Michelangelo’s Restaurant in Celbridge, Co. Kildare, was the place where my friend and I chose to have some lunch last week. We arrived without any pre-arranged bookings, and just walked in. We were greeted by a member of the staff who made an effort to welcome us. My friend and I were given a choice to sit at various tables, before we settled at a table near the main window that faced out on to the main road in Celbridge Town. Michelangelo’s Restaurant has become quite well known as a little slice of Italian on the east coast of Ireland, that serves amazing authentic Italian dishes.
We decided to go for a starter, and I chose the tiger prawn starter. My friend went for corn on the cobs. While we waited for our starter we declined the wine list menu and decided to have some water, as it was to early in the day to be drinking and one of us was the driving. Like most restaurants, Michelangelo’s have water in jugs on the tables. Although it was a late afternoon on a Sunday, I was taken back by the amount of other diners in the restaurant. There seem to be a good ten in ahead of us, despite been only opened a couple of hours by the time we arrived. While we waited for our food I had a quick look around the restaurant, and the other customers seemed to be seating either in two’s or more. There were plenty of tables empty, but again it was quite early in the day. One table had a baby in one of those baby seats who was happily throwing his or hers food around, everywhere except their mouth.
While we sat and waited to be served I couldn’t help but to look around and I noticed two picture frames on the window. I had a quick look and it appears the Michelangelo’s have won two top prizes for the year 2014 and 2015 for their restaurant in the Celbridge Area.
Our starters arrived and the presentation was nice, I like good seafood and I was happy with the prawns, but there was only 5 prawns on the plate. I ate them the texture was lovely and they were very well done in a creamy sauce over a salad of bay leaves, and some tomatoes. They also brought out brown bread in a wooden basket, with our starters. The brown bread was lovely and fresh.
For the main both my friend and I went for the steak with potatoes and vegetables. I ordered mine to be medium while my friend had hers well done. While we waited for the main I slipped out to the loo. The loo was nice, clean, and big. There was no one else in the toilets when I went in so I had a little peek around there was plenty of hand towels, and it looked if it was well maintained.
I went back downstairs and we waited for what seemed to an age, till they came with our main. The wait was worth it. The potatoes were done in a cream and baked very well. The broccoli and cauliflower were served on another plate while our pepper sauce arrived in its own little gravy boat. The main was lovely and we ate nearly all of it. We didn’t stay for a dessert as we wanted to go elsewhere. I paid the bill which was €50.00 which included two starters, two mains, and I glass of Minerals.
I would deffo like to revisit Michelangelo’s again, and I would not have any issues bringing anyone or meeting anyone there. The price was very good, but the lack of prawns for the starter put a damper on the meal. As its on a main road parking could be a problem. We did not see a on-site parking bay, and we had to park on the road. Because it was Sunday there was no paying for parking.
We at Prime Bling give Michelangelo’s of Celbridge in Kildare 4 stars of the 5 for the food, 4 out of 5 for the service, and 4 out of 5 for the overall visit.
That’s a total of 12 stars out of 15.
This was our first time to visit Michelangelo’s and it won’t be our last……..
Website: Michelangelo Restaurant