Pioneering Italians were not only the first to put tomatoes in cuisine, they were also the first people to take photographs of themselves pretending to hold up the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Delight in their inventiveness with today's Groupon to Michaelangelo's in Cleveland's Little Italy. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get $50 worth of northern Italian dinner fare.
- For $10, you get $20 worth of northern Italian lunch fare.
Michaelangelo's experienced chefs delight guests with a finely crafted selection of Piedmontese-style dishes made using classic preparation techniques and fresh, organic ingredients. For lunch, cacciatora con riso bundles a half of a chicken with stewed vegetables and parmesan risotto ($13), and a melanzane layers eggplant terrine, mesclun greens, and aged provolone until it is classified as a skyscraper ($12). For dinner, the pizzaiola, a pounded veal tenderloin with tomato concesse, olives, bocconcini, and herb risotto cake ($32), and the raviolini, a combination of rock shrimp, tomato-cream sauce, and lobster tucked safely in a ravioli casing ($28), voyage into mouths bearing gifts of taste.
Executive chef Michael Annandono, a graduate of the Culinary Institute at Piedmont, Italy, personally creates Michaelangelo's authentic northern Italian cuisine. While his culinary creations delight taste buds, the restaurant’s décor thrills eye feelers with track lighting, oil paintings, and tables dressed in pristine white tablecloths.
Michaelangelo's has been featured in Continental magazine, and spotlighted in the Plain Dealer. Zagat gives the food at Michaelangelo's a 26, TripAdvisors give it an average of 3.5 owl eyes, six Yelpers give it an average of 3.5 stars, and OpenTable reviewers give it an average of 4.4 stars.
- Michaelangelo's provides a dining experience that could serve as a model for all sorts of restaurants, whatever their price point or point of view. – Joe Crea, Plain Dealer
- Wonderful homemade pastas with creative tasty sauces. Great veal and fish dishes with wonderful daily specials. – nancy a, Zagat