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Michael's Restaurant

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312 Clark St, Auburn, NY 13021-2239
(315) 252-6194
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner here on a Friday evening. When we entered we were asked if we had reservations, which we did not. We thought this was odd because the dining room and bar eating area were by no means busy and quite frankly for the hour or so we were there they did not get busy. We got a booth... More 

Thank Bob K
Dresden, New York
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First time visiting. Wonderful old school atmosphere. Small and intimate. I had an Italian specialty, Veal Franchesco. Veal, eggplant sauce and provolone. Very tasty. Portions allowed for leftovers for today. Chef comes to every table to ensure a great dining experience.

Thank dmsmes
Auburn, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For a very traditional setting of "Godfather" like quality, with excellent Italian selections of eggplant and other dishes, Michael's restaurant in Auburn is a hidden gem. With white table topped settings, a friendly and quality staff, with reasonable prices for food and wines, this establishment is, in our minds, one of the best in the Finger Lakes Region. With parking... More 

Thank Anthony G
Skaneateles, New York
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You only con the fox once. Lousy service unless they know you!we were dressed well. No reservation, but at 7 pm it did not seem to be a problem. Seated quickly. Menu looked good. After ordering we received our salads. Then we waited and waited. Half an hour before being served main course. Not one of the 3 servers and... More 

Thank Fli-bi-Night
Cicero, New York
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Vintage Italian decor. Veal scallopini was excellent. Tender veal and full of flavor. Traditional pasta with meatballs were very good. Nice to get hot food. Nice portions for leftovers. Service was excellent.

Thank ScottSU
Auburn, New York
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small Italian restaurant chef owner owned. Duffy and his wife run the place. The special Duffy salad is so delicious if I didn't like the rigatoni with pepperoni so much it would be plenty. And the haddock...melts in your mouth. On weekends be sure to call for reservations as they are very busy!

Thank KKL4591
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

the day we went in there it was for a small party 12 people , very cold inside food did not come out at the same time some waited 45 mins. and it was good .

Thank 33chilly
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Quaint place. This place is small but potent. The bar and dining room are separate, although you can eat at a table in the bar. In the dining room there is a player piano that plays dinner music nonstop. Perfect atmosphere. Duffy is the French trained chef who owns mother place, and he is marvelous. He is Italian and has... More 

Thank Mike K
Syracuse, New York
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94 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

We stopped there at the suggestion of a friend and were glad we did. My Chicken Marco was excellent. So buttery tasting and nicely seasoned. The dish included 3 large scallops which were perfect. I have been in search of the perfect pasta fagioli ever since the Caroma closed. This wasn't quite as I remembered but it was a delicious... More 

Thank Linda T
Louisville, Kentucky
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83 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

I would have preferred *much* smaller portion (and price) sizes, but the food was very good. I particularly liked the delicious bread and the homemade minestrone. My husband like the veal picatta quite a bit, but said he would have preferred if it was a bit less sweet. I had one of the specials, (rigatoni with quartered meatballs in a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, American
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 312 Clark St, Auburn, NY 13021-2239
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Auburn
  • Phone Number: (315) 252-6194

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?