Michelangelo Ristorante

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450 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Michelangelo Ristorante is a romantic, charming restaurant located in the heart of the trendy Silver Lake neighborhood in Los Angeles. Since 1997, chefs at Michelangelo have combined the freshest ingredients and years of experience to prepare authentic Italian dishes. Michelangelo recently received Open Table's Diner's Choice Award in the Best Italian, Best Overall, Best Service and Neighborhood Gem categories.

Regularly visited by celebrities, this family-run restaurant is a sure bet for an excellent romantic meal, special event, happy hour or business meeting.

Michelangelo Ristorante offers an enticing and creative menu consisting of fresh home made pasta, steak, veal, fish and other delicious dishes from Southern and Northern Italy. The chefs also create delicious specials offered on a daily basis.

Pair your authentic Italian dinner with a great selection of Italian wine or our full line of liquor menu.
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 3

The food was not bad but not amazing, it was disappointing to drive almost an hour from long beach and not be wowed. You cannot call Romain hearts a "bed of greens". My fish was ok but some of the other elements were overcooked, dry and my dates food was a salty. Perhaps we should have gone for pasta dishes. Our service was great and our server was lovely. The atmosphere of the restaurant was lovely and again great service. Overall it was a clean, quiet and welcoming venue but our expectations for the food were much higher than what we actually got served. I do not think a reservation was needed since it was pretty quiet and slow when we arrived.

BB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and very friendly and attentive staff. Can't wait to go back again. Caio!

JI
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A wonderful find. Had a very long lunch here with an old friend I hadn't seen in ages - they didn't mind that we sat for almost 4 hours. I have very severe food limitations, and they were able to give me delicious food within those constraints, without my having to send anything back (which I often have to do in other restaurants - chefs just can't stop themselves from adding pepper, garlic, etc.). But the really impressive achievement was how much my friend, a former chef, loved her food and how wonderfully she connected with the owner who waited on us. She absolutely raved about every dish she had. She had a delicious sole dish; she didn't originally order pasta, but when she learned they make their own gnocchi and ravioli, she wanted to try just a few, and he gave her 4 ravioli, which she said were incredibly light and tender. She loved the tiramisu, even though or maybe especially because they make "simple" version unlike the more complex one she is used to making herself. I have rarely heard my friend rave about a meal like she did at Michelangelo's. And finally, the ambience and design is old fashioned, quiet, unlike the latest very noisy trendy places, and we just loved that too.

J
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a great food and great service. I look forward to our visits to Michaelangelo. We are always made to feel welcome. It’s a nice neighborhood restaurant at moderate price, but really savory food. Bruschetta is fantastic! Gnocchi is like little cheese pillows....so soft! Fresh fish is always prepared to perfection. We’ll go back again and again....

MF
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A lovely dinner and ambience was wonderful!

S
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good food, heavy on the sauces, wine too expensive for what it is. Nice service. Will be back for for the spaghetti with meatballs, that they got right.

A
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food great. Service very good. A little too hot inside.

SP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant, lovely food. Amazing staff. We came for a family meal before returning to the UK and were not disappointed at all. I strongly recommend this place.

NA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved this place! The food is to die for and they make you feel like family.

SL
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

I haven’t been to Michelangelo’s for a while and something has gone terribly wrong. The chicken Marsala was tough and the wait staff not the same competent staff as before. Maybe it was just an off night, but I was really disappointed.

l
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Michelangelo is the best! Our favorite Italian restaurant! Everything is always perfect!

OT
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good food, good service.

JR
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

From the outside, it's a very cute restaurant. Many people were dining outside as it was a lovely night. We had a party of 6 and sat inside. Everyone who worked their was attentive and kind. Service was stellar! We were able to order off the happy hour and got a round of drinks, meatball appetizers and garlic cheese bread. My husband ordered the BOLOGNESE pizza and OMG... I wish that was my dish! It was savory and the pepperoncini were a nice touch. I ordered the Pappardelle Alla Domenica
With gluten free spaghetti noodles. It was yummy, but I really should of ordered the spaghetti and meatballs because it looked delicious and I love red sauce. I loved the atmosphere and how our party of 6 could all talk and hear each other. The staff even came out with a dessert, a fun bday hat and sang happy birthday to my father in law. Really enjoyed dining here.

J
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Michelangelo Ristorante is always the place we choose for celebrating special events. The food is delicious, the service excellent, and it's wonderful to be able to sit either in or outside.

