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Cantoro Trattoria

4.7
934 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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Cantoro Trattoria is a family owned upscale yet casual Italian restaurant featuring house made pastas and traditional Italian cuisine including a variety of pizzas cooked in our wood burning pizza oven. Our in house sommeliers maintain a complete wine list from around the world with emphasis on selections from Italy. Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator 2017. Mlive "Top 10 List" for best Italian restaurant's in Michigan 2017.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation


Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
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Phone number
(734) 667-1199
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Anthony Calabrese
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Private party facilities
Cantoro has an Italian Cantina that houses our many different wines from around the world. With a capacity to comfortably seat up to 80 guests we can provide dining in an elegant setting for any occasion. We also have a mezzanine that can comfortably seat up to 200 people in a comfortable setting for any larger parties. Individual entrees and/or buffet style dining is available.
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Catering
Cantoro can provide off site catering for many occasions. Our banquet menu has many offerings to choose from with different pricing packages to match any budget.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
5 mile
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 934 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.4
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5.0Dined a day ago

Food and service were spectacular. Our waitperson,
Morgan, was delightful, efficient, and attentive.

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Food and service was excellent. Very good wine list. Only drawback is the early closing hours and the high noise level makes conversation somewhat difficult!!

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Excellent dinners-we ordered the crab encrusted pickerel and tragliatelle pasta. Wine selection is always the best!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Excellent meal - great wine selection and sommelier p

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

As usual, the food was superb! My business guests enjoyed it tremendously. Keep it up!

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Great service

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We had a wonderful dinner. Meal was perfect. Our waiter was fabulous. We also enjoyed the wine suggestion!

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

This is one of our favorite restaurants. We went there for our anniversary and the waiter was nice but his memory wasn’t working. 3 major mistakes: forgot our first order; sent the wrong salad, & he promised us a free dessert 3 tines, and then he forgot. We were so frustrated we didn’t remind him. Kinda ruined the occasion.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great food and atmosphere!!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Always outstanding!

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Cantoro was a surprise in several ways. One the restaurant plus the grocery/market is huge. The upper and lower floors are reserved for large parties. The cafe section doesn’t really have great ambience and is noisy but the menu and wine list are top notch and the food was delicious. The portions are giant. Usually big portions lack flavor and finesse. These did not. Would definitely return.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Fabulous food and service. Always a very special place to dine.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Cantoro's is perfect for every day dining, and special occasions .The food is always delicious and the service is every bit as good. We love the pizzas, especially the mushroom and sausage white pizza, the branzino, the ribeye, and the Bolognese pasta. The restaurant is perfectly run by Alex, who really shines in this venue as he would anywhere. We look forward to our next visit.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Love this restaurant! Enjoy the ambience...great food with generous portions...nice staff!!

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3.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The market staff were great in pointing my kiddo & I to the dining area. The host was lovely & gracious as we were running behind for our reservation time.
Service was outstanding & a very nice wine selection. Only downside was the steak was cooked rare when ordered medium rare. Also calamari (fritti version) was egg heavy & a bit flavorless, would love salt & pepper on the table. Salads were great, salmon was spot on.

I would come back again!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Another great meal at Cantoro's. Enjoyed our Mother's Day celebration.
Out waiter Dennis was exceptional. Very pleasant and attentive.
Been going to Cantoro's market in Livonia since I was a kid. Can't wait for the Troy restaurant location to open.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Phenomenal food & service. Best restaurant in Michigan. Consistently awesome!

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Really nice ambiance with fireplace and high ceilings. Also liked the market being right in the same building. Was fun to browse the market after dinner. Service was really good. Food was just so-so...had the filet and broccolini was burnt (smelled like someone was smoking cigarettes nearby) and steak was medium-well to well done instead of medium. Filet still tasted good though. Will probably still consider going back again to give them another shot.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Great as always

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

As usual we had a fabulous dinner. The veal scallopine and salmon were amazing. Our server Jonathon was attentive and efficient.

