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Chianti Il Ristorante
Chianti Il Ristorante

Chianti Il Ristorante Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.chiantiristorante.com
  • Email: contact@chiantiristorante.com
  • Phone: (518) 580-0025
  • Hours of Operation: Bar opens daily at 4:30. Happy Hour running until 6pm daily
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm; Sunday: 5:00pm-9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Fabrizio Bazzani
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: Chianti Il Ristorante serves sophisticated, authentic Northern Italian fare in an elegant setting. Combining seasonal food, an award-winning wine selection, a knowledgeable staff and a detailed, inviting ambiance Chianti provides every guest with a superb and unforgettable dining experience.
  • Private Party Contact: Michele Brown (877) 649-4371
  • Special Events & Promotions: Chianti's warm, intimate atmosphere is the perfect setting for your private event. With seating for up to 32 guests our beautifully appointed and private La Porta Santa Room comes fully equipped with a screen and projector. Bordered by our extensive wine collection and featuring a large window that offers a rare viewpoint of Chianti's bustling kitchen area, the La Porta Santa Room provides an ideal venue for small gatherings, celebrations, rehearsal dinners, corporate events and private cooking classes. When you host a private event at Chianti, we will assist you in the selection of a unique menu complemented by wines from our award winning wine list. At Chianti, we are dedicated to creating the perfect setting, distinctive experience and authentic cuisine to best suit your individual taste and that of your guests.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Broadway
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: On-Street and Public Lot Parking is available for Chianti Il Ristorante
A word from Chianti Il Ristorante
Situated in the heart of beautiful downtown Saratoga Springs, Chianti Il Ristorante serves sophisticated, authentic Northern Italian fare in an elegant setting. Combining seasonal food, an award-winning wine selection, a welcoming and knowledgeable staff and a detailed, inviting ambiance Chianti provides every guest with a superb and unforgettable dining experience. Aesthetically inspiring, its rustic walls, hard wood floors and green onyx bar invoke the authenticity of conventional Italian architecture while remaining slightly modern. The culinary philosophy at Chianti is based on a respect for tradition. With artisan breads and pastas, housemade sausage and braised meats it is culinary craftsmanship at its best. Our guests have the chance to savor fresh food, from a selection of expertly-sliced carpaccio, to a variety of wild fish, to risotto that is made only with Vialone Nano rice grown exclusively in Italy's Venetto region. "The hottest restaurant in town." The New York TimesContinued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "Great food and great service. Don't forget to join the loyalty club."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Everything was wonderful. Food, service, wine and ambiance. The perfect end to lovely day in SRatoga. Springs to celebrate my husband's birthday."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "This restaurant is lively, serves excellent food, provides great service and the prices are reasonable for what you get. The salads are huge, definitely share one."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I enjoyed the ambiance,service, and food. The manhhatans were perfect."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Very extensive local beers list. Our server was a wealth of info about the local area. Skip the ordinary spaghetti bolognese. Otherwise, our party had an excellent meal."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Great Martini choices. Warm bread is fresh and delicious. The menu has many great choices, I had roasted rabbit with pasta and white beans, delicious. My husband had veal short ribs. The ambiance is quaint but at the same time has a metropolitan feel. We've enjoyed a number of meals here and plan to continue to do so. It's best to make a reservation for dinner."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "our local favorite - always consistently excellent."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "What a pleasant surprise here. Really good food, a prodigious wine list, and great service."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "We go to Chianti every year for our anniversary, and we're lucky to have restaurant week happen during our anniversary. The food and service are always excellent. We love sitting at the bar, which has pretty colored tiles with light showing through them, sort of like stained glass. There are more than enough waiters to serve you and they always seem to know when you need something. The bread is nice and fresh and they will bring more if you want. The pasta with vodka sauce is always very good and the desserts like the tiramisu are excellent. This place has become our family tradition. We brought relatives here last year and they enjoyed it, too."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "We came because of Saratoga Restaurant Week and we will definitely be back. All of the food was amazing. The golden beets, apple, and goat cheese appetizer was fantastic. The service was also amazing. I was very pleased with the whole experience."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Typical DZ ambience, very nice, upscale and well done. I ordered a special. It was described as fusilli pasta but I got an Italian speciality pasta called strozzapreti. They import it from Italy I was told. I guess technically they are correct but the mental image I got was so far inferior to what arrived at the table. I was surprised that they wouldn't point out the superiority of this component of the dish."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "If you have not been to Chianti's, you are definitely missing out! Saw it listed for the County Restaurant week, and decided to give it a try. So much food!!! After spying the regular menu, we were pleasantly surprised on the variety of what they had. We couldn't decide between the regular item and the specials offered. Definitely heading back soon! Thanks to David for a great evening!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Latughella Salad and Pasta Norma...best meal in Saratoga Springs."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Enjoyed a wonderful girls night out- great service!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Meal was very disappointing. Oversalted as usual. Remember to ask waiter that the chef is not to salt the foods, and I LIKE salt."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "I had a special request for flowers for my date. Wasnt sure whether they would hand us the flowers at the door when coming in or leaving. Instead they had a better surprise for my date and they placed the flowers at the table. Wanted to surprise her and it went really well. I have been to Chianti a couple of times. The food is awesome the wine great and the service outstanding. Big thumbs up to Clark who was incredibly entertaining but at the same time very professional. He was trully "superman""
