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2135 17 Mile Rd, Sterling Heights, MI 48310-6803
586-939-5700
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 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: Dinner, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 3
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  • 3
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  • 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
Great marinara sauce, delicious bread

We haven't been here for a few years, so the décor change was nice to see. My companion ordered spaghetti and sausage while I had the chicken parmesan. The salads and bread were delicious, and my companion liked his dinner. My chicken parmesan was tasty but the chicken was rather rubbery and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
kathy203
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Auburn Hills, Michigan
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33 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Auburn Hills, Michigan
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146 reviews 146 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We haven't been here for a few years, so the décor change was nice to see. My companion ordered spaghetti and sausage while I had the chicken parmesan. The salads and bread were delicious, and my companion liked his dinner. My chicken parmesan was tasty but the chicken was rather rubbery and tough to cut.

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Sterling Heights, Michigan USA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

My wife and I were treated like royalty on our last visit. The meal was excellent and a very nice place to go whether for a date night or just to stop in. We will be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

I want there on my birthday. It was amazing it fell like your in Italy .the food was very good and the staff was really nice lady's if you wanna go there. Ask for Vince that man can sing this butt off and play piano over all it made my day extra special

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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112 reviews 112 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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122 reviews 122 reviews
82 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
35 helpful votes 35 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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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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