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Michaelee's Italian Life Caffe

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner
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ANTIPASTI ITALIAN CUISINE DOP
12
Mama's Baked Meatballs
Mama's recipe, meatballs baked with housemade marinara and fresh Burrata mozzarella.
20
Baked Brie Cheese Appetizer
Our Brie cheese board featuring warm French brie topped with garlic infused olive oil, 25 Star Balsamic and candied pecans. Served with gala apples, fresh strawberries, red pepper jelly, French bread and toasted crisps.
12
Lobster and Crab Cake Appetizer*
Housemade lobster and crab cake pan sautéed. Served with cocktail sauce and fresh lemon.
12
Fried Ravioli
Breaded ravioli pan fried in olive oil. Topped with Parmesan Reggiano and severed with our housemade marinara sauce.
10
Italian Parisian Bread
Toasted Parisian bread brushed with butter and topped with sopressata, mozzarella cheese, Parmesan Reggiano and 25 star balsamic. Served with our housemade marinara.
15
Isle of Capri Appetizer
Fresh Burrata mozzarella, vine ripe Roma tomatoes, baby arugula and basil pesto. Served with warmed sliced Parisian bread and our 25 year aged Balsamic.
5
French Parisian Bread
Fresh out of the oven. Sliced French Parisian bread served with our housemade garlic herb dipping oil.
12
Chocolate Shrimp*
Six pan sautéed shrimp. Encrusted with shaved white chocolate. Served with imported Chocolate Balsamic.
CHEF CRAFTED SALADS
Enhance your salad with Grilled or blackened chicken $5, Shrimp $6, Charcuterie meats $5, Sea Scallops $8, Lobster and Crab Cake $9.
16
Grilled Chicken Wedge Salad
Crisp heart of romaine, Roma tomatoes, applewood bacon, Greek olives, gorgonzola cheese and grilled balsamic chicken. Served with blue cheese dressing.
16
Chocolate Chicken Salad*
Fresh romaine, sliced strawberries, sliced pineapple, housemade candied pecans, toasted crisps and mozzarella cheese. Topped with a pan sautéed chocolate encrusted chicken breast drizzled with Imported Chocolate Balsamic.
14
Tuscan Orchard Salad
Fresh artisan mixed greens and baby arugula, topped with sliced strawberries, diced apples, gorgonzola cheese and housemade candied pecans. Served with mango pineapple dressing.
13
Greca Salad
Fresh artisan mixed greens, feta cheese, Greek olives, red onions, Roma tomatoes, artichokes with stems, cucumbers and pepperoncini peppers. Served with Mediterranean feta dressing.13.
15
Chicken Caesar Salad
Fresh romaine, Pecorino cheese, roma tomato,toasted crisps and grilled balsamic chicken. Served with Caesar dressing on the side
ITALIAN STREET FOOD
Served daily 11am to 4pm. Standard sides :Housemade Pasta Salad, Superfood slaw or chips. Premium sides: Soup, Side Salad, Caesar Salad or Fresh Fruit add $2.50. Premium sides: Fresh vegetables and garlic mashed potatoes add $3.00
16
Panko Encrusted Gouper
Pressed Parisian bread brushed with Sicilian mayonnaise, topped with Roma tomatoes, baby arugula and our hand breaded Grouper Filet. Market availability.
13
Turkey Wrap
Sun-dried tomato flour tortilla with smoked turkey, Applewood smoked bacon, romaine, Roma tomatoes with Sicilian mayonnaise and 25 star balsamic.
13
Chicken Wrap
Sun-dried tomato flour tortilla with grilled balsamic chicken, romaine, Roma tomatoes, mozzarella,smoked bacon with Sicilian mayonnaise and basil pesto.
12
Roman
Pressed Parisian bread with smoked turkey, soppressata, mozzarella cheese, Roma tomatoes and garlic sauce. Served with choice of side.
15
Lobster and Crab Cake*
Pressed Parisian bread brushed with Sicilian mayonnaise, topped with Roma tomatoes, baby arugula and our housemade lobster and crab cake. Served with choice of side.
13
Mediterranean
Pressed Parisian bread with smoked turkey, smoked bacon, basil pesto and mozzarella cheese. Served with choice of side.
13
Imperial *
Pressed Parisian bread with a blackened chicken breast, sautéed onions and red peppers, smoked 0bacon, mozzarella cheese and horseradish sauce. Served with choice of side.
14
Turkey Brie
Pressed Parisian bread with smoked turkey, French Brie cheese, fresh sliced strawberries, baby arugula and housemade red pepper jelly. Served with choice of side.
12
Meatball or Hot Italian Sausage*
Pressed Parisian bread with meatballs or Hot Italian sausage, sautéed onions and red peppers, mozzarella cheese and our housemade marinara sauce served on the side. Served with choice of side.
CHEF INSPIRED CUISINE
15
Fusilli Bolognese*
Imported Italian Fusilli pasta tossed with our housemade Bolognese Meat Sauce.
17
Tortelloni Bolognese
Large cheese filled tortelloni with onions, red peppers, garlic and our housemade bolognese beef sauce.
20
Pasta Sorrento*
Greek olives, artichokes with stems, red onion, Roma tomatoes and grilled Balsamic chicken. Sautéed together in garlic infused EVOO and basil pesto. Tossed with imported Italian Linguini.
17
Beef Ravioli*
Pasta pillows stuffed with ground beef, onions, ricotta and Romano cheeses. Served in our housemade Tomato Alfredo sauce with your choice of meatballs or HOT Italian Sausage.
18
Tortelloni Primavera
