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About Grazie Italiano

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!

106 West 6th Street
Bloomington, IN 47401
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, American, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Daily: 3:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Walnut

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(812) 323-0303

Website:
http://www.grazieitaliano.com/

Entertainment:

Catering:
We offer a full service off-premise catering along with off-premise bar services. Please contact Lexi Saalfrank at extension 33 for more information.

Parking Details:
Metered street There are three public garages located within two blocks of the restaurant that provide the first three hours of parking for free, after which parking is pro-rated at 50 cents an hour. On-street meter parking is enforced 9am - 9 pm Monday through Saturday and costs $1.00 per hour.

Executive Chef:
Nick Smedberg

Private Party Facilities:
Nothing is more important to us at Grazie! than gathering for homemade food with family and friends. Whether you’re hosting an upscale rehearsal dinner, throwing an all-out birthday bash, or simply taking over our bar to create your own private happy hour, we are happy to celebrate with you!

Private Party Contact:
Lexi Saalfrank: (812) 323-0303 ext. 35

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Three areas are available for special events. Our wine cellar room is equipped with a screen, DLP projector and separate audio system for use in presentations.

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Grazie Italiano Ratings and Reviews

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food

4.0

service

3.9

ambience

3.8

value

3.8

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Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (20)
Good for a Date (18)
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Good for Anniversaries (16)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Special Occasion (12)
Authentic (9)
Fun (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Romantic (9)
Worth the Drive (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Business Meals (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Cozy (3)
People Watching (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Happy Hour (1)
Live Music (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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·Dined 6 days ago

My wife and I celebrated her birthday here. She loves Italian food, so we decided to try this place out. We absolutely loved it. Great food and wine. Our server was attentive. Will definitely go back

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Casual, Special Occasion, Authentic, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The Bar is nice and we had a great bartender, but the Service was just OK, very slow, and then the food was Marginal at best, so much promise with the remodel, if they get it together it would be a place i will go too again.

thank you.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

I don't go to a relatively expensive Italian restaurant expecting mediocre food and obnoxious, loud crowds and music. I knew that it was a football weekend and expected it to be busy, but the atmosphere and food were more like a pub than a place to have a celebration dinner. If that's what they're going for, fine - put a burger on the menu. If not, they need to up their game. Food and service definitely not worth the prices.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent service and great food! Server was very attentive. Four people with four different entrees and every

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 2, 2017

We were in town to see a play and decided to try this restaurant. I ordered the shrimp pasta along with my mother-in-law. My grandmother ordered the lasagna. The pasta was not great. The shrimp appeared to be pre-frozen and unthawed. They were also over-cooked. The pasta also had too many peppers. I was expecting more, especially since it was 32 bucks. It did not taste authentic at all. The lasagna was decent. We wanted a good meal, but might have been better off with bar food that night... unfortunately.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 22, 2017

This was an extremely pleasant first time experience. The food and the service were excellent! A gem in Bloomington!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Place was fairly busy. We were in on a Saturday night so that's to be expected. Our server seemed like it was one of her first days. The real problem with the experience was that everything took FOREVER. There was only four of us in that night before the late show at the Comedy Attic. It took forever to be greeted, then forever to get our drinks. I had gray hair before we even got our food orders placed. We ended up being there for over 2 hours without even having time for dessert or coffee or anything because we had the show to get to and everything was SO SLOW. I reiterate because it truly was that bad. No management was circulating to check on the experience or to explain what the deal was. I'm sure they were trying not to have to give everything away for how terrible the service was. Well congratulations, I paid full price, but you won't ever be getting my money again.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We were very satisfied with our experience at Grazie Italiano. The food was good, excellent portions, and the service was perfect. We were under a time constraint and our server (Ali) was right on top of it. I would recommend Grazie Italiano and will request it for our next trip back to Bloomington

Tags: Casual, Fun, Comfort Food
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Very good Italian food. Our party of 7 had 5 different dishes, all excellent and substantial portions. Appetizers good, too. Very busy night (IU Homecoming weekend) but the wait staff was attentive and friendly.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We enjoy eating at Grazie when we can. The wine list is excellent & I always like the drink specials, as well. Love the giant shrimp/ Crab linguine. The chicken piccata is consistently good. Love the vibe at Grazie and running into friends.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Went on a second first date...22 years later. Menu was great..food was excellent. Sat a little to close to entrance but it was great start to our evening.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Went here with an out of town friend and my daughter and fiance. We had reservations and got seated immediately. Erin was our waitress and was very good throughout our visit. We each got different dishes and everyone seemed to enjoy their food. The bread before the meal was very good with the dipping oil.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Pesto was very soupy. Other pasta dishes were very average. Salads were good.

Tags: Casual
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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Food is always good and service is always pleasant.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on September 27, 2017

First time visit for a business dinner. Food was very good as well as service. Will definitely return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Some of the food was too salty. But overall, I love going there on Sundays because of half-priced wine.

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

We went there for a birthday celebration! Made the reservation on Opentable for 10. None of us had ever been there before! Everyone was very friendly when we walked through the door. We have a son in a wheelchair and they were very accommodating to his needs. Sara, our server was AWESOME. The food was AWESOME. We brought our own birthday cake in & Sara got everything ready for us to celebrate! We had a great experience & can't wait to come back for another visit!

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Austin)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Food was not good at all, some of the worst italian food I've has in my life. Wine was yummy (cannonball) service was cheery and fast.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Wasn't greeted at the door and our reservation was never entered in Open Table and we were reported to not have made it there for the reservation. Food was good but service took forever. Took over almost 45 minutes to get our food. Very, very slow. Appetizers came out before the bread and wine. Very disorganized. Looked like a bunch of kids were running the place. Don't know that we'll be back anytime soon.

