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Canali's Restaurant

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126 Mariaville Rd, Schenectady, NY 12306
+1 518-355-5323
Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 16:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Every time we go it's consistent and delicious. They always serve great portions and ensure you have had a great meal. In addition, one visit our gift card that was unused had no dollar amount attached to it. Very odd... but the owner came out and quickly took care of it. I can't say enough good things about the restaurant...... More 

Thank loribG857DN
New York, United States
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72 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The service is not the friendliest and the dining area is very congested. The back of my hair was touching the back of the next tables chairs and I could barely move or get up from the table without making people at the next table move. What an inconvenience. One or two less tables in the dining room would go... More 

Thank Sunny_Side2000
Schenectady, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

excellent service and food and you will definitely need a doggie bag. I prefer to eat dinner earlier so we got there around 4:30 and it was perfect timing.

Thank jhangst
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

wife and I have been going to canalis for over 10 years we always have a great meal I love the veal dishs my wife has the pork chops

Thank Ed K
Birmingham, Alabama
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very popular place, so reservations are suggested. The food is, of course, Italian, very good and varied. Prices are reasonable. Go with a good appetite as servings are substantial. At Canali's everyone seems to be ready to ask for a "to go" box. This is a place that we always visit when returning to Schenectady.

Thank vernon51
Clifton Park, New York
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is always good. Eat here at least once a month. It has been around a long time and it has a great red sauce for pasta. Classic dishes along with new invented ones never disappoint. Leftovers last a few days because the portions are huge.

Thank Sandy P
Schenectady, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the bread and salad, right thru to the main course, Canali's is the best Italian restaurant experience in the Capital District. Sauce has a hint of sweetness and pasta is cooked to perfection.

Thank roland1232017
Ballston Lake
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Canali's is one of our go to restaurants, For just the two of us or the whole family for a celebration we love coming here. Great service nice atmosphere and wonderful food. Large portions of some of our favorite Italian and American dishes. My husbands favorite is their Pittsburgh style steak its black on the outside and rare on the... More 

Thank Jacque L
Schenectady, New York
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164 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our son turned 20 and this is where he asked to go for dinner. We (somewhat) frequently go here for dinner and the food is always very good with large portions. Service is typically good even though they are usually very busy. This was a Wednesday and the parking lot and dining room were very close to being full. We... More 

Thank SirVayR
Glenville, NY
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

There are many Italian restaurants in Schenectady but Canali's is the best by far. We've dined here many times and we always keep coming back. I've tried other Italian restaurants on friends' recommendations but they all seem to have the same problem: their sauces are way too salty and in most cases that makes the meal I've ordered inedible. Not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 126 Mariaville Rd, Schenectady, NY 12306
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Schenectady
  • Phone Number: +1 518-355-5323

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?