Cantoro Italian Trattoria - Troy

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374 reviews
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Cantoro Italian Trattoria - Troy is a family owned upscale yet casual Italian restaurant featuring house made pastas and traditional Italian cuisine including a variety of pizzas cooked in our wood burning pizza oven. Our in house sommeliers maintain a complete wine list from around the world with emphasis on selections from Italy. Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator 2017. Mlive "Top 10 List" for best Italian restaurant's in Michigan 2017.
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DC
Detroit
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent dinner, beautiful setting outside (and available when requested). Can't wait to go back.

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ML
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our service and our meal was excellent at Cantoro's. It's a very comfortable and warm restaurant. We have been here several times and this is one of our "go to" dining destinations. We ordered a bottle of wine, and when our waitress brought it and served us, she suggested next time we try another wine that she thought we might like. She asked us if we would like to sample the wine she recommended for next time, and for the first time ever, we were served a sample in a restaurant. Very note worthy.

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AB
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is great, I had the Saltimbocca and my wife the Ravioli. Both items were fantastic and portions were very large. We had the desert of the day, lady fingers soaked in amaretto, mascarpone filling and a very light top layer with crumbled cookies. Delicious. A must try.

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D
Detroit
36 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food, service, varied menu with a few unique items. Roomy so tables not crowded.

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OT
Detroit
58 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We ate outside on a wonderful summer night. Cantoro's never disappoints in my opinion. The pasta is wonderful and you can't beat a bottle of Belle Glos Las Alturis Pinot for $52.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Overall, great food and we had great service. However, when they first sat us, they sat us outside on the patio literally right next to another table and we were the only two tables. It was so awkward and not intimate at all. There was no music just so quiet you could hear a pin drop. Once we moved inside, everything else was perfect.

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S
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Joel our waiter was top notch professional. Made our evening even better

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 4

Waiter was awful

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always Valintina was an amazing server. She is so sweet and knowledgeable about the menu. We ask for her w each reservations. Her smile can melt your heart! Great job “honey”!

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MM
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

First time having been to Cantoro’s in Plymouth many times. Tonight was for our Son’s Birthday! The food was very good the service was good and we’ll be sure to return with Friends.

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O
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal great service.

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RA
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Sat outside - beautiful patio

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MD
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food and service, bruscetta, pasta, fish and wine . Love this place. We are from Chicago and can't wait to come back and visit relatives again so we can come back to Cantoro's.

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WS
Detroit
156 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Early dinner. Service was excellent. Calamari served quickly and hot. Linguini pasta with sausage was very nice. Borelo wine special offering was good

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EG
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service from Christopher was excellent. Food was delicious as usual.

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OT
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious. Will be back again. Food was fantastic.

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BS
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous as usual. Everything is good, great service, nice surroundings!

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T
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cantoro is always a top choice. The food and service are both excellent. I am especially a fan of their minestrone.

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AB
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Just ok. First of all we requested a round table and we were not given one. Second it was freezing ac was on high and we asked them to turn it lower and it never happened. Food was just ok. The other location is better.

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AH
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and wonderful service. Great value for money. We will be back.

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n
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we were a table of 6 no one had bee there before every one was very well pleased and said they would return

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J
Detroit
98 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious calamari and lovely cheese tray starter. Waiter was clearly not certain about what cheese was what which was odd for a high-end restaurant. Also, two of three entrees were good, but I had a bad clam in my linguine which was essentially flavorless anyway. Nice decor, timely service, great cocktails and wine choices. Good server but for the lack of knowledge about the chessboard. Extremely loud environment.

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K
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

I had originally chosen to make reservations at one of our favorite fine dining restaurants in Royal Oak to celebrate our 31st wedding anniversary. Then I remembered how much we enjoyed our previous dinners with your restaurant. I cancelled with our neighborhood restaurant, made our Anniversary reservations with your restaurant even made a special request. When we entered no one even acknowledged our Anniversary, despite that it was clearly entered both times on our reservation. No one acknowledged through the entire evening. Now mind you, if this had been a Friday or Saturday night I might let it slide. It was a Wednesday night and the restaurant was hardly busy. If you are not going to even acknowledge the special occasion please don’t ask for that information, it’s a little disappointing. The food snd service was as always delightful. I was just a little disappointed that your staff could not have even said “Happy Anniversary”. The little things mean a great deal!

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MM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Interesting place. The service and atmosphere were great. But for the money, the food was not a good value. Much better food (at lower prices) can be enjoyed at several other local and nice Italian restaurants. But the wine was fairly priced, and our choice of Pino Nior was very good!

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RG
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Our server was really bad. It wasn't even that busy. We had to ask HER what the specials were. She said the portions were big, they were not. Italian food is my favorite and I have to say portions were about half of what they are at Maggianos. Pasta dishes were just "eh" in taste. Our serving of oil for the bread was about 2 tsp. for 4 people and that was gone in about 2 min. We had to keep asking for everything- she took no initiative. I asked for fresh ground pepper and I'm expecting the long classy pepper grinder and was handed a salt and pepper grinder in plastic container like you'd find from the dollar store. I won't be back.

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RF
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal. Food was delicious. My only complaint was that I felt the cost of the cocktails was on the high side. Probably over-priced by a few dollars compared to similar restaurants in the area. Nonetheless, we had a great experience and will return. Again, food was fabulous and service was outstanding!

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SS
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was wonderful - it is rather load and difficult to hear companions

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and fabulous waiter!

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m
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

We requested patio once we realized how loud the room was but it was not possible
The whole experience felt like a cave with echoes. We would only return if patio was available. Indoors was unpleasant although the food was good

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AP
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Service was good and location was very nice, but (since I am Italian) I was expecting a better pizza from an “Italian restaurant” - it wasn’t bad but it was not even close to Italian standard.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terry is awesome, I e had him twice now and had great experiences both times. All the food was great and the dessert was amazing.

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EG
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome waiter (Stephen). Food was excellent as always.

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J
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

I was not fond of chicken scaloppini dish. Chicken was tough and lemony. Sauce was not what I remembered either. I loved the same entree last time I had it. My husband said the bolognese sauce was not up to par either. He loved it the previous time too. It took a long time to get our drinks but the waitress was very pleasant.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great oversll

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BG
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were outstanding. Everyone in our group raves about their meals. Wine list had a few hard to find bottles with great prices. We can’t wait to go back.

One neat features - can’t decide which pasta you want? They’ll do a half order of each for you.

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OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic, from food to service! One of our favorite places! Highly recommend!!

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MM
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter(Terry) was extremely helpful, informative, and friendly. We had a great meal!!

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b
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Building for Cantoro's-Troy is set well back from Big Beaver Rd, and customers can easily walk into wrong building in front (as I did) close to Big Beaver Rd, which is not the restaurant, but was hosting at that same time private dining functions. This Troy outpost does not have the same bustling, energy of the Plymouth flagship restaurant & market. Troy almost seems like it was designed to appeal to the geriatric AARP demographic. Could almost hear a pin drop on Tuesday night. Good food and service nevertheless.

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OT
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I cannot stress enough how awesome Cantoro is. It’s my go to for any event. Perfect for dates and celebrations. The food is always incredible.

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j
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was fantastic, will definitely be back. Service got a rocky start but then got better as the night went on. Overall, prices aren't terrible

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