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Canali's Restaurant

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126 Mariaville Rd, Schenectady, NY 12306
(518) 355-5323
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars

I said mid price range because with their servings, you can easily get 2 more meals at home with the food! The food is delicious and service superb!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Glenville, New York
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Niskayuna, NY
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I received a gift certificate to Canali's for Christmas and last night we decided to give it a try. Since it was a Tuesday and a little early in the evening there were a lot of empty seats so we had no problem getting a table. We were promptly served water and after that I think we... More 

Thank k2rjb
Mecina Fondales, Spain
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was previously told by business associates it was Authentic Italian. My answer to that is that although there is authentic italian dishes, there is american italian also. 30 years ago I cooked in an Italian Restaurant and prepares sauces in big metal pots and simmered the sauces a whole day and overnight. Canali's is straight out of the can... More 

Thank tomshort1236
Glenville, New York
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I said mid price range because with their servings, you can easily get 2 more meals at home with the food! The food is delicious and service superb!

Thank Dinerforyears
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always a great meal, great service and prices. Even my Italian friends dine here as it is as close to their Mama's cooking as it gets. It can't be beat!

Thank John G
Rochester, New York
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We are somewhat new to the area and found Canalis through local family members. OMG with the food. It's amazing. the portions are huge!!! I mean HUGE. You will always go home with something. Staff is very friendly and food get's out somewhat prompt, depending on what you order.

Thank Krioux48
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We have a some what large family. Three Daughters, each of them married, each daughter's family has two children of various ages.. So , when we go out to eat we need a lot of room. Recently took the whole family out to celebrate my retirement and Canali's always accommodates us. The waitresses there are great and all so helpful.... More 

Thank silverbuzz1955
New York
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

6 of us enjoyed very good food at Canali's a week ago. The portions are huge, and the prices are moderate. We all shared 2 desserts, and they were excellent also. I had eggplant parmesan, which was a special. It was possibly the best eggplant parmesan that I've ever had. The restaurant was very busy on a Friday night. Reservations... More 

Thank scenerylover
Amsterdam, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

I love Canali's. The food is excellent, the service is friendly, the portions are impressively huge, and the crowd is clearly excited to be there. Any time I have colleagues come from out of town, I try to send them to Canali's and they are always grateful for a very positive experience and generally regretful that they couldn't finish all... More 

Thank megans359
Schenectady, New York
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

The meals are very good and plenty.A large variety of dishes and friendly service.A great place to go at any time,but if possible make reservation

Thank oma1932
Schenectady, New York
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48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

In an area where more and more "chains" are cropping up, it's nice to have a reliable local restaurant....where the quality is great, the portions are humongous, and the prices are easy to digest, too! Canali's is warm and wonderful and, unless you have reservations, there's a good hour's wait for dinner. If Italian food is your favorite, this is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 126 Mariaville Rd, Schenectady, NY 12306
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Schenectady
  • Phone Number: (518) 355-5323

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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