

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  32. SallyN

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Food! Relaxing atmosphere and close to home! We will be coming back!

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  33. Jerome

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time dinning there and was not disappointed, great food and service I would definitely recommend getting reservations

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    great chicken and great gluten free options! service good

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  35. MichelleS

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As a first time customer I had no idea what to order. I asked the people at the next table what they were eating and they told me and also said “anything you order will be excellent!” They were correct. All 4 of us loved our food!

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  36. SandyL

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Table of 6. First time there, for my husbands birthday. Food was good very poor service. Server seemed out of his element. Had to point out he was Spilling sauce all over as he was carrying to table. To get water refills we had to get another server attention. Had just 2 glasses of wine mine and my husbands a white and red he could not remember who had what. Mixed up each meal as it was set down. The couple times he was at table never ever picked up a singles empty dish/dirty dish. Messed up and placed another table on our chrg card had to redo. We were seated in back room total different ambiance to front 🤨. Felt we were out in a back room. Did talk to manager about poor service and it was not what we expected. Told him it was not worth a 20% that was automatic for tables 6 and larger He offers to fix the bill and let me put what I wanted for tip. I should have but I left it but wanted him to know about our experience. He excused it ti the night and so busy for the beer fest night they were having. He shook my hand and thanked me. I was not looking for money savings but a little more of apology, or something relative to my families being so underwhelmed and disappointing. I left feeling like I really didn’t matter. I won’t go back.

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  37. Sarah

    Grand Rapids

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Comensoli’s is never a disappointment. Looking forward to next time.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very friendly staff and owner. We had a party of 9 and everyone was happy with their service and food,

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  39. glenr

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very Good Food - they have a sausage that is exclusive. It is Amazing.

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  40. Retired

    Grand Rapids

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was excellent. Our waitress was friendly, but seemed like she was doing the bare minimum. My water glass was never refilled, and we had to ask another waitress to see if we could get some bread. We wanted to see the dessert menu, but she said they had not been updated and verbally stated our choices. I told her that I had seen a dessert featured on Facebook that very day, but she said they had run out, and that it had been “flying off the shelf”. We thought that was strange because this was the first day of the week that the restaurant had been open, and had opened at 5 pm. Our reservation had been for 5:30. As we were leaving we noticed another guest who came in later appeared to be eating the dessert we had asked about. Overall we greatly enjoyed the meal and our second choice desserts were delish. We had good conversation and a wonderful time so we didn’t let the little things spoil our evening and kind of shrugged our shoulders and laughed it off. Businesses are really struggling these days with staff shortages and other issues so I feel very privileged to be free to go out since the dark days of Covid issues!

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Comensoli's Italian Bistro using the Order Online button. Comensoli's Italian Bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (269) 345-6755.

Comensoli's Italian Bistro is rated 4.5 stars by 594 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Comensoli's Italian Bistro

762 W Main St., Kalamazoo, MI 49006

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Kalamazoo
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Pizzeria, Wine Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street and parking lot parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (269) 345-6755
  • Catering
    Comensoli’s offers a wide range of services and expert advice. All Types of Banquets. In addition, we can customize any event to meet your specifications. We guarantee to get the job done right the first time and will always work hard to make sure you are completely satisfied. Call us today at (269)345-6755 or e-mail us and let us show you the Comensoli’s family difference.<br />
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