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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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326 S. Main
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood

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

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(734) 663-5555

Website:
http://www.gratzirestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Parking available directly behind the restaurant in a paid lot, across the street in a parking structure or street meter parking available.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Gratzi - Ann Arbor Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (51)
Good for Anniversaries (44)
Good for a Date (40)
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Good for Birthdays (37)
Romantic (33)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Authentic (20)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Good for Groups (20)
Worth the Drive (18)
Business Meals (18)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Casual (13)
Notable Wine List (13)
Cozy (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Bar Seating (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Fun (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Comfort Food (6)
People Watching (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Scenic View (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Healthy (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

The pasta sauce (red sauce) was terribly bland and super acidic.

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 (Detroit)·Dined 6 days ago

Very disappointing. Six people were at our table and no one was happy with their meal.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Great ambiance. Mediocre food at best, although the Tiramisu was delicious to save the culinary part of the evening :)

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 6, 2017

The food was generally of good quality given the price level at this location. The calamari was so-so, pasta rustica on the other hand quite tasty. Been there once before and remembered it for the espresso which I thought was among the very best I've had in Ann Arbor. No longer, it was way too diluted, too weak this time. Too bad. Service was very friendly but a bit uneven and haphazard. And this on a quiet weekday...

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 5, 2017

After an absence of a few years, we returned to Gratzi hoping to be as pleased with our experience as we had previously been there. While still an enjoyable place to dine, Gratzi seems to have lost the edge on high standards that we had always expected. Our plates looked a bit ‘tired’ when brought out, as though they were not freshly prepared and delivered. It seemed that quantity rather than high quality and freshness had become a goal. Flavors were ok. Prices were a bit lower than what we have become used to seeing in higher rated restaurants.

Service was attentive and friendly. Wine selections good. Lively atmosphere.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Lovely birthday dinner at Gratzi. Loved the salad with pear. Seated a little too close to the kitchen but otherwise good. Too bad they’ve eliminated the birthday dessert but the deal is still one of the best around. A favorite restaurant!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great experience. Football Saturdays are horrible at Gratzi.....terrible menu. Non Football menus are awesome!

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The restaurant was WAY too hot! The cheese starter and the salads were good. the main courses were meh. It was a disappointment. This used to be a great restaurant. Not so much this time.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Had a pretty bad dinner with the family on Saturday night at Gratzi.

Meal started off well, cheese and meat tray and soups were great.

The first wrinkle was that it took over an hour from the time we finished our soups until we got our main course. The server came out about 30 minutes in to apologize for the delay and then came back 10 minutes later saying he didn't put in the order for our main courses and was taking ownership of the issue. Then it still took another 20-30 minutes to get our dishes. They offered to give free dessert and ended up giving our meat and cheese tray for free as compensation but it really didn't make up for it.

When the main courses finally came they were terrible. The char special was overcooked and under seasoned and came with vegetables that were pretty much uncooked, the lobster spaghetti came with a sauce that just tasted like canned tomato sauce (not spaghetti sauce even) and the lobster was super tough to the point that one person in our party tricked another into trying it and convincing him it was pork, the spaghetti was under cooked (no not al dente) to the point of being crunchy, and the lamb chops were tiny and mostly fat. Of the main courses, only the rabbit pasta was OK.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Amazing authentic Italian food; Outstanding service; Warm friendly ambiance;

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 29, 2017

A wonderful evening, with a great cheese and meat platter to start. Pasta dinners were wonderful!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The food was delicious and the service was excellent (even on a very very busy night). Would recommend for special occasions while in Ann Arbor!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food quality and preparation poor. Silverware was dirty, wine carafe soapy. The crispy Brussels sprouts were undercooked and in liquid grease. The manager pulled the Brussels Sprouts from the menu. The main courses were highly seasoned to disguise the inferior quality of the food.

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

Great food. Everything was delicious.
Lousy service. Had to ask multiple times for everything from bread to a cup of of ice to a chilled glass for beer which was offered
Do not accept the table I fork Tod the kitchen. The salads are placed on a counter right next to your table and the servers repeatedly reach over you to get their salads. It’s a terrible table

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Lovely dinner. Very sweet server.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Good and reliable. A little expensive.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Gratzi has improved from recent slumps. Nice to have the manager actively involved. Service was excellent, cordial and timely. Food was excellent for some diners, so-so for a couple. Overall solid.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We had a lovely evening. We have been there before and we will certainly go back. Consistently good food, great service for a reasonable price.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We have so many great memories at Gratzi’s, but this time was a big disappointment. Service was great, but the food was substandard, not hot, and lacked flavor. All of the dishes for a party of 6. We won’t be returning.

