Grazie Italiano

4.1
1067 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
A Bloomington Tradition Since 1999

At Grazie! we know that excellent ingredients are the key to a fantastic meal. That’s why we only use the highest quality seasonal produce and ingredients from local growers here in Southern Indiana, offer fresh and pasta imported directly from Italy, and of course make our world-famous marinara, meatballs and roasted garlic alfredo sauces every day from scratch.

Our menu features thin-crust pizzas, Italian classics along with hand-cut steaks and fresh seafood with every dish prepared with care and love. Our bartenders feature seasonal craft beer and cocktails along with a distinctive wine list.

Whether you are visiting Bloomington for the first time or we know you by name, we extend our warmest welcome and our promise to provide food and service that will make your night at our house memorable. Like us on facebook and see more about us on our Instagram @graziebtown!

Arrivederci e Buon Appetito!

Experiences

  • IU Spring Graduation

    $60.00 per personPrepaid

    May 3 - May 8, 2021

    Indiana University's Spring Commencement will take place the week of May 3rd. The event goes on, rain or shine. Please allow time for pictures, travel, and parking as your reservation cannot be changed. Graduation is a prepaid experience, non-refundable, that cannot be modified or exchanged. The graduation menu will be a limited menu featuring hand-cut steaks, fresh seafood, and Italian classics. To complete your dining experience, a full complement of appetizers and desserts will also be available, along with beer, wine, and cocktail selections from our bar. If your party is more than eight people, you will be seated at separate but adjacent tables. Each reservation seating is two hours.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1067 people are saying
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Nancyjoy7
Indiana
25 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner! Garlic bread, mussels, branzino, pasta. They even brought complementary desserts. Lots of social distancing and great atmosphere. They've made a lot of improvements to their service and menu. They're back to being one of our favorites.

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JenniN
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was decent; service was bleh. Had to wait forever for half our meals (while the other half of our table had to make the choice of eating in front of us or letting their food go cold), and none of our requests were fulfilled on the first go-around (i.e., had to wait for the shrimp my daughter added to her fettucinin alfredo "to be thawed," and for another's dish to me remade because she can't have dairy and had specifically requested no cheese on top but received it with cheese, etc. etc.). Likely won't go back, despite the food tasting good when they finally got things right.

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Shanleisch
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for an early Sunday dinner. It was quiet and romantic. We shared a bottle of wine, the best veal, asparagus and Caesar salad I have ever tasted. My Husband had the chicken Parm, which was equally amazing. Do not bypass the garlic bread it will not disappoint. First time we had ever been and we are already looking forward to the next time anxious to try more. Even better Groupon has a deal...AGAIN AMAZING FOOD AND SERVICE!! Shout out to Jimmy who was over the top!

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JonH
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great experience at Grazie, as always.

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vipMicheleA
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We made our reservation, and when we got to the restaurant it had a sign on the door: “Closed due to an employee testing positive for Covid.” It sure would have been nice if we had known this earlier!!! I was not happy and think there should be no reservations made due to the restaurant being closed! Very inconvenient!!

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Scotth
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I love getting to support local restaurants and this is what that needs to be supported. It was quiet and service good with your server. The food was good and great deal but also more personal than some of the chains. If you get a chance, go get some food from there. We had a groupon and we will go back!

Grazie Italiano
Responded on February 27, 2021

Hi ScottH - thanks so much for your kind review! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience with us!

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Courtney
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

first time eating here and it was great! we came for valentine’s day. the service was lovely & the food was delicious. would definitely go back :)

Grazie Italiano
Responded on February 27, 2021

Hi Courtney - thanks so much for your feedback! We're so glad you enjoyed your Valentine's Day with us!

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MackenzieR
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The spin dip was good and so was the chicken parm. The chicken alfredo was not my favorite. I barely ate it. The service was great and the server was attentive and very respectful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was very nice and our waiter was outstanding! I wish I could remember his name! Would’ve liked the atmosphere to be a little more intimate but still loved it!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience2

We were seated upstairs which was fine, temperature was comfortable. Didn’t have much atmosphere, no decor, blank walls. The staircase to the kitchen was near us and you can see where the grayish paint just abruptly ends and the white walls continue.
The salad was great, fresh and had a great flavor. The garlic bread was good and the marinara sauce was excellent. The main course was a bit of a let down after the salad and garlic bread. We both got the lobster and shrimp pasta. The noodles and shrimp were cooked well. The crab had no flavor and the sauce was very bland. We had to use the pepper and salt liberally to get flavor from the sauce.
My wife had the tiramisu which was excellent. We also tried the gelato which had a very grainy texture and had ice crystals across the top, appearing freezer burnt.
The drinks we had with dinner were great.
The experience wasn’t horrible, the staff were wonderful but were stressed. Some couples there weren’t being too kind and the wait and host staff were beating the brunt of it. We get bad for the poor staff that were handling it with grace, but you could see they were shaken up. The wait staff and hosts were wonderful. We didn’t have the heart to complain to them after seeing the lashing they were enduring already.

