Gratzi - Ann Arbor
GarlicOverall the place was excellent. But the seafood pasta had the most garlic i have ever tasted in any Italian restaurant meal ever.
Our time constraints that evening with our guests did not permit sending the meal back.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding After All These YearsAfter 27 years in business, Gratzi has maintained quality control very well. Still a great overall eating experience.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMA Special Mother's DayWe were seated promptly at our reservation time. Waiter recommended a bottle of wine which was terrific. Calamari was the best we ever had (again). Both meals were superb and served timely despite a busy floor. Tiramisu is not to be missed. Best coffee in Ann Arbor. One of the greatest meals out we've had in a long time.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMTerrific PlaceThe feel of the place is just dynamic. The food and selections were all very well prepared and presented. This is the perfect place to take someone special or business clientele. The service was on the spot all the way from the hostess, bartender, and waiter. The only regret I had was not being able to try more dishes. Keep up the nice work Gratzi!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMOur serviceShort and sweet; Kelly was a great server with a wonderful personality5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a good experienceI always enjoy dining here - the wait staff are attentive and the food is delicious. The weekly specials are always worth trying, and I really enjoyed the one I had this time.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Dining ExperienceVery good overall experience. Food was great. Server timed courses perfectly. Everyone was very knowledgeable and friendly. Presentation was fantastic. Portions were perfect. This is a great venue for special occasions. Very high-class.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved those new iPad menus.Loved those new iPad menus. Great pictures of the drinks and dishes. Asked for a quiet booth and got it. Thanks.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb food, limited menuSuperb food, limited menu especially pasta selections for an Italian restaurant. We ordered two entrees that were carried on from the 1987 menu and both were outstanding. A bit overpriced.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AM"Scenic view" being the streetscap"Scenic view" being the streetscape of downtown Ann Arbor if you can score a window table or a spot on the sidewalk. Always a nice place to bring out of towners as the food is reliably excellent and atmosphere energetic without being overwhelming.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a special treat forThis is a special treat for us. My husband and I go there every year for is birthday. The food is AMAZING! The wait staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. The bus boy/guy made sure our table was clean and our water gasses were full. The food is the best that we have ever had - each and every time we are there. Our filet's were cooked just the way we asked (mine: medium-well and my husband: medium). Our caprese salad was good (the tomatoes were not ripe, but they are not in season, so I should have known better) our appetizer of shrimp was awesome and the shrimp was cooked perfectly too. We had a violinist to listen to during the entire meal - very romantic!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat food except for thegreat food except for the bread. for some reason they changed their bread from the italian loafs to something very dry that does not go with the dipping oil4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service and cool touchGreat service and cool touch screen menues.
Food is wonderful and fresh. Decor is eclectic Italian. Will go there again!4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best in townEverything was perfect. The server was knowledgeable & helpful, the food was superb and the ambiance was delightful. I will always eat at Gratzi's for special occasions and when I want to treat myself. I appreciate the on-line reservation feature.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMA#1 WaitressOur waitress was wonderful. She made the whole dining experience great!!! Never had a waitress as good as her there before.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMI took my husband for hisI took my husband for his birthday dinner, and the food was wonderful! We would have preferred a more romantic / private table, we were very close to a big party next to us and their waiter kept bumping into me and our table. It was a great night otherwise, the staff was friendly and we've been talking about the food ever since!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful experience!We loved the ambience and the location...great parking too. The IPAD menu was so innovative and made for great conversation!!! We will definitely be back. Waiter was wonderful!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a very helpful serverWe had a very helpful server and the food was amazing!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGratzi GratziA reliable favorite with reasonable food prices and a unique ambiance.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent italian food! WayExcellent italian food! Way better than anything you would make at home, even if you are a foodie. If you want a special night out of Italian, look no further.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGratzi gives a birthday personGratzi gives a birthday person their meal free, alcohol not included, so it's a bargain if it's your birthday. My wife and I enjoyed a very tasty Italian meal with excellent service. We tipped on the pre-discount total, it was well worth it.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWell-orchestratedThis being a very large and "corporate-owned" restaurant, my family had avoided it for a long time. We prefer smaller, owner-run places. Having been given a sizeable gift-certificate for Main Street Ventures, we chose Gratzi.
