Chianti

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$31 to $50
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Italian
Chianti is the culinary creation and signature experience of Mission Point Resort, bringing an upscale Italian restaurant to Mackinac Island. Traditional house-made pastas, sauces and fare are hallmarks of Chianti.

Dinner can be served al fresco on the Chianti terrace overlooking Lake Huron. Chianti also features a martini bar just outside of the dining room that serves signature martinis.

Live piano entertainment nightly.
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ImissNewOrleans
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food here is wonderful and very consistent. Love the staff -- so friendly and fun. It feels like family at Chianti, no matter how busy it is. I had the butternut squash ravioli with butter sage sauce, which was fantastic. And the calamari here is the best in the area. If you haven't been here, go. And go back. And save a seat for me. :)

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vipMelissaK
Grand Rapids
10 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful piano music. Terrific service and all around amazing experience. Highly recommend

Chianti
Responded on October 17, 2019

Thank you for wonderful comment

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MichaelB
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome at every turn. Great service Great Food. Better than the noisy downtown.

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MariaV
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waiter, Adrian was amazing; and the Caprese salad was by far the best I have ever had. I would go back just to have it again!

Chianti
Responded on October 10, 2019

Thank you for you nice words. Adrian is a one of a kind server.

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SteveS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice water views. Food and Service were excellent.

Chianti
Responded on September 26, 2019

Thank you for kind comments. Look forward to seeing you again.

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Debbie
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

We went to Chianti last year & had a fabulous server & great food. We were so disappointed this year. The service was very slow, table was never cleared with dirty dishes & it took a long time to get our drinks. The ribeye my husband ordered was not nearly as thick & good as quality as last year. Unfortunately the service really was so Inadequate for a fine done restaurant that we will not go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Northern MI
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Piano player in back ground.. open view to the lake, not impressed with our service, food was superb.

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PattyS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone and everything is ALWAYS outstanding!
The staff makes you feel happy and as if you are the only ones in the room.

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StanleyP
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service was exceptional.
Great dining experience.

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kimberlym
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined here while on vacation. The service was awesome and so was the meal!

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James
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

To be honest, there are far better places to eat on Mackinaw Island. The beet and goat cheese salad was dressed too heavily in the lemon vinaigrette. The delicious taste of roasted beets with goat cheese became lost in the taste of vinegar. The whitefish with lemon risotto and sauteed kale needed seasoning and better balance. The kale provided some saltiness, but there was very little of it on the plate as all of it was hidden under the whitefish. The risotto needed more salt, but there was none on the table. The wine selection was very nice, but all in all, we expected a much better experience. The meal did not live up to the price.

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vipNupe4
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for dinner, everything tasted great! Chianti is clearly superior to the Grand Hotel restaurant. Chianti is a hidden gem!

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vipKellyC
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Atmosphere is very nice and service was good. Food was very mediocre. I would not return.

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vipMikieH
Cleveland
22 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food is sub par
The service is good, the piano player added a nice touch.
But the food is just not "wow"
Unfortunate with such an attractive dining area

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JeffJ
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was okay. My wife’s eggplant Parmesan was lukewarm. Service was okay. Our waiter apologized for an error his assistant made in placing the silverware. There was tension between them.
On the basis of this experience, we would not plan to return.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful, steak served slightly rare opposed to medium as ordered. Overall a delicious meal with a beautiful view.

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LongtimePatron
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We were the only diners on the patio as it was cool but we were put there because of our dog with us. VERY slow service but the food was good.

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vipMarkS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Quite possibly the worst Italian food ever. My wife's grilled chicken breast had the thinest, dryest piece of chicken she'd ever had and my veal marsala tasted like it had come from a Swanson's frozen package. The fettuccini noodles where more like butter noodles, thin and tasteless. Would highly recommend you avoid this place if you enjoy good Italian food.