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MarisaM
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience5

My party and I were unaware that there would be a special menu for the weekend of Valentine's. We chose Grazie due to the fact that there were vegan and vegetarian friendly items on the normal menu for us to choose from. When we got to the restaurant, the menu had completely changed and there were no vegan/vegetarian friendly items on the menu. We ended up having to leave as there was nothing for us to eat.

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vipAngela
Indiana
32 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and food very good. Loved the new martini menu. It is one of our local "go-to" places for dinner and it is consistently very good. Great care with covid-guidelines and distancing. Staff were excellent from the host stand to bartending and waitstaff. Very good!

Grazie Italiano
Responded on February 16, 2021

Hi Angela - thanks so much for your feedback! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. Come see us again soon!

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EmmaC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and the waitress was very professional and quick. Answered all of our questions as well. The brunch Menu was amazing.

Grazie Italiano
Responded on February 18, 2021

Hi Emma - thanks so much for your feedback! We're so glad you enjoyed your brunch with us!

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vipConnieM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Dining with my daughter after college drop off and we weren’t rushed.

Grazie Italiano
Responded on February 27, 2021

Hi ConnieM - thanks for your review! We're glad you had a pleasant experience.

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Nancyjoy7
Indiana
26 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent. The gluten free pasta option is nice to have. Good service. Sadly can't sit at the bar...not their fault...

Grazie Italiano
Responded on January 29, 2021

Hi Nancyjoy7 - thanks for your feedback! We're glad you enjoyed your experience. Hopefully we'll be able to seat guests at the bar again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was wonderful. Friendly staff. Great value and great quality.

Grazie Italiano
Responded on January 24, 2021

Hi there - thanks for your review! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience with us.

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vipNeilP
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Initially they served a bad $11 glass of wine.... it had been uncorked too long and the server seemed to have suspected it as she asked me if it tasted and smelled like it had gone bad. And it had. She opened a new bottle but they served a suspect glass which was off-putting. The dining room was quiet with only a couple tables sat. They usually play background music but that was off giving an eerie silence over the place. Food was and the server was pleasant and helpful. Drinks were too expensive. Woodford Reserve Double Oak at $18 a glass ... that is about half the cost for a 750ml bottle. Never again.

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SDL70
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Outside dining is right by street, not ideal for sure. Food was delicious and our server checked on us several times, just out of the way and can’t flag down server if something you want.

Grazie Italiano
Responded on November 14, 2020

Hi SDL70 - thanks for taking time to leave us feedback! We're glad you enjoyed your experience overall, and we appreciate you letting us know what we can reconsider and improve for the future.

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vipBday
Indiana
37 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Food was good. Our server was excellent! Very attentive.

Grazie Italiano
Responded on November 14, 2020

Hi there - thanks for your review! Please feel free to let us know what we can improve for next time!

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JakeL
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall2food3service5ambience3

Really expensive and overpriced, especially for a restaurant next to poor college students.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the $25 special they offered
Appetizer, entree and dessert!!
Food was delicious

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FritziC
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food!

Grazie Italiano
Responded on December 20, 2020

Hi there - thanks for your feedback! We're glad you enjoyed!

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vipArtN
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very nice, but not quite as charming as photos appeared

Grazie Italiano
Responded on October 19, 2020

Hi ArtN - thanks for your feedback! Feel free to let us know what we can improve for the future!

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LindseyS
Tallahassee
23 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food and service were good but they were out of a large portion of the menu. My chicken dish was fairly salty. My husband enjoyed his salmon. Overall everything was fair but nothing outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Had a table by the road. The worst service. Almost walked out. Never going back again.

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AmandaS
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great place to catch up with friends. Their fall bourbon drink was amazing.

Grazie Italiano
Responded on October 12, 2020

Hi AmandaS - thanks for your feedback! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience - let us know if there is anything we can improve for next time!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Italian in Bloomington loves the food, atmosphere and service. Look forward to going back

Grazie Italiano
Responded on September 28, 2020

Hi there - thanks so much for your feedback! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. See you again soon!

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Cheryl
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grazie offers inside and outside dining options. Our Waitress was very knowledgeable and helpful. The Spinach Dip was very delicious and the Main Course was very good as well. We love the water that comes in a chilled Glass Bottle.

