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Chianti Il Ristorante

4.5
1460 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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Situated in the heart of beautiful downtown Saratoga Springs, Chianti Il Ristorante serves sophisticated, authentic Northern Italian fare in an elegant setting. Combining seasonal food, an award-winning wine selection, a welcoming and knowledgeable staff and a detailed, inviting ambiance Chianti provides every guest with a superb and unforgettable dining experience. Aesthetically inspiring, its rustic walls, hard wood floors and green onyx bar invoke the authenticity of conventional Italian architecture while remaining slightly modern. The culinary philosophy at Chianti is based on a respect for tradition. With artisan breads and pastas, housemade sausage and braised meats it is culinary craftsmanship at its best. Our guests have the chance to savor fresh food, from a selection of expertly-sliced carpaccio, to a variety of wild fish, to risotto that is made only with Vialone Nano rice grown exclusively in Italy's Venetto region. "The hottest restaurant in town." The New York Times
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Bar opens daily at 4:30. Happy Hour running until 6pm daily
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm; Sunday: 5:00pm-9:00pm
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Phone number
(518) 580-0025
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Fabrizio Bazzani
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Broadway
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Parking details
On-Street and Public Lot Parking is available for Chianti Il Ristorante
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Chianti's warm, intimate atmosphere is the perfect setting for your private event. With seating for up to 32 guests our beautifully appointed and private La Porta Santa Room comes fully equipped with a screen and projector. Bordered by our extensive wine collection and featuring a large window that offers a rare viewpoint of Chianti's bustling kitchen area, the La Porta Santa Room provides an ideal venue for small gatherings, celebrations, rehearsal dinners, corporate events and private cooking classes. When you host a private event at Chianti, we will assist you in the selection of a unique menu complemented by wines from our award winning wine list. At Chianti, we are dedicated to creating the perfect setting, distinctive experience and authentic cuisine to best suit your individual taste and that of your guests.
Additional
Bar Dining, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
What 1460 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Food is ALWAYS incredible. Excellent cocktails, generous pour (Spicy Italian Margarita is THE BEST!). Great service.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Always very pleased with the quality of the food and the knowledgeable and friendly service by all servers and supervision. We tend to visit Chianti's for special occasions but also enjoy a summer evening dinner on the patio.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Always enjoy the food and atmosphere at this fantastic restaurant!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Very good food, very good service.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Just an overall great experience. Was visiting my Skidmore student daughter and wanted to treat her to a nice meal. We shared the Romano al Salto which was very good. Daughter had the pasta Cinghiale and I had the swordfish special. Both were delicious. I also enjoyed an excellent glass of Montepulciano. The restaurant was packed but the noise level was not a problem at all.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Food and service are always good, worth the $$. Atmosphere can be loud at times, not a place for quite dinner.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The food was excellent and the service was good; however, the tables were cramped and it was a bit noisy.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Excellent authentic Italian cuisine. Tables very close together which made it difficult to have a quite romantic meal.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Excellent dinner and service!

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Very nicely appointed. Ambience was conducive to a lovely meal out. Very nice wine selection. The rabbit was delicious as the calamari alla coccio (not on menu) in an arrabbiata sauce was fantastic. Wait staff were attentive but not overbearing. Good for a date night or a good meal with friends and family. On the pricier side but appropriate.

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3.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Ordered the Duck and was served the butt end of the breast, which was dry and overcooked. Informed my server and he said the kitchen should have never sent the dish out, and the kitchen agreed. Very disappointing, who does that?

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Great food, preparation and service. Price was reasonable for the food quality and portions. Excellent wine list.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed the ambiance upon arrival. Service was prompt and thoughtful. Excellent recommendations from server and food came out timely and well prepared. 10/10 all around. Highly recommend stopping by while in Saratoga!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Excellent food and service in a casually elegant atmosphere. We sat in the little room in the back, which I loved because it was quieter than the front room. We shared a few appetizers including the fried artichokes which are amazing! The pasta was cooked perfectly and the portions were generous. I would definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Amazing food, had the Duck Amerana, so delicious!

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

As always the service, ambiance, and food were all first rate. Fantastic!

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2.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Too noisy table next to us was obnoxious your server offered to move but by that time didn’t matter

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Fresh ingredients and delicious menu. Always a great choice in Saratoga.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great food, great service and a beautiful wife. What more could you ask for?

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

While we hadn’t been in a long time we found some of the dishes lacking in quality. The tables seemed much closer together and crowded and the noise level was awful! We found it difficult to talk to each other at the same table. It did not make for a good experience!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

By far one of the best meals I have had at Chianti, I would love to see the short rib special added as a feature it was phenomenal. The meat was succulent the glaze was impeccable, you hit this one out of the park!

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Always good food and good service. Great for date night or special occasions but also nice for just a simple night out. Not the quietest place but that is only because it is always full since it is such a great place. Would highly recommend to anyone.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

this is an extraordinary restaurant, the freshest italian food i have ever tasted and its delivered with warm, efficient service. i like the fact that they work with local farmers, would love further assurances that meat is humanely raised and fish is sustainable though. well done chianti!

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2.0Dined on March 22, 2018

This is a favorite spot of ours - so when we went on a weekday things seemed off - the waiter di not ask how one of our party wanted his steak cooked and it was served rare - which he only eats his beef well done the cook gave the waiter a hard time over how the steak should be cooked - the other guest did not get her glass of Moscato and she had to ask for it after her meal arrived. We were a bit disappointed as we love to dine there often

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Consistently delicious food

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

The meal was just ok. My filet was over cooked and one our party was served the wrong meal. They did offer us a free dessert for the short coming. Very surprising for one of my favorite all time restaurants m

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

The dinner was amazing and our serving was fantastic. He was super attentive but not intrusive by any means. Great overall first experience!!!

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Excellent Italian— but pricey. Dining room is over crowded and noisy.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

The atmosphere and service were exceptional . Server was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Very impressed.
We will be back !

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Great as usual

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Excellent food, excellent service, excellent presentation and and great drinks! If I had to be totally honest, the only issue is loud conversations. My hearing aids had a tough time. But with that said they are a 5 star restaurant. I will go back and recommend to family and friends.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Chianti Restaurante is a lovely place. Comfortable and cozy, nicely decorated, fun crowd. It was everything you hope for when celebrating, a wonderful bottle of wine, delicious bread,appetizers, and fabulous Italian dishes that left you full and smiling. The professional wait staff was great, and even sang Happy Birthday well! Be sure to make reservations, as you don't want to wait. It will be at the top of our list to repeat next time we are in SS.

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Food was good. It was a longer wait for everything than normal, which was odd cause it wasn’t super busy with the snow storm and all.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Excellent as always.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

excellent service very friendly staff great food. I wish they would get the chicken dish back

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2.0Dined on February 22, 2018

A bit overrated. Food was ok but not great. A disconnect from other reviews. Having lived for a bit in Chianti this certainly was not anywhere as good. Staff were good. Very friendly.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Whether it's classic Italian or a juicy steak Chianti never ever disappoints. My family and I have gone there and gotten catering there for years and it's always excellent. Chianti is the best restaurant is Saratoga!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

My husband selected this restaurant for our date night. Reservations are your best bet to get a table. The food was prepared sumptuously perfectly executed Scottish Salmon with pistachio creamy topping in the side- which just added to the richness of the salmon! Amazing! The service was perfect! Not intrusive but nearby and ready. It was a bit noisy but worth it given the food. We r planning to go again!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Great food and great service. Tables are too close together though. No privacy

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Great dinning experience . Perfect drinks, attentive and informative service. Diverse menu. High end food. Overall enjoyable experience .

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