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Michelena's Pizza & Italian Restaurant

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2703 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6305
575 257-5753
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Description: A Ruidoso family dining favorite since 1990. Large portions of...
A Ruidoso family dining favorite since 1990. Large portions of Midwestern-style Italian dishes and pizza at affordable prices. Casual dress, senior discounts, online coupons and $4.95 lunch specials.
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Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 62
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 31
    Poor
  • 25
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Seated right away and good service thourghout the meal.

Going out to eat on a Friday night of a holiday weekend, we were very pleasantly surprised to be seat as soon as we walked into the restaurant. I will also say we were pleasantly surprised to find a parking spot in the very small lot in front of this place. Honestly, only 8-10 spots to park... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
redt2play
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Texas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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207 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

We arrive at 8 PM, they close at 9 PM. Waiters rush us to leave the restaurant for her to leave. Food is not really good, not a real italian restaurant. If you are there order pizza, rest of the food is not good.

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Texas
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95 reviews 95 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Going out to eat on a Friday night of a holiday weekend, we were very pleasantly surprised to be seat as soon as we walked into the restaurant. I will also say we were pleasantly surprised to find a parking spot in the very small lot in front of this place. Honestly, only 8-10 spots to park there. The waitress... More 

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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

It was interesting looking at the memorabilia on the walls. The lasagne was the only item of the 4 that we ordered that I'd order again. We had a personal pizza, a small thin crust pizza, and fettuccine alfredo. The Alfredo was more like a gravy than a creamy cheese sauce. I ordered the lasagne and the lady asked me... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Food was tasteless and overpriced! Staff was friendly but we will never be coming back! I can't get over how completely tasteless the food was!

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nickorci, Manager at Michelena's Pizza & Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank You for your review. First we would thank you for your visit to Ruidoso. We definitely understand why you think our food was tasteless. We never use seasoning salt like they do on bbq. We use very little salt in our recipes. There is salt and pepper shakers on the table with the cheese and red pepper flake shakers.... More 

Chaparral, NM
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I just love the food here and I go as often as possible. The only reason I marked 4 out of 5 is the price and service can a while too long.

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nickorci, Manager at Michelena's Pizza & Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank You for such a glowing review of our establishment. Sounds like you really enjoy Ruidoso. Thanks for that as well !!! Because of folks like yourself, Ruidoso really is a great place to be... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Sometimes when you are very hungry food taste better. After a long day of skiing and only having breakfast. We were ready for anything. I have always wanted to eat here because it looks great from outside. Service was excellent and family atmosphere. The food was in large portions and visually appealing, however the way to my return is ultimately... More 

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nickorci, General Manager at Michelena's Pizza & Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for your review. We at Michelenas are tying to win over the folks who think a can of beans and chips are a meal. So far all we can do is admire their selfees and hope they put the camera down long enough to interact with us. If ya would like maranara sauce on your... More 

El Paso, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Food was okay, we had pizza and meatballs. I agree with others, the service here was quite slow, took over 30minutes to get our food.

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nickorci, General Manager at Michelena's Pizza & Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for such an average review and the time it took from your vacation to write. Very impressive to say the least. It keeps a smile on our faces to know that folks like yourselves are keeping us in the know about everything. Thank You so very much ! More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We had a great server and awesome food! The menu was easy and very informative. Our server was so sweet and not a pest but showed her face just enough. Made our dinning experience a positive one!

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nickorci, General Manager at Michelena's Pizza & Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank You ! We enjoyed your review !!!! More 

1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Food was horrible not up to Italian food, tasted like Walmart food and frozen food, was not fresh made, horrible service waiters not up to par on service I would not go back

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nickorci, General Manager at Michelena's Pizza & Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to post your only review. Very inspirational ! Thanks again. More 

San Antonio, Texas
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

Packed!!! The wait was supposed to be 20 minutes, but after an hour we still hadnt been seated. The wait area is so small, people are standing in the dining room area. The staff doesn't know if they're coming or going. So, busy they seem they are in a state of confusion. Just an FYI....this place does not serve alcohol.... More 

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nickorci, General Manager at Michelena's Pizza & Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank You for such an Honest review. Yes it does get crazy here in Ruidoso over the Christmas, New Year holidays. We all are frustrated about that. Thats how it's been here for at least the 22 years we've been in business. We are a family restaurant that is PRO ACTIVE about giving our high school aged youth the work... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2703 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6305
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Ruidoso
  • Phone Number: 575 257-5753

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 18
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget

Description

A Ruidoso family dining favorite since 1990. Large portions of Midwestern-style Italian dishes and pizza at affordable prices. Casual dress, senior discounts, online coupons and $4.95 lunch specials.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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