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Michael's Restaurant

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3011 Pine Ave, Niagara Falls, NY 14301
+1 716-282-4043
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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

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Visitor rating
  • 60
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 9
    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
Great Food!

Michael's Restaurant is a staple in Niagara Falls. Great food, large portions, excellent service. You can not leave here hungry!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Christi S
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Dining on a budget
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131 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Rochester, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

I was in the mood for Italian food and read some good reviews about this place. It is more of a diner than a restaurant. The food did not seem very fresh. The bread was dried out and the lasagna seemed old and was not presented very well on the plate.

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Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Michael's Restaurant is a staple in Niagara Falls. Great food, large portions, excellent service. You can not leave here hungry!

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Oakland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Two friends of mine and I just went to Michael's during a visit to the area. The reviews seemed wonderful, so we gave it a try. We ordered a pizza as it looked delicious; we all agreed it was "ok". The atmosphere is what probably bothered us the most, it seemed as though the staff gawked at us our entire... More 

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New Jersey
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We went here after reading the reviews on Trip Advisor. We were not disappointed. Large portions of food, delicious sauce, and wonderful bread. We enjoyed it so much but couldn't finish it, so we took the rest back to the hotel with us for later. Our waitress was friendly and everything appeared clean.

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Los Angeles, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Coming from an Italian family, I was raised to be picky about eating pasta outside the house. However, Michael's was always my favorite Italian restaurant. I miss how friendly their staff is, I miss how great the sauce was and I miss their giant portion sizes. It was both the first place I ever went to eat on Pine Ave,... More 

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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
21 helpful votes 21 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
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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3011 Pine Ave, Niagara Falls, NY 14301
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Niagara Falls
  • Phone Number: +1 716-282-4043

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 14
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, 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?