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About 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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Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 10:30am - 9:00pm
$31 to $50
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Parking available directly behind the restaurant in a paid lot, across the street in a parking structure or street meter parking available.
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Gratzi - Ann Arbor Ratings and Reviews
Sara our waitress was very knowledgeable of the menu with excellent recommendations for us. Our dinners were very tasteful but the presentation was questionable only because we had a table along the east (upstairs) wall, table for 2 with little to no lighting. It's pretty sad when you have to pull out your cell phone to use the light to even read the menu let alone to see what's on your plate. A couple of lighted wall sconces might just fix this problem, but for now I would say... Don't take a table (for 2) upstairs. Overall we will return, just making sure we are on the 1st floor. Also, we are very fond of the Restaurant's on main Street establishment's and enjoy all of their eateries/cuisines.
Tuesdays are wine flights, which I highly recommend. The chef prepares appetizers to pair with the different wines. We may have to go back every Tuesday! My husband had the Chilean Sea Bass with Asiago risotto and roasted Brussels sprouts. I had the scallops with fingerling potatoes, radishes, and peas. Both were magnificent. I’ve heard we need to try the calamari, so will have that next time. I’ve also heard it gets very loud in there, but we were there on a Tuesday, and also pretty early in the evening, and the atmosphere was very enjoyable. Our server was fantastic, also.
We went to Gratzi to celebrate a birthday. Even though they stopped the free birthday dessert, their 50% off all food for two people is still a great way to celebrate. Their scallops were outstanding as was the shrimp farfelle. We ordered the tiramisu for dessert and found it dull. We informed our server who never blinked and offered to bring us another piece from their sister restaurant which had more of a bite. What a nice thing to do!
The table was completely in the dark. The bartender took FORVER to pour two glasses of wine before our table was ready. We had to ask for silverware and napkins. We have been here many times and this time it wasn’t the best service and didn’t like sitting in the dark. We would go back the food is good.
Gratzi never fails to deliver. Delicious bread from Zingerman's. Great soups and salads. Delicious pasta. My only criticism ever is the table we were given this past Saturday somewhat jutted into the dining room and did not feel intimate. I will make sure to ask for a booth in the future.
The service was great, the food was okay. Parts of our meal were very tasty and parts were very bland and flavorless. My wife and I celebrated her birthday (50% off the bill if dining with two people) here and it was a great value for the variety of food we ordered. I was disappointed with the inconsistency in the dishes, but I'd be willing to give it another shot.
We enjoy the restaurant very much and live some 35/40 miles away, so we decided to make the trip. Everything was fine, but to be fair, one persons lamb chops were very under cooked; they quickly took care of the problem and to their credit replaced the meal at no charge with another dish. The problem was it took some time and the other couple food couldn't wait thus we all ate somewhat separate. We all did notice that the food also seemed to lack "flavor" which is a major reason besides the high quality we drove out there. Maybe an off night, hopefully not a sign of things to come.
Overall the experience was pretty great! I ordered the Milanese and unfortunately the breading wasn’t really holding together on one side, however it was seasoned pretty nicely (could’ve used a little more) and the arugula salad on top with the lemon vinaigrette was very refreshing and balanced out the meal quite nicely.
I had the salmon with gnocchi and spinach in a cream sauce. The salmon was nicely cooked, but the spinach was stringy and the gnocchi was overcooked. Because the gnocchi was overcooked and placed underneath the salmon, much of it had compressed into a large clump.
We went with another couple during Ann Arbor Restaurant week. It had been awhile since we had been to Gratzi's. Although we had a 7:30 reservation, we did have to wait for about 20 minutes to be seated--the place was hopping! All 4 of us ordered from the special restaurant week dinner menu. The food was excellent! The calamari appetizer was perfectly prepared. Our server, Nicholas, provided excellent service as well. He would converse with my husband in Italian. The only negative is the noisy setting. Luckily we were seated upstairs which was a bit quieter than the downstairs.
We will definitely return again; hopefully at a quieter time.
Came during Restaurant Week and got seated upstairs which was very fun — you had a nice view of the paintings studding the walls and the street outside with its winter lights. Since we ordered off the Restaurant Week menu, we each got an appetizer, an entree, and dessert. The entrees were tasty and visually appealing. Had it not been for the crispy bread and olive oil that arrived prior to the appetizer, though, my 6 foot tall, high metabolizer of a boyfriend would have left unsatisfied. We also tried the recommended wines, which neither us of do regularly since it’s cheaper to enjoy wine at home. No regrets though!
I have lived in Ann Arbor for about 3.5 years and I have been to many restaurants and Gratzi, time and time again, has proven to be my favorite restaurant. The ambiance makes it feel like a special night every night I go there with just the right music in the background. Also, it is a beautiful restaurant with many options that won't break the bank.
Lobster spaghetti is my splurge, but they have so many delicious options. Their pasta dishes have never failed, but I am such a sucker for their crispy ravioli appetizer. Their salmon and gnocchi is to die for, and the sauce on the lobster ravioli and impeccable. Even the simple spaghetti and meatball (it is one giant, stuffed meatball) is also so delicious. Furthermore, their cheeses and wine selection hit the spot if you are looking for a fun date night. The service varies just based on how busy they are, but my servers have always been so polite and prompt.
If you are in Ann Arbor and looking for a nice Italian restaurant to visit, I strongly recommend Gratzi. It is without a doubt that you will find something on the menu that will please your taste buds.
Visited Gratzi for Ann Arbor Restaurant Week. No complaints here! The food was great - the options for the restaurant week menu were awesome too! I had the calamari flash fried app and the salmon with gnocchi for my entree. Both were done perfectly. The warm bread for the table was also a nice touch. Great dinner and quality service!
This was the first time we visited Gratzis. The restaurant was a little crowded as they try to maximize the number of tables. Expect to bump into people at the neighboring table. The restaurant is very open so it can get a bit noisy with all of the conversations. The dinner was nice but maybe a bit expensive. We had the Salmon and the Mediterranean Sea Bass, both were prepared perfectly. I would recommend this restaurant as one of the nicer in Ann Arbor. Watching the clientele, I would recommend dressing a little nicer for dinner.
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