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Michelena's Pizza & Italian Restaurant

2703 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6305
575 257-5753
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Ranked #33 of 73 Restaurants in Ruidoso
Price range: $5 - $18
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Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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.
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We happened across this restaurant and wanted to give it a try, it's very nice looking on the outside. While the staff was friendly, unfortunately the food lacked flavor. My chicken Alfredo tasted like it came from a can. My husbands lasagna lacked meat and also tasted like canned marinara and frozen pasta. The calamari tasted like it came straight... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We loved this place, the food was very good (we ordered spaghetti and pizza) and the service was excellent. We were not going to ate the entire pizza since it was too much. We didn't had to ask for a box, our waiter brought us 2 boxes when he saw we weren't going to finish it all and let us... More

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Georgetown, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

been coming here every August since 2009. Seemed real busy this time. Food & service still great.Good value too.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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63 reviews 63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We wanted some Italian food one night but Michael J's was closed and we stumbled across this one so decided to give it a try. The atmosphere was very casual, nothing fancy. The service was very prompt and our waitress was nice enough. She then took our salad orders that came with our dinners, naming off the different dressings available,... More

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San Diego, California
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Michelena's has been in Ruidoso for many years I know more than 20 but I don't know prior to that. They have a diverse Italian menu as well as a daily special. Their food is tasty and it's worth trying to get a parking spot in their tiny lot to get to. There have been lots of Italian restaurants come... More

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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

Three couples ate at Michelena's and all of us enjoyed our food. We each ordered half orders and the serving was large. Our waitress was serving most of the tables in the restaurant and was stressed. Each of our couples paid our bills with credit cards ( or attempted to!). When the checks came back, one couple was charged twice....... More

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Post, Texas, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The lady we had must of had a bad day .. She wasn't kind or helpful ( it wasn't busy ) she was hurried and annoyed ... The good wasn't good either ..( we didn't get pizza or lasanga ) and the people around us seemed pleased .. The meatball sandwich was good two of the children liked those.. Overall... More

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Portland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The food was really good but way over priced. My wife ordered a pasta meal and when we got the bill there was add on fees. $3.99 for sausage $3 for ceaser salad. These were items we thought were included in the meal. They also charge you an extra .50 to use your debit card. Overall I won't go back... More

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Mansfield, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This place was great! We had tried to try out the new place in town (Michael J's) but they were over booked. We were really in the mood for Italian, so we stopped into Michelena's. It was the best decision, for sure! The fried ravioli was an amazing appetizer! My husband and I split the green chile chicken fettucini alfredo!... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The food here is decent, nothing exceptional - though the price is on the high side; but the service we experienced was unbelievable horrible. Our waitress would vanish for long periods of time, had to ask for every single refill, and most upsetting - the $5 Caesar salad didn't arrive until AFTER we were done with our meals. She completely... More

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