Gratzi

★★★★☆
  • 326 S Main St

    Ann Arbor, MI 48104

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  • 888-456-3463

About Gratzi

Hours
Monday-Thursday 11:30am-10:00pm, Friday & Saturday 11:30am-11:00pm, Sunday 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Food

Food
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One of my favorite restaurants in Ann Arbor. I fell in love with the delightful ambiance from the first time I stepped foot in the door. Very cozy and authentic Italian. A great place to take a date - don't forget to request the upstairs balcony, very cool view.

The staff was very helpful and professional. I'd recommend the Veal Scaloppine or the Yellowfin Tuna. Also, don't forget about Gratzi for lunch, when prices are a bit more affordable. They also have a very generous birthday discount.

5
★★★★★

One of my favorite restaurants in Ann Arbor. I fell in love with the delightful ambiance from the first time I stepped foot in the door. Very cozy and authentic Italian. A great place to take a date - don't forget to request the upstairs balcony, very cool view.

The staff was very helpful and professional. I'd recommend the Veal Scaloppine or the Yellowfin Tuna. Also, don't forget about Gratzi for lunch, when prices are a bit more affordable. They also have a very generous birthday discount.

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I love this place. We lived in Ann Arbor for 5 years and this was a place that we would go to at least twice a month. The food is not your typical Italian food. They have wonderful takes on traditional dishes. My favorite dish was the Veal with Mezzaluna pasta. YUMMY! You have got to try this place!

5
★★★★★

I love this place. We lived in Ann Arbor for 5 years and this was a place that we would go to at least twice a month. The food is not your typical Italian food. They have wonderful takes on traditional dishes. My favorite dish was the Veal with Mezzaluna pasta. YUMMY! You have got to try this place!

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My husband brought me here for my birthday and we had a great time. It is just upscale enough to feel comfortable dressed up without being over the top. My pesto seafood linguini was good, though I probably wouldn't order it again, but the steak that he ordered was delicious. The service was excellent and when they found out it was my birthday I was given a cannoli dessert on the house and our bill was half off of the entres. Atmosphere was lively enough to be fun while still maintaining the intimacy of a fine dining restaurant.

4
★★★★☆

My husband brought me here for my birthday and we had a great time. It is just upscale enough to feel comfortable dressed up without being over the top. My pesto seafood linguini was good, though I probably wouldn't order it again, but the steak that he ordered was delicious. The service was excellent and when they found out it was my birthday I was given a cannoli dessert on the house and our bill was half off of the entres. Atmosphere was lively enough to be fun while still maintaining the intimacy of a fine dining restaurant.

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I love foreign cuisine and have been fortunate enough to travel all over the world including Italy. I have to say that the food at Gratzi is just as good or better than the food I experienced on my travels through Northern Italy. So it is especially nice to have it so close to home!

The ambiance is wonderful that I have spent many a visit to Gratzi sitting and chatting with friends and family for hours after our meal had ended!

The service is also exemplary. The servers at Gratzi are very well trained and it shows, every time I go in I am impressed by just how well they do their job, which is more than I can say for some other places I have dined!

I have seen some people complain about Gratzi being over-priced, but I disagreed. I feel that you get what you pay for and I am perfectly happy paying a great price for amazing food and service.

I would recommend Gratzi to anyone looking for a fabulous Italian meal.

5
★★★★★

I love foreign cuisine and have been fortunate enough to travel all over the world including Italy. I have to say that the food at Gratzi is just as good or better than the food I experienced on my travels through Northern Italy. So it is especially nice to have it so close to home!

The ambiance is wonderful that I have spent many a visit to Gratzi sitting and chatting with friends and family for hours after our meal had ended!

The service is also exemplary. The servers at Gratzi are very well trained and it shows, every time I go in I am impressed by just how well they do their job, which is more than I can say for some other places I have dined!

I have seen some people complain about Gratzi being over-priced, but I disagreed. I feel that you get what you pay for and I am perfectly happy paying a great price for amazing food and service.

