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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 - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
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Good Italian Food

We have eaten at Michael's many times and gotten it for carry-out. It is very good. I especially like the gnocchi.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Brenda S
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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English first
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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115 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

For many years my family has had a tradition of going to Michael's to discuss the first day of school. Again this year, we enjoyed the fine food and atmosphere in our usual corner booth. The servers are friendly, and we associate great first days with this great dining option on Sunset Drive in Waukesha. I have added photos of... More 

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

We have eaten at Michael's many times and gotten it for carry-out. It is very good. I especially like the gnocchi.

Thank Brenda S
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We always make it a rule to visit Michaels when we are in the area. The food is always excellent and the pizza is awesome. Highly recommend Michaels.

Thank 894waynew
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

My wife and I had an excellent dinner at Michael's in Waukesha on 7/17/15. Not too many Italian restaurants have a Gluten Free menu. We enjoyed a delicious Gluten Free Pizza for dinner, and also shared French Fried Eggplant with marinara sauce. Great food, service and atmosphere. Nice family restaurant with reasonable prices.

Thank Frank B
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Pricey and wasn't too impressed. Hadn't been in years, lots of friends say food is really good. Food was good, but not worth the price in my opinion

Thank Ludtke
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The food at Michael's is always good, with excellent pasta dishes that include chicken, veal, steak, pork or seafood as their strong suit. They include tomato based dishes as well as alfredo sauces. They also offer scallops, shrimp, King Crab, and blackened salmon. Meals are ample in size, and served with a soup or salad, and rolls. Their desserts are... More 

Thank Bruce H
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My husband and I went to this restaurant this past weekend. We were hungry and just needed a place to eat. Saving money is always a nice thing. We signed up for our birthdays, so my husband received a free birthday meal. We thought, let's go here. We had such a nice waitress (I think her name was Kim) and... More 

Thank Joyce F
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Just moved into the area and went looking for a new favorite Italian restaurant. Not sure this is it. Went twice - the first time had the veal. It was just average but the salad with the house dressing was awful. Tasteless. Second time we tried the pizza. It was good, but not memorable. Maybe we'll keep looking, though its... More 

Thank hobbes63069
Boca Raton, Florida, United States
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food is consistent. Basic Italian but good. Soup or salad and garlic bread come with the main course. Service can be a bit spotty. But for the most part it's better than most.

Thank Lynda P
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We have been going to Michael's for several years now. Very good Italian food. Since I have acid reflux, I can't enjoy the tomato sauces on meals, but I usually get the Italian Sausage Sandwich without the sauce and it is excellent, expecially the bread it is served on. My husband love the spaghetti and meatballs and my daughter dies... More 

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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, American, Pizza


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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?