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Michelangelo's Restaurant - 10 Reviews - 1725 I St, Sacramento, CA - People Watching Reviews - Phone (916) 446-5012

Michelangelo's Restaurant

1725 I St
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 446-5012
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We originally discovered the smells of this place on a Second Saturday art walk. We weren't hungry, but the smell from the kitchen was keeping us around the art gallery that's do...


The the table for two on the patio was too small. The bean soup in a cup was passable. On an empty stomach it felt good, spaced with the house bread dipped in seasoned olive oil. ...

This Place was Aweful 11/23/2008

We walk in at 5pm exactly and some bartender/waitress tells us that they are not quite open yet and that we have to wait, they imply that we should have had a reservations (why would we think such a thing). We waited, at least, an additional 20min for them to get it together. Once we sat down we got cold bread and were told that they were running out of bread and that the two bowls of bread (for 10 people) was all we would get. 10 min later she finally came back and took our order. Some lady came to tell us that they were catching up with the orders and they were almost done with ours (how are you catching up if were were the first table?!?!!?) The food came 45mins later. DO NOT get the small plate portions, you will be disappointed. However, if you plan on eating right after go for it, we did. The entire time we were there the waitress came by like 4 times, not one time was to see if we needed anything. The checks came about 20 mins after we were done eating. The service was really poor. The prices were obnoxious for the portions and taste. After we left we immediately went to Luigi's By the Slice to get real Italian eats. :-) Pros: Parking because no one was there; Wine variety Cons: Food, Service, Waitresses are ""lost in the sauce"" lol more

So So Food 4/29/2008

I was looking forward to eating at this place for awhile. The atmosphere is nice and casual, but I found the food to be variable and the service below average. I started off with Tuscan Bean Soup- it was so bland and the beans were hard and not fully cooked. I couldn't even eat it, it was so terrible. The caesar salad was good and authentic however, which is hard to find. The bread and spaghetti were also good. So I left with rather mixed feelings about the place. The service wasn't great, so if you need to come in for a weekday lunch you may not want to risk running late to work. Pros: good Caesar salad and atmosphere Cons: poor service and bad soup more

A little disapointed.... 4/4/2008

My husband and I recently ate here on a Friday evening. Here are my thoughts: Pros: Outdoor seating; Reasonably priced wine by the glass Cons: Just not that good more

Great Friday Night Spot 3/22/2008

We originally discovered the smells of this place on a Second Saturday art walk. We weren't hungry, but the smell from the kitchen was keeping us around the art gallery that's down the ally. We decided to have dinner there on a Friday night. At the table, we tried a little of everything that the rest of our party had ordered, and it was all delicious. The spinich ravioli had just enough sauce to compliment the dish (they weren't swimming in sauce, but not dry either). The HUGE meatball had an awesome blend of Italy and California (pinenuts in a meatball?). The Gnocchi was as good as everyone had told up it was (and it is one of their signiture dishes). But the Veal Saltimboca was out of this world (layers of veal, procuitto, cheese and sage in a burgandy sauce). Best polenta I've ever had! Lovely atmosphere, freindly staff, knowledgable bartender, we'll definitly be back. Pros: Affordable and classy Cons: no cons more

What We Were Looking For 1/19/2008

My wife and I just moved to Sacramento from the Bay Area so we're in the process of finding all our new favorite restaurants. A decent trattoria with good food, friendly service, and a neighborly ambience was near the top of the list and I think we found at least one at Michelangelo's. more

Adorable, good food, great service 1/22/2005

Michelangelo is one of my favorite places in Sacramento. Adorable place with lots of character, friendly attentive waitstaff. The food never dissapoints - and the gnocchi is some of the best I've ever had. We like it so much, we soon found ourselves to be recognized as regulars! Would definitely recommend if you want good italian food in a smaller more intimate setting (although not necessarily romantic - the place is brightly lit). more

out of their leauge 1/18/2004

Quite simply for the service , food quality and food quanitity the prices at this place are out of their leauge. We went expecting a special evening and were prepared to pay the price for the value of a fine meal and experience , but neither were forthcoming. The salmon bruchetta was dry and listless ,the warm goat cheese salad had just a small pod of warm goat cheese nad the veal piccatta were small, overdone,and there were no capers in the caper cream sauce. The waiter took so long to return to the table after bringing the entrees that we decided to skip even looking at the desert menu-this place was an overall let down and we will not return. Pros: art Cons: service, food more

lousy place 8/18/2003

The food at the is place was tasteless and the maitre de was a real jerk. Pros: The place was empty, lunch seating is easy Cons: Workers are jerks, Waiters are jerks more

Nominee? Why not winner? 12/24/2002

I find Michelangelo's resturaunt to be one of the best in the world being an avid traveler. Granted thier selection is not large, they still provide heaping platefulls of food to devour and it is as always divine. In addition you can always request something that is not on the menu, for instance raviolli in tomato sauce. And so while I agree Biba is great it is probably more so for its ritzy apeal than its ambience and food Pros: Quiet, Good Service more

Nothing to write home about 8/6/2002

The the table for two on the patio was too small. The bean soup in a cup was passable. On an empty stomach it felt good, spaced with the house bread dipped in seasoned olive oil. Though the soup cup is inexpensive, I was expecting a larger quantity. The spinach salad had pieces of apple (an un-Italian touch). Again the quanity of salad was small. The roasted walnuts and cherry tomatoes was a nice touch though. The trattoria is known for its spaghetti in meat balls and that is what I ordered. Instead of small walnut-sized meat balls I was expecting the chef served one large ball with sprinkling of cheese and the usual tomato and basil sauce. The waiter made to take away my plate even before I had finished! The saving grace was the tira-mi-su dessert and the coffee was nice! Would I go again? Mmmmmm. Probably not. Pros: Inexpensive, Good decor, Nice toilets Cons: Food ordinary, Service could improve, Small portions more
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  • The Scene
    The interior exudes a quaint, comfortable feel with faux rustic walls and murals of the Italian countryside. Pictures from the Barton Gallery adorn the walls, and the tables,...

  • 11/17/2003 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Payments:

    Visa, Master Card, Diner's Club
  • Neighborhoods:

    Boulevard Park, Central Sacramento