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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 - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, 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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Visitor rating
  • 63
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 31
    Poor
  • 26
    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
One of our favorite places for dinner

Family owned & very nice friendly staff. We love the White pizza, out favorite. Always taking an extra one to go. Reasonable prices, usually very packed. Great for large groups. Located in Mid town, so it's perfect for when walking around & you get hungry.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
isabell7
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Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

It took 15 minutes before the manager realized that our server has not been by to take our drink order. She came and took our orders and it took another 15 minutes before we got our soups and another 10 before we got out apatizer. The soup tastes like it was from a can and the appetizer, which was garlic... More 

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Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico
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10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Family owned & very nice friendly staff. We love the White pizza, out favorite. Always taking an extra one to go. Reasonable prices, usually very packed. Great for large groups. Located in Mid town, so it's perfect for when walking around & you get hungry.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We had a thin crust mushroom and pepperoni pizza. It was pretty good - nothing special. Service was good.

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Boulder City, Nevada
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57 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

If you are looking for big portions and hearty food come to Michelena's on Sudderth Drive in Ruidoso. The ambiance is family oriented specializing in Italian food. We treated some young friends and their children to dinner and all of us enjoyed our meals. The spaghetti and the lasagna were good.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Michelena's will definitely be a place we come back to! The food was absolutely delicious, everything from soups and salads, to the cheese lovers plate and chicken parmigiana, to the cannoli at the end! You definitely get your money's worth! It's a family friendly place and the staff are very nice!

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

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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55 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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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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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
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 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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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: Dining on a budget, Families with children

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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?