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About Chianti Il Ristorante

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

18 Division Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

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

Cross Street:
Broadway

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(518) 580-0025

Website:
http://www.chiantiristorante.com/

Parking Details:
On-Street and Public Lot Parking is available for Chianti Il Ristorante

Executive Chef:
Fabrizio Bazzani

Additional:
Bar Dining, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Special Events & Promotions:
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.

Chianti Il Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (38)
Notable Wine List (31)
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Good for a Date (29)
Good for Anniversaries (27)
Authentic (26)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
Romantic (24)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Worth the Drive (21)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Business Meals (17)
Vibrant Bar Scene (17)
Good for Groups (17)
Cozy (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Happy Hour (15)
Local Ingredients (15)
Casual (13)
Hot Spot (13)
Fun (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Healthy (10)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
People Watching (7)
Comfort Food (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Seasonal (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Disabled Access (2)
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Organic (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Consistently good. Great service. Had the capellini aragosta which is my favorite

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Great dining. Always like to make a visit when in Saratoga Springs.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Excellent food and wine. A good restaurant for a special occasion. A little pricey but excellent food and good service.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Not my type of food. Calamari was good but the seafood was disgusting.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Appetizer was horrible. They removed it from the bill.
Osobocc was just okay ..

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 2018

We are regular diners here, even had our wedding party dinner here. Food is consistent, Filets are outstanding--my go to dinner!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Healthy, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Chianti's consistently delivers! Chianti's is one of our favorite restaurants in Saratoga and we took the family here over the holidays and everyone enjoyed themselves, thought the food was well prepared with generous portions and liked the ambience. Chianti's offers cooking classes as I can see why. Their dishes add a bit of nuance that is unique to their style of cooking and they all -- waiters, host, bartender -- have fun doing so.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

We had friends in from out of town and we picked Chianti because we have had good experiences at other local restaurants owned by the same group, Boca Bistro and Forno Bistro and felt this would be a great chance to try a new restaurant and let our out of town friends experience some of what Saratoga has to offer.

I'll start by saying the food was excellent. Everyone at the table really enjoyed their meals. The dinners were cooked to perfection and the portions were substantial.

However it was difficult to enjoy the meal in its entirety due to our rude waiter "33 Alan B". It was obvious Alan wanted to flip the table as fast as possible. As we were nearing the end of our meal, Alan asked if anyone at the table would like dessert - there was no time between putting the fork down from dinner to let dinner digest to make a decision and have conversation with our out of town guests. As soon as we declined dessert for now, the check was brought out. We went with it. When asked to split the check Alan appeared aggravated by this request and his tone and demeanor acted as if this was a hassle - in today's age this is a very common request. If this is against restaurant policy it should be stated on the menu. After receiving our split checks we left the check presenter with tip at the center of the table and continued conversing with our out of town guests. No additional request to see if we would have liked drinks or waters was made and after some time Alan came and snatched the check presenter without any form of excuse me or manners. This was commented on by us and our guests.

Had our waiter given us time to digest we not only would have been interested in dessert but likely an after dinner drink also. However in the haste to push us out and flip the table the experience was unenjoyable, especially compared to our experiences at Boca Bistro and Forno Bistro.

Overall the food was excellent but the service severely detracted from the experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Just love this place

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

This place is at best average, even for the suburbs / non-city

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Four of us came here on a cold December evening for dinner. The restaurant is lively, warm and inviting. We enjoyed our wine and our meals. Parking is a little tricky, but that goes for anyplace in downtown Saratoga. I would definitely come here again.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The service was good, but the food was average and priced fairly high.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

This is my favorite restaurant in Saratoga - I love it's romantic and sexy vibe and the food is amazing - always feel like we are family when dining here

Tags: Organic, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Disabled Access
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Excellent as always, the staff is attentive and the food always meets expectations.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

My husband is Italian and very particular when it comes to his food. He said this was the best dinner out we had in years. Everything was seasoned perfectly and cooked to perfection. Thank you.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

