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Michael's Restaurant

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312 Clark St, Auburn, NY 13021-2239
+1 315-252-6194
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Fairport, New York
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I went Saturday night with my wife and two friends. First, you must make a reservation. They are open from 4:30 to 9:30 PM only. The menu is Italian with steaks. The owner and chef comes out from the kitchen often. Everything is made when you order it, so be patient. My wife always orders the dressing on the side.... More 

Thank Mark C
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57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

Recently visited for a family dinner and what a wonderful dinner we had. The atmosphere was perfect, staff attentive and pleasant, and the food unbelievably delicious. The appetizer special, a tray of assorted cheese and meats with homemade caponata was the best we have ever ate. Homemade soup reminded me of my Italian grandmama . Our dinners were freshly prepared,... More 

Thank 447charlenes
Auburn, New York
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

This is a fav of mine for some special occasion. Most meals are $20+, but the portions are large and the food is fresh. My favorite is the shrimp scampi with angel hair pasta. Small friendly atmosphere.

Thank Lorogers248
Auburn, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

you always get a freshly prepared , great meal at this place. homemade salad dressing to kill for !!

Thank f-petro
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

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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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

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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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

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
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions
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: +1 315-252-6194

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