I would recommend Gratzi to anyone looking for a fabulous Italian meal.

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I have been to Grazti several times and each experience is a little different. The atmosphere is amazing; probably my favorite out of all the restuarants in Ann Arbor. The prices are too high for the quality of food you get. If you decide you are going to come here I would definately do the whole dinner experience (drinks, appetizer, salad, dessert, etc.) I wouldn't try to conserve your money and only get dinner because you will find it not to be worth your money. The insalata caprese is a great salad btw. I have found thier salmon to be better than most places and the veal pretty good. Chicken Marsala is decent as well but a bit too seasoned. You are served bread before your meal as well which is pretty tasty. For those who like eating lots of food this is NOT the restuarant for you! Be prepared for European/rest of the world other than the USA-sized portions. They have always given me enough food to the point where I am reasonablely full, but your stomach wil l most definitly not be stretched.
I recommend requesting dessert in La Dolce Vita (high-class dessert place connected to Gratzi) after you finish your meal. There is an executive pastry chef that makes all the desserts and they are quite satisfying, although very expensive. You can also get specialty dessert drinks such as coffees with liquers.

On a BAD note... The wait staff have never gone out of their way to be pleasant to me or any of the people I come with, they do not make you want to come back for their "cheerful personalities" at all. Overall food is good, but too overpriced, salad not included with entree, food portions generally small for USA standards, and somewhat hectic to get to if you are driving there.

REGARDLESS I reccommed anyone who likes Italian food and wants to go somewhere nice to at least try it once.

Overall I wont go out of my way to go there, but if the occasion arises I do not mind one bit, plus it tends to be cheaper than the Chop House.

2
★★★★☆

I have been to Grazti several times and each experience is a little different. The atmosphere is amazing; probably my favorite out of all the restuarants in Ann Arbor. The prices are too high for the quality of food you get. If you decide you are going to come here I would definately do the whole dinner experience (drinks, appetizer, salad, dessert, etc.) I wouldn't try to conserve your money and only get dinner because you will find it not to be worth your money. The insalata caprese is a great salad btw. I have found thier salmon to be better than most places and the veal pretty good. Chicken Marsala is decent as well but a bit too seasoned. You are served bread before your meal as well which is pretty tasty. For those who like eating lots of food this is NOT the restuarant for you! Be prepared for European/rest of the world other than the USA-sized portions. They have always given me enough food to the point where I am reasonablely full, but your stomach wil l most definitly not be stretched.
I recommend requesting dessert in La Dolce Vita (high-class dessert place connected to Gratzi) after you finish your meal. There is an executive pastry chef that makes all the desserts and they are quite satisfying, although very expensive. You can also get specialty dessert drinks such as coffees with liquers.

On a BAD note... The wait staff have never gone out of their way to be pleasant to me or any of the people I come with, they do not make you want to come back for their "cheerful personalities" at all. Overall food is good, but too overpriced, salad not included with entree, food portions generally small for USA standards, and somewhat hectic to get to if you are driving there.

REGARDLESS I reccommed anyone who likes Italian food and wants to go somewhere nice to at least try it once.

Overall I wont go out of my way to go there, but if the occasion arises I do not mind one bit, plus it tends to be cheaper than the Chop House.

Pros: Pretty good food, amazing ambience!

Cons: Unfriendly staff, over-priced, bothersome to get to.

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When we arrived, the hostess asked us in stern seriousness if we had a reservation. I said no. Hmmmm, she replied and looked down at her little table. Then she looked around the nearly deserted restaurant, searching to see if we could be seated. Finally, she determined that we could sit at one of the many deserted tables. Then, the waiter continued this bizarre show of snobbery, seriousness and shallow knowledge. Which in hindsight, I'm glad for all of this, because otherwise, outside of the interesting architecture of the space, the place would have been immemorable and unremarkable for the food. Perhaps these kids think they're practicing to work in a "real" restaurant. I hope not, because they appear to have confused attitude for substance in what makes for a good restaurant.

