Grazie! Italian Eatery
Grazie! Italian Eatery

Grazie! Italian Eatery

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.grazieitalianeatery.com/
  • Phone: 8123230303x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Daily: 3:00pm - 10:00pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Jim Blickensdorf
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: You may order carryout from the Grazie menu or visit their sister company, Sarafina's Italian Market for catering & family style preparations.
  • Private Party Facilities: We have three dining areas available for private use. Private dining is available upstairs for groups of 40 guests. You may also reserve a room downstairs for groups of 80 to 100 guests. The Wine Cellar room seats 40 to 50 guests & is equipped for audio visual presentations.
  • Private Party Contact: Jesica Pillar (812) 323-0303x
  • Entertainment: Live jazz and piano performances Friday and Saturday night starting at 6 PM.

  • Special Events: Three areas are available for special events. Our wine cellar room is equipped with a screen, DLP projector and separate audio system for use in presentations.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Walnut
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Complimentary 2 hour parking is available downtown. There are three public garages located within two blocks of the restaurant that provide parking for 50 cents an hour.
A word from Grazie! Italian Eatery
Welcome to Grazie! Italian Eatery
A Bloomington Tradition Since 1999

We are Bloomington's favorite Italian restaurant! We believe that Italian food is much more than ravioli and spaghetti and meatballs. Our menu features Italian American pizzas and pasta dishes along with hand-cut steaks and fresh seafood. Every dish is made from scratch using the finest and freshest locally sourced ingredients, prepared with care and love.

Whether you are visiting Bloomington for the first time or we know you by name, we extend our warmest welcome and our promise to provide food and service that will make your night at our house memorable. Like us on facebook and follow @graziegirl for specials, recipes and a behind-the-scenes look at Grazie!

Buon Apetitio!

Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free preparations are always available.
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Grazie! Italian Eatery reviews from OpenTable diners
17 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (8)neighborhood gem (8)special occasion (4)good for groups (4)notable wine list (2)great for outdoor dining (2)kid-friendly (2)hot spot (2)great for lunch (1)romantic (1)late-night find (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • IUfood1
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food was terrific and Mary our waitress was very helpful and nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining Experience!
    happydiner
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Dined with a group of 10. The staff was great and did a great job of meeting the needs of teh group. Great food. Great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not very possitive
    bloomfoodie
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food was prepared well and served with a smile. However, normally hot food should be hot and cold food should be food. Nothing should be left to get room temperature or luke warm especially when the restaurant wasn't even busy.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Spot
    Hoosier
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Bloomington has a lot of choices ... and this place belongs on your list of places to visit. Food is very good, service was friendly and effective. Prices are reasonable. Easy to see why Grazie has been around for a long time. We shall return ....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved Every Bite
    LoriWVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I had the tortellini and it was so delicious. My daughter had the pappardelle with a meat sauce, also delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kaw1
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We enjoy this restaurant when we are in Bloomington, Indiana. We have now been there twice upon the recommendation of a friend. It was a crowded evening with IU students and their families being in town. The food is good and the atmosphere is wonderful. The service can be very slow as it was last night. The waitress was pleasant The pasta was a little dry and tasteless. We will definitely return to the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome finding
    ChefCarnicelli
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We had an amazing night. It was hard to make up our minds as the menu is full with awesome dishes, and once we ordered they came presented and executed perfectly. We are definitely coming back soon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently good.
    otterladyVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Food, as usual, was very good. We ate outside and it was great!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good as always
    otterladyVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    It seems that Grazie never disappoints. Food is always very good, service depends upon how busy they are. Our favorite Italian place.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Date Night
    Runner1110
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Wonderful experience at Grazie, which came highly recommended. Excellent for a date night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LITTLE ITALY IN BLOOMINGTON
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Waitress reccomended the meatball sandwich- it was very delicious and very meaty, just a little messy.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 6 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.8
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 420 reviews are from the Grazie! Italian Eatery reviews archive.
  • LM93VIP
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    A bit disappointing. Food was not as good as expected.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I've been Grazie for small and big gatherings and the service and food is always top notch. You won't be disappointed if you choose Grazie for lunch or dinner!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining with Friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    What a great experience. Took a friend to dinner and spent several hours there--never hurried. Waitress was exceptional! Food exceptional. Great experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints.
    otterladyVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    As usual, our food was delicious. Timing of the meal was a little off as we had not finished our appetizers when our entrees were delivered. But, they were very busy since it was prom night so the kitchen may have been a little stressed. We love Grazie!
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Out of food and beer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    My boyfriend and I dined at Gratzie this past Friday night. The food was good and the service was decent. The hostess was very nice and our waitress was nice, but was not over the top friendly. This is the second time I have dined at Gratzie and it is the second time they were out of multiple items I, or someone in my party, has tried to order. This time they were out of two different food items and one type of beer we tried to order. Neither one of us had the opportunity to order what we wanted to eat. We would have had a much better experience had this not happened.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food but pricy
    babs
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    The food is good and you get a good sized portion. But I thought it was a little pricey.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor
    DABOS
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    Poor service, poor ambiance. I would not go there again.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mom's Weekend Dinner
    PurdueMom
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    The food was good. I ordered a Filet Medium Rare. The outside was burnt. To the point that is tasted charred. The inside was cooked perfect and was tender. The mashed potatoes were very chunky and could have used some more mashing. The broccoli was under cooked and unremarkable. My daughter had the herb crusted lamb. Again, good but not great. For the prices charged I expected it to be "wow". In addition, we were freezing. I asked the waiter about having the temp turned down. He said he'd ask- we never heard any more about it. Don't think I'd go back- especially with all of the choices in Bloomington.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not what I was expecting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    I had enjoyed Grazie's Bruschetta recently at a benefit, so after living in this town for 19 years, I decided to make a reservation for my family. We had a 6:15 reservation, and did not receive our food until 7:10, despite the fact that there were tables free around us. Soon after we arrived, my husband was hit by flying food caused by a collision between wait staff and a customer coming down a ramp from the restroom. This unsafe situation continued throughout our meal. Our table was placed in such a way that we were continually ducking or having our chair hit by those serving food. The food itself: pork and pasta penablia fine, the manicotti overwhelming with unseasoned ricotta. Bloomington has some fabulous restaurants. This isn't one.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Dinner with family was wonderful. Food was great, service friendly, great location. Consistently good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent evening with a group
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Great dining experience and consistently great quality of food! Fun place for a group!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quite a let down
    AtlantaFoodies
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    We were visiting our son from out of town. Looking for a nice place that took reservations. Salmon was old. Scallops and mussels were not well prepared. Sauce on pasta was not very good. Very expensive for a below average meal. My family is a bunch of foodies and enjoy good restaurants. We have no problem spending on a good meal, but for the price we would have expected much better. Many much better restaurants in Bloomington. I would recommend passing on this establishment. Waitstaff did a good job but the kitchen dropped the ball.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Had a wonderful Saturday lunch at Grazie! that we enjoyed very much. Great personable service from capable staff. We had an entre salad and egg plant sandwich both of good portion size and fresh/tasty. Sodas were included. We split a dessert and enjoyed the meal very much. It was surprisingly reasonable for such high quality. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not so speedy