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "The food and the service is always outstanding when we go to Chiantis. My wife had quail and she loved it. A little too crowded for a romantic dinner, but excellent in every other way."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Very good authentic Italian food prepared right. Menu included less common delicacies that made the experience stand out."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Prices seemed inflated due to location, at this price point this meal should have been more of an event than.. Just dinner. Crowd noise was so excessive if only because patrons couldn't hear their dinner companions over other customers. If was really just way to loud , perhaps cut down on the amount of people being served. Restaurant had a diner vibe with people sitting uncomfortably close together, so close that peoples below waist area would touch our table when passing by. Food was good but needed more flavor. Friends filet was ordered med rare, came out raw in middle, his spouse ordered snapper, it came out just warm. I had pork shank osso bucco, which was cooked perfectly, but was unable to get to the marrow!?!?"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "They take some risks here, who ever sees rabbit on a menu? The menu was varied and not your usual Italian American fare, the restaurant is bustling and intimate at the same time."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Our waiter was excellent and very personable! The restaurant has a wonderful warm and inviting ambiance! The food was phenomenal! The portions were very large and unexpected for the ambiance which was excellent! Its a perfect special occasion restaurant! (ie proposals, anniversaries, holidays and birthdays) The overall experience was amazing! I am already looking at my calendar to make a new reservation!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Great place for authentic italian food. I tried the pork cheek appetizer and it was delicious! Never had anything that I did not enjoy at Chianti. I suggest get reservations since the place always seems busy."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "The food and the service are always outstanding at Chianti. If you are looking for an intimate dinner for two this is not your place. Requested a quiet table to celebrate our anniversary and we were placed by the entrance so we got to enjoy watching everyone enter and exit the restaurant on our left and were sitting on top of the other diners to the other side and behind us. The tables are so small that when we ordered dinner and wine they had to take the bread away because there was simply no space. Again the food is always excellent and the staff is always top notch. Just too bad that you are eating at a five star restaurant with a street car diner atmosphere."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Have had dinner here a few times. The first time, the food was fantastic. The second time the food was not worth the money, but we figured it was a fluke, so we went a third time. The third time the food quality was not even close to the money spent. Not sure what happened......"
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Limited menu selection. no real understanding of northern Italian dishes. very noisy sitting at a table. This was highly recommended and being from Boston was expecting more than high end Italian dishes. Food was good; however limited in pasta type selections. Italian means pasta is an option with anything on the menu."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "My wife and I enjoyed a very nice dinner Chianti Il Restorante last Sunday. The evening specials were creative and presented in a very nice manner. Our waiter took the time to give us wine samples so we could try something different. We were pleased with a new Italian white with our entrees. It was Donna Chiara Falanghina. Our food was good and it was a lovely experience all around. We will be going back."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "One of the best restaurants I have been to in Saratoga Springs. Loved the menu. Food was great. Service very good. Room was a bit too warm. Would certainly go here again."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Service was terrific, beginning with the hostess who was able to accommodate our special seating request. Our waiter was efficient and friendly. He provided samples of wines to choose from when I couldn't make a decision. The antipasto was delicious, although a bit pricey for what was received. Both dinner specials-quail and flank steak- were wonderful, although the steak had to be sent back to cook a bit longer. The tartufo and flourless chocolate cake we had for dessert was also amazing and our overall experience was extremely positive. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "We enjoyed our dining experience thoroughly. We didn't have a long wait for our table. Our table location was comfortable. Our server was pleasant and knowledgeable. We each ordered a different entree, and each was excellent. We shared the carpaccio for two(beef), outstanding!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Our group of 5 was placed in a back room with a party of 20. My party was from out of town and we were looking forward to visiting but it was impossible in this room with a boisterous crowd. Because of this crowd, it took two hours to receive our meal, which would have probably been more acceptable if we could hear each other and visit. One of town friends asked to speak with the manager, who then took 20% off of our bill which was appreciated. When I wrote an email to the restaurant manager because the same thing happened in their other restaurant when the same friends were visiting another time, they provided us with a gift certificate for the next time they came to visit. This was also appreciated."
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "We absolutely love it. The servers are always knowledgeable, friendly, and give great suggestions. The food is extremely tasty and the prices are fair. Plus they give you lots of discounts and specials for frequent diners. Anyone and everyone should check them out the next time they go to Saratoga Springs!"
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Great Italian food,but the eggplant appetizer was a tad undercooke; the linguini with clams entree was outstanding. The owner likes to mingle, wondering why he wears sunglasses after dark?"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "We frequent this neighborhood gem frequently. The food is consistently wonderful, the service spot on and the fix price menu can't be beat."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Food, service and ambience were all just lovely at Chianti. We were surprised to find that the restaurant was quite full on a very, very cold Tuesday evening in January. That says a lot for the type of restaurant that Chianti is. Our server was wonderful... friendly and knowledgeable. We were all in a pasta mood, so tried several different dishes. (Will have to try some of the meat dishes on our next visit.) All of our dishes were excellently prepared and no complaints anywhere in our party of four. Will definitely return to Chianti!"
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "Authentic Italian food with an ample wine list best describes Chianti. The service was excellent and will definitely return."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "Great food and service with a kid friendly environment. We will be going again!!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "The food is fabolous and the service is impeccable. Unexpectedly we had to bring the kids and they accommodated us immediately. They made the table kid friendly and kept the bread coming for the baby. I would recommend this place to ANYONE for ANYTHING... even dining alone."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "This restuarant was outstanding and food was great! make sure to make a reservation and be on time as the place is packed."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "We were amazed to see such a crowd on a very stormy night."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "We found this restaurant based on other positive customer reviews, and we can't agree more! The food was delicious, ambience was cozy and elegant, and the staff was friendly and attentive. The risotto menu in particular was outstanding."
    Dined on 12/22/2013