Diprinzio's Kitchen

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184 reviews
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Chef Chris Di Prinzio and his family are bringing an intimate waterfront restaurant to the beautiful 1000 Islands in Clayton, New York.

Di Prinzio's provides a contemporary vibe in the bright 1500 square foot indoor space with an additional 1300 square feet of outdoor waterfront deck space.

The menu at Di Prinzio's will incorporate all of Chris's favorite spices, produce and global recipes. A succinct wine and cocktail menu includes wines from all around the world, select craft beer and a handful of culinary-minded cocktails.
Serving from the fire Menu all week and dinners Wed-Sat
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RB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We ate there both Saturday and Sunday. We enjoyed everything so much! We did have a few pieces of hair in the greens on Sunday though. Kitchen staff needs hair nets. We do love it there.

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JP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice restaurant right on the water. We made reservations, and were seated right away. However, the wait for food was a little over an hour. For couple's drinking wine, waiting on the food is no problem. For a family with two small kids, it was a bit longer than their attention span could handle. Overall, it was a good experience.

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LG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Made a reservation and order took over an hour to be served. Food was mediocre at best. Cannoli was filled at ends only, middle was empty. Waitress was very pleasant

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CM
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Channel side has the same view, but staff is much friendlier and the food is way better. They set the bar very low when hiring for a more "upscale experience"

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N
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

We had the spaghetti and meatballs and the cod special. The pasta was overcooked, mushy and watery. The sauce lacked the required spices to make it flavorful and was mediocre at best. The meatballs were decent but nothing special. The cod was flavorless but had good texture. We expected much more for the price. The place is all hype and no substance. We won't return.

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DG
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food. Food was a bit slow arriving after ordering

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S
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

The interior of this restaurant is very pretty and there are beautiful views of the river from the patio; however, those are the only positive things we experienced here. They were out of many foods and desserts at 8:00 pm on a Sunday, what kind of Italian restaurant runs out of Italian bread and cannoli shells? They brought one of our meals out a half hour after the other two meals and no one seemed to offer us any explanation why, I think they forgot to cook the third meal. I paid $4.00 extra to add shrimp to my fettuccine and that gave me just 3 tiny, hard, stale shrimp for that price! The fettuccine noodles were dense, cold, and stuck together in one lump. We are a pasta eating family and this was not good or authentic pasta. The pizza crust was bland and tasteless.

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MW
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food at a beautiful setting. Friendly and responsive service. Really enjoyed it.

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EP
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The meatballs and wings were amazing. Ordered a second order of each. Great/fun water front dining.

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TH
Philadelphia
49 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Diprinzio's Kitchen is a gem in the heart of Clayton, NY (1000 Islands). Wonderful ambience both indoors and outdoors. We landed a high-top on their deck, arriving @8:00 PM. The view was great and we were not rushed as we enjoyed a beautiful sunset overlooking the seaway. Our food choices were delicious! Two in our party of 4 ordered the Campanelle pasta dish...beef/pork/veal & mushroom ragu...Amazing! The kitchen was a bit slow, however we enjoyed our wine and view and didn't really mind.

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LM
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Atmosphere, views, and food were all amazing! Would absolutely recommend

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SD
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful lunch of pizza and truffle French fries. The pizza was delicious with a proper over fired crust. Two craft beers made it even better. We will absolutely go back!

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

We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Food and service were excellent. Very friendly staff. We highly recommend this restaurant.

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E
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Grace our waitress was great!! She was on point !!

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R
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

We waited 55 minutes for our food after waiting 10 to even be greeted with a reservation. When our food arrived, my husband's ravioli was cold, not warm...cold. People seated LONG after us received their food and the table next to us also had the ravioli so it was not the type of food. I had the fettuccine. It was good. When they re-made my husband's food, it was good and they took it off the bill.

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KI
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waitress was always pleasant with a great smile. The food was hot and delish. It is beautiful looking out at the water while dining.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sent my parents for a special occasion. They went above and beyond by giving them a great table and ending the night with a treat. First time my family has been there and my parents can’t wait to go back and take the rest of us!

