Gratzi - Ann Arbor
Gratzi - Ann Arbor

Gratzi - Ann Arbor

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.gratzirestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 7346636387
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm, Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Italian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking available directly behind the restaurant in a paid lot, across the street in a parking structure or street meter parking available.
A word from Gratzi - Ann Arbor
Gratzi, a restored historical theater, serves upscale authentic Urban Italian cuisine.The ceiling boasts a Renaissance style mural and balcony seating. click here for special events and promotions information http://www.gratzirestaurant.com
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Gratzi - Ann Arbor reviews from OpenTable diners
204 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (130)romantic (94)fit for foodies (91)notable wine list (60)good for groups (53)great for outdoor dining (50)neighborhood gem (50)great for lunch (24)hot spot (17)scenic view (16)late-night find (8)kid-friendly (7)vibrant bar scene (5)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Great food, great service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We like to go out to eat and try different restaurants. We decided on Gratzi and were satisfied. The waiter was very attentive and kept re-filling every couple of minutes on our drinks. The food was excellent and I would definitely go back. We enjoyed the cigar bar downstairs in Dolce Vita and were excited to know that they had one, in our own little city.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WOW!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Outstanding food and service the booth where we sat was great for our special occasion!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect for special occasions
    A2Quilter
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    This is our birthday celebration destination. Quiet, great service, and the food is amazing. Very helpful waitstaff will guide a vegetarian to the best dishes for them. Overall, a lovely experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gratzi is Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Food was wonderful. Geoffrey was an attentive, kind, and knowledgeable waiter. He helped to make the evening memorable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience!
    JustinVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Everything was delicious, from Zingerman's bread (combined with olive oil and parmesan) to the chicken+pasta to the Arnold Palmer. What I appreciated the most was the staff's willingness to cater to our every request. It was a very pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • you can go back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    loved Gratzi when i lived there but hadnt been over 20 years as i moved away.was fabulous after all these years
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2014 Gratzi
    2kgougherVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    A must spot on a visit to Ann Arbor. The cheese platter served as both starter and desert. Excellent service. Enjoyed the swordfish grilled special and the chicken marsala.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Solid venue
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    I've dined in many places in Ann Arbor and love trying new places. While Gratzi is not the most unique, mind blowing experience, the food and service has never let me down. Eman, Tom and Andy have always been fantastic hosts. Our most recent visit was for my boyfriends birthday our group of 6 was very happy with the experience. The "team service" approach is really nice and kept a continual flow to our meal. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A difference in seating?
    2sonicharmony
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    I have a hearing issue and the noise level at main level front window area was high, making conversation difficult. Next time I'll ask to be seated at a location where the level of noise is typically lower. Otherwise all was good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great pasta
    NorthernFoodie
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We loved the homemade pasta here and the emphasis on fresh ingredients and making everything in house. Service was attentive and food came out quickly give how busy they were on a Saturday night. Fresh Zingerman's bread also appreciated. Although the pasta entries were not inexpensive the portions were good sized. We have always had good food here fit for foodies. Anyone who loves great homemade pasta and inventive cooking including lots of high end fish and veal or lamb on the menu will enjoy this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than ever
    ChazEVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Five for dinner and everyone was happy with their food and service. It had been a few months since I was there and I think they have elevated their food. The veal chop was excellent as were the scallops on angel-hair pasta. Presentation was excellent. It may be a bit quieter toward the front of the restaurant; the noise level in the front window was very comfortable for talking even at a round table for 6, but it was not a real busy night. Fun to have a live violinist upstairs.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I cannot wait to go back. The atmosphere was great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow service
    Jaebee
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I've always enjoyed Gratzi and had a good experience. However, on this recent visit, the service was not great. The waiter was really slow and kept forgetting things. He didn't offer us dessert so we paid the bill and found dessert somewhere else.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for a special night out
    Jen19
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We went here for our anniversary and had a great dinner. The food was great and they had an extensive wine list. They also have a nice outdoor seating section if a person wants to feel a little more casual. The inside servers are dressed up, the outdoor servers are wearing t-shirts.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • WAITER WAS GREAT
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Waiter was great. Eric Welker. Wine was very good. Food was very good but a bit overpriced.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What a great find!
    grendelVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Oh my! Gratzi is now our favorite restaurant in Ann Arbor! The roasted vegetables, the spinach salad with pistachios, the chicken Marsala. And my husband's swordfishwas impeccable, and Bill is not a big seafood aficionado. Gratzi is magnificent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Food was outstanding, as was our service. We had a great time and will come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Old World Ambiance
    Fashionista365VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Loved the decor and the history of the space. Went for lunch, as the menu for dinner was too trendy and eclectic, and we're from NY. Glad we were able to experience the charm of the place.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian Food !
    OnZroad
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The food was great and well prepared but the service was amazingly slow with us having to hunt down our waiter several times. I still highly recommend the restaurant !
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening!
