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2135 17 Mile Rd, Sterling Heights, MI 48310-6803
586-939-5700
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Competent Neighborhood Italian

Joe Bologna's is a competent neighborhood Italian restaurant. I'm not sure why we were not quite comfortable here on our first visit. I think we walked in the wrong door by accident, the door intended for the banquet room I suppose, and faced an empty room and no host on a Friday night... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Harry C
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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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30 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Joe Bologna's is a competent neighborhood Italian restaurant. I'm not sure why we were not quite comfortable here on our first visit. I think we walked in the wrong door by accident, the door intended for the banquet room I suppose, and faced an empty room and no host on a Friday night. Eventually we found the main dining room... More 

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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have been going to Joe Bologna's for at least twenty years. My family has held parties there and I've had solo lunches there. Whether they're cooking for 1 or 101, the food is truly incredible. I've worked my way through the menu and have never had a meal that was less than wonderful. Try it -you'll LOVE it!!!

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Troy, Michigan
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Loved the chicken marsala and my husband loved his "mäke his own pasta dish" entrée. Bread was hot and the server even gave us a whole carafe of water for the table. Score! Try the bread pudding...it is excellent! Will definitely come here again.

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Detroit
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119 reviews 119 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Strip mall find. A very interesting and accomodating menu. I had the Traverse Cherry Chicken and was very pleased. Attentive, but not annoying service. If it were closer I might try on a regular basis. If in the area I would certainly drop in. A big step up from the Italian Chains, but they do add garlic to fettuchini alfredo,... More 

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Sterling Heights, Michigan, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This local establishment is convenient and good quality. Nice for a short notice meal out or carry out for guests.

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Lake Orion, Michigan
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61 reviews 61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The inside of the restaurant is very nice. The food is less than average. I ordered the Veal Marsala. It was served less than room temperature and not tender at all. The pasta, which was also served less than room temperature, had a bland marinara and the salad made with iceberg lettuce - Seriously? I will not be back. When... More 

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Troy, Michigan
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84 reviews 84 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

We went on a Sunday night with friends who dine here often. We were seated directly outside the kitchen doors at 5:45 pm, even though there were plenty of empty tables. Our waiter, V-----t, took our drink order: two Chianti and two Chardonnay. He brought four glasses of Chianti and when questioned, he claimed two were Chardonnay! When we laughed,... More 

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Sterling Heights
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

There food and service is excellent! Would highly recommend this restaurant if you want a great meal...

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Detroit, Michigan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I made a reservation for 8 based upon the reviews on this site. Unfortunately our experience was far less than stellar. We were seated at a table and ignored for 30 minutes. Even after giving our drink orders it was another 20 minutes before we got a piece of bread or our drinks. We had our up there in age... More 

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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Very good extensive Italian menu with with experienced staff. I have visited dozens of times and not been disappointed with tasty meals and interesting daily specials. Small and inviting.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2135 17 Mile Rd, Sterling Heights, MI 48310-6803
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Sterling Heights
  • Phone Number: 586-939-5700

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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