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Comensoli's Italian Bistro, Kalamazoo, MI

Comensoli's Italian Bistro

4.6
4.6
570 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Do you love homestyle Italian cooking so much you actually dream about it? Wake up and smell the marinara! It’s simmering at Comensoli’s, where the staff is waiting to make your dinner fantasies come true! We offer a wide range of Italian dishes straight out of Nona’s cookbook. Comensoli’s features a wine list and full bar with a martini list to die for.
Featuring our Fresh Pasta Dishes, Homemade Sausage and Meatballs, Thin-crust Pizza from scratch and many other delicious family recipes able to cure your craving for old-style Italian food.

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2 people

9:00 p.m.


Booked 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Pizzeria, Wine Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (269) 345-6755
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Comensoli’s offers a wide range of services and expert advice. All Types of Banquets. In addition, we can customize any event to meet your specifications. We guarantee to get the job done right the first time and will always work hard to make sure you are completely satisfied. Call us today at (269)345-6755 or e-mail us and let us show you the Comensoli’s family difference.<br />
  • Neighbourhood
    Kalamazoo
  • Parking Details
    Street and parking lot parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 570 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Best Value

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Healthy

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Neighbourhood gem

570 Reviews
  1. Foodie1001

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were seated promptly in a nice quiet location. Ambience was wonderful though I do wish we could have seen the “fireplace screen”. Food was delivered timely and was hot and delicious. Our waitress was prompt, friendly, and responsive. It was an amazing date night experience.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love us some Comensoli’s! Fun seats at the bar! Great service. The staff was all awesome. The food was great!

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  3. ShanD

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic dinner and overall experience! I would recommend Comensoli's to friends and family.

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  4. 46544Foodie

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time visit. We met another couple so we were a party of four. They had bottles of wine at half price and we splurged on a Brunello. It was very good. Two of our party had shrimp scampi and one selected spaghetti / meatballs. The shrinp scampi was very flavorful! Our server was attentive, and not too much so. Prices are quite reasonable as servings are large. We would definitely return.

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  5. Paul

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The restaurant is okay. The food was good not great.

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  6. StephanieR

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed our time. It is a small place and they were very busy, but we weren’t in a rush. The food was wonderful as was our service. Had a wonderful time.

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  7. JimC

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Has been one of our favorites for many years. No longer. Had to give a credit card number when I made the reservation on open table and later found out that if I had cancelled within 24 hours I would have been charged for it. Nothing about that on the web site. When we got our bills someone noticed that a 20% gratuity had been slipped in and the waiter neglected to bring this to our attention. When we got our final bill after it had been put through on our credit cards we discovered that the amount put through as food included the gratuity and there was a space for an additional gratuity. Kind of underhanded especially since the service was not up to their usual standards. Will probably go back but will remain on my toes next time to see what they pull next.
    Comensoli's Italian BistroResponded on January 31, 2024
    Due to our restaurant's limited seating, we require any parties 6+ to place a credit card on file through open table as a place holder. This is stated when you book a party with 6+ through open table. Your credit card is NEVER charged unless you are a no call, no show. We hate that we have had to resort to this, but being a local small business, and the limited seating we do have, we have had too many big parties reserve and not show up. This makes it tough for our staff and other people who we have turned away due to thinking we were booked for the night, as we are mostly reservation only. Gratuity has been a policy, that any table 6+ has gratuity applied, as stated on our menu in person and the receipt. I'm sorry you felt this was done with any kind of underhanded intentions. Thank you

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  8. SallyN

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Food! Relaxing atmosphere and close to home! We will be coming back!

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  9. Jerome

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time dinning there and was not disappointed, great food and service I would definitely recommend getting reservations

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    great chicken and great gluten free options! service good

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  11. MichelleS

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As a first time customer I had no idea what to order. I asked the people at the next table what they were eating and they told me and also said “anything you order will be excellent!” They were correct. All 4 of us loved our food!