1
★★★☆☆

When we arrived, the hostess asked us in stern seriousness if we had a reservation. I said no. Hmmmm, she replied and looked down at her little table. Then she looked around the nearly deserted restaurant, searching to see if we could be seated. Finally, she determined that we could sit at one of the many deserted tables. Then, the waiter continued this bizarre show of snobbery, seriousness and shallow knowledge. Which in hindsight, I'm glad for all of this, because otherwise, outside of the interesting architecture of the space, the place would have been immemorable and unremarkable for the food. Perhaps these kids think they're practicing to work in a "real" restaurant. I hope not, because they appear to have confused attitude for substance in what makes for a good restaurant.

Pros: Olive oil and bread

Cons: bland food

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Gratzi had good food and nice decor, but was slightly overrated and overpriced. There are good desserts from La Dolce Vita next door, but when I went with another couple one of my friend's chicken was very undercooked. The waiter comped the meal, but still unacceptable for a place like Gratzi. There are violinists walking around and outdoor seating when it's nice out.

4
★★★★☆

Gratzi had good food and nice decor, but was slightly overrated and overpriced. There are good desserts from La Dolce Vita next door, but when I went with another couple one of my friend's chicken was very undercooked. The waiter comped the meal, but still unacceptable for a place like Gratzi. There are violinists walking around and outdoor seating when it's nice out.

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The ambience at Gratzi is its selling point. Location, if you don't have a car --to go get truly inspired Italian food-- is right on the main drag, so it's easy to get to. I really liked the setting, and the convivial atmosphere makes for a great time if food is not the real object of the outing. My pasta was fresh though the sauce was ho-hum. Pass on the calamari. I'm a real softie for Italian Wedding soup and Gratzi's was decent but nothing to write home (but OK to write here) about. Our waitron was clueless but enthusiastic, and that enthusiasm keeps my vote in the plus column. I won't hurry back, but I won't fight if someone else suggests we go there.

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★★★☆☆

The ambience at Gratzi is its selling point. Location, if you don't have a car --to go get truly inspired Italian food-- is right on the main drag, so it's easy to get to. I really liked the setting, and the convivial atmosphere makes for a great time if food is not the real object of the outing. My pasta was fresh though the sauce was ho-hum. Pass on the calamari. I'm a real softie for Italian Wedding soup and Gratzi's was decent but nothing to write home (but OK to write here) about. Our waitron was clueless but enthusiastic, and that enthusiasm keeps my vote in the plus column. I won't hurry back, but I won't fight if someone else suggests we go there.

Pros: Happy atmosphere

Cons: High price does not match so-so food quality

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This review needs to go no further than the fact they can't spell their own name. They butchered the italian spelling of "thank you." Subpar italian food is easy to come by. Not only have they failed to set themselves apart in quality of food, but they didn't even use a dictionary to ensure they named it correctly.

1
★★☆☆☆

This review needs to go no further than the fact they can't spell their own name. They butchered the italian spelling of "thank you." Subpar italian food is easy to come by. Not only have they failed to set themselves apart in quality of food, but they didn't even use a dictionary to ensure they named it correctly.

Pros: It's food

Cons: It's yet another botched attempt at "authentic" italian.

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a friend basically dines there every night. reasonable prices, top notch service, and exquisite food! try the sole and veal.

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★★★★★

a friend basically dines there every night. reasonable prices, top notch service, and exquisite food! try the sole and veal.

Pros: food, atmosphere

Cons: price?

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I loved the restaurant. I took my girlfriend out for an anniversary there and had an excellent time. At the time it was one of my first finer dining experiences so she and I were a bit uneasy, but the wait staff made us completely at home. We had a nice private seating area and great advice in choosing our meals. Since then I have been to a number of other fine restaurants and this is still one of our favorites.

