Taverna Tonelli - Rustic Italian

$$$ • Italian

515 Franklin St, Michigan City
(219) 243-7181


Take-Out/Delivery Options


Recent Reviews

This adorable Italian restaurant is in downtown Michigan City, which I had NO idea existed! I'm so glad I asked a local shop owner for suggestions and this was one! It is really cute inside. Great bar area. Food is fresh made to order. I'm 100% Italian so I am very critical. Although nothing is like Mom's for a nice night out for dinner this was PERFECT! You have to pay extra for bread at the table which I found odd, but we had it and it was warm and very good! My pasta dish was...read full review
The warm ambience of Taverna Tonelli in Michigan City's uptown Arts District provided a truly authentic Italian dining experience and a wonderful venue for a birthday celebration. Special Thanks to Lilly, the hostess, Steven, the bartender, Erin our server, and owner, Cindy Tonelli for making our evening extra special. The strawberry infused craft cocktail was a refreshing summer beverage that complimented the perfectly seasoned shared appetizers of meatballs, Italian sausage,...read full review

I came for dinner on a Saturday night. They had a pianist and she definitely was entertaining. I sat at the bar and Stephen was working his magic. It's incredible how fast the bartenders move. I had orecchiette and bruschetta and both were very good. Not elegant but very good. Large portion.

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Monday Closed
Tuesday 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Sunday 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM