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Chianti Il Ristorante

4.7
2432 reviews
$30 and under
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

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2432 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
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Jill
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Korean BBQ app is amazing. The restaurant was busy so our food took a little while to come out and the staff was very apologetic and offered us a round of free drinks. We didn’t even realize the food was late because we were having a great time! Would recommend to others and we will return.

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AnneL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every bite of every course was delicious. The service was excellent and genuine. From the greeting through everyone saying good night and thanking us for coming. The house chiante was wonderful. We had an appetizer and a dessert from their specials that were both fantastic.
It got very noisy as the restaurant filled up even though there are fewer tables due to Covid.

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RobG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We always enjoy Chianti Ristorante, and all of the DZ group of restaurants. The food and service is amazing.

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Quinner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Well located. Easy parking. Perfect for Universal Hall shows

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ElaineM
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and wonderful service. Lovely ambiance. We ordered a salad and a vegetarian risotto, and both were really superb. The salad was fresh and truly delicious, and the risotto -- eggplant, fresh tomatoes, and burrata -- was really amazing. The maitre d' and the wait staff were excellent. It's beautifully decorated, very nice. I'm so glad we decided to try it.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was wonderful…Service, Atmosphere and Food

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CCTG55
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The restaurant was very noisy. Food was delicious as usual

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DaveD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We always enjoy our evenings out at Chianti's - the ambiance, the service and the food combine for a great dining experience.

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SheilaW
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We eat at Chianti's often as it is always consistent. The service is excellent and the food is always at temperature. They should upgrade the house wine.

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ThomasM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff was great. Just after sitting down and receiving our drinks, I knocked over my water glass, which shatter into all over the table. Danielle the manger was at the table within seconds and had the staff remove and replace everything on the table including our drinks. I was amazed at the service. Thank you for a great meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The entire staff made our Anniversary very special. They made sure to find us a private spot and the service was excellent.

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OttaviaH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our first time at Chianti and we are really glad to have spent our anniversary there. The food was delicious, the presentation was on point, and the service was wonderful. Thank you so much for the lovely evening, can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

The service was poor. The waiter was rude.
It was restaurant week, and we had to ask for the special menu. We were given 1 menu to share between 4 people. The short ribs were good but the chicken dish was tough and chewy. The bread on the burrata app was burnt. We had to chase down the waiter for coffee refills. Service was very slow.
We brought friends who had never been before and it was downright embarrassing.
We have been coming to Chianti’s for many years,and this was an absolute disaster.
If you cannot provide decent food and service then you should not participate in restaurant week.
It will certainly be awhile before we go back, IF EVER.

Chianti Il Ristorante
Responded on November 9, 2021

Dear Guest, I am very sorry to read your review and hear about your experience. As you know from coming to Chianti in the past what you experienced is not the norm. Guest feedback is very important as it provides me with the tools to continue to coach and train our staff. I am so sorry that we did not provide the DZ dining experience you deserve. If you would reach out to me directly I would like to discuss your evening in more detail. My deepest apology, Nancy Bambara (nancy@dzrestaurants.)

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JohnH
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have dined there many times .Always exceptional

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vipVickiP
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This place is always wonderful! We go often and chose to check them out for restaurant week and they didn’t disappoint.
Chicken was moist and tender. Beef had great flavor also.
Waiter was very busy but still attentive to detail. Always a great place to go for a nice dinner

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julier
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great dinner as always! Food, service and atmosphere are why we love it. This time we were dining during restaurant week and the portions are appropriately smaller, still delicious. The presentation of the courses wasn't what it is during normal dining times. Still a great experience and night out.

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MaRA
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Beef Entre Excellent
Restaurant Week Menu great value.
Friday but no trouble parking on street.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Short ribs were amazing as was the friendly service and atmosphere!

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rodnre
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

They do everything right. Their staff is outstanding. Great food and service.

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LisaK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great specialty drinks, great service, delicious food amazing value - lucked out with restaurant week special!

