Chianti Il Ristorante

4.7
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2045 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Situated in the heart of beautiful downtown Saratoga Springs, Chianti Il Ristorante serves sophisticated, authentic Northern Italian fare in an elegant setting. Combining seasonal food, an award-winning wine selection, a welcoming and knowledgeable staff and a detailed, inviting ambiance Chianti provides every guest with a superb and unforgettable dining experience. Aesthetically inspiring, its rustic walls, hard wood floors and green onyx bar invoke the authenticity of conventional Italian architecture while remaining slightly modern. The culinary philosophy at Chianti is based on a respect for tradition. With artisan breads and pastas, housemade sausage and braised meats it is culinary craftsmanship at its best. Our guests have the chance to savor fresh food, from a selection of expertly-sliced carpaccio, to a variety of wild fish, to risotto that is made only with Vialone Nano rice grown exclusively in Italy's Venetto region. "The hottest restaurant in town." The New York Times
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B
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Chianti is always a favorite for my wife and I and I often take clients there as well. On this particular night, the appetizers and entrees took a LONG time to arrive. The waitress had to apologize in between each course. We're patient people and were enjoying the wine, so I would have likely ignored this, but my wife ordered the shrimp and lobster pasta and there were 4 shrimp and not one piece of lobster in it. The waitress (who was lovely) explained that the lobster was flavoring the sauce, however, for a $30 pasta dish that has lobster in the title, it should have half a lobster's amount of meat in it. It didn't ruin our $150 dinner for two, but it didn't make it feel like an exceptional value. We'll be back, but will be sure to ask more questions about the menu to make sure there are no surprises.

R
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had 8 people. Service was wonderful and the food was great. Several of our party were foodies from NYC. They agreed.

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorites! We love everything about this restaurant from the food to the service and ambiance!

CD
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and gracious service. Our dinners were perfect.

M
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The personalized service provided at Chianti is unmatched in the Upstate New York restaurant scene. The food is not only delicious and beautifully presented but completely authentic. This is not your 'spaghetti and meatballs' knockoff Italian food. Chef Fabrizio Bazzani prepares real Italian classics like octopus, sardines, and aged ricotta while maitre'd Pietro pairs each course with wine selections from their vast menu. You cannot miss this restaurant!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Super fun, consistently great food and service!

l
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as usual - my favorite restaurant in town!

JH
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were very attentive to our needs and requests throughout the evening. Food was spot on I was very pleased. I look forward to my next visit.

V
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it all, from decor to ambiance, service and portions size. Risotto with truffle oil was phenomenal!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a Valentine’s dinner. Everything was exceptional. I cannot rate this a true 5 stars because that would mean there is no room for improvements, but it was certainly greater than a 4.5 stars so I rounded up. Service was great, our waiter was very helpful and knowledgeable. I ordered the Branzino, it was good but had a few too many bones left on the inside for my liking, nevertheless delicious. My biggest problem was our appetizer cost more than the entree. With a bottle of wine, one app and 2 entrees the total bill (before tip) was about $125. I would recommend but know it’s a bit pricey.

PG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even though I expect a lot whenever I go, they somehow manage to continue to make it better each time. The food is always great but this last time it again exceeded expectations. A real "wow" meal that made a special event for St. Valentine's Day weekend even more memorable for both of us. Cannot recommend highly enough.

CJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place we go for every Valentine's and Anniversary, they never disappoint!

PD
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came from out of town for a dance festival, and had reservations for dinner on Valentine’s Day. As you can imagine, the restaurant was quite busy. Despite that, the service was superb and the food exquisite. The duck was to die for - the cherries were amazing - and my husband had the tenderloin which was done to perfection. The waiter recommended a very good wine that paired well with both meals. Chianti’s is definitely worth a stop. Just be sure to make reservations.

VW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EVerything was absolutely perfect!! The waitress was friendly and helpful with our food selections. The meal was beyond delicious. Will return.

S
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought our daughter and her friends to celebrate her 18th birthday, Everyone was impressed with the food and the service.

KF
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An exceptional meal! The Filetto with Gorgonzola fondue was absolutely delicious, and the server made this single female diner feel very welcome!

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff and GM were amazing great food and excellent experience

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I go here often and will continue to go! It’s my go to place I’ve never had a bad experience. Understand this: it can be loud depending on when you go so just be prepared for that, obviously the place is pricy but you get what you pay for, quality food and service. I recommend the specials because you’re gonna go back and try everything else on the menu.

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening!

MB
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Noise level is over the top way too loud, food and service excellent

BH
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite "special occasion" restaurant, didn't disappoint. A fantastic meal, great service, cozy atmosphere, just the right level of activity/conversation around us. Thank you, Chianti, for another great experience.

R
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Chianti, like the other DZ restaurants, is consistently excellent. Nice wine choices, ranging from solid and affordable reds to jaw-droppingly expensive selections. The standard menu has a wide selection of never-fail entrees, and there were 3 tempting specials ( I opted for linguine and clams, which was perfect). We had as good a dinner as expected, and came away very satisfied. After eating at Chianti for20 years, in multiple locations, it's still a great place. And, yes, it's too noisy, but if you can handle the boisterous conversations, a good meal is guaranteed, and the is no band playing, thanks be!

B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Amazing dinner. Great selections.
Service very attentive and timely.
Food was incredible and presentation was equally as good. The atmosphere is good however it is noisy .

FT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a terrific meal at Chianti’s. This is one of our go to restaurants in Saratoga. Erica was one of the best, most pleasant waitresses we have ever had. She made the meal!

EW
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bartender made a great old fashioned. And the filet was amazing as always. My mother got the Boar special and it was awesome. I don’t think they can do anything wrong

r
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great experience but would have liked more veggies served with my meal.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter. Even asked if we had food allergies
We both had scallop appetizer special which was large
Enough as entree. Delicious
My only complaint is wine selection for Sauvignon Blanc
Is terrible. Any chance you could consider stocking something from New Zealand? Kim Crawford is good mid price suggestion.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and the service was amazing. They all work together nicely.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Specials were fantastic!!

K
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, service, value.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Food was good, not great , but good. Just like a lot of other reviewers said it is VERY noisy. Be prepared to yell the whole meal.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We arrived a little early for our reservations but they were able to sit us right away. I had requested a corner table with my Open Table reservation and they obliged. Our waiter was polite, professional and knowledgeable. We love Chianti for their service and wonderful food. This visit was no different. We will definitely return.

JF
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great ambiance and great company....will be sure to go back to try another dish.

EW
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The filet mignon melted in our mouth. It was awesome. Best filet in the Saratoga area

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Penne vodka and the best osso buco.

m
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service outstanding. Noise level was ear splitting. Tables were jammed together.

LR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner and our sever, John was warm and attentive. Chianti remains one of our favorite dining destinations. We will be sure to return soon.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was good as usual however, service was quite slow on this particular occasion. Perhaps they were short of waitstaff.

LM
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was delicious. Chris, our waiter was very friendly and attentive. My only complaint is how load it is in the restaurant, I would hesitate at coming back for that reason.

RM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had a delicious meal. Was a little disappointed that despite having a reservation, we were seated in the bar area. It was a Friday night, and the bar was a bit noisy at times. Still had a great time- and the good was terrific!

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