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Chianti Il Ristorante

4.7
2227 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 & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2227 people are saying
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Barbrany3
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 7 hours ago
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Nothing special about this top rated Italian restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our fav place

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JessicaB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed, always fantastic from service to the food and drinks. Brava!

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Tigerlily623
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chianti is by far our favorite restaurant in Saratoga and the surrounding area. The food is amazingly delicious and incredibly consistent. The service is impeccable and its so nice to come in and have so many familiar, friendly faces who know us by name and are always happy to have us there. Febrizio and Efron are 2 of the most incredible chefs and we love everyone in the front of the house as well. If you are in Saratoga, you absolutely must go to Chianti!!

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MJDE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening! The entrees we chose were delicious as well as the grilled octopus appetizer and the Italian salads. Even the dessert was so tasty! Our waiter was excellent and took wonderful care of us! (Other waitstaff was very good as well! ) He answered our every request and saw that our dining experience was exceptional! Great atmosphere!

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ShaunaR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for my boyfriend's birthday and it exceeded our expectations!
Kevin was an excellent server. When back in Saratoga we will def be dine in again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was John ! He was extremely friendly and down to earth. He recommended various food items that exceeded our expectations! The food is exquisite ! My food pallets were not ready for such delicious food ! We will definitely be dining here again!

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vipTIM19
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Josh is the greatest bartender! Always a great experience at Chianti.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food by head chef Fabrizio. Best carpaccio in the world literally. Great service. Very clean and safe. You will not find better Italian anywhere in the Northeast. Sincerely.

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MattL
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly people. This was our first night out in about a year and it was well worth the wait!

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Jeff
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kevin was our waiter and, as always, outstanding.

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TredH
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Chianti never ever disappoints. Had a very good week professionally and it was the first place I thought of to celebrate!

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14alnjan
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit and we were so impressed we'll always make this a destination when visiting Saratoga. The table for 2 in a partitioned corner with just a table of 4 to the side of us made for a quiet and enjoyable dinner. John, our server did a fabulous job paying attention to our needs and getting our meals out to us hot and in a timely fashion. My wife and I split a delicious salad and risotto with filet mignon mixed in. Our meal was so delicious and we were left contented and not overly full. Can't wait to go back again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner, atmosphere and staff

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Had reservations, waited a few minutes but wasn’t long. The waiter was very nice but seemed to be stretched thin as he was not as attentive as I think he would have liked to be. It wasn’t his fault.

The food was very good! Definitely a top notch restaurant in a very competitive area.

There was a woman in the restaurant that was a guest and she was extremely loud, making a few tables hard to enjoy their time. Again, now the restaurants fault.

Overall a solid experience.

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vipJamesM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always. The perfect place to dine! Service and food are amazing.

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NatalieB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner at Chianti for my birthday. The restaurant was busy but the way the tables were situated you felt like you were the only ones there. The calamari appetizer was delicious. Our entrees came and mine was wrong. The waiter took my husband’s and when mine was ready brought his. The wines by the glass were also very good and reasonably priced. At the end of our meal to make up for the error they gave me a glass of wine and comped the appetizer. I felt this was a very nice thing to do. We really were pleasantly surprised and highly recommend Chianti for their outstanding food and service.

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MicheleP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service. Prices are reasonable and the ambience was nice, A little dark though

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing 50th birthday celebration as a couple.
Chianti was so accommodating. Had a bottle of champagne chilling to kick off my husbands birthday!!

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BarbaraC
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Excellent experience, highly recommend. The food and service were fantastic. The “covid safe” set-up makes for a private, intimate dinner with partitions between diners. Loved it.

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CristinaA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Penne with vodka sauce was the best I ever had it is consistent every time !

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vipTIM19
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Josh is excellent!

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RobbyJ
Atlantic City
11 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent dinner! All the dishes were expertly prepared. First indoor meal since the lockdown and we weren't disappointed. The staff does a great job being covid compliant by spacing out the tables and are attentive to social distancing

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I have been coming here since we met- we come every week or every other week for date night. We’ve come to know the staff and we celebrated our engagement and then elopement here, and the staff has made sure to always make us feel like family! They know our faces and our regular orders, which I think is amazing and always makes me so happy to walk in! Josh the bartender has become a friend, and we sit at the bar now so we can enjoy his company!

The food is next to none. I’ve never had a bad dish here- you can order blindly and know it will be AMAZING!

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LeeH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We were greeted and seated immediately. Our server, Kevin, did a typically excellent job of both attending to our needs, and acceding to our wish not to be rushed.
Food was off alittle, with pasta dish being unusually spicy, fish slightly underdone and short rib deliver at tepid temperature.
Wine bottle prices seemed to have risen dramatically.
Because we have long history with this restaurant, we will still go back and expect that food will be better next time.

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Podoba
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chiantis is consistently great food, nice atmosphere.

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vipMuchelleD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Felt rushed the entire time we were there, service continually circle around our table to either remove plates or ask if we were done. Chianti will not be a choice on our next visit to Saratoga.

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SusanV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Valentine's Day Dinner was amazing. The staff could not have been more welcoming and the food was just fabulous! So was their wine selection! Our Valentine's Dinner was magical - a very special memory for us.

Susan and Nick Valentine

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vipFoodie
New England
26 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chianti is our favorite restaurant in Saratoga! The food and service are always exceptional! We went on Valentine's Day and felt very safe with respect to the seating. Kevin was an amazing server as always. Can't wait to go back soon!

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JerroldA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect, as always: food, service, setting and all.

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SeanS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Below average food and experience. Would not go back.

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JessiJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and drinks! One of the best romantic valentines dinners a girl could ask for!!

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ladiesnight
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was well above par. We had a wonderful meal, only one of my items I felt was over cooked but over all delicious and wonderful evening.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, duck was cooked perfectly, staff professional!

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98Rock
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a delightful dinner at Chianti for the Split The Bill promotional event. We were placed in a very comfortable nook. I had the Italiana salad and the Pasta Senesi. My husband had the pork belly appetizer special and Shrimp Gambino. The food was delicious. Service was great.

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Meghanas216
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Chianti's was a great restaurant for my mom's birthday dinner! The food was very good the only thing was my dad's duck was overcooked unfortunately, but other than that the food was delicious! Wait staff (John in particular) was amazing and very attentive. They were always there if you needed something!

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vipJamie
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always very good food and attentive/polite service. Felt very comfortable with table spacing and all staff following COVID19 guidelines.

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Bkca
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Birthday Dinner! Pasta and salads were excellent. We will definitely return. Great personable service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable and knowledgeable. The food was delicious and suggestions made were on point.

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vipmaryl
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a fantastic spot in Saratoga Springs and the food was especially memorable. I loved the service and ambiance too

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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 2227 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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