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Michael's Italian Restaurant

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1400 S Grand Ave, Waukesha, WI 53189
(262) 549-0406
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3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Mon 3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 3:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Great food

We've been to Michael's many times and have never had a bad meal or bad service. Their menu selection is wonderful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We joined a group of just over 12 people who stopped here after a funeral service nearby on a Thursday night. A phone call was made to the restaurant to warn them we were coming. A nice table was prepared for us a we quickly had water and drinks served to us. I had a Guinness beer and a blackened... More 

Thank PixelPeterS
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been to Michael's many times and have never had a bad meal or bad service. Their menu selection is wonderful.

Thank SL262
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Go here every now and then and have always had good food. Servers are ok atmosphere is good. I will return.

Thank Gerri E
Caledonia, Michigan
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116 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Went in September as a group of 8. We had a reservation and service was very prompt. It was a Saturday night and the place was packed. Food was excellent and good sized portions. They were very accommodating to a 10 year old in our group. My chicken parmagian was huge and the sauce was very tasty. We all enjoyed... More 

Thank CSchaner57
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

HORRIBLE staff! Had a Groupon for Michael's which stated it was not valid on Federal Holidays. Server and manager refused to honor it saying that New Year's Eve is a Federal Holiday! The rude "manager" Laryn just laughed and said, "Sorry the owner said we're not taking coupons." Service was very poor on top of it! No drink refills and... More 

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Reading, UK
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

Found myself on my own of an evening in Waukesha and fancied a pizza so took the TripAdvisor recommendations for Michael's. Unassuming from the outside, but with nice decor inside although table settings a little basic. Probably for the best as my waitress proceeded to knock my entire glass of red wine over the table (fortunately managing to miss me!)... More 

Thank angelphyre
Hartland, Wisconsin
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77 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Stopped for dinner many times and have never been disappointed. Good value especially when you use their coupons which are often in the local newspapers.

Thank Abarthbill
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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191 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

Michael still has the best Italian food in Waukasha County. We have been visiting for years, and are never disappointed in the food. We use discount coupons from the local paper.

Thank Donna J
Waukesha, Wi.
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We always get their pizza because it is so good. Waitress was good. Made a mistake on the size of the pizza and offered to put the larger one in at no extra charge. We declined because we had ordered 2 pizzas. Friendly waitstaff.

Thank avalanchejoe
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This is our favorite Italian restaurant to go to in Waukesha. Have never had anything but good food, from Italian specialties to pizza. Nice atmosphere.

Thank Julianne C

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1400 S Grand Ave, Waukesha, WI 53189
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Waukesha
  • Phone Number: (262) 549-0406

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
3:30 pm - 11:00 pm
3:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?