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Michael's Restaurant

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3011 Pine Ave, Niagara Falls, NY 14301
716-282-4043
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 60
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Love their sauce!

I'm not Italian, but I have always enjoyed their sauce, the bread and the excellent service. I would recommend them highly.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
Gary T
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Lewiston, New York
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Dining on a budget
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126 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Lewiston, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I'm not Italian, but I have always enjoyed their sauce, the bread and the excellent service. I would recommend them highly.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

Nice place but sauce is not Italian. Tastes like jar sauce and not the kind of sauce you find in Italy. And alittle sour and thick. Probably won't be back.

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terry123s, Owner at Michael's Restaurant, responded to this review

I am sorry you did not care for our tomato sauce. its my grandmother recipe who was born near Naples. We style our sauce after what Italians call Sunday sauce when they have more time to cook it a long time with meat in it as opposed to their quick everyday sauce. Its a lot more work but we and... More 

Miami, Florida
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This Niagara Falls landmark has been serving great food at a great price with speedy service for several generations. The smooth, sweet sauce is what makes each dish special. The servings are very large, especially the size of the meatballs. They always have a good variety of food on the specials menu for the day. The calzones are a specialty... More 

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Erie
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The spaghetti meal was OK but what wasn't OK was the grouchy owner sitting at his appointed table bossing the young waitresses around in front of the customers.Very inappropriate. It made us uncomfortable. Maybe he was grouchy because it was about 85 degrees in the restaurant the night we ate there. Cool down folks!!

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Affordable prices, large portions, and good service. The only thing I wasn't very happy with was how oily some dishes were.

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Hamilton, Canada
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Went there for dinner as it was recommended to us. In all fairness it was new years day. The staff was attentive, actually over did it, and you got that rushed feeling. The appetizer barely arrived, and the entree showed up, then they fired up the vacuum cleaner. To me, and I have worked in the industry is a big... More 

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Youngstown, New York
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Whole lot of steaming hot food. Great Italian bread. Very reasonably priced food. Service was friendly and constant. You won't leave hungry.

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Niagara Falls
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Visited and had another great meal. Service was good, food was tasty. Place was busy but expected as this is a staple in the community that brings locals and visitors alike!

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Fort Worth, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We found Michael's through TA and were so glad we went there. It was really busy when we arrived, but luckily a table became available as we walked in. My husband and I shared a chef's salad that was fresh and crisp. He ordered stuffed rigatoni with a meatball and I ordered the lasagna. Our food arrived quickly and we... More 

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Windsor, Canada
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

For weeks I've been hearing from my partner--stationed here for work--about Michael's Restaurant's famous "Beans & Greens," a Tuscan dish that many Italian restaurants in Niagara Falls offer, but for which this modest little restaurant is apparently known. We've been trying to bribe the staff to give us the recipe, but so far have only gleaned a few facts: it's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3011 Pine Ave, Niagara Falls, NY 14301
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Niagara Falls
  • Phone Number: 716-282-4043

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 8
  • Cuisine: American, Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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