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

Great! Although even though we arrived on the dot at 8-we had to wait 20 more minutes for our eight o’clock reservation.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food and service! Only complaint is they took away the free dessert for birthdays.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Dinner with my daughter

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

I heard this place had really good food and was great for business meetings. I do agree the place is really cool inside, I liked the set up with the bar on another level. After the ambiance, I got nothing else really good to say. I take that back, our service was very good. The downfall to the dinner was the food. I had a cold steak and mash potatoes I really can't describe besides bizarre texture. Being my first time there, I don't think I'd rush back but I think I'd give them one more chance.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Fantastic meal and wonderful experience. We will definitely be back soon

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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 7, 2017

I'm afraid Gratzi's isn't what it used to be. The service was extremely slow. We waited over an hour for our food. And the place wasn't busy, and it was a weeknight. The food was OK, but pricey for what you get. The drinks were very good.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Seated promptly, excellent meal and service. Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fun
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Always a great meal. We di find multiple silverware dirty. Some updates needed like carpeting.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We have consistently had a great time at this restaurant. The food is excellent and the prices are not too high. The service is friendly and attentive but not overbearing. There is usually background music playing at a level where it is pleasing but certainly does not drown out a conversation.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The whole experience was terrible. I wouldn't go back or recommend. The service was terrible and they knew it and then the food came out ice cold. They didn't offer any gesture to show good customer service.

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 (México)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great restaurant. Great food. A little on the expensive side. Something for a pallets.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The quality of the food does not meet the expectation of the price tag. Veal scaloppine overcooked and rubbery.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great food. Great service. Great ambiance. Server was attentive Some list ok not great but ok.
The hostess / owner were very accommodating when part of our party wasn't able to join us because their plane was delayed. It was parrnts weekend - busy - but our server was good and the food was good too

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, People Watching, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

I wasn’t at all a fan of this place. Cocktails were harsh, food was pretty subpar by taste and overpriced. I NEVER send back food, but I did this time. Had high expectations that were essentially not met. Service was good though.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Very accommodating when we asked to move reservation to earlier time on a very busy weekend. Everyone pleasant with attentive service. Food and drinks excellent. Loved the complimentary Limoncello at end of meal. Nice surprise. Look forward to returning when we are back in Ann Arbor.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 31, 2017

We had very good service and our food was tasty. Very nice ambiance, location close to the theater.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We had reservations, but even so we ended up having to wait for a table for a
lengthy amount of time. We had reservations for 8:15 and didn’t get out of there until 11. There were just 4 of us. One of our salads was delivered without the signature pears on it.
The Sachetti was delicious! Everyone’s favorite of the evening.
Seafood risotto was too spicy hot for us.
We were seated upstairs under the big barrel light which is awful! The light is a harsh, fluorescent like color and brightness, much like you would find in a school cafeteria not a fine dining restaurant. Then we noticed that the rest of the lighting upstairs is pretty terrible, hard to see for other patrons. I believe it makes it difficult for the servers to see as well. Perhaps a lighting specialist needs to be brought in for the upstairs because it is really unsuitable as it is. Putting a big bright bulb in the big hanging lights is not working. It kills any ambiance. Sconces or table lamps, floor lamps even, with a warm bulb might all be options to look into.
Sad to say our dinner dragged out too long and we didn’t enjoy it as much as we anticipated. It will be a long time before we revisit.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 21, 2017

All was very good at our dinner at Gratzi. Service and food quality was excellent

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We chose gratzi for our anniversary because the food never disappoints, the service is spot on, and i love that i can have a conversation with out super loud music over head. We will definitely go back!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Gratzi is a good restaurant, fun, lively and quality food. However, they were off the mark on this occasion. Food was not as good as usual. Favorite gnocci and salmon was dry and bland. Service was pleasant but forgot one dinner (had to wait another 15 minutes to get it) and never brought coffee that was ordered (but was on bill, initially). We will continue to go, but they should be better than they were for this meal.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Food was wonderful. Particularly liked the new thin-crust pizza appetizers. Service was excellent. Only negative: the stairs to the upper level are very dimly lit. An accident waiting to happen.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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