Out to dinner with my parents after a show at the Oakdale and they wanted to try something new in our town so we took them to Michael's. Word for the wise--make reservations! We got there super early, so we were able to take a high table in the bar area since all other tables were reserved for later in the evening. The decor is tuscan-ish with small dining rooms but it looks as if they have expanded a bit since our last visit a few years ago.
After a quick perusal of the menu, and a few nibbles on some nice crusty bread, we were ready--Tom and I had the special soup for starters, which was potato, leek and bacon--excellent, especially when served with shredded cheese on top. My parents had salads to start, no complaints there. For our entrees: Dad had Veal Parmigiana, which he enjoyed; Mom had seafood linguine in a white sauce-she commented that the clams were a bit too salty but that the oysters were perfect; Tom had linguine and clams in a white sauce (his favorite pasta seafood dish); I had Veal Saltimbocca, which to me seemed a bit salty as well but that was probably because of the prosciutto. Overall, we had a good experience. This is definitely one of the nicest restaurants and one of the better ones in town. If you're taking guests out in Wallingford, this would be my suggestion.