Comensoli's Italian Bistro

4.6
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121 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.
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4.6based on recent ratings
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BarryR
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent a little noisy on patio but was a great dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is awesome! Good covid precautions, great food, and really friendly servers! Give them the business they deserve!

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GreggA
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I enjoyed Comensoli's restaurant week meals. Mushroom ravioli was excellent and the special cocktails they had were good as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good! Great adult dinner out!

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BryanH
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A nice place to please an appetite for Italian cuisine. If you have not been here yet, you should give it a try.

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Charles
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here and we loved it. We ate inside and loved the rustic look of the place. The food was excellent as well. We had chicken Marsala and a scallop pasta plate for entrees and stuffed mushrooms for an appetizer. They all looked and tasted great. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. Highly recommended!

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RafaelD
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining here. The overall experience was great and the value for the level the food was excellent. We are looking forward to going back soon.

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Kathy
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. The outdoor dining experience provided us a safe environment due to COVID fears.

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Roccog
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and excellent food. The restaurant was very clean and presentable, ample parking and outside dinning

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NancyS
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were excellent. The tables are well apart, making social distancing and conversation easy.

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AmyN
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you're looking for wonderful authentic Italian food in a quaint setting, this place is for you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place and food was so much better then I thought, first time being there and will definitely go again price is normal authentic Italian also.

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chrspty
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I know it doesn’t make good business sense but I wish that restaurants would keep tables socially distanced forever. It’s so nice not being shoulder to shoulder with other diners.

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DanaU
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a long wait, but so worth it to eat at Commensoli's, mingle (at a distance) and engage in a community sing-a-long to boot. My salmon was everything I remembered it to be; Chris' chicken parmesan was tender, juicy, flavorful, and full of melted, cheesy goodness. Our first night eating in since March and we splurged on the Chocolate Penut Butter Pie, which was rich enough that we split it and both received decent sugar highs. Waitstaff was friendly, attentive, and good humored - even with a mask.

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Beth
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve lived in Kalamazoo for a while and hadn’t ever made it to Comensoli’s. After our meal, we learned that was a mistake. The worst thing about our meal was trying to decide what to eat! The menu had fantastic options and the food we ordered was amazing. I plan on going back to try the other options I was stuck on. Our server gave great recommendations and checked on us just the right amount. 12/10!

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KelliceJ
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was great the atmosphere was great the server was great our food took a bit longer than we expected ended up getting full off bread but it was worth the weight and our server was polite the whole time a reassuring that we would be help the menus probably should be more low vision friendly maybe large print options or a different style handwriting for those who need it I have already recommended hitch restaurant and it will be a to go place for me

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience before a Father Daughter dance.

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vipRobertS
Grand Rapids
32 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal wonderful atmosphere. This has become our go to !

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JasonD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always a wonderful dining experience, from the food to the service!

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KatieU
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, great staff. Was a little chilly sitting by the windows but that'll happen in older buildings.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

My husband and I tried Comensoli’s for the first time on Valentine’s Day. It’s a very cute and quaint place. The huge plates and tiny tables made it interesting.. my husband is 6”3 and over 200lbs so he sort of felt like a bull in a china shop!! Food was delicious, hot, and authentic.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good food. Busy. Had to wait for our table a bit. Could have seen waitress a bit more often.

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JTrich
Grand Rapids
9 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I really liked this restaurant. I don't know why I never tried it before. I will make this a regular dining spot!

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vipRobertS
Grand Rapids
33 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great dining experience, our go to restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went for the Kalamazoo Beer Week event and loved it. We also had a pizza for dinner.

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were excited to try this restaurant. Our reservations were for 6:45. When we showed up, there were two couples waiting ahead of us. We waited until 7:05 before we left. We hadn’t even been acknowledged by a hostess at that point. Disappointed that they were extremely short staffed.

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JanineS
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful restaurant! But I was happy we made reservations! It was slammed on a Wednesday night and the two servers were in constant motion! The kitchen was operating like a well oiled machine. I ordered one of the specials(smoked pork shoulder risotto) and it was perfection, my husband’s chicken Marsala was fork tender and delicious. Despite how busy the restaurant was, none of the service was off. The servers were attentive and refilled drinks, brought warm, crusty bread, hot entrees, crisp, cold salads. Highly recommend this family owned restaurant.

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vipDRNO
Grand Rapids
94 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pasta and love the wine selection. I also love the chicken Parmesan.

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AllisonD
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comensoli's was the perfect place for my husband and I to celebrate a new job and twins on the way! We loved the atmosphere of the restaurant, and appreciated the low-key feel of our date night. The food was incredible and the service was great. You have to try the cannoli!

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service always outstanding.

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SianG
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden gem. Loved it - I always forget how awesome the food is here

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Lindy
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food, from appetizer to dessert, is some of the best Italian food I've ever had....definitely THE BEST Italian in Kalamazoo. My sister married into a Chicago Italian family and as a result, I've had great, authentic Italian food for most of my life. The food at Commensoli's is authentic and so flavorful. The ambience is quaint and it's a special touch that the owner/chef goes table to table to greet and chat with his customers. He's very sweet and seems to really enjoy making people happy. The only thing missing was an ensemble of violins! You will leave satisfied and not broke!

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MelissaH
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service. Will certainly eat here again.

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vipRobertS
Grand Rapids
33 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Really great meal, romantic quiet place to dine.

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JeffC
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a long wait, food is really good, you don't have to mess with the downtown parking as they have their own lot. Service was good and good variety of food. It's out go to place when we don't want to go too far from home but don't want to be too close either. Highly recommend.

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Amreviews
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat and a great atmosphere. Easy to miss the building for first timers.

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PhotoGuy
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The food was pretty good, but not great. The pizza sauce was quite bland. Chicken was tender and tasty, but rest of our dinners were so so.

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Rich
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have not been to Comensoli's in quite a while and do not know why. All aspects of the meal were perfect. My wife went strictly with Italy while I went mostly American. Both were great while the server was friendly and professional.

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vipRobertS
Grand Rapids
33 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good meal, but this is the usual for this wonderful restaurant. Great ambience quiet enough to here conversation.

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BarbaraR
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Glad we made a reservation small secluded little place!

FAQs

Comensoli's Italian Bistro does offer delivery in partnership with Toast. 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 4.6 stars by 121 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.