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“Excellent food and atmosphere!”

Michael J's Italian Restaurant
Ranked #8 of 88 Restaurants in Ruidoso
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $32
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Michael J's is a collaborative effort between many friends and food lovers from around the globe. We can say that because we appreciate so many sources and learn all the time about what makes a restaurant truly successful. We strive to serve excellent food accompanied by fine wine to go with our offerings. We do NOT serve PIZZA!
Sanderson, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Excellent food and atmosphere!”
Reviewed February 28, 2014

We come to Ruidoso every year and we had never been here. The quality of the food was awesome and the dishes I tried were home made. The selection of wines was excellent as well. I had ravioli with one side of alfredo sauce and marinara on the other. It was delicious. It was a warm and cozy atmosphere and excellent wait staff. I highly recommend!

  • Visited January 2014
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New Mexico
Level 6 Contributor
114 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Really good Italian food in Ruidoso”
Reviewed February 26, 2014

I spend half the year in Ruidoso. Michael J's and the Texas Club are my favorite restaurants.

Michael, himself, (and his significant other) are personable and treat us like good customers. We are. We eat there weekly. I generally eat the veal picatta and my wife most often has the eggplant parmesan. I have enjoyed both and M J has a nice selection on his menu. I love the house and the caesar salads. And the wine list is very good .....and affordable. I like the Mendoza malbec and the Venezia pino grigio. Yumm Can't wait to get back to Ruidoso.

  • Visited February 2014
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Ruidoso, New Mexico
1 review
“GandC”
Reviewed February 19, 2014

Fantastic Italian food. Wonderful, relaxing atmosphere. Welcoming fireplace and great wine selection. If visiting Ruidoso, a "must do". You won't be disappointed!

  • Visited December 2013
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Las Cruces
Level 6 Contributor
139 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great Surprise”
Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

We went here for dinner on our last night of our trip and we were pleasantly surprised. Very quaint and romantic location. Our server was very friendly. We shared the pasta with Vodka sauce and it was delicious! Ended with a great desert of flour less chocolate torte. What a great evening!

Visited February 2014
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Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“So-so”
Reviewed February 7, 2014 via mobile

Food portions were small while high in price. 3 at the table had the daily special and it was room temperature. Staff was very nice though.

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