It being so large, it's a little anonymous for us, but the service was friendly and efficient. I think they have an army-sized staff. What would bring us back was the quality of the cooking. When you spend a large sum to go out to eat, it's always pleasant to eat something that is better-prepared than you could accomplish yourself. That is what I found at Gratzi.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMMichigans Best RestaurantWithout a doubt it was the BEST food experience I have ever experienced and I travel and eat out a lot. The balance of my 5 guest agreed wholeheartely. They kept complimenting me on my wise choice of restaurants. Keep up the good work and I can't wait to return even with the one hour drive for me to reach your location.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding meal, excellentOutstanding meal, excellent service but had to wait some time for table that was booked for a specific time, approx 20 mins after booked time.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a hopping place onThis is a hopping place on Main Street in Ann Arbor with a diverse menu and friendly service. I loved the fettuccini and others at the table enjoyed their meat dishes. Their touchscreen tablet menus enabled us to view the entrees before ordering. Good wine selection, but limited by the glass.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had not been to GratziWe had not been to Gratzi for some time and realize we don't know why we haven't been coming. We had a wonderful meal that we continued to talk about the next day, and great service. We love sitting on the 2nd level. We will definitely put this back on the list to visit often!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect in every way! GratziPerfect in every way! Gratzi not only serves up delicious and unique food but generates a dining atmosphere that is at the same time elegant and comfortable. Great evening!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe've been to Gratzi severalWe've been to Gratzi several times. Each time the service and food have been great.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful experience.We had a wonderful experience. It was a special occasion for our group of four and a busy weekend in Ann Arbor and everything was still perfect.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, very good knowledgableGreat food, very good knowledgable server. Huge menu, everything was very fresh as promised. We had fish and steak at our table and everyone was very happy. Great gelato and tiramasu for dessert also!4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous meal. Highly recommendFabulous meal. Highly recommend the pollo gratzi, butternut squash ravioli and the fettuccine. Tiramisu is the best!4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome dining experience,Awesome dining experience, one of my go to restaurants in Ann Arbor for a romantic evening.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous from start to finish!!My family went to Gratzi on a Friday night and had the best time! The food was amazing, the wine was delicious and the service was extraordinary! It's been a long time since I've had really good service. It's a rare thing in SE Michigan. I'm a service snob and I can always find something to pick on... But not on this night, not at Gratzi, not with our server Tara. It was perfect!!
We were together a couple if days later and we spent time reminiscing about our meal and experience and how great everything was.
Thank you Gratzi, for creating a special family memory!
We'll be back.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMIt's always a treat to dineIt's always a treat to dine at Gratzi's. It's what eating out should be.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic location, directlyFantastic location, directly in the heart of downtown Ann Arbor. Great ambiance, although a little loud during peak hours. The food and waitstaff are fantastic. I will definitely be returning!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMUnique, elegant business lunchI hosted a business luncheon for four. We were seated promptly by the host and given the private table I requested. The menu was displayed on an IPad, so it's just a little bit more difficult to navigate, if you're used to flipping back and forth with a paper-based menu. However, the advantage is a lot more detail, especially about the wine selections. The menus items are listed in Italian, so it's key to have the server handy for explanations. That said, our server did an excellent job of recommending items and pairings. Service was prompt and professional, and not intrusive. The Mushroom Bisque was delicious. My clients and I were very pleased with the overall experience. Therefore, I'd call the luncheon a success!3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMLose the electronic menus,Lose the electronic menus, they are horrible. Otherwise, it was a lovely evening.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMI always like the Caesar salad,I always like the Caesar salad, but it is quaint that i have to ask for my anchovies on the side, which I did. Our entries were all very good, tasty, hot, plentiful, and aesthetically pleasing.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMour waiter was outstandingour waiter was outstanding family from new york had a wonderful time3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday DinnerWe had a lovely dinner! Spectacular food, a great waiter and dessert was delish. I hadn't been to Grazti in a number of years and was pleasantly surprised. Downtown A2 was hopping - fun to be out and about. You can't beat a place that gives you a free birthday dinner! It was perfect!3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMOur dinners were excellentOur dinners were excellent and the service was superb! Erin was very responsive and kept us fully informed about specials and wine choices to pair with our meals. The sauce with my veal dish was YUMMY and I loved my free birthday dessert of chocolate malt ball gelato.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat as usual!We rely on Gratzi for delivering great food, service and atmosphere every time. we love to adjourn to La Dolce Vita next door for dessert and coffee after dinner. This is our family's regular restaurant. Great location on Main St. In Ann Arbor for walking around too.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMStunning ambiance, stylishStunning ambiance, stylish cuisine, technologically advanced3/11/2013 12:00:00 AM