    ChefRobert
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    We were seated immediately with our open table reservation. Our water was brought out quickly. After the waitress took our order we waited 15-20 minutes before we got any bread. We finally got some after asking about it. The bread was good and the herbs with oil was also good. I don't know if it was where we were sitting but it was very cold. We were freezing. It was at least 45 minutes from the time we ordered until we received our food. One dish was very good, one was just ok and the third dish was very bland. The waitress did comp half the third entree. The restaurant was very busy so maybe they were not prepared and it was unusual for them to be so slow. Not sure because we were from out of town.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Haven't been to Grazie since they rolled out a new menu and it was AWESOME. My server was great, attentive without being over bearing. It was somewhat busy but food came out in a super reasonable time. Overall great time. Highly Recommend
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Go there for pizza
    Mike
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Food was average, selections unusual and prices high; ex:no traditional spaghetti or pasta dishes offered. The restaurant is very noisy. We would go there for pizza in the future but not for a nice dinner. Their prices are a bit much . We often select an Etude Pinot Noir from Napa; it typically sells for $68-80 in every restaurant we have ever ordered it, including one week ago at Eddie Merlot's. At Grazie it was $100! The entree selections were a la carte and averaged in the mid to high $20's. Again...go for pizza
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wine Pricing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    The wine selection, while acceptable, seemed a bit on the high side compared with other restaurants of the same quality level. Example: Estancia Pinot Noir was priced at $50. Can be purchased at retail for $16. I know there will always be a markup, but this seemed a bit much. Otherwise....a decent outing.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining with friends on Sunday night
    MiaMom
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    We chose Grazie! on Sunday night because of the half-price wine by the bottle offer; six of us enjoyed three bottles! The kale salad with grilled salmon is a wonderful new addition to the menu. It's just the right amount of food, filling and extremely tasty. One of our group recommended it and four of us ordered it! I would go back this week to get it again, it was so good. My husband enjoyed the pork entrée, and one of the other men polished off an entire plate of spaghetti and meatballs. Some of us had the tomato Florentine soup, which was a bit thin on the Florentine but delicious. Others had mushroom brie soup, which was not thick and gooey, which the diners said they liked. A friendly, efficient waitress brought extra bread when asked.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Italian
    AuntieBeeVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    I saw mixed reviews about gratzi but when I looked closer, most of the negative comments were on Valentine's Day! So luckily I took them with a grain of salt and tried this restaurant. Additionally, most reviews said great for groups and it was just my son and me so I was a bit hesitant. I was originally drawn to it because Ann Arbor, MI has a restaurant by the same name but found out they were not related. Well, it was a great experience. We were seated right away. The waitress was prompt and attentive. The food came out piping hot and at a reasonable amount of time. The eggplant Parm was excellent! My son had spagetti and meatballs, there were four huge meatballs and he said they were fabulous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good as always.
    otterladyVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Everything we had was very good as was the service even though they had gotten extremely busy before we left.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service, horrible food
    Kirsten
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    The service was wonderful! Unfortunately, the food is horrible. I ordered penned vodka but received penne bolognse and it tasted like bbq pasta. Not good! A friend had truffle gnocchi and there was at least 1.5" of standing oil in her bowl. Very disappointing!!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place to go with a large
    jgb413VIP
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    Great place to go with a large group of people - they have something for everybody. Food is good, atmosphere is lively, and service is accommodating.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noise level was too Loud.
    foodie64
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Noise level was too Loud. 4 people for dinner only 2 dinner menus were available.. We Had to ask for bread. We ordered the soup which was good but only a very small amount; custard cup serving in a large bowl. Our dinner food was warm not hot.. The sauce on the pasta was rationed. Would not go back again!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mediocre for the price
    italianfood
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I went here on Valentine's Day for the first time, and was not very impressed. My girlfriend and I both got ravioli which was over $20 each for a very small portion size. Some of the other dishes for the same price looked a good amount larger which made me upset with their pricing. I spent over $70 between that and two salads, but we both left hungry. The food itself was good, but in my opinion not worth the price. A random side note is that the music selection in the restaurant was so bad it was comical. This included several old songs about heart break...on Valentine's Day.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Valentines Day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We had a great Valentines Day dinner. I know that the snowy weather was an issue for late reservation folks...so we had to wait a little longer but that's ok. Our food was pretty good. My girlfriend's spaghetti was a little hard on top, like it was sitting under a heat lamp for a while, but, it was kind of warm under that part, so she just mixed it together as we are not the type of folks to complain/return food. Otherwise, we had a goodnight.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine's Day Hit!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Surprised my girlfriend with a romantic dinner and flowers at Grazie! The food was excellent and we loved the place. Neither of us hadever been before, and despite the pricey nature, I'm sure we'll be back!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food, tight fit!
    luvbirds
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The food was great as usual. Since I made a reservation I assumed we would have a nice table but were seated upstairs where the tables were a tight fit! I don't like being that close to the people next to me. Kind of ruined the romantic feel we were hoping for.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Night
    Cookie
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    With a very large group we were placed in the group portion of the restaurant. Service sometimes felt swamped as the section was quite full. Our meals ranged from good to great. I would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great restaurant in Bloomington!
    ilovefood
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    I ordered the filet mignon and it was delicious and cooked well! Maybe there was just a little too much salt on it, but I didn't mind since I'm not Robert Irvine. The potatoes and asparagus were both delicious as well! My girlfriend had the wild mushroom tortellini and she loved it! I actually was allowed to eat the rest only because she was filled up and I thought it was delicious, too! Service was great and would certainly recommend this restaurant. Only caution here is it will get pricey, so if you aren't looking to shell out a lot on a regular basis, save this place for special occasions or for trying something new.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.