Grazie Italiano
Responded on September 28, 2020

Hi Cheryl - thanks so much for your feedback! We're so glad your waitress took such good care of you, and that you enjoyed your food and experience. Come back again soon for the best water in Bloomington!

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SAMW
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Slow service. Short ribs burnt. Brussel sprouts not cooked long enough.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely meal. We originally had an outside table booked but as it was a little chilly we sat inside.
Food was excellent and the service was very good

Grazie Italiano
Responded on September 22, 2020

Hi there - thanks so much for taking the time to leave your feedback. We're so glad you enjoyed your experience with us! Hope to see you again soon.

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Dakota
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Have had 3 terrible experiences, Bailey the manager did a great job at getting me back in to give another chance. Dinner at 6:30, arrived 10 mins early du to previous times. Was Sat very quickly and very timely. Wonderful start, sever joins table, does a great job getting drink orders, then takes 20 mins to get two woodchuck draft beers, no waters yet, have ordered all food by time drinks get to the table, 30 mins later, garlic bread arrives! Yes 30 mins later! With this being said order two entree dinners which came with a size salad or soup! Two salads were ordered, 20 mins after our appetizer arrived. Our side salads arrive. It has now been 50 mins just now getting our water, and our side salad before our meals. 15 mins go by the food comes to the tables. Chicken for chicken parm was not cooked nor did it even look like chicken. The gentleman sever agreed and proceed to take the food from the table. When the food arrived I asked to speak to a manger, after 1 hour and half, still haven’t seen a manger in the building nor, when requested by a table! Just poor poor experience! I can name 10 restaurants in this city who’s customer service is head and shoulder above! I’m not going to blame bailey the Gm however the training Style for this company is very bad. I wouldn’t be surprised to hear number have continued to drop! They will continue to unless some changes are made! Best of luck with job security!

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vipLauraO
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect meal!

Grazie Italiano
Responded on August 25, 2020

Hi LauraO - thanks for your feedback! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience with us - hope to see you again soon!

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NancyL
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were very nice and changed our reservation to an outside table with out any fuss. Everything was lovely on this late summer evening!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was excellent. Service a little slow

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vipcarrier
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall1food2service5ambience2

The tables were too close together inside and people were not wearing masks. We felt very uncomfortable and tried to leave as quickly as possible.

Grazie Italiano
Responded on August 21, 2020

Hi carrier - thanks so much for your feedback. We're so sorry you did not feel comfortable dining in our establishment. We do our very best to keep tables spaced apart adequately, and we do require patrons to wear their masks when moving around the restaurant. We do offer outdoor seating as well, which may be a better option for you in the future. Feel free to let me know if there is anything else we can improve for next time.

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vipMichaelF
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was excellent. Wait staff are college kids, so very nice and enthusiastic but not too familiar with the menu which was fine. Tough to do too much with the ambiance in Covid, and food a bit pricey considering, but was a great meal and evening before the IU drop-off.

Grazie Italiano
Responded on August 22, 2020

Hi MichaelF - thanks for your feedback! We're glad you enjoyed your experience, and appreciate you being so kind and understanding of our staff. Hope to see you again!

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AudreyK
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent! Service was great!

Grazie Italiano
Responded on August 18, 2020

Hi AudreyK - thanks for your feedback! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience with us!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We had made reservations for two, once we arrived no one was there to greet us at the host stand. We called the restaurant and no one answered, we had to walk around to find someone to help us. We were seated and we ordered. The appetizer and salads came out and everything was good and flavorful. The entrees were bland and spice less, I think a Michelina’s frozen entree fettuccine Alfredo has more flavor than what we were served. Disappointing really, no amount of salt or pepper could have fixed it. Spent $60 on something we would have enjoyed more at Fazoli’s for a fraction of the price. Probably not going back and I would not recommend it.

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MikeO
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice to be back. We enjoyed our meal. Good server. Due to the weather we had to eat inside but not a problem.

Grazie Italiano
Responded on August 4, 2020

Hi MikeO - thanks for your review! Glad you enjoyed your experience - let us know if there's anything we can improve for next time!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.
We ate inside before covid and it was very loud. Couldn’t even hear the person next to me. We have been recently 3-4 times and ate outside and it was so nice! Loved it.

Grazie Italiano
Responded on July 28, 2020

Hi there -thanks for your feedback! Things can definitely get a little noisy with a full house. So glad you've enjoyed dining on our patio this summer! See you again soon!

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FAQs

Grazie Italiano does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Grazie Italiano also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (812) 323-0303.

Grazie Italiano is rated 4.1 stars by 1067 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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