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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

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 62
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 31
    Poor
  • 23
    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
Most recent review
Pizza, Pasta, and More.

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
New Mexico Writer
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Chaparral, NM
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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202 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Chaparral, NM
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
Contributor
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 

Reviewer
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
65 reviews 65 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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 

Houston, Texas
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

It was a surprised to us how an Italian restaurant can have such dry, salty, and not inviting cheese pepperoni pizza, and very watery coffee! Pasta were fine, but come on, pizza and coffee were definitely big let-down. Price was ok, staff very friendly. However not worth recommending.

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

Thanks so much More 

San Antonio, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The food was ok, reasonable prices and packed. The server was super knowledgeable of the menu. Be aware of the servings are huge.

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

Thanks and hope you enjoyed your visit to Ruidoso !!!! More 

New Mexico
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Not so good food. Price was cheap. Service ok, but the BoyRD Italian was a disappointment. Haven't been back. All this said, for a family, the kids seem to like it. And for a big group, the price is right. For a couple wanting Italian in Ruidoso, I definitely recommend Michael J's not far north on Meacham.

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

Thanks for the review. At Michelenas, we make it good, serve you plenty, and don't charge a lot. Thanks again. More 

Mariposa, California
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The best part of this meal was the 2 for $22 all inclusive special. Very good service, average food, but no alcohol license. The added fee for using a credit card was somewhat unusual.

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

Thanks for the review. we respect your opinion ! Thanks 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?