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TL804
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service from our waitress, Alicia. Beautiful Restaurant and fantastic food as always! Favorite restaurant in Saratoga!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Chianti was and always will be a favorite anytime we're in Saratoga! Service was excellent, Liz was very attentive and accommodating to all of our needs. The food is always delicious, their pork shank is probably my favorite special but they didn't have it tonight so I went with the Frutti di Mare instead. Still wonderful! I'll keep coming back!

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ChrisB
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food, drink and service. Got the octopus and veal chop.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and food

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Meredith
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We dined early on a Wednesday . Our meals and service were excellent. Will be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

10/24/2021
Four of us for dinner. Everyone enjoined their meal. We will definitely return and try other entrees.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb Italian cuisine and a great table for a nice date. Will definitely plan to go back again.

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vipMASL
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Table was late by 30 minutes. Staff was beyond apologetic and caring. Served us a round of drinks while waiting. Ate outside (covid precaution) but heaters worked well. Food outstanding. Longing for the pasta!

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vipTIM19
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thanks Josh….

Danielle - Sorry we didn’t get to say good bye. See you next time.

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vipmicclay
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Waitress was outstanding. Always and only get fruit de mare. Chianti’s is the gold standard for this dish.

Chianti Il Ristorante
Responded on October 22, 2021

Thank you so much for your review. I am so happy that we provided you with the dining experience DZ Restaurants work so hard to achieve for our guests. I look forward to having you dine with us again in the future.

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Melbue
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and great service.

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vipluv2eat
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience5

Waitress was rude and condescending, I don’t want to have her debate with me how I want my food …… I said please no black pepper on anything…. What did I get black pepper on everything….. she also had the nerve to try to remove the wine list because she said they were special expensive wine that we wouldn’t want …..how dare she !!!!! I drive 100 miles to eat here because I like it so much but this was a very unpleasant experience…..

Chianti Il Ristorante
Responded on October 22, 2021

I am so sorry to read your review and to hear that you were unhappy with our server. This is completely out of character for her. She is always an utmost professional and has a lovely personality and our guests typically love her. I take our guest feedback very seriously and look to utilize the information to correct any issues with may have. I will be sure to address your review with her and our entire team in hopes this does not happen again. My deepest apology.

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SandyB
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

We both were very sick after dinner
This was the second tome in a restaurant since March 2020 and we are very upset about experience

Chianti Il Ristorante
Responded on October 19, 2021

Good Morning, Can you please give me a call at 518.583.1142 as I would like to understand more about your evening. Your review is something that I need more details on to understand as we take our safety and sanitation practices very seriously. Thank you, Nancy Bambara, Vice President DZ Restaurants.

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SusanL
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Well run restaurant. Everyone was friendly and courteous. In this day with limitations in the supply chain , portions were plentiful and food was delicious .
It is an excellent restaurant in Saratoga Springs .
Make a reservation , you will need it .

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TimL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been dining here for over a decade, since before they moved to their current location. We have never been disappointed in the service or the food. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food and ambiance

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vipRobbi
New York Area
136 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bibb lettuce salad & Pasta with shrimp were delicious.
Service was great.
Little lights above our table were flickering. It was very annoying.

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RebeccaC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our experience at your restaurant was amazing!!! It was our second visit in 3 years and both excellent experiences. I believe our waiters name was Tom. He was so amazing. Very good at what he does. A real asset to your restaurant

Chianti Il Ristorante
Responded on October 19, 2021

I am so glad to hear this. Thomas is a great server and we are lucky to have him on our team. Thank you for choosing to dine with us.

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AlisonP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, service was attentive, a bit loud though.

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LuisR
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first time back since the pandemic and we enjoyed a wonderful meal from Chianti ll and great service from Alicia!

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Chianti Il Ristorante offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (518) 580-0025.

Chianti Il Ristorante is rated 4.7 stars by 2432 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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