Large cheese filled tortelloni with zucchini, red onion, squash, mushrooms and Roma tomatoes. Served in our housemade white wine garlic cream sauce. Add meatballs or HOT Italian Sausage $2.00.
20
Grilled Chicken Carbonara*
Grilled Balsamic chicken, peas and applewood bacon. Simmered in our housemade white wine garlic cream sauce. Tossed with imported Italian campanelle pasta.
15
Five Cheese Tortelloni*
Large tortelloni filled with parmesan, fontina, mozzarella, grana padano and romano cheeses. Served in our housemade marinara sauce with your choice of meatballs or HOT Italian Sausage.
17
HOT Italian Sausage, Onions and Red Peppers Diavolo*
Simmered in our housemade spicy marinara sauce. Served with imported Italian linguini pasta.
18
Spinach and Portobello Ravioli*
Pasta pillows stuffed with spinach, portobello mushrooms, mozzarella, provolone, parmesan and romano cheeses. Served in our housemade white wine garlic cream sauce with fresh sautéed mushrooms.
17
Vegetable Lasagne Italiano*
Prepared with fresh zucchini, squash, onions, garlic, ricotta and mozzarella cheeses. Layered with our housemade marinara sauce and imported lasagne pasta. Add meatballs or HOT Italian Sausage $2.00. Guest favorite for over 12 years.
MICHAELEE'S SEAFOOD AND STEAK
Our Bourbon Filets have been a guest favorite for over 14 years since our first location in Hiawassee.
37
Bourbon Black Angus Filet*
Two hand-cut four ounce Black Angus medallions, lightly blackened and pan sautéed. Finished with our sweet bourbon glaze. Served with garlic mashed potatoes and your choice of vegetable.
36
Bourbon Black Angus Filet and Sea Scallops*
One hand-cut four ounce Black Angus medallion and five Sea Scallops lightly blackened and pan sautéed. Finished with our sweet bourbon glaze. Served with garlic mashed potatoes and your choice of vegetable.
34
Bourbon Black Angus Filet and Shrimp*
One hand-cut four ounce Black Angus medallion and six shrimp lightly blackened and pan sautéed. Finished with our sweet bourbon glaze. Served with garlic mashed potatoes and your choice of vegetable.
35
Bourbon Black Angus Filet with a Lobster and Crab Cake*
One hand-cut four ounce Black Angus medallion lightly blackened and hand sautéed. Finished with our sweet bourbon glaze and one housemade lobster and crab cake pan sautéed. Served with cocktail sauce, garlic mashed potatoes and your choice of vegetable.
43
Monaco Filet*
Two hand-cut four ounce Black Angus medallions lightly blackened and pan sautéed in EVOO and fresh mushrooms. Topped with Lobster meat, finished with our housemade Lobster Newburg sauce. Served with garlic mashed potatoes and your choice of vegetable.
29
Seafood Newburg
Shrimp, Sea Scallops and Lobster Meat, pan sautéed with fresh mushrooms. Simmered in our housemade Lobster Newburg Sauce. Tossed with imported Italian Linguini pasta and fresh Broccolini.
21
Tuscan Shrimp Scampi
Twelve tender Shrimp pan sautéed and simmered in a housemade creamy Tuscan Scampi sauce. Tossed with imported Italian Linguini pasta.
26
Shrimp and Sea Scallop Carbonara
Five lightly blackened Sea Scallops and six Shrimp, pan sautéed with sopressatta and peas. Simmered in our housemade Sicilian cream sauce. Tossed with imported Italian fusilli pasta.
27
Lobster and Crab Dinner
Two housemade lobster and crab cake's pan sautéed. Served with garlic mashed potatoes, horseradish sauce and your choice of vegetable.
27
Bourbon Sea Scallops
Ten tender Sea Scallops lightly blackened and pan sautéed. Finished in our sweet bourbon glaze. Served with garlic mashed potatoes and your choice of vegetable.
About
Michaelee's Italian Life Caffe is a full service boutique restaurant with a creative menu and generous portions. We specialize in house blended loose leaf tea, illy espresso coffee drinks, and our wonderful desserts. Our Executive Chef is Michael Collins, Sous Chef Lenny Collins and General Manager Lisa Collins.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Italian
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent lunch. Great service. Awesome food. We had the Tuscan Orchard Salad and the Bourbon Chicken. We would drive out of our way to come back.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Jon M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every time I visit Blairsville, I eat at Michaelee's...Fresh ingredients, cooked to order, and authentic...The Italian offerings are delicious, and second to none...Try the shrimp scampi and chocolate gelato.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank chriscJ9280TR
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We found a real gem! In the old town square, across from the courthouse is Michaelee's, an amazing Trattoria, with authentic, delicious Italian food. Be sure to save room for the amazing desserts!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank tim_b_toolman
michaleeescaffe, Owner at Michaelee's Italian Life Caffe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Tim, thank you so much for your kind review. I hope you come back to visit us soon. It was our pleasure to serve you. Lisa Collins, Owner