S
London
7 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server was very gracious and accommodating. One server didn't want to split our bill but our server said he would be glad to do it. We would return for the food as well as his service.

AM
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Never disappoints ... quality of food and service is excellent.

DF
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Very good Italian food. We had the beef tenderloin and chicken Marsala and they were both very good to excellent. Ordered a few glasses of wine too and the wine was good and good value. Easy parking. Friendly staff. Would highly recommend.

s
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We came here for the first because they had reservations available for Mother's Day, but having discovered it, we enjoyed the food, service, and atmosphere so much that we will *definitely* be coming back many times.

YT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 2Food 5Service 1Ambience 2

The service was horrible! The waitress broke a glass and glass landed on my plate. I did not get a new plate nor a refund. We had 4 different people waiting our table. AND we waited 40 minutes for our check.

S
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

My husband and I were looking forward to a relaxing and delicious dinner and Michaelangelos delivered on both accounts. We thoroughly enjoyed our first dinner there and would return post haste .

K
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We LOVE Michaelangelo's. The owner and staff are always SO welcoming. It's a great family restaurant with traditional Italian fare. The Ravioli Fritta is our favourite starter and you can't go wrong with their signature dish Pappardelle with Italian sausage. Plenty of wonderful vegetarian dishes and fish. When we're in town it's our 'go to'.....

s
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a great find! Fantastic food and fun ambience. Service was spectacular. We will be back!

AM
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Michelangelo's has become a once a week "go to" gem. Great food and Giulia provides awesome service.

B
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great service and food. Had a really nice birthday celebration. Our first timer friends loved it!!

LA
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A Silverlake gem that has served great meals and service for years. They have a solid menu of Italian dishes, and usually some interesting specials. Very unpretentious and friendly. Family-run with a lot of heart. Also, good place to watch Dodger games. Finally, they make a killer Negroni.

RV
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Michelangelo is my favorite italian restaurant in all of Los Angeles.

C
Los Angeles
349 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sometimes you want to feel and taste like you are back in Italy.....that is why we stop by and
partake in an authentic restaurant like Michelangelo.
They don't scrimp on fake food.....they make it according to Mama Domenica always has.
Fresh warm baked bread from the oven....I am already salivating for some

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Always a great time at Michelangelo with good food and caring service.

JH
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Food was mediocre

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Just such a great neighborhood place! Thoughtful staff. Great food.

C
Los Angeles
349 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best place to get a taste of Italy in the Southland.
Domenica and Son Antonio speak fluent Italian and welcome you as if you were coming to their home.
Food is prepared with authentic Italian sauces and spices.
Magnifico!
Cant wait to return next week!

OT
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service but it's so loud in there and the tables are too close together.

l
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Authentic Italian food, homey feel. The owner, Antonio said hello to our table multiple times. The pasta was very good and we had just returned from Italy craving that great homemade Italian pasta. They did not disappoint.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I would call this a neighborhood gem. Portions are generous and the quality is outstanding. Service was perfect. If you want Italian, a definite go to restaurant. Their pappardele sausage dish featured in the LA times was excellent and would be my first choice. Pizza excellent. Pasta with meatballs good.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food.

EV
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of my favorite neighborhood places. Pasta is always amazing, pizza is great and their special are fantastic. Super kid friendly and the owner, Antonio makes you feel so special.

DJ
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Quality is ok the cost is too high. Overall our experience was fair but I gave to ask why go out to eat for a fair meal?

D
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Would I recommend Michelangelo to a friend? How about more like even to any stranger I come across. This just flat out is a magnificent, family-run restaurant. They use the freshest ingredients on their handcrafted menu and it shows. I can't go and not get the prosciutto and mozzarella crostini and Ricotta or chocolate tart. These items bookend all my meals here, I can't get enough. If crostini isn't your thing then I'd recommend the fried calamari or fried ravioli. Looking for something a little lighter with rich flavors and colors, then the bruschetta is your culinary accomplice. Whether you want to try a classic like their Fettuccine Alfredo, a lower calorie dish of grilled seafood with herbs and olive oil, or dig into a steak with some peppercorn sauce, you simply can't go wrong with any choice on the menu.

F
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Finally authentic Italian food in L.A. Amazing pasta!

HM
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Recipes are from family and rich in taste.
Nice location and very friendly people!

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