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Gratzi - Ann Arbor
Gratzi - Ann Arbor

Gratzi - Ann Arbor Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.gratzirestaurant.com
  • Phone: (734) 663-6387
  • 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: Italian, Seafood
  • 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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Diner Reviews
  • "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!"
    Dined on 9/1/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/30/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/29/2014
  • "We go to this special restaurant because of the outstanding service and food, what more do you want?"
    Dined on 8/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/26/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    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 ."
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "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!!!"
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "We went here to celebrate our anniversary with friends. Very attentive service, and lovely ambiance. My main entree of grilled salmon was prepared perfectly, and the pesto and fingerling potatoes completed the dish. My husband commented that his swordfish was wonderful. Our friends remarked that their soup and entrees were delicious as well. We finished the meal with delightful creme brulee. We will definitely be return customers-as this has become one of our new Ann Arbor favorites."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Over the last 25 years it has been consistently excellent."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Been a frequent visitor to Gratzi. As usual the food and service was very, very good (note: as a frequent traveler and food lover I rarely assign 5 stars). Gratzi provides the best Italian food experience in Ann Arbor and you'll pay more for that--though worth it if you want a special occasion. The wine list is solid. The anti-pasta tray is a highlight. All pasta dishes are flavorful, come out hot and served as more than reasonable portions. Veal and steak options have been excellent with very tender meat and prepared exactly as requested."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "If you want excellent food with great service and a wonderful atmosphere, Gratzi is your destination. My wife and I went for our anniversary dinner and were not disappointed. We ordered the yellow tuna and the swordfish and both were done perfectly, as ordrered. The food is always fabulous and the service has never been less than great. While we were there for our anniversary, they always treat each customer like it is a special occasion. I highly recommend Gratzi to anyone looking for a nice dinner out in Ann Arbor."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Excellent patio atmosphere for lunch. Service is a little slower outside, however, being outside on a beautiful day and enjoying an exceptional dish, is worth it."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Our first time at Gratzi and we will certainly be back! The food was very good and our group tried a wide range of things and everything was done very well. Service was great and we felt well taken care of from an attentive staff."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "My boyfriend took me here for my birthday and we just loved it! The restaurant itself was full of ambiance, we got seated in the upper balcony overlooking the bar while a violinist played below. We got two of the pastas, I ordered the small Orecchiette Alla Rustica, which looked identical to the menu photo, was full of flavor and a healthy portion as well. The other one we tried was the Fettucc Ine Con Pomodoro Basilico, which was also very flavorful for a red sauce dish. I also recommend the house salad, the vinaigrette was amazing! Overall, we had a wonderful experience!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We had a group of 6 for a Saturday night birthday dinner. The servers were accommodating, the food was amazing, and everybody had a great time. We'd have the same dinner again in a heart beat."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "I have celiac disease and this restaurant was very aware of the disease and provided me with gluten free pasta. The food was delicious!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Excellent food and attentive, but not overbearing service."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Food was great from the Caprese Appetizer with Italian Mozzarella to the Chocolate Crepe with white Chocolate mousse and in between the seafood Linguine and the Pistachio Pesto Asparagus. We will be back."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "I had friends visiting from Seattle, a fabulous restaurant town, so wanted to pick well. I wanted good food and a celebratory atmosphere, so I picked Gratzi. It did not disappoint. In a word, they were knocked out--we had a great time. The food was fabulous--I got the seared scallops with angel hair pasta on a bed of sauteed spinach and green onions in a butter and wine sauce. The only down side was a waitress who my friends thought was "throwing attitude" at us--I've had this experience at Gratzi before--but she warmed up as the evening wore on. We spent time chatting with a violinist who was playing near our table and my friends were thoroughly charmed by the whole experience."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Great food, great service and very nice ambience for a very reasonable price. What more could you ask for a dinning experience?"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "As Gratzi is a Main Street Ventures restaurant, it is a delightful place to dine on a birthday. One entree is free, plus a delicious cannoli is included for dessert. My husband and I treated ourselves to the shrimp wrapped in pancetta, salads the brook trout special and the tuna with sweet risotto cake and spinach. Each flavor was distinct, each ingredient perfectly fresh and each presentation was clean and elegant. A moderately priced Orvietto complemented the meal and sambucca with coffee was the proper counterpoint to the richness. Our server was friendly, accommodating, efficient and graceful. No complaints!"