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vipJMFD
Detroit
63 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always this was fabulous. On a carriage ride someone else even mentioned it is his favorite. I had fish as well as risotto and vegetables at every meal while on the island. Chianti had by far the best flavor and preparation. It was very nice to substitute Brussels sprouts for kale. My husband loves Italian and had the chicken parm and says it’s the best marinara sauce he has had! Thank you again for your attention to gourmet cuisine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience4

The food was very disappointing. Ordered the ribeye with two sides for the table. The “grilled” asparagus was boiled and limp. The mashed potatoes were thin watery and tasteless. The 50$ ribeye was over cooked, thin and worse than what you would get at an Outback Steakhouse . We went for our anniversary dinner and left feeling so disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner here while staying the week at Mission Point. It is a very interesting set up, being actually part of the east side of the lobby area. Music was great with a very good piano player. Nice outside deck overlooking the lake. Food was great and yes we had a bottle of Chianti. Service was fantastic!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Website is a touch mis-leading with the quality of presentation ambience in the restaurant. Food was good and ok service but website leads on to believe it is a high end restaurant.

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DonL
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner reservation was fantastic and it was for our 30th Anniversary. Our sever Clever was the best!

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Dave
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The pianist played funeral music - perhaps classical - but dreadful. There were three LARGE dogs on the patio - four in all - and the water views we paid for were in part blocked whenever the Great Dane or 130# Rottweiler stood up.
The waiter knew noting about the food
preparation - and apparently the chef knew less. How do you ruin Lake Superior Walleye?
The wine was disappointing and the evening - unlike any I have ever had in an advertised upscale-expensive RESORT?’

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DouglaM
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Service was sporadic and food was poor. In total not worth the high prices by a long shot.

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MikelB
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Service was good but the food was low quality as compared to all other locations we ate at during our vacation. Pasta was way over cooked an chicken parmesan was tough. I have had much better meals for less than one third of the price. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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DavidG
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our son, who was turning 30 was sung to, and the waiter's voice was beautiful!

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StevenR
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. Love piano playing was great, especially when one of the servers started singing along and nailed it! Will be dining here again next time at Mission Point.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Ambiance and service were wonderful. We were disappointed in our food for the price we paid. Kitchen needs some salt! Calamari and chicken dishes were a bit over cooked.

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NancyK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

No because the food simply does not match up to the ambiance, excellent service and classy pianist. The expense should have included superior food but did not live up to our expectations.

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AmiP
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, delicious food, varied menu, beautiful setting. I highly recommend eating at Chianti!

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SK1978
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Upscale restaurant with beautiful views of the lake. Food was good but service was poor. Soup delivered to the table cold. Mentioned that soup was not that good to the waiter but was brushed off. After a long delay, entree arrived. No apology for delay. Waiter did not check back to see how our entree was until enough time had passed that we were done eating. No offer to refill bread basket. Cannot recommend this restaurant.

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vipReneeW
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Sat looking out at the lake. Beautiful

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PaulS
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The setting of Chianti is lovely and the service was very good. However the food was not hot but lukewarm.

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KathyP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view of the Lake is amazing from this restaurant. All of the seating has the beautiful view. Our waiter was really fun and funny, and made the formal dinner very fun. I was surprised to see quite a few children with their parents here. I don’t recommend this restaurant for children. There is live piano player for background music. I had the filet, and it was one of the best I’ve had. The garlic mashed potatoes were great, and the veggies were fresh and tender. My parents shared the Whitefish, and it was lovely too. They chose some Chianti Classico, by the glass. I had sparkling water. At the end we chose coffee and one piece of terrimisu for the three of us. It was a good sweet ending. This was my 2nd time there, and I want to return next time I’m on the island. It also looks like a great hotel to stay at.

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CourtneyG1229
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I absolutely loved our dining experience at Chianti! Our waiter, Basil, was outstanding. We ordered the white fish and chicken parmesan - would highly recommend and look forward to returning next year.

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vipLawrenceP
Northern MI
8 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chianti is a very special restaurant. Everyone is so wonderful and every time we dine there it feels like home. We were very happy to see Glenroy. He is very special.

Susan and Larry Ponemon

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Adrian was the best and the food was excellent. They were very accommodating to us when we asked to be seated outside.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wedding on nearby lawn made things noisier than what I assume is usual. Food was good not exceptional and they weren’t very flexible in adjusting the menu items. Expected more in fish selection.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our meals were excellent. We ate outside, and the overall ambiance was outstanding

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Chianti offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (906) 847-3000 ext. 3033.

Chianti is rated 4.2 stars by 196 OpenTable diners.

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