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Cantoro Trattoria

4.7
893 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Worth the Drive
  • Authentic
Cantoro Trattoria is a family owned upscale yet casual Italian restaurant featuring house made pastas and traditional Italian cuisine including a variety of pizzas cooked in our wood burning pizza oven. Our in house sommeliers maintain a complete wine list from around the world with emphasis on selections from Italy. Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator 2017. Mlive "Top 10 List" for best Italian restaurant's in Michigan 2017.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of Operation


Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
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Phone number
(734) 667-1199
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Anthony Calabrese
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Private Party Facilities
Cantoro has an Italian Cantina that houses our many different wines from around the world. With a capacity to comfortably seat up to 80 guests we can provide dining in an elegant setting for any occasion. We also have a mezzanine that can comfortably seat up to 200 people in a comfortable setting for any larger parties. Individual entrees and/or buffet style dining is available.
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Catering
Cantoro can provide off site catering for many occasions. Our banquet menu has many offerings to choose from with different pricing packages to match any budget.
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
5 mile
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 893 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.7
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 8 hours ago

My server dan was awesome. Very helpful. I had the risotto with asparagus and bacon which was so amazing. Great evening

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Fabulous, creative and varied menu. Great service! I would suggest making a reservation to be sure you get in.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Was seated upstairs which does not have the ambiance of the first level. But overall the food was delicious and service was very good.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We really enjoyed the evening. Food was great, portions huge. No one came to our table immediately. I had to go and ask for a wine list to look at while waiting. From then on, service was perfect. Very attractively furnished. Prices were fair, including bottles of wine. Spent time shopping after. Bought the frozen veal ravioli since we enjoyed it so much at dinner. Pasta Bolognese also really good, and penne ala vodka as well. No complaints. Would love to go back. Thomas was a good waiter, attentive but not hovering.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Cantoro's never disappoints! Tasty food, friendly service, a bit noisy but otherwise great atmosphere.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We had a great family dinner. Excellent pasta dishes great wine list. We will be back !

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Thursday night and we really needed reservations! So glad we had them. The food was delicious. My shrimp in the pasta was cooked to perfection. The only issue I had was it was too crowded. They try to jam too many tables in one space but yet the upstairs seemed empty. People need a little more elbow room - literally!

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Took a friend there for a birthday luncheon. Very nice service, great atmosphere. It was her first time there and she was thrilled. Stopped by the bakery in the store afterward for some éclairs. The best!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

As always the food is amazing and the wine list is great. Our server was knowledgeable and attentive. This is one of the best restaurants in all of Detroit

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Lovely little spot! Celebrated a birthday there. Will definitely be returning again

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Took a friend for her first time experience, and she loved it. The pasta bolognese is amazing! I am gluten sensitive and I was surprised and how many choices where available for me. Great wine list, also.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Quality food, extensive wine selections and very engaging and knowledgeable waitstaff.

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3.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Too noisy to even talk. The table next to us was very loud

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Great experience overall. Friendly staff. Excellent service and treatment. Both pasta dishes were excellent and very good portion size. Would highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Johanna at reservations was very accommodating when I called in the morning to add 2 people. THEN the manager (whose name I have forgotten) was VERY accommodating when one of my guests showed up with 2 extra! (Hey! We’re Italian, what’s 2 more?). Our waitress was very efficient and patient as guests asked questions and made changes...And EVERYONE was very patient as we were relating family stories as the only guests in the restaurant! Thank you so much for a very special birthday dinner with my family!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Awesome dinner experience at cantoro’s as usual!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Fantastic Food, service and wine. We tried the octopus appetizer for the first time - simply amazing! Highly recommend it.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Visited Cantoro for date night this weekend. The food and wine were fabulous. The experience was enhanced because our waitress Jasmine really worked with us to understand what we were looking for and made some great suggestions. Jasmine did not hesitate to have the wine sommelier come make a recommendation too. We were glad we just went with the suggestions as it made for a wonderful dining experience. Great customer service from the hostess stand to the waitress. We will be back

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We had a reservation and had to wait an extra 15 minutes for them to set up our table. Portions were pretty big and everyone seemed to be happy with their order. The gnocchi didn’t have to much flavor though. The penne alla vodka was pretty good though

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

This is my most favorite restaurant anywhere! Food is fantastic ! Better than the food I had in Italy!

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

My wife and I frequent the restaurant, the staff is the absolute best, Alex makes sure of that. If you're a calamari fan this is the place to go the steaks are amazing and of course the pasta. Have never been disappointed.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Just wonderful

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Superb Italian food. Diverse menu of pastas, risottos, meats and seafood entrees and a strong wine list. Extremely authentic and huge portions.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

The best beef barley soup I’ve ever tasted. It was so delicious that I ordered more to take home so my husband could enjoy it. And he agreed - best ever!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Cantoro's is one of the best Italian restaurants that I have been to. The meals are prepared with fresh ingredients, most of which is made in the bakery or kitchen itself. I enjoyed having the Black Squid ink pasta with seafood, while my husband had the Penne Volka. Needless to say, both were delicious. My son had the best Margherita Pizza he's ever had at 16 years of age. There are plenty of options for one to choose. Desserts are unquestionably fresh as the bakery is on premise. After eating, you can shop at the connecting market for fresh produce and goods at very reasonable prices. Reservations are a must as Cantoro's is extremely popular.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Food was outstanding. Portions were generous so happily had leftovers. Server was one of the best I have ever had. I plan to eat there again very soon. 10 stars

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Meal was excellent and waiter terrific( all staff great).

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We started the evening with the Cheese Board appetizer(highly recommended). Great food and drinks, everyone in our party loved their food. We finished a great dinner off with Gelato which was a wonderful way to end a fantastic evening.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Brought out of town family here, worth the drive from A2!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

You would never realize such a nice restaurant is hidden next to a store. The place is a hidden gem....

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Service and food were great but expensive!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Morgan served our dinner entrees with very enjoyable hospitality .. carpaccio, wild boar gnocchi & branzino delicious!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Delicious dinner options. I ordered the walleye special which was cooked with capers and olives in a parchment bag . The tagliatelle was amazing as usual. Wine selection was outstanding - our bottle paired well with our meal.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Food was excellent!! Service was good, wine pours were stingy.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

My Birthday dinner. Love this place. Food is excellent and service outstanding. My favorite place.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

The food is unbelievable

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Excellent Italian with a flair. Great ingredients, inventive dishes, terrific service. Personal fav.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

We love the menu at Cantoro and the service is usually warm and professional.

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Food and service was good. Disappointed that even though we made a reservation we had to wait twenty minutes for our table. Kind of defeats the purpose of making a reservation in the first place.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

I had the Rucola e Parmigiano insalate and the Linguine alle Vongole con Bianco. Extremely delicious. Waiter recommended. Will definitely be back. Please note that the noise level was a bit much for any type of conversation - to the point that the waiter had to stoop down and tilt his ear near our mouths to hear our order.

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