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "We had a fabulous table overlooking the street and the food was delicious. Our server was very green however and this somewhat marred the experience. We like the electronic menus."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "This was the perfect place to celebrate a very special someone's birthday! The service was spot-on, the food was great... and it was as romantic as I intended. Thanks!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Dined here many times while traveling and staying in Ann Arbor;it never disappoints. Not a huge fan of the iPad menu but I like traditional. Otherwise no complaints."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "A lot's changed since we last visited Ann Arbor - new buildings, much more Art Fair, and the food scene. Once a place for pizza, traditional upscale dining, and vegetarian haunts, A2 is developing into quite a destination for those who like delicious and beautifully presented foods. We were drawn to Gratzi by its reviews and interesting menu, pleased that most dishes can be prepared gluten-free and that their scratch kitchen can do dairy free. Grilled & roasted vegis were perfect. My Pesce Del Mercato was extraordinarily well prepared fresh halibut, richly delicious (and prepared dairy free). My wife ate every bite of her gluten-free Polle e Pumate. Gratzi exceeded its high ratings on OpenTable and TripAdvisor. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "My husband and I choose to go to Gratzi to celebrate his birthday. From the moment we arrived until we left, the experience was incredible. We had fantastic service, our waiter, Jensen (Glen), was very attentive and knowledgeable. When picking out the wine, he sent Tom over to help us make a decision based on our entrée choices, the wine was incredible and complimented our meal. The food was simple outstanding! In our opinion, it was truly an amazing dining experience. From the appetizers, minestrone soup, salad, bread, main entrees and dessert. We will be back and will recommend this restaurant to our friends and family."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Whenever I want to celebrate something in my life, I choose to go to Gratzi. I always treat myself to the same menu item...the ravioli con caprino (goat cheese ravioli with panchetta and shallots). Unfortunately, Gratzi recently moved my favorite entree to the appetizer's section and removed my beloved shallots and panchetta. I was horrified! Almost cried and wanted to leave the restaurant. I'm not the type of person who doesn't like to try new things, but my beloved!!! After the initial shock, I ended up ordering the Farfalle Con Gamberi (shrimp, bowtie pasta, red cream). Give Gratzi a round of applause. It was delicious. That meal reminded me that no matter what you get at Gratzi, it'll always be delicious."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Discount on your birthday. Lunch alfresco on a summer afternoon. Italian inspired food. Enjoy."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "My husband and I went for our first year wedding anniversary. One of my coworkers highly recommended this restaurant. It was a great evening. Thank you so much to our waiter Steven foe making us feel special. WE WILL BE TURNING AGAIN!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "This was our first visit and we were positively impressed and found the food and dining experience highly enjoyable. Our waiter was exceedingly helpful briefly walking us through the electronic tablet menu. He took enough time for social interaction in a professional, non-obtrusive manner. He was attentive to our needs from the start of our dining experience until we departed -- no long waits yet he was not intrusive to our dinner. Recommend this restaurant to others. We will visit again if/when we are in Ann Arbor."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We had lunch at Gratzi for my husband's birthday treat. The service was outstanding. I believe our waiter's name was Jensen--he was the best! Later a very elegant woman came by the table to check on our meal. Very solicitous of our comfort and interested in our evaluation of the restaurant. My salad with broiled salmon was perfect as were my husband's vegetable wrap and our friends' lunches. My husband asked to substitute eggplant and mushrooms for the zucchini in his vegetable wrap. No problem. Lovely food and gracious service!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "we have been to this restaurant several times and it was excellent. This time the food was just fair"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "I am very pleased with the food/service at this restaurant. However, I can only justify going there on special occasions. I would place this establishment in the "pricey" category."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Been many times and can always count on good food and wonderful service."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We dined upstairs on a warm evening in July. I had on long sleeves and pants and was miserably cold, as were my 3 dining companions. We had a new waiter. He did not know how to work the electronic tablet menus. He served salad before the appetizer, one of the main courses was the wrong dish and so was one of the desserts. He was trying, but was not trained well enough to be on his own. We were comped the desserts. The food was very good and made from quality ingredients. Although we weren't as fond of the desserts. The cannoli was untraditional, stacked flat pastry rather than a tube. The creme brûlée was delicate, with not as much custard flavor or texture as typical."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Great location, Consistent, flavorful, knowledgable staff, great ambience makes it a reliable destination to take clients for lunch and visit for pleasure with family and friends."
    Dined on 7/3/2014