579 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9413337.800253 -122.410125
Not like any other.
After we had dinner we continued our walk up the street. We came to this restaurant. I had already heard good things about it so we were interested in looking at the menu for the next night. The man at the door struck a conversation with us and we mentioned that we were thinking about eating there the next night, he asked us our names and at the end of the conversation he introduced himself...Michelangelo! We were impressed that he would take the time to invite us in and have conversation with us.
Needless to say we had to come back-besides the menu looked amazing. The statues throught the restaurant were beautiful creating a cool different ambiance. We were seated in the little corner window so we could people watch...I think it was a special seat. ;) I had the lobster ravioli in a vodka sauce that I ate very slowly to enjoy every single bite of my dinner. To die for...even my boyfriend was looking like he wanted another bite of mine-but there was no chance. While I was entranced in my dinner, I really dont know what he was eating-something with pasta, peas and mushrooms which he loved as well.
The little extras were awsome as well...bread, bruschetta, complimentary glass of wine, gummy bears and these amazing little cinnamon cookies at the end of it all....all that was part of the experience.
I only wish Michelangelo would come to Vegas and open up shop here....but for now I will return when I visit San Francisco. Thanks!
Diners frequent this corner eatery for pasta and seafood dishes served in a lively setting imbued with Italian flavor..
Located on a heavily trafficked block in the heart of North Beach, this classic café is a logical stop for city visitors exploring the neighborhood. Stained-glass lamps and faux Greco-Roman statuary populate the casual dining room, which offers ideal people watching through large windows that overlook the bustling sidewalk outside.
simple but satisfying. This place is nothing too special, but i was pleased with it. We were looking for a simple, yummy italian place and this totally hit-the-spot. I had the pasta bolognase and liked it, my friends were all pleased with their pasta and seafood as well. The appetizer was super fresh and their house wine was tasty. The service was very friendly and felt like a nice family atmosphere. The endless gummy bears at the end were cute too. Everything was very reasonably priced and the atmosphere was nice.
Very average. Unless a bowl of all-you-can-eat gummy bears defines a good restaurant, I'd say you can find much better options in North Beach. Yes, the service is smiley and friendly. And yes, you get a free gigantic bowl of gummy bears and a plateful of yummy almond cookies at the end of your meal. But...the food is extremely average (shrimp scampi) - maybe even disappointing (the minestrone). The prices are very reasonable, but I would rather spend a little bit more and have better food. Obviously, you need to weigh the trade-offs for yourself. I almost feel bad giving this place an average review because everyone was very nice and friendly...but the fact is the food is just not that great. You deserve better.
Best Italian in the City!. This has been my favorite restaurant in the City for years. The ambiance is wonderful and with the family-style seating you feel like part of a big Italian family. The food is out of this world and the almond cookies and gummy bears are a nice treat at the end of a wonderful meal. You must try it!
Great Gnocchi's. The best gnocchi's I have ever had. Didn't touch the gummi bears due to reading reviews prior to visiting. I went on a Saturday night and it was not too crowded. Great staff. A little bright and noisy. Great prices. Will visit many times in the future.
Artistic? Nah, just good Food!. I've been to Michelangelo Caffe about 8 times over the last several years. It's cheery walls and colorful tiffany lamps hung over the dining area are fun. The food is very simple Italian, good home-made pasta and gnocchi, large appetizers and cheap red wine at reasonable prices. I always get the linguine with baby clams and shrimp in a tomato-cream sauce, delish. Service is prompt due to long lines. There's always a lot of noise and activity in the cramped quarters. At the end, the complimentary almond cookies and gummy bears are a good way to end the night. A fun and casual spot on Broadway
Go for the gummy bears. Nice place to get a tasty and inexpensive Italian meal. I came here the first time with my husband to grab something quick before a show, and we really enjoyed our dinner. Pasta's tasty, lots of cheese, and not overcooked. And it's always fun to see the big bowl of gummy bears at the end.
that's amore!. Sublimly sauced, moderately priced, popular (check out the line!) and filling trattoria--go early to beat the crowd!
Wonderful. I have been a customer of Michelangelo for years and i still enjoy the food and the friendly staff very much! But what I really look foward to are the sweet treats that get passed around from table to table... it is a nice way to finish up a wonderful and pleasant dinner!
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