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  12. SandyL

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Table of 6. First time there, for my husbands birthday. Food was good very poor service. Server seemed out of his element. Had to point out he was Spilling sauce all over as he was carrying to table. To get water refills we had to get another server attention. Had just 2 glasses of wine mine and my husbands a white and red he could not remember who had what. Mixed up each meal as it was set down. The couple times he was at table never ever picked up a singles empty dish/dirty dish. Messed up and placed another table on our chrg card had to redo. We were seated in back room total different ambiance to front 🤨. Felt we were out in a back room. Did talk to manager about poor service and it was not what we expected. Told him it was not worth a 20% that was automatic for tables 6 and larger He offers to fix the bill and let me put what I wanted for tip. I should have but I left it but wanted him to know about our experience. He excused it ti the night and so busy for the beer fest night they were having. He shook my hand and thanked me. I was not looking for money savings but a little more of apology, or something relative to my families being so underwhelmed and disappointing. I left feeling like I really didn’t matter. I won’t go back.

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  13. Sarah

    Grand Rapids

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Comensoli’s is never a disappointment. Looking forward to next time.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very friendly staff and owner. We had a party of 9 and everyone was happy with their service and food,

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  15. glenr

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very Good Food - they have a sausage that is exclusive. It is Amazing.

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  16. Retired

    Grand Rapids

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was excellent. Our waitress was friendly, but seemed like she was doing the bare minimum. My water glass was never refilled, and we had to ask another waitress to see if we could get some bread. We wanted to see the dessert menu, but she said they had not been updated and verbally stated our choices. I told her that I had seen a dessert featured on Facebook that very day, but she said they had run out, and that it had been “flying off the shelf”. We thought that was strange because this was the first day of the week that the restaurant had been open, and had opened at 5 pm. Our reservation had been for 5:30. As we were leaving we noticed another guest who came in later appeared to be eating the dessert we had asked about. Overall we greatly enjoyed the meal and our second choice desserts were delish. We had good conversation and a wonderful time so we didn’t let the little things spoil our evening and kind of shrugged our shoulders and laughed it off. Businesses are really struggling these days with staff shortages and other issues so I feel very privileged to be free to go out since the dark days of Covid issues!

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  17. DominicM

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was our first experience and it was a good one. Food was excellent. One minor (very minor) issue was small pin bones in the walleye. Everything was fantastic and would recommend!!!!

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  18. MaryannR

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious. Service was outstanding. We'll be back.

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  19. MarkD

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had our annual Company party. The night couldn't have been any better. Comensolis went over and beyond to accommodate our group of 12. Service was outstanding from beginning to end. We had to add 2 at the last minute on a busy night. Food is always top shelf. Excellent wine choices.

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  20. CarolO

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    New Year’s Eve dinner here. Everyone’s food was outstanding. Two people had the walleye special. One had the lasagne roll-ups and I had the spaghetti and meatballs. The cannoli at the end was so good! We will be back.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good. They have mocktails which is great for people who do not drink. Service was not the best. We needed to ask for a refill on beverages several times because the wait staff kept forgetting. We had coffee because the cappuccino machine was broken with our dessert. The creamer was from the small plastic containers and we were provided one for each cup plus one sugar/ sweet n low - no extra. We wanted more but knew it would take forever to get more. We needed to ask for a spoon to stir the coffee since our table was cleared and that took a long time. We went on 12/31, so I realized that they would be busy and I had low expectations for service. We had appetizers, our meal then desert. We were there for 90 mins. We had a party of six. There were other parties including a table of eight that arrived before us and were still eating dinner. While we were waiting for the check, the manager came up to us and informed us they had a reservation for the table in 15 mins and asked us to leave. I informed him we were waiting for the check and he rolled his eyes, sighed and stated something softly that I could not hear. I understand time limits for tables, but the wait was due to service and felt rude. There is a more tactful way to approach a table to move them along. The manager also could have checked with the waitstaff prior to approaching us. I would like to try the restaurant again when not so busy so I can see if the service is better.

    1 person found this helpful

  22. Rick

    Grand Rapids

    69 reviews

    4.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our first time at Comensoli's but it won't be our last! The restaurant is small but not crowded and has a lively ambiance. Our server was attentive and did a great job helping us make our dinner choice. The wine and cocktail menu had many good options and the drink specials were a nice (seasonal) addition. We had the Chicken Marsala and the Chicken Picatta - both looked and tasted delicious! Too full for dessert but the options were tempting.

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  23. DaveS

    Grand Rapids

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was absolutely great. Food is always good and dis not disappoi nt this time. Comesolis is always a great dinner and a great experience.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We will not be returning. It took over 50 minutes for a glass of wine and over 90 minutes to receive our entrees. A table who arrived after our table and who ordered more appetizers than we did were finished with their meal before we received our entrees. Water was not refilled promptly. One order was compensated for not being correct. The restaurant seemed to be short staffed, making it a management issue.

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  25. PaulJ

    Grand Rapids

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our five meals were all delicious! The appetizer and salads were also very good.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love coming to Commensoli’s! Fantastic everything!

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  27. JudyF

    Grand Rapids

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The baked goat cheese appetizer was superb...even the diner who balked at the idea of goat cheese loved it! Entrees were fettucine alfredo with chicken and lasagna rollups...both delicious. Comensoli's never disappoints.

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  28. SeanK

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Warm ambiance. Amazing food. Great waitstaff. We will definitely be back. We LOVE place.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every thing was great! Food, service, ambience, quiet enough to have easy conversations. We love the fireplace scene on the TV’s

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  30. MaraM

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing gluten free options… almost the entire menu. The chicken picatta was delicious and would highly recommend.

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  31. CindyV

    Columbus

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always get a good meal there. Waitstaff very friendly and efficient

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  32. DRNO

    Grand Rapids

    154 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    154 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a great restaurant. The garlic bread is fabulous and so is the dish of spaghetti and meatballs. Great wine selection! Highly recommend!

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  33. KatieR

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Our party was put in the the back room which was fine except we ended up being the only ones back there and pretty much got ignored. We would’ve been better off getting take out. Would return but only for a table in the front.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service, caring and involved owners. Several delicious new menu items!

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  35. Svtfun

    Grand Rapids

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first visit after living in the area 35 years ago. We were happy with the low key vibe, excellent service, good food at reasonable prices.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Parking is a challenge, but worth the effort. Food was creative and excellent. The service was friendly and efficient.

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  37. PaulJ

    Grand Rapids

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first visit, and we will definitely be back! Delicious food and great service.

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  38. JerryT

    Greensboro

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food at a very good price. Wait staff was very friendly but our waiter was a little slow and we waited for our bill for an overly long time. Would definitely return for another visit.

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  39. JamieP

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was excellent I was just surprised we had to wait 7 minutes before we were greeted are server and it wasn't even that busy

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  40. LindsayC

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I went to Comensoli’s last night for our first visit and we loved it! The food was delicious and our server was outstanding! We love the decorations and that it’s smaller so it’s not loud and you can actually have a conversation! We will DEFINITELY be back!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Comensoli's Italian Bistro using the Order Online button. Comensoli's Italian Bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (269) 345-6755.

Comensoli's Italian Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 570 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 p.m.


Booked 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Comensoli's Italian Bistro

762 W Main St., Kalamazoo, MI 49006

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Kalamazoo
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Pizzeria, Wine Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street and parking lot parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (269) 345-6755
  • Catering
    Comensoli’s offers a wide range of services and expert advice. All Types of Banquets. In addition, we can customize any event to meet your specifications. We guarantee to get the job done right the first time and will always work hard to make sure you are completely satisfied. Call us today at (269)345-6755 or e-mail us and let us show you the Comensoli’s family difference.<br />
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