I realize it's the holiday season and restaurants are busy but was a bit disappointed in our dinner experience this time. We booked early to avoid the rush. We were seated at an extremely noisy bar table with a nearly empty dining room next door. We requested a table change and were accommodated. Appetizers of arugula, mozzarella and the salads were good. My beef tenderloin was ordered medium but came well done. My husband's risotto was gummy. Friend's duck and veal chop were good. All in all the food was just ok, not superior as usual. Waiter was great. Will try again but not for a while.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Always delicious

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The food is outstanding. Good wine list. My only complaint with this restaurant is the noise level. You can't, and I mean can't have a conversation with your partner. That's how loud this restaurant is. If you decide to go, bring ear plugs with you. They should be supplying these at the entrance. If you are looking for a quiet, romantic setting, find another place to dine.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2017

This restaurant is my 'go to' for special occasions. We went on a Tuesday evening and it was quiet and comfortable. Our waitress (Andi) was great as was the food. A good evening out.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Went for our anniversary, enjoyed the bar for a FANTASTIC Happy Hour & GREAT dinner! A FANTASTIC experience!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Went on a Friday night 2030hr bar service spot on and the waiter was quick and attentive. Awesome specials and the tarragon rigatoni alla vodka style pasta was very very good. Bill for four with drinks and bottle of pinot 249.00 tip included affordable

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great food, great service—enjoyable dinner.
Atmosphere was loud for normal conversation level. Will definitely return.
A top 3 restaurant in the capital district.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

The quality of the food convinced us to stuff ourselves. Pork belly ragu and sausage-stuffed quail were superb with the duck only small step behind. Even the bread was very good. Our waiter was as good as the food (sorry don't know name, male, close-cropped hair). The only drawback is the noise level - ranging from 'too noisy' at best to 'difficult to converse' when a lively party arrived.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Had a dinner from their Restaurant Week menu. The food was delicious and the service was very attentive.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food as usual was very good. Service was abnormally sub par and slow. Not sure if server was new or what. Definitely our worst Chianti experience, but will be back, the food never disappoints.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We make Chianti’s our destination restaurant the two times a year we travel to Saratoga. We’ve been going there for the past 4 years and it never disappoints. Knowledgeable wait staff will help you pair the right wine with your food selection. I would recommend most enthusiastically and without reservation.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

A really enjoyable meal on Victorian Streetwalk night. The place had a buzz, in good way. Capellini with lobster grappa sauce was excellent. Great adult beverages, cosmos.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Very loud, not child friendly, tables were too close together and the portions were small for the $$$. Service was okay, food was good. Won't be returning.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Deliciously authentic northern Italian cuisine. Great spot all around.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Very nice choice for my wife's special birthday. Food and service were good. Pet peeve of mine with most restaurants I've visited, place was empty and they seated us at a tiny table in a tight corner. We asked to be moved and were accommodated. Nice touch was a complimentary birthday dessert with several waiters singing happy birthday in Italian. It's not your typical Italian restaurant though, no veal parm or chicken francese, for example.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

This is one of my favorite spots - love it for a date night with my husband yet it's also a favorite with my family. Love it's romantic and sexy vibe

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Healthy, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Fairly priced, always executed well. Wine list also reasonable.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

this was our first time dining here, the ambiance, reception & decor are first rate, noise on the high side but expected for such a busy restaurant. both the owner & manager could not be more welcoming & accommodating. food was very tasty, arrived on time. if ever returning to this town, will definitely dine here & send our friends when they visit

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Food and service were excellent as were wine pairing suggestions. However, overriding the entire experience was a noise level that made conversation with my wife nearly impossible
despite the fact that we were able to select a table that was fairly isolated. Chianti is warm and inviting but the noise level is a huge negative.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

We have been going to Chianti for quite some time now its my wifes favorite,

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

The dining experience met our expectation because Eric did such a great job.

Tags: Happy Hour, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

I love the food at Chianti and it’s always been a very good deal. But the place is deafeningly loud. Some people want to shout over dinner—I don’t. Wish they could figure out how to balance a sense of fun with attention to how it actually feels to eat there.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food was very good, the service was excellent! The wine list is extensive! Overall a very enjoyable dinner out!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Delicious! Food was well prepared and great wine list. Restaurant was loud so if your looking for a cozy quiet place, this is not I️t. Went on a Saturday night. Service was great. Would definitely recommend.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Service was impeccable, food was outstanding, a perfect evening! Very pleased!

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