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Michelina's Italian Cuisine

Paradise Valley
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3241 E Shea Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85028-3335
(602) 996-8977
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Just go you won't be disappointed! Better than our Italian mom use to make! Cannelloni and Piccata with homemade Italian dressing are not to be missed. Fresh fliers in tables & accents make it feel like a very special occasion. The best Italian on the north side of the 51.

Thank pjzipper
Desert Hills, AZ
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

We were taken here by another couple the other night and what a surprise! The setting inside is beautiful with fresh flowers and people really interested in taking care of their customers. We had a couple drinks and two appetizers to share before getting down to business. We went early and were probably the first there for the evening, but... More 

Thank JimmyChuck1948
Phoenix, Arizona
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81 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

My husband and I went here this past Friday and it was amazing! Do not let its location in a strip mall deceive you--once inside, you feel like you are in someone's home. Their green lipped mussels appetizer has the most amazing sauce on it and the biggest mussels I've had in Phoenix. I got the shrimp and scallop pasta... More 

Thank Jaclyn B
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Small restaurant with with only a couple people working, but they worked hard! They were attentive without being in the way. The food was wonderful! Everything was made just the way Nona would make it.

Thank NurseJ2010
Phoenix, Arizona
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We celebrated two special occasions simultaneously - Mother's Day and my husband's 75th birthday. Could not have chosen a more lovely restaurant. Fresh flowers all around, white linen tablecloths, exceptional service and absolutely fantastic food. They have a beautiful menu including an array of Italian dishes including fresh seafood. We were a group of six and each and every one... More 

Thank fl1217
Cave Creek, Arizona
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Dined with 3 other couples and everyone was very pleased with their dinner choices. From the bread and appetizers to the main course...everything was fresh, authentic and well made. A complimentary after dinner drink was delivered which was delicious and we even had a table side visit from Michelina herself. It was a wonderful evening experience.

Thank Terry C
Phoenix, Arizona
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

I will begin by saying we never made it to the food. We went for our anniversary and actually had to walk out before ordering. I am SO very disappointed we have been talking about going here for years, so we waited for a a special occasion. I am truly perplexed by the actions of our server Joe. Like others... More 

1 Thank Ben L
San Antonio, Texas
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

Being Italian and from the East Coast I have found it difficult to find a true Italian restaurant in Az.Last night changed all that. A non descript restaurant in a strip mall did not know what to expect. We had 4 in our party and we all ordered something different .Fish,veal ,and meat.All were excellent .Michelina the owner and chef... More 

Thank cactuscromwell
New England
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138 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

Wow, friends recommend. A little out of the eay, but we'll worth it. Outstanding real southern Italian cooking. My wife had Shrimp Michelina, superb. I had sausage and peppers, very good. Service was outstanding, Stephen recommended both dishes, and she was right on. Highly recommend you call ahead for seating. A true Italian gem.

1 Thank Travel Guy15
Scottsdale, Arizona
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54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

Made it in on a Saturday evening (6pm) without a reservation. Within an hour the place was packed. Because of that, the service was really slow. We spent over two hours. Six of us really did not mind. The food was your basic Southern Italian, with a few good specials thrown in. As in most Italian places, they tend to... 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
Average prices
$15 - $15
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3241 E Shea Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85028-3335
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix>  > Paradise Valley
  • Neighborhood: Paradise Valley
  • Phone Number: (602) 996-8977

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?