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Chianti Il Ristorante

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18 Division St, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-2188 (Broadway)
+1 518-580-0025
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16:30 - 21:30
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Sun 16:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 16:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:30
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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216 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just off the main drag, Chianti is a delightful find featuring delicious Italian entrees served by pleasant and knowledgeable staff. While some of the specials such as the dry aged meats will set you back a couple dollars, there are also a number of pastas and other dishes which are wonderful and priced for a casual night out. Something for... More 

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Thank clherrick
DZmanagement, Manager at Chianti Il Ristorante, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your amazing review! So glad that we are able to give you the kind of dining experience we work so hard to provide for each and every guest. Yes ... you are right, the meats are on the pricey side. Fabrizio, our chef, dry ages them himself in our aging coolers so they are not... More 

Chestertown, New York
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Excellence began upon our entrance with a delightful hostess who was happy to accommodate our change in group size. We proceeded to the bar for a drink and a couple of small apps before dinner. The Happy Hour wine selection that I chose was not available on this Monday evening unfortunately, but the alternative offered was very nice (most restaurants... More 

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Thank adkeats
DZmanagement, Guest Relations Manager at Chianti Il Ristorante, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your amazing and well articulated review! So glad that we are able to to give you the dining experience we work so hard to provide for each and every guest. Love the term "plateful of excellence" and it sounds like you are well acquainted with David and his restaurants. We look forward to having you... More 

Olivebridge, New York
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

This a loud, very busy Italian restaurant. The service was impeccable, but we found that the food was very good...not great. Portions are generous and beautifully presented. We started with prosciutto and mozzarella which was fantastic and enough for two. The wine list was superior and offered a wide price point.Then, we both ordered risotto dishes. They both were good... More 

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Thank Meg S
DZmanagement, Manager at Chianti Il Ristorante, responded to this review

Meg - Thank you for your review of Chianti Ristorante. Though it sounds like you had an overall positive experience, I am disappointed that a guest left one of our restaurants feeling that they did not receive the dining experience that all of the DZ Restaurants have been built on. Our guests’ feedback is very valuable as it provides me... More 

Gloversville, New York
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158 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We met friends here for a reunion. The service was pretty good, although the restaurant was busy on this Friday night. Some of the entrees were just so-so, although my duck was sensational (from the regular menu). The duck portion (see photo) wasn't large, but was fine for me. We thought the bill was high for the quality, about $90... More 

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Thank Polly H
Saratoga Springs, New York, United States
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

We love Chianti! Always at the top of our list. When we want something light, we will share a bottle of wine and the antipasto for two which offers a fun variety of hot and cold items. Service is always impeccable and the food is always consistently excellent. A must try.

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Thank Kristin G
DZmanagement, Manager at Chianti Il Ristorante, responded to this review

Kristin - Thank you so much for your amazing review! So glad that we are able to continue to give you the dining experience we work so hard to provide for each and every guest. That antipasto platter is a crowd favorite and more than enough for 2. Add the bottle of wine and it's the start of a great... More 

Albany, New York
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Had the opportunity to meet for dinner here for a business debrief and was delighted with the menu. Many different choices and the service here was great. This particular day they had rabbit on the menu and was great tasting. I would highly recommend. Thanks

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Thank Will W
DZmanagement, Manager at Chianti Il Ristorante, responded to this review

Will - Thank you so much for your amazing review! So glad that we are able to give you the dining experience we work so hard to provide for each and every guest. The Chef's rabbit special is a guest favorite. So glad you got to experience how good it is! We look forward to having you dine with us... More 

Illinois
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220 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

The food was inconsistent, some items were good, some not so good. The scallops were delicious, the pasta with fennel and sausage was very good. The salad with butter lettuce, prosciutto, and cheese lacked flavor and fell flat. The calamarrati was bland, the calamari was rubbery and the dish arrived cold. I mentioned it to the server and he just... More 

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Hyattsville, Maryland
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76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Great food, busy bar, large menu and extremely popular !!!! We've eaten here many times. We enjoy their fish, meat and pasta. Authentic Italian. Drinks and wine are also great. Reservations a must during the season. A real favorite 👍👍👍👍👍

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Thank wetired
New Hartford, New York
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172 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Had a lovely dinner here, food was excellent. It is northern Italian so don't expect to find cheese ravioli. The dishes they made were creative and used fine ingredients, I had a risotto with filet pieces which was delicious

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Buffalo, New York
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

The noise level in this restaurant was crazy, and inhibited conversation. Please add tablecloths to mute some of the noise! The service was mixed--our waitress was good (once she arrived after we sat there for over 10 minutes), but the under-waitress (who bused the table and poured water) was not friendly. The food was also mixed. My husband's duck was... More 

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Thank Heidi014
DZmanagement, Manager at Chianti Il Ristorante, responded to this review

I am very sorry to read your review of your recent visit to Chianti Ristorante. I am disappointed that a guest left one of our restaurants feeling that they did not receive the dining experience that all of the DZ Restaurants have been built on. Our guests’ feedback is very valuable as it provides me with an opportunity to remind... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 21:00
Monday
16:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
16:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
16:30 - 21:30
Thursday
16:30 - 21:30
Friday
16:30 - 22:30
Saturday
16:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Division St, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-2188
    (Broadway)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Saratoga Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 518-580-0025

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?