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Responded on June 13, 2019

I am so happy it all turned out well for you family. Please come back and see us soon!

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JG
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are so happy Diprinzio's Kitchen found Clayton - the food is delicious and the views are spectacular!! We have enjoyed every menu item we have ordered but two of our favorites are the wings and any of the wood fired pizzas (we usually order whatever pizza is on the "special menu"). This time around we tried the meatballs and Utica Greens with our special pizza - YUM!

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SR
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Meal is very good. Nice service and great ambiance. But do not take desert! We took the carrot cake and there was green thing inside. The freshness was not there!

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DC
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice, view was fantastic! Our meals were very good. Will definitely be back.

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LD
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My daughter and I had a late Mothers Day dinner and shared a wood fired pizza and I loved the sauce! The view was amazing and the atmosphere was perfect! I’ll be returning many times.

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G
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Our new place to eat in Clayton and we’ve been to them all. Great bar. The view is the best. Food is consistently very good the pizza oven being the go to specialty.
Give it a try

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D
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've visited Diprinzio's Kitchen several times. One of our favorite restaurants in the north country. You can't go wrong if you stop in for lunch or dinner.

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RW
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Pleasant, with competent warm service, good food, and inviting atmosphere.

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JO
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed dinner with friends... dining area was noisy but pleasant. Everyone enjoyed dinner...food quality was better than the usual mediocre food available at many restaurants. We would suggest and encourage the addition of a vegan option to round out the food selections.

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SS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We rashawn directly to our reserved table. Our waitress was with us in about two minutes we got our drinks and our appetizer which was delicious and we were quite happy our waitress gave us a few minutes to read their menus then came back was very pleasant took her orders we were served in a reasonable period of time. we each had something different and everyone was very pleased with their food my only criticism would be the noise level.

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NT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner and services was great!!! Very pleased we are able to get the accommodations that are needed for the food restrictions that are needed.
Thank you.

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KR
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Took my niece to celebrate a wonderful week of school work and she adores the pizza at DiPrinzios. Excellent care by the staff, we were pretty early, so we got a high top and enjoyed the sunset on the river.

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DL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

It was a fairly slow night for the kitchen. The service and food for out party of 6 was spot-on. Nice evening.

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DR
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my Mom’s 75th birthday with a fabulous brunch at DiPrinzios. Our entire dining experience was perfect and the food was outstanding. We all enjoyed a Bloody Mary (or two!) and our bartender was gracious enough to have that birthday photo with our Mom. Can’t wait to visit again.....

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A
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing! We will be visiting again soon!

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DG
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'd recommend this restaurant to anybody that likes good food and a unique beautiful atmosphere....Fantastic!!!!

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EP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are all so lucky to have DiPrinzio's in Clayton. Great food, wonderful view and the owners go out of their way to make it special! It has become our favorite place to go by boat or by car from Wellesley Island.

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GC
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Much improved from my previous experience, would go back

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BM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been to other restaurants in Clayton, all are good but this one is great. Loved the food, view, service, and atmosphere!

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PR
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat both inside and outside weather permitting. Staff always pleasant and accommodating. Food excellent as well as the atmosphere!

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AB
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is delicious, atmosphere is great, service is excellent. We came upon DiPrinzio's in January by accident. We came back again this December. We are from Kingston, Ontario and spent the evening in Clayton, New York. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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m
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place for afternoon snacks or a more formal dinner. My husband and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary having dinner there. The owner was gracious and the server was very friendly. Hats off to the chef! We both recommend the calamari and the Filet Mignon. The calamari came with a spiced jellied sauce which is something that compliments the calamari better than the marinara sauce, we think! The beef was cooked to perfection and the glaze was so tasty. I was full halfway through, but could not stop eating, it was that delicious! We are in Clayton 2-3 times a year and will always make it a point to eat at Diprinzios.

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KM
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious as always and the service was impeccable 😊❤️

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KH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and service was good. I had heard there was a new menu and was disappointed that there was only one or two new options. What they have is good but without more options or changes it is not somewhere you can go frequently, and it is someplace I would go more often if there were more choices.

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