Michelangelo Ristorante & Caffe

San Francisco

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Italian-born chef makes gnocchi from scratch, using potato, egg, and a dash of nutmeg

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The colorful sauces and slurpable noodles of Italian cuisine make it fun for everyone, except for newly reformed scoundrels attempting to pass for civilized gentlemen. Take a break from manners with this Groupon.

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$29 for an Italian dinner for two (up to a $63 total value)

  • One antipasti or insalate dish (up to an $18 value)
  • Two secondi piatti or pasta dishes (up to a $20 value each)
  • One dessert or coffee (up to a $5 value)<p>

$55 for an Italian dinner for four (up to a $126 total value)

  • Two antipasti or insalate dishes (up to an $18 value each)
  • Four secondi piatti or pasta dishes (up to a $20 value each)
  • Two desserts or coffees (up to a $5 value each)<p>

The menu includes antipasti such as calamari or prosciutto with fresh melon, secondi piatti such as eggplant parmigiana and veal cooked with lemon, white wine, and capers, and desserts such as tiramisu.

Michelangelo Ristorante & Caffe

When it comes to gnocchi, Michelangelo Ristorante & Caffe owner Salvatore Cortara is picky. He’s earned that right; each week, the Italian-born chef spends hours concocting several batches of gnocchi from scratch. He blends eggs, flour, and potatoes—baked, not boiled— with a hint of nutmeg. He fashions the dough into slender rolls, dusting them with flour before chopping them into bite-size morsels to be eaten with pesto or tomato sauce. Other forms of pasta, such as tortellini, ravioli, and pappardelle mingle with fresh clams or olives, and cuts of veal marinate in lemon and white wine. Chatter from the Cortara family drifts from the kitchen into the dining room, where tiffany lights hung from high ceilings illuminate ornate statues. The stone is carved into a floor-to-ceiling sculptural reproduction of the Creation of Adam, made famous by the Sistine Chapel ceiling and the floor of the guy who lives in the apartment above it.

Michelangelo Ristorante & Caffe

When it comes to gnocchi, Michelangelo Ristorante & Caffe owner Salvatore Cortara is picky. He's earned that right; each week, the Italian-born chef spends hours concocting several batches of gnocchi from scratch. He blends eggs, flour, and potatoes—baked, not boiled— with a hint of nutmeg. He fashions the dough into slender rolls, dusting them with flour before chopping them into bite-size morsels to be eaten with pesto or tomato sauce. Other forms of pasta, such as tortellini, ravioli, and pappardelle mingle with fresh clams or olives, and cuts of veal marinate in lemon and white wine. Chatter from the Cortara family drifts from the kitchen into the dining room, where tiffany lights hung from high ceilings illuminate ornate statues. The stone is carved into a floor-to-ceiling sculptural reproduction of the Creation of Adam, made famous by the Sistine Chapel ceiling and the floor of the guy who lives in the apartment above it.

Customer Reviews

Friendly service, authentic homemade Italian food, Great prices, large portions, what's not to like, the interior decor is great! Don't pass this place by without trying something.
Shirley T. · March 19, 2013
Thank you for a wonderful dinner and experience! The dishes and service were great.
Gia Lyn R. · March 16, 2013
The food was very good, and the service was excellent-very friendly and engaging wait staff. We will go back!
Joe B. · October 24, 2012
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    579 Columbus Avenue

    San Francisco, CA 94133

    +14159864058

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