2
★★★★★

I loved the restaurant. I took my girlfriend out for an anniversary there and had an excellent time. At the time it was one of my first finer dining experiences so she and I were a bit uneasy, but the wait staff made us completely at home. We had a nice private seating area and great advice in choosing our meals. Since then I have been to a number of other fine restaurants and this is still one of our favorites.

Pros: Great ambience, service and good food

Cons: A bit busy

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I went here for an anniversary and can't wait to go back! All the wait staff that we noticed were very attentative and polite. We didn't have to wait very long to receive our appetizers, the meals, or our bill. The food was outstanding and reasonably priced. It was definitely an unforgettable evening!

5
★★★★★

I went here for an anniversary and can't wait to go back! All the wait staff that we noticed were very attentative and polite. We didn't have to wait very long to receive our appetizers, the meals, or our bill. The food was outstanding and reasonably priced. It was definitely an unforgettable evening!

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Dined at Gratzi multiple times for lunch as well as dinner. Have always been satisfied with service, food and atmosphere. Certainly, food is on the pricey side, but it really is every penny you spend. Service is attentive, prompt, and waiters are extremely knowledgeable. Draft beer is overpriced, but wine selection is better that most other places in Ann Arbor and the prices are very fair. You should definitely finish your meal with the dessert at Dolce Vita which is the dessert cafe owned by Gratzi and located next door. At the start of your Gratzi dinner, ask your waiter for Dolce Vita reservations. You will get a nice comfy couch and excellent tea/coffee/liquer/dessert selection there.

5
★★★★★

Dined at Gratzi multiple times for lunch as well as dinner. Have always been satisfied with service, food and atmosphere. Certainly, food is on the pricey side, but it really is every penny you spend. Service is attentive, prompt, and waiters are extremely knowledgeable. Draft beer is overpriced, but wine selection is better that most other places in Ann Arbor and the prices are very fair. You should definitely finish your meal with the dessert at Dolce Vita which is the dessert cafe owned by Gratzi and located next door. At the start of your Gratzi dinner, ask your waiter for Dolce Vita reservations. You will get a nice comfy couch and excellent tea/coffee/liquer/dessert selection there.

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Gratzi has consistently good food and the ambience is good as well, but there's nothing really spectacular to say about Gratzi. Nothing about it stands out. What you pay for is the fact that it's a Main Street Ventures restaurant, much like Real Seafood Company, for which is the same assessment. If you have some people coming in from out of town, maybe you can take them here. Otherwise, save your money and go somewhere else.

1
★★★☆☆

Gratzi has consistently good food and the ambience is good as well, but there's nothing really spectacular to say about Gratzi. Nothing about it stands out. What you pay for is the fact that it's a Main Street Ventures restaurant, much like Real Seafood Company, for which is the same assessment. If you have some people coming in from out of town, maybe you can take them here. Otherwise, save your money and go somewhere else.

Pros: Good Food Quality, Ambience

Cons: Price, Parking, Overrated

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It's a decent place to eat but what your really paying for is the name. If you need to eat at one of the "in" places of Ann Arbor, then this is the place for you. If your looking for good Italian food, there is better food with the same service for less $$$ available.

1
★★★☆☆

It's a decent place to eat but what your really paying for is the name. If you need to eat at one of the "in" places of Ann Arbor, then this is the place for you. If your looking for good Italian food, there is better food with the same service for less $$$ available.

Pros: Ambiance, Service

Cons: EXPENSIVE, Parking a challenge, Crowded

Message from Gratzi

Be sure to celebrate Birthday's at one of our Mainstreet Ventures restaurants. You can receive up to 50% off your bill on your next birthday! Ask us! Excludes Tax and Tip. Needs to be the day of the birthday with valid ID.~~~

Gratzi promotes a Happy Hour in their bar and outdoor cafe (weather permitting), Monday-Friday from 3:00pm-6:00pm.

Happy Hour includes:

$1.00 off Beer,

$2.00 off Wine, drink specials,



Anything on the menu that is under $19.95 is half-priced

 

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