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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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Today
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
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: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 39
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
My favorite Restaurant of all time.

We frequent here.... A LOT! The food is awesome and consistent each time. The service is always wonderful. The owner is always welcoming and involved. I cannot say enough great things. If you haven't tried it...you ARE missing out. These are my favorite dishes: -Veal Siciliano -Mussels (white... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
Michele M
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We frequent here.... A LOT! The food is awesome and consistent each time. The service is always wonderful. The owner is always welcoming and involved. I cannot say enough great things. If you haven't tried it...you ARE missing out. These are my favorite dishes: -Veal Siciliano -Mussels (white wine broth) -Stuffed Pepper soup -Pizza -Escargot

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kmsouthern
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We ordered the fresh mozzarella appetizer, which was excellent. I had the Cheese Tortellini with Beef Ragu and the Madeira wine sauce was absolutely perfect. My boyfriend ordered the Chicken Spiedini, which was very well-cooked and HUGE portions. I also had the tortilla soup and I surprisingly enjoyed this soup. It's not something I'd normally order, but it was excellent.... More 

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Waukesha
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This is definitely a couples place. The bar is appropriately dark, the restaurant is appropriately lit. The food is good, service is good.

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Nashotah
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We finally went here for dinner and were back the next week.. Such good food! They have a big menu and everything is well priced. Better food then Olive Garden or Mama Mia's.. They have call ahead seating, which I suggest you do. Parking can be a pain specially with winter here. Very comfortable! So far the dishes we ordered... More 

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Zionsville, Indiana
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117 reviews 117 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

My sister selected Michael's for her birthday dinner as she wanted to try something new. It was a busy Saturday evening so we had to wait a bit, but honestly the wait was well worth it. The service was very good, the atmosphere was lively but not too loud, and the food was outstanding. The pasta portions are quite large... More 

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near Milwaukee, WI
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

A Groupon got us to try Michael's on a cold Saturday night. The estimated wait time was right on. The extensive menu had all kinds of Italian dishes including pizza. Entrees include soup/salad and garlic/hot bread. I chose the goat cheese ravioli with vegetables from the specials, and it was great. My dining partner had the veal marsala from the... More 

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New Berlin, Wisconsin
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41 reviews 41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We (two couples) tried this well known Italian restaurant on the Saturday before Christmas. Maybe it was a timing mistake, the Saturday before Christmas; too many parties? We were told it would only be about a half hour wait, turned out to be much closer to an hour. The good news was we were able to find a seat at... More 

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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195 reviews 195 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We went here with another couple based solely upon TA's lofty assessment of this "Great Italian spot" in Waukesha. Perhaps we should have just stuck with the highly-rated take pizza component rather than the 'full-service' restaurant. First, the positives: An extensive menu, with many old time favorites; food that is not bad at average prices; reasonably attentive service. Now the... More 

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Milwaukee
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71 reviews 71 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

My wife and I were way behind the eightball on our plans to eat dinner on the Saturday, 12-6-14 night of our visit to Michael's. This was attributed to my efforts to resolve a digital music mystery worthy of the Sherlock Holmes character as portrayed by Johnny Lee Miller in the CBS show "Elementary". We arrived to a near empty... More 

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

All the meals are good but we especially love their pizza and house salad. Reminds us of good New York style pizza with delicious crust and great toppings. Staff makes you feel like part of the family. Booths are comfortable and private. The bar area is separate so the dining area is quiet. Gets very busy of Friday and Saturday... 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 0 - 12
  • Cuisine: American, Italian, Pizza
Open Hours
Sunday
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
3:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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?