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All 74 Ruidoso Restaurants

Michelena's Pizza & Italian Restaurant

2703 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6305
575 257-5753
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Ranked #34 of 74 Restaurants in Ruidoso
Price range: $5 - $18
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, 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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Ruidoso, New Mexico
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This is a good place for Italian food altho they do not serve any wine or beer to go with your meal. The service is friendly, but a bit slow. I love the appetite menu with the hot alfredo bread dip and the fried veggies. Makes a meal by its self.

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New Braunfels, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Another one of those restaurants that we head to upon arriving into town! Very cheap and excellent lasagna with salad and bread. Be sure to go during lunch, and suggest sharing because it is a large serving!

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Lubbock, Texas
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110 reviews 110 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Very good service,clean ,fast service,friendly staff ,wants you to come back ,cheap ,fantastic Pizza and Appetizers

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

It would have saved money get a box of pasta boil and pour can sauce on top. There food nasty in all ways looked like vomit on a plate. When you asked waiter if pasta made fresh had no clue . The other plate looked like it thew up the other plate. Pasta was slimmy green chille blolb from a... More

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

Thank You for your only review. perhaps the reason your tummy hurts is you ride a bicycle without a seat on it. Thanks again More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

You would be better off cooking at home! That way you know what is in it! The food tasted like if they opened an old bag of pasta, and a jar of sauce and dumped it in top. The plates are messy and the taste " well" "disgusting." When the manager was asked if it the pasta was from a... More

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

Thanks for you only review More

Abilene
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71 reviews 71 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

My dad and I shared a spaghetti and meatball dish with side salads. They have a nice house Italian vinegar dressing and include fresh bread with the entree. The meatball was very large and flavorful and overall I would have to say that this is a nice Italian place to visit in Ruidoso. The menu advertised that two could eat... More

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

Thank You so very much....... More

Alamogordo, New Mexico
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106 reviews 106 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I have to admit that I started going here for the weekday lunch specials, and now make a point to eat lunch here when ever I go through Ruidoso. I have always had good friendly service and good food. I also park up the street or around the corner, as their lot isn't very big, a lot of people I... More

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

Thanks and we look forward to your next visit.... More

United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We at 3 time at this restaurant during our 2 week stay in Ruidoso. The atmosphere is pleasant, the food delicious and the staff attentive.

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

Thank You and we hope you enjoyed your visit to Ruidoso... More

Odessa, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

It was alright for Ruidoso but were used to excellent Italian food like Maggianos and it was pretty pricey for what you get. For example a shrimp appetizer with 4 shrimp was around $14.

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

Thanks and all the best to ya... More

Kansas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We tried twice to go to the one on the main drag, both times there was not where to park. Ended up going to a nasty Mexican place instead.

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

Our parking lot across the street from the restaurant is over flow parking because the parking lot in front of Michelenas is very small...Sorry...its been like that forever. Parking in mid-town Ruidoso has always been a hassle More

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