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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
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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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Julianne C
Waukesha, Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Families with children
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Hartland, Wisconsin
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66 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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171 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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
Waukesha, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I don't know why this place is always packed? I guess if you don't like to venture outside of Waukesha and you want Italian food, then you wouldn't know better. Personally, I can think of many places, possibly even chain restaurants that I would choose before Michaels. Their pizza is ok, kind of bland. The make a great alfredo sauce... More 

Thank DaniPickle
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

This was the second time I've been here. I went 2 years ago with a friend. The pizza is delicious but the service is just awful. I went last week for an early dinner. There were very few patrons and yet we waited 15 minutes to be acknowledged. We walked out. We went to Matteos down the road. Excellent service... More 

Thank Chris H
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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137 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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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82 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
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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44 reviews
32 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
7 restaurant reviews
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

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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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