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All 265 Schenectady Restaurants

Canali's Restaurant

126 Mariaville Rd, Schenectady, NY 12306
(518) 355-5323
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Ranked #2 of 265 Restaurants in Schenectady
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Guilderland, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

My girlfriend and I tried this place out last night for the first time. We always get the same thing when we try out an Italian place, her the spaghetti & meatballs & me the fettuccine alfredo. Both were amazing. The sauces on both reminded me of something my grandmother would make as a kid. The fettuccine was made on... More

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San Diego, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

There's been some mediocre experiences here and there's been some amazing experiences here! Never anything bad, though! It's a delicious place, a little pricey but still, yummy! Love the fact that they make the homemade pasta and their meatballs are amazing! Kinda sad I'm not living in NY anymore... The only other problem I have with this place is it's... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Canali's was once the only Italian restaurant that I would frequent or suggest to others to eat at. Being from Italian descent myself, I enjoyed their delicious, home-made sauce and the large, filling portions. I'd usually have food leftover for the next day's lunch. However, my boyfriend and I went to Canali's for our anniversary and were sadly disappointed with,... More

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Long Island, New York
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
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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8 reviews 8 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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6 reviews 6 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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