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All 266 Schenectady Restaurants

Canali's Restaurant

126 Mariaville Rd, Schenectady, NY 12306
(518) 355-5323
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Ranked #2 of 266 Restaurants in Schenectady
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Long Island, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Takeout - 3rd time and last! Stick to dining in, takeout service is horrible, the girls that take the order and package it as well as cashing you out at window need training on how to take a order,pack it and cashing out customers, they are short, unhelpful, and not friendly at all. Dining room similar but they are a... More

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Wuhan, China
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Friend recommended the NY strip steak. Said it was about 3" thick and perfectly cooked. I'm thinking, yeah right. Well this was my first visit here and I ordered the NY strip. Seriously, it was 3 " thick and ( medium rare) perfectly cooked. The potatoes and greens also very tasty. In all it was outstanding and I want to... More

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Altamont, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Great sauce, huge portions of very good food, tasty Italian bread, and attentive service all add up to an excellent dining experience. I have to watch my diet so the haddock marinara, which includes mushrooms, onions, and peppers is my go to meal and it is delicious. My wife, who can be more liberal in her selections has had the... More

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Cincinnati, OH
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

There is not a whole lot else to say. This is traditional Italian at it's best. Homemade pasta, with delicious sauces, served in very large portions. For the amount of food you get, the prices are a steal. We are not from the area, but if we were, I would get takeout here once a week at least. You could... More

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Albany, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Here, in Schenectady New York, we are so fortunate to have such wonderful Italian eateries, bakeries, delis, and grocery stores. But the cream of the crop has to be Canali's. A wonderful homey atmosphere with friendly service and a great menu filled with delectable dishes. The homemade cavatelli is to die for. The lasagna could feed two people. The sauce... More

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Washington DC
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Friday July 25 dinner: Awesome! I dined with a close relative and we had not seen each other for a long time. We wanted someplace quiet, friendly, with good food, and a good selection, we we have very different tastes. Did we hit the jackpot! The service cold not have been better, the food - veal, pasta, salmon, etc -... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Wonderful bread to start, great blue cheese dressing on the salad. Their entres are fabulous, my favorite is "Chicken Morola – $17.99 Tender filets of chicken sauteed with sausage, mushrooms and onions, then simmered in our homemade sauce and a touch of sweet cream. " But any of their pasta is wonderful. Walk in the door and smell the fresh... More

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Burnt Hills, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I have been a happy customer of Canali's for over 30 years and have never had a bad meal. I don't know what they do to their house salad but the dressing and herb combination is incredible. The gravy (red sauce) is perfect. Servings are huge so we always have leftovers to enjoy another meal at home. Friendly service, great... More

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Schenectady, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

One of the best places In town for Italian food. I eat here probably more than I should! This place always has something going on and the service is excellent. I love the pasta and meatballs. The portions are great and the meatballs are huge. If you are looking for an Italian feast for a reasonable price check this place... More

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Sanibel Island, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We were in town for the Old Songs festival in Altamont. Our dinner at Canalis was a delightful reminder of the wonderful southern Italian dinners we used to have many years ago in chambersburg--the then Italian section of Trenton. The portions were huge, the servers were delightful, and the home made pasta was great. We split one dinner for the... More

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