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4.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Everything was delicious. The wait staff was excellent as well.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Always enjoy my dining experience at Cantoro's. Great menu, food and service. Lots of attention to detail. Definitely one of the best Italian restaurants in the Detroit Metro area....maybe in Michigan!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

The food it always great here. Perfect for a romantic Sunday afternoon. Ana is cheerful and provided excellent service. Also was able to get in a little shopping before dinner with an excellent bagger Max V. who helped keep the food cold during dinner.

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

I was disappointed that our server did t tell us that the flat iron steak was like a huge arugula salad when we ordered the arugula salad as a starter. We didn’t need to have an arugula salad starter and then also as our main course
Also, there were 5 of us and we were seated at a round table that seats 8 comfortably.
We had to switch tables so we could have a more intimate “family” dinner

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

This was our first visit to Cantoro, and we really enjoyed it. The food was delicious -- especially the homemade pasta. The caprese salad I had to start was wonderful -- super fresh and beautifully presented. The portions are huge -- way too much for one person. The ambiance is casual and friendly, and we enjoyed attentive but not intrusive service.

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

3rd time visiting Cantoro. First time was with my sister; we deserted by a bartender who took a phone call and seemed to forget about us (you could tell it was personal). The other bartender noticed and got us our drinks as soon as she saw her colleague. The 2nd time, my husband and I had dinner. Food and service were excellent. This time, UGH! The waiter barely spoke, never told us specials (though I saw he did to another table), asked what we wanted to drink (I said I don't know, could you bring the wine and cocktail list????????). It was downhill from there. Even the food, which was outstanding in the past, was just mediocre..and I had the SAME dish I had the other two times. REALLY disappointed, and probably won't be back. But they have lots of business so I'm sure we won't be missed.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Awesome food and service, the best!

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Never disappointed

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4.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Food was delicious! Server was attentive! Everything was perfect!!

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Wow! Mario we love your Market and resturant!
Awesome and authentic produce and food from Italy
Served in the restaurants. I have also been there for an occasion in the Wine cellar Which is in the basement with a beautiful ambience and great food again how can you go wrong with Cantoro

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

As always the food is delicious, I think the service needs to improve however. I had to ask my server for a few things I should’ve not had to such as Parmesan, fresh cracked pepper. We were not checked on shortly after our meal was served.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

I am not a pizza person and I ordered a pizza with mushrooms, Italian sausage, and vidalia onions. It was INCREDIBLE!!!

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Excellent service and amazing food! The aspargus risotto is very tasty.

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3.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Food was delicious but our waiter left more to be desired. Constantly looked annoyed, maybe he was having a rough day? At one point he was grating cheese into our pasta and dropped the block on one of our plates without even noticing and walked away. Then with the bill there was an added item which he didn't mention until he saw me looking at the bill confused. Left me wondering if I didn't review the bill, then would I have been charged for a dessert I didn't order? I know mistakes happen but something about it felt off. The food was very good and made for some delicious leftovers too!

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

We come here often. The food, service and wonderful wine list is soooo enjoyable. Fun, friendly, scrumptious, soooo consistent! They really make it special for you even if you are casual. We tried the new offering of the Kobe beef salad. It was fantastic! Their squid appetizer is also simply amazing. Tender, a bit spicy, and delightful. Give it a try!

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

We enjoyed calamari, bruschetta, linguini with clams, pizza, and tiramisu. We brought a friend who is 104 and the restaurant was very good about reserving a well-lit table for her. The food is delicious and the surrounding store is fun to explore.

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2.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Lady host is unfriendly and not very welcoming. Starting the service with a poor attitude is bad for business. She was unfriendly and borderline rude to many people.

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

My server dan was awesome. Very helpful. I had the risotto with asparagus and bacon which was so amazing. Great evening

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Great place . Excellent food. Wine list and bar are really good too. Peroni on tap!!!!

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Consistent in quality and service! I highly recommend for all occasions

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