Reviewed March 9, 2019 via mobile

We had a fantastic meal at Michaelee’s! Everything was delicious, and the service was great! Highly recommend!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank jmmiller56
michaleeescaffe, Owner at Michaelee's Italian Life Caffe, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2019

Dear JM, thank you so much for taking your valuable time to review our restaurant. We're delighted you enjoyed your meal and and service. Thank you for the recommendation and hope you come back to visit soon. Lisa Collins, Owner

Reviewed March 4, 2019 via mobile

Michael needs is known for their amazing pastry chefs, so leave room for dessert. That said the entire menu is delicious. And you are welcome to bring your own bottle of wine (they do not have a liquor license). They also have another place to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank sschass7
michaleeescaffe, Owner at Michaelee's Italian Life Caffe, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2019

Dear sschasss7, first I would like to thank you for taking you precious time to review restaurant. I am so thrilled you enjoyed your meal. It was our pleasure to serve you and hope you come back in soon. Lisa Collin, Owner

Reviewed March 3, 2019 via mobile

Food was spot on! The service was Blairsville. Not in the least bit sofisticated, needs more observation on management’s side.More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Peppermary
michaleeescaffe, Owner at Michaelee's Italian Life Caffe, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2019

Dear Peppermary, thank you for your time reviewing our restaurant. We are so happy you enjoyed your food. We are continually training our service staff and they are all lovely girls with different backgrounds and age. I would have liked for you to talk to...More

Reviewed February 28, 2019 via mobile

Wow! What an elegant and first class restaurant! Took my best friend for lunch on her birthday. Food was delish - she had panko crusted grouper over a wonderful salad. I had Pasta Sorrento chicken dish which was absolutely to die for - basil pesto...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 588sharont
michaleeescaffe, Owner at Michaelee's Italian Life Caffe, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2019

Dear Sharon, we are thrilled your enjoyed your food and Heather is such a doll. We are so happy she she works with us. I hope you get to come back soon. Lisa

Reviewed February 21, 2019

Came by for lunch, and enjoyed their lunch sandwiches!! They have a good assortment of sandwiches, and come with a nice pasta salad. It is a nice quiet and quaint location that is right in the middle of town. Some nice shops nearby to browse...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Diane G
Lisa C, Owner at Michaelee's Italian Life Caffe, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2019

Dear Diane, thank you so much for your kind words. We're thrilled you enjoyed your experience. Hope you get to come back soon! Lisa

Reviewed February 19, 2019

Whether it's the chocolate chicken salad for lunch or the bourbon chicken for dinner, Michaelee's is the perfect dining place for every occasion. If you are looking for that special place to have a romantic evening, request to be seated in the cellar.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank sweetsouthernsassy
Lisa C, Owner at Michaelee's Italian Life Caffe, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2019

Dear SweetSouhernsasssy, thank you so much for taking your valuable time to write a review. We look forward to you coming back in to see us. Lisa

Reviewed February 12, 2019

Michaelee's offers a nice assortment of entrees but our favorite is their veggie lasagna. It delicious and really enough for two. Never disappointed when we go there.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Lisa C, Owner at Michaelee's Italian Life Caffe, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2019

Dear Sobgauge, thank you so much for your kind words. We hope you get to come back and see us soon! Lisa Collins

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Good morning, yes we do have options for gluten allergies. We have entrée size salads and our imported garlic infused extra virgin olive oil and aged balsamic are fabulous. We have filet and chicken dishes the chef would... More
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