    Jessie
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Our service was great, the food was excellent and we had a wonderful time. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good dinning experience
    Chris
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We went there to celebrate my wife's birthday. Good wine, very good food, complementary dessert and good discount on the check. My wife was happy so do I.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent food, expected better
    YumInAA
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We went to celebrate my wife's birthday, and it was a perfect location. Great ambiance and noise level for a date. The birthday deal was also great; however, what wasn't great was the food. I didn't feel like it was anything particularly special on either of our plates; my wife compared the chicken in her pasta to 'chicken from a can'. The food was not bad (and was certainly edible) but I had higher expectations.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All Around Good Restaurant
    sandcVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We dined on a Thursday night, not the busiest, but the service was great. Our server was attentive, the other staff were pleasant, and each person at the table enjoyed their entrees. The generous portion of seared tuna was seared correctly and not overdone, the white balsamic sauce was complimentary and not overpowering. The wine list had a nice variety and wine could be ordered in smaller pours in consideration of those who might be driving. The dining area was comfortable, not crowded, and tastefully decorated. I regularly visit Ann Arbor for business and this is one of the better restaurants that I have dined at. I look forward to dining here again in the future!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a perfect birthday
    engineer
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Loved the food and atmosphere. Did I say how much I loved the food. Everything was excellent and my picky wife agreed.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    Debra
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    It is always consistent with great food, wine and service. An Ann Arbor stable place
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian cuisine
    bbsun
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We tried it based on other open table reviews. We found the food and service to be excellent and the portions were large. Kids can dine here as the pizzas are great and priced reasonably. The service was excellent and the ambience is cool as it was once a theatre but now modern with tablet menus!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Excellent service, excellent food, lovely view of downtown Ann Arbor/ Main street. One of our new favorites spots in Ann Arbor, when we go to visit our children at University of Michigan. Would recommend it to everyone-
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gratzi is better than ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Wonderful dinner at Gratzi in every way--food was outstanding with many choices, service was excellent--attentive and just quick enough so that we had no long waits between courses--and noise level was fine. None of the four of us could remember having such a 100% positive experience here. We are looking forward to another visit soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Time after UofM Football Game
    Foxy
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We had some friends of ours in from California for the opening game at UofM................Michigan vs. Appalachian State 52:14 was the final score which made dinner afterward even better. The hors d'oeuvres were great, the meal was terrific and Taylor, our waitress was the best ever. All-in-all a great meal and a great experience!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not the experience it should be.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Service was very bad. Multiple requests for simple things. Server was not often available. Appeared to delegate to others, but without good communication. Multiple times someone came to our table with something meant for another table.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Ahh, Redemption
    outnabout
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Last year, my family had a pretty awful experience at Gratzi, largely as a result of a horrible table and a totally inept server. We let the owner know and he invited us back with a promise to make it up to us. This visit represented a 180-degree turnaround. Our server this time around was a consummate pro. He knew how to provide exceptional service without being cloying or intrusive. The food was expertly prepared, precisely per our requests. If this experience was more typical of Gratzi on an average night, I'd have no problem recommending the restaurant to anyone looking for a high caliber dining experience in Ann Arbor. They should get rid of the "tablet" menus, though. Paper menus are much easier to navigate and never lose power.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it
    Lucy1
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We go to this special restaurant because of the outstanding service and food, what more do you want?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliable and Consistent
    DavidVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Gratzi has been a mainstay in Ann Arbor for many years. It is always consistent with excellent food and professional service. Having gone there several times over the years, it is a good place for dining with family and friends.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Gratzi always delivers
    billn64
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    This was probably our seventh or eighth time at Gratzi and it was awesome. The calamari was spectacular. Our wines were excellent and affordable. Our party of four had scallops, salmon, lamb and pasta and everyone was pleased with their choice. The pistachio pesto asparagus was a fantastic choice for a side dish. Since we were celebrating a birthday, we received the Main Street Ventures birthday discount and a free dessert which we all shared. Just a great dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chris41
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Gratzi's in Ann Arbor is one of my favorite restaurants. The calamari appetizer is the best I've ever had anywhere. The food is always deliciously consistent. We enjoyed our dinner very much. The only complaint I have is that our waiter was rather stuffy, arrogant and impersonal. He provided good service but wasn't friendly by any stretch of the imagination. I had the impression that he was tolerating us despite the fact that we were not difficult people to serve or please. On previous occassions, our servers have been very pleasant and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food but expensive
    alibaba
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The location is great, right in the middle of the busy Ann Arbor, MI scene. We were dropping our student off at Univ of Michigan and wanted a nice Italian meal before we left. Be prepared it is pricey .
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Evening!!
    Chellhall
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Had a wonderful time at Gratzi's. Our waitress, Molly, was very knowledgeable. We followed her recommendations and was not disappointed. Would definitely go back whenever we are in Ann Arbor!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We were really impressed with the food at Gratzi. The misti appetizer was great as well as all the entres. Our server Tyler worked hard to make a connection with us, and to make suggestions.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, great service
    Lane
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Excellent dinner and stellar service. Gratzi's is always our Go to place when we are looking for a nice evening out and a memorable meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous!
    dunegirl
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    My husband and I went to Gratzis for our 26th wedding anniversary and had such an amazing experience. The only thing better than the food was the staff, all the way from the bartender to our server to the manager. Thank you all for making it so very special!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic