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Gratzi - Ann Arbor

4.3
2290 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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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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Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood
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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
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Phone number
(734) 663-5555
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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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
What 2290 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.3
service
4.4
ambience
4.0
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great dinner at Gratii. The sea bass and spaghetti and meatballs were fabulous.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Gratzi never disappoints. Really a gem in the center of Ann Arbor. Wait staff is top notch and accommodating. Great venue for a special occasion or a delightful evening. Looking forward to our next visit.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Our waiter Edgar was outstanding! However, our reservation was for 7:45 which we arrived exactly on time. We ended up waiting 15 minutes before being seated. 3 other parties came in after us and were seated before our party. Didn't start off that well, but the waiter and the food made up for it.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

My Fiance and I had dinner and drinks up on the second floor. The view was amazing as was the service. Do yourself a favor and ask for Alex, what a phenomenal waiter. Very attentive and was working like a machine. Very knowledgeable and had great recommendations. Very happy with the price, very well worth the value.

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1.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Went for Mother's Day. This is a favorite of ours but no longer. The service was terrible and the general feel of the place was frenzied and disorganized. Dinner for four was almost 300.00 and we were never even offered dessert or additional drinks. Sadly, off our list of great places in Ann Arbor.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Usually great service was lacking as they were slammed for Mother's Day.
Had a 2:00 o'clock reservation which wasn't honored until 2:20 by a woman with a "take-it-or leave-it" attitude followed by a 15 minute wait to see a waitress.

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3.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Food preparation did meet prior experiences at the restaurant: salmon was very fishy suggesting that it was not fresh; steak was tough; lamb chops very fatty. The waiter tried hard, but was very inexperienced.

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3.0Dined on May 11, 2018

We generally love this restaurant but the food wasn't as good as usual. The caesar salad tasted like it had mustard in it? The bread, drinks, and ambiance are amazing though.

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2018

I had dinner at Gratzi this past Friday with 2 friends. I loved the atmosphere. It is very cozy. I love the staff; they were all very helpful. The food was really tasty. I had the veal parmagiana. It was a nice dish. I highly recommend the restaurant and I will dine there again.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Seating by the window was nice! The waitress was extremely attentive and friendly and went out of her way to take pictures of us for my mom's birthday.

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3.0Dined on April 29, 2018

The food was delicious but the server was young and inexperienced. She seemed very "out-of-it" and was distracting to the whole experience. She was nice but somewhat clueless so I'd suggest more training.

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3.0Dined on April 29, 2018

We booked a reservation for 10:30AM for the Sunday Brunch at Gratzi to end our celebrations during commencement weekend. Unfortunately when we arrived, we were presented with the dinner menu rather than the brunch menu advertised on the Gratzi website and which we were expecting. We were all looking forward to eggs and French toast and the like, but were instead offered pasta and other heavy entrees. There was an abrupt apology by one staff member, but our options were limited at that point as most restaurants were fully booked for brunch. (Interestingly Gratzi was almost empty - perhaps that should have been a clue?)
Anyway, we made do with pasta and pizzas and the food was good and the server was friendly. But we all left disappointed with the ending to our celebratory weekend.

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3.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Graduation

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4.0Dined on April 25, 2018

The pear salad was better than my entree, but my friend was happy with hers. We were there early so perhaps quieter than normal, and may be more action at the very attractive bar later on.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Thank you for making our first wedding anniversary such a memorable experience!

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2.0Dined on April 20, 2018

The reviews looked promising and I liked the facility, but I would never recommend this place. Our server made us feel like it was an imposition to have to wait on us. The entrees were not good; my braised beef gave me a stomach ache; my wife’s spaghetti & meatballs was completely bland and tasteless. No amount of salt could wake up the flavor. I can give them props on the tiramisu dessert; but overall the service and the food quality does not match the prices. Dinner for four came to $240. I am happy to spend that much when the food quality warrants it. Sorry I can’t be more positive about the experience. Maybe if the server had made us feel even slightly welcome the overall experience would have felt better.

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2.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Menu is on an iPad, which in our case was pretty filthy. Food was just mounds of glop, neither prepared authentically nor inventively. We were looking for an upscale place and this wasn't it.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Very nice restaurant with nice variety of food and excellent service.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Retirement

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Great meal, superb waitstaff, iPads a little challenging to navigate initially. Loved our first visit.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The food is very good quality and the preparation is excellent. They do not skimp on salad greens or mushrooms or quality meat and their recipes are also very good.
The service on the night we were there was plain inadequate-the waiters and waitresses were just about running to get to customers and there was a clearly sense of irritation on the part of customers. They need more staff!

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Took a bit to get first drinks, wine service. I think server was triple sat so not really her fault. Nice selection of meat and cheeses plus a small pizette. Salads excellent. Entrees very nicely prepared. Bass, veal, filet.

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3.0Dined on April 12, 2018

We were seated promptly for a birthday dinner. Service was very slow. I haven't been to Gratzi in a few years and was looking forward to some good food. Unfortunately, I was disappointed. I ordered the scallops -- they were very small. I had to leave off 2 items due to gluten-lactose intolerance, so that left green peas and fingerlings. The portions were tiny and a bit overcooked. I was also disappointed that they no longer have a separate gluten-free menu. I may have had a few more options than I did.

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Gratzi is always solid. Maybe not as cool as some of the new kids, but solid.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Absolutely wonderful! Choosing this restaurant to celebrate my partner’s birthday was a great choice. Our waiter, Alex was nothing short of amazing.

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Four of us went to Gratzi for a birthday celebration. All of our meals were very good except for one. My 92 year old mother loves lobster and ordered the Lobster Spaghetti. She was so disappointed to discover that the lobster tail shell was empty (used for decoration only) and that the dish only contained one small piece of lobster. To be fair, the waitress suggested that mother could choose something else on the menu. The wine was excellent and the Filetto DiManzo is yummy. But the Lobster Spaghetti was very disappointing.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Very nice. Thank you! We brought our own birthday cake and the server graciously cut it and served it with our candles. We were a large, talkative bunch and he handled us well. THANKS!!!!
Food was delicious!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The service was a true standout at Gratzi. The food was, of course, delicious, but Nicholas really made our experience special. He had excellent wine and pairing suggestions, and everything was prompt and as expected. The flourless chocolate cake was our favorite dish of the meal, and the vanilla gelato with it was a perfect companion.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We eat at Gratzi frequently. Typically we have a very good experience. The reason I scored the ambiance lower this time was because we were seated near the entrance and folks were standing in the lobby holding the door open and the cold air from outside was blowing in on us. I thought the host’s could have been a little more proactive and invite those standing in the lobby and right next our table by inviting them into the bar area. The service was extraordinarily slow on this specific night.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

It was OK. I’m not sure if I have changed or they have changed, but it’s not the special experience I used to think it was.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Group of eight, students and parents, dining together. Unfortunately, meals came out at all different times. Two orders were wrong and one entree was cold. Giving the benefit of the doubt, it was a very busy night and our service was great. Still an enjoyable evening.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Disappointed, requested upstairs center table months ago but could not accommodate for daughter's 30th birthday.
More disappointed in the way in which the food was served. Brought our entree while still eating our salads. Apologized for crowding the table with the excuse that the kitchen was busy. That doesn't make sense, seems that would result in the entree being served later, not sooner.
Food was good, with the exception of a bone left in the rabbit dish.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

As usual, dinner at Gratzi’s was excellent. Our server Peter was pleasant, knowledgeable, fun and attentive. A little expensive for casual dining, yet worthy of a special occasion or when you want to be served and pampered. Already planning for another dinner at Gratzi’s! This was my son’s first time at Gratzi’s and already planning to return. Next time I am saving room for dessert. Able to serve both carnivores and vegetarians.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Awesome experience. Was a great dinner to celebrate my birthday.

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Food was great! Our waiter stopped by twice and never came back with water and cocktails. Would have had more drinks if we had the opportunity. We stepped over to Chop House for drinks to finish the night.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

We were here for my husband's birthday and enjoyed the entire experience, from the table upstairs, overlooking the street below, to the excellent and friendly service our waiter provided. The food was delicious, and we especially recommend the crisp ravioli appetizer and the deconstructed cannoli dessert. There is no better birthday value in town!

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2.0Dined on April 2, 2018

We both ordered the filet and lacked texture and taste. Tasted lake sawdust. Poor value for the price. Also found the bread to be too hard to dip in the olive oil. The older bread served was much better. We can ‘t say we look forward to eating there again. Very disappointing as we celebrating a birthday.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The service was great, but the food is not. My food was burnt and the menu choices for breakfast/brunch are bad - very limited and classical dishes are deconstructed too far so they are not tasty. This is beautiful place with wonderful service and I wish the menu was reconsidered and proofed/qualified by tasting.

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Would have expected a lot better of brunch service. Food was mediocre at best. Service was good, great wait staff.

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3.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Good location, very good service, ambience and good food, relatively well priced

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