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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, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
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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  • 69
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  • 53
    Very good
  • 55
    Average
  • 32
    Poor
  • 30
    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
Average food

Had the olive oil with green chili pizza and half order of green chili pasta. They were both just average. Crust thin on the pizza.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
retiredlady07
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texas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Had the olive oil with green chili pizza and half order of green chili pasta. They were both just average. Crust thin on the pizza.

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Lubbock, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

First time here and it was pretty good. We had a half order of the green chili pasta and a pizza and had plenty of food to take home. The pizza was even better at home because we could get the crust crispy. The half order of the pasta was a good sized serving. The bread that comes with the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

I was on Facebook and came across this. It's very sad because the girl defending her boss is only 17, she openly admits he screams and crosses the line with his employs.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Horrible food and service. The only thing that keeps them in business is tourists not knowing what they are getting into.

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Lubbock, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The staff was very friendly! The appetizer was very good, but the spaghetti was not that great. My husband got the seafood Alfredo and he was not pleased. He said it was bland. If we go back on our next trip we will go here again for the staff and because we hear they have great pizza!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

My manicotti and hubby's lasagna were really good. My picky kids only wanted spaghetti with butter and said it was terrible and wouldn't eat it. I tried it also and it did have a funky flavor. Plain noodles and butter should be pretty standard I would think. We also ordered a red velvet cupcake ($3) and it was definitely different,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We've been here several times. The food is always fresh and hot. Their pizza is very good as is their spaghetti and meat balls. Very consistent.

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

Thank You !!!!!!!!!!! More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We finally decided on a place to eat for dinner on a Friday night. We decided on Michelena's after reading reviews and looking at pictures. Pull up in their parking lot, nope they close at 7pm. Why bother being open for dinner if you close so early.

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

Thank you for your most valued review...We went to a Bar Mitzvah. Shalom Piezon ! More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Rarely give a bad review, but was not at all impressed. We have tried this several times, thinking maybe it was just an off day, but nothing we have eaten here has been satisfactory and the service is less than stellar. We have given up on getting a decent meal here, and now go just about anywhere else.

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

Thanks for your review. Its the most important review we've ever had. Your point of view truly is the most deep and meaningful words one has ever read . Thanks again. Keep up the fantastic journalism. Awesome. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The food here is okay, standard Italian fare. I thought my eggplant parmesan a little below average, but all the other dishes we had (large party, big variety) were good. The bread was cold and uninspiring, though, and served with whipped imitation spread, a real no-no in my book. Don't expect to have a chianti with your lasagna, because they... More 

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

Thank You for your review. We haven't served alcohol since my parents died in an accident with a drunk driver in the early 90's. Thanks again 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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