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“Excellent Italian”

Michael's Family Restaurant
Ranked #10 of 108 Restaurants in Gosford
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 27 February 2020

Found this Italian restaurant on Trip Advisor - what a find! We recently moved to the Central Coast and this will be one of our regular destinations for dinner. Great food, wonderful service and nice environment. Extensive menu means we will be able to try something different for a long time. I am glad I didn't pay attention to the negative reviews.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Thank ElizTreb
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Reviewed 14 January 2020

Have always enjoyed our dinners at Michaels in the past, but tonight was an absolute schemozzle.

Restaurant was a smidge over half full, the two girls waiting seemed to be new, or at the very least inexperienced. They didnt move around the restaurant looking to help and seemed to stay at the front desk chatting for most of our time.

As we walked in, what I thought to be a rather rude customer asking if it was possible to get a beer ordered, little were we to know that was going to be our experience too and he wasnt being rude, just frustrated.

We waited about 5 minutes to place our order - not too bad, but that was the end of the "good service".

We ordered 3 Bruchetttas and 3 mains, a beer, wine and lemonade.

About 10 minutes later the beer and wine arrived... another 5 minutes the table water, then another minute or five for my lemonade.

At approximately 50 minutes after ordering and not seeing a lot of food exiting the kitchen, I wandered up to enquire on our Bruchetta - yes, a tomato, an onion, bit of basil and a toasted slice of turkish bread... it hadnt even been started. So we were potentially going to have to wait at least an hour for bloody bruchetta, lord knows how long the pasta and veal mains would have taken!

We decided to leave, the "chef" informed me that the Bruchetta was about to be started, I mentioned that the wait was intolerable and to can the lot - we walked out. On the rather dissapointed drive home, I did suggest the could have thrown us a tomato and an onion as a deconstructed Bruchetta and we could have made it ourselves!

Sadly, we wont be returning.

Date of visit: January 2020
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1  Thank Mark K
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Reviewed 27 November 2019 via mobile

Long wait for food but a great dinner. Pasta dishes were to die for, chips nice but over salted.
Returning again this week.

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank tibis
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Reviewed 25 September 2019 via mobile

My daughters had an issue with pricing quite a while ago. Evidently the menu prices had changed but this wasn't notified when ordering. Today, a small pizza was way overcharged. The food is expensive but very special.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank DawnMarg
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Reviewed 20 August 2019 via mobile

Reading the reviews we were looking forward to trying this place. We were not impressed, first off, dirty wine glass with lipstick, quickly replaced! I chose the lamb, but too much salt which was mentioned to wait staff and price $40! My partner chose the vegetarian pasta, there again he commented on the salt issue. Will not return.

Date of visit: August 2019
1  Thank Paula W
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