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“Make reservations, this place is popular”

Michael J's Italian Restaurant
Ranked #6 of 94 Restaurants in Ruidoso
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$14 - US$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!
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Jim S
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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 night after a long weekend in January!!

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Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

Cold day and restaurant was booked after Being closed for 2 days from big snowstorm. Sat in bar area and waiter was very accommodating with great service and food overall very good.

Date of visit: December 2018
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SusannaJade, General Manager at Michael J's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2019

Thank you, we appreciate your nice comments!

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Reviewed 31 December 2018

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 a great night.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Thank westsouthdowns
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SusannaJade, General Manager at Michael J's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2019

Thank you we appreciate this nice review!!

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Reviewed 14 November 2018 via mobile

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 not Italian!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank christianinrome
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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 would be curious to know what restaurant satisfies your Italian cravings successfully.

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Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

When it comes to food, im a bit picky and Michael J's never fails to impress me. Love the atmosphere and the food is top notch.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Peggy M
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SusannaJade, General Manager at Michael J's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Thanks so much!!

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