Tags: Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

enjoyed the great service. The food was great. Plenty of options on the menu. Great value. A+

Tags: Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Seeing my son

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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 22, 2017

As usual the food was excellent quality paired one of our favorite wines made for a great date night before the show.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Terrible, tasteless food, no decor on walls, noisy.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Located on the square in downtown Bloomington, it has a lot of large tables so it is great for those times that mom and dad come into town to take their kid out for "real food." it also has some quiet corners so it would be fun for a date night or other quiet conversation. The food was amazing. We had the bruschetta first -- nicely spicy. the garlic bread was decadent. I had the minestrone soup. Very good. Kids liked the pasta and the sauces were not overly done either spicy or heavy.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Spicy
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Very good food and attentive (but not over-bearing) wait staff. The place was very busy but we were quickly seated at our reserved table. We were served in reasonable time and able to make curtain up at the opera.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We celebrated Family Weekend with my daughter and our extended family. Make reservations several weeks in advance for special weekends at IU. Food was great...service....well, I think we had a new waitress. Despite the service, we will be back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We had a reservation for Party of 8 at 8:30pm on September 15. We were sat at approximately 8:45pm. It took more than 20 minutes to simply get the bread and salad which were told wouldn't be given until after we ordered main courses. We finally ordered main courses and then waited..and waited.. and waited. At approximately 9:45pm we were told "a few more minutes". Finally, at 10:05pm we were told it would be another 15-20 minutes. Of course we decided to leave. My wife walked back in to discuss with the manager. That took another 10 minutes to track down a manager. He was not overly empathetic which upset my wife even more. He did end up giving us a $50 gift card. Overall, can't imagine going back to this restaurant.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Second time we have eaten here. Great place to come up with a group and like the new renovation. The food was not quite as good as the last time we were here but still on par for Bloomington. Staff is very friendly, but service was very backed up due to parents weekend. Some fine-tuning of getting drinks would help calm the inpatient nerves

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Granted it was Parents Weekend at IU & extremely busy but service was over the top slow and when we finally got our food it wasn't warm. Our waitress was wonderful though (Erin) and the slowness wasn't her fault she was attentive and kept us updated on our meal status.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Had a nice time at Grazie Italiano. We had drinks, salad and an app. Our only issue after that was the entrees took a REALLY LONG time! As a result we were late for an event and unfortunately had to eat our food extremely fast once it arrived. The restaurant comped a few items on our bill which was nice. It was parents weekend and it was very crowded and apparently (as we found out too late) we may not have waited as long if we hadn't gotten the fish special:( I would go back but would make sure I had a good 2 hours to spare! PS the fish was great!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Had a nice dinner with my son. His steak was good. My grill Salmon was prepared just right and tasty. Kitchen was a little slow because a busy night.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, People Watching, Quick Bite, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 15, 2017

We came to Bloomington for family weekend, so had made reservations well in advance. Our waiter (Josh?) was very personable and knowledgeable . The food was outstanding; muscles and meatballs for apps, large salad for the table with fresh peppers and Parmesan cheese. They were very accommodating with gluten free options. The lemon-garlic scallop with fettuccine and shrimp in lobster crab sauce was delicious and generous portions. We also ordered the filet mignon which was cooked perfectly. The ambience was a little plain, but we're more concerned with the food at a restaurant. We will definitely dine here again next time we come to visit!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Casual, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Late-night Find
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Grazie Italiano met the Italian food craving of the IU student. We shared two tasty appetizers of calmari and spinach artichoke dip and then each enjoyed an entrée. The beef ravioli presentation in broth was surprising but the ratio was just right.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

This was our first visit to Grazie and we loved it....we had not been back to IU in 25 years so it was so nice to see all the new restaurants and this one was recommended by the staff at our hotel. Our waiter was wonderful...very informative and helpful in planning our choices. We will definitely return when we are back in the area.

Tags: Good for Groups, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Always good- consistent. Great wine options. The salmon piccata special was exceptional

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Romantic, Fun, Disabled Access
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

My wife loved her wild mushroom tortellini but my chicken fettucini alfredo with pesto wasn't very good. The chicken was almost grainy and the sauce was very oily. I don't know if it was overcooked or had just been setting awhile. The prices are high for the food that you get. Our service was ok but it took a really long time to get our meals (almost an hour).

As a side note, the men's restroom door opens up directly into the restaurant. It is uncomfortable when you are in there and can hear people talking.

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Family dining with our son who is a Sophmore here at IU😀😜

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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 19, 2017

The food was great as usual. I LOVE the arancini and the truffle chicken. Since my husband and I wanted different dressings, the waiter was kind enough to bring us separate salads. My daughter's kid pizza looked so appetizing that my husband couldn't resist eating a piece. My only complaint is that it was frigid cold. It was 90 degrees outside, but I was still shivering in a sweatshirt.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Authentic
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Good good but very slow service

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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 18, 2017

We met three couples at a place we have enjoyed in the past, sitting around a large round table in the back. It was too noisy to have "whole table" conversation, so we had several discussions simultaneously. We asked about several red wines and were graciously provided samples. After that, we ordered a more expensive red wine, and two different white wines, all which we greatly enjoyed. The bread was hot and tasty, and a large salad was served family style. When that wasn't enough for 8 people, the server brought another salad. Among the entrees we enjoyed were salmon, chicken Marsala, and chicken piccata. All these were well prepared. No one ordered pasta! We were all stuffed and didn't order dessert or coffee. Our server was quite helpful and took care of all our special requests very well. One couple had never been at this restaurant before but said they were planning to return with their son the next week, when he was visiting.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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