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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!
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Some of the best Italian cuisine I have ever enjoyed. Chicken Piccata is one of my favorite dishes and they serve a very good one.More
Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Jim S
SusannaJade, General Manager at Michael J's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago
Thanks so much for the compliments and the suggestion to make reservations - especially on busy weekends like we just experienced in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Tonight we had much fewer visitors -- no need for reservations, but it is a frigid Tuesday...More
Been visiting Ruidoso for many years and never took the time to eat here although we have been to almost every restaurant in Ruidoso. Have to say we throughly enjoyed the food and dining experience. Food was very fresh and authentic ! Thanks Micheal for...More
Date of visit: December 2018
SusannaJade, General Manager at Michael J's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2019
If you accept that you won’t be served Italian food but what Americans believe this could be, you will have a good meal and time at Michael J’s.
Garlic was the big overbearing theme in my Cesar’s salad and main dish, and this is definitely...More
Date of visit: November 2018
SusannaJade, General Manager at Michael J's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2018
Oh my, this is not what most patrons say. Sorry you feel this way. We have customers from all over the country that think our food is very authentic, even travelers to Italy. Thanks for the review anyway - it gives us varied opinions. I...More
I came by myself on a Thursday evening while I was up in Ruidoso for work. I had passed by here several times before, but had never stopped to eat. I called ahead for a bar seat by the fire (good thing I did, they...More
Date of visit: November 2018
SusannaJade, General Manager at Michael J's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2018
Thank you for your kind remarks. Scallops are very expensive we make very little profit but our customers really enjoy them. Glad you were pleased with Chad's service. We appreciate you!!
On our first trip to this wonderful town, we discovered Michael J's. The atmosphere is warm and inviting and the servers are the same. But the food! Oh, the food!! Exquisite! The chicken picatta was to die for...the perfect blend of wine, butter with chicken...More
Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Nancy S
SusannaJade, General Manager at Michael J's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018
We appreciate these wonderful comments -- we appreciate YOU!
Wonderful restaurant! Cozy with a nice view, great place for a romantic evening. Service was good, food was delicious and the price was reasonable. We enjoyed the bruschetta appetizer, followed by spaghetti and meatballs and one of the seafood specials. Followed up with the tiramisu...More
Response from SusannaJade | Property representative |
Hello - we are keeping the same hours throughout the year - Open Tuesday - Saturday starting at 5 pm, dinner only. Some holiday weekends we will be open on Sunday, like Memorial Day and Labor Day. Call us to make sure during... More
Hello - we are keeping the same hours throughout the year - Open Tuesday - Saturday starting at 5 pm, dinner only. Some holiday weekends we will be open on Sunday, like Memorial Day and Labor Day. Call us to make sure during these special weekends. Thanks for the inquiry.
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