Italian restaurant in Old Town
Michelangelo – a genuine trattoria with Medieval vaults, Italian cuisine, and spontaneous singing
Michelangelo is a trattoria, that is, an Italian inn without frills. The restaurant opened its doors in 1973 and has since served hungry Swedes and tourists homemade Italian cuisine. The owner is from Rome and the Italian theme permeates not only the menu but also the walls, ceilings, and ambiance.
The name of the restaurant is a tribute to the Italian Renaissance artist Michelangelo, and his presence is evident in the premise’s paintings, marble floors, and the copy of the famous statue of David. If you look up at the ceiling, you will find a reproduction of the renowned ceiling painting from the Sistine Chapel. Recently renovated, the listed 16th-century vaulted rooms are now filled with tables, beautifully decorated with candles and charming checkered tablecloths.
Simple, rustic, and personal are the keywords. Something that also resounds in the menu. Everything is prepared from scratch with selected ingredients and Italian traditions. There are of course tasty charcuteries and other antipasti, secondi, pasta, and pizza.
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The popular Neapolitan pizzas with fresh Fior Di Latte and San Marzano tomato sauce are baked at 850 degrees Fahrenheit. What distinguishes pizza from Napoli is that it does not contain any oil, but is baked with fine-grained wheat flour and plenty of water. When filled the pizzas are swiftly placed in the hot oven and baked for one and a half minutes. The result is a perfectly thin and crispy pizza base with topping ingredients that retain their flavors. It also means that it rarely takes more than three minutes from ordering until a fresh pizza is placed on the table.
For those wanting to explore other parts of the Italian cuisine, there are plenty of meat and fish dishes and of course pasta. The big favorite is “Fettuccine Piemontese Al Tartufo” – truffle pasta with finely chopped fillet of veal. The solid wine list is filled with handpicked Italian wines that match the food perfectly. For those not yet satisfied there is a small but scrumptious range of dolce, sweet desserts, perfect for enjoying with an espresso and perhaps a small grappa…
That people come to Michelangelo to eat is obvious; they come back thanks to the well-prepared food and the excellent service. All guests are welcomed the Italian way, with chitchatting and joking in a tongue-in-cheek style. The service really stands out, it is both authentic and professional, and occasionally the maître d bursts out singing in Italian.
Michelangelo gathers both locals and tourists, old and young, families with children, and couples on dates. During the summer evenings, the premises fill quickly with people wanting to try the Neapolitan pizzas in the picturesque 16th-century environment. Both inside and outside this place is bustling with good vibes, with the cozy Old Town alleys right outside the door.
Should you be interested in a private party or event the restaurant’s cellar vaults with room for 80 persons can be reserved. Here you will have access to your own music system, bar, and the choice of an Italian buffet or a three-course menu with starter, main course, and dessert. And if you’d rather enjoy your risotto and tiramisu at home on the sofa, you can easily order takeaway.
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