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Canali's Restaurant

126 Mariaville Rd, Schenectady, NY 12306
(518) 355-5323
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Ranked #2 of 264 Restaurants in Schenectady
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Aug 27, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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104 reviews from our community

91% Recommend
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English first
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 NEW

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
7 helpful votes 7 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
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
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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Hamburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

My wife and I were in the area for only one night, and saw this place had some excellent reviews. We were not disappointed! Made reservations for 2 on a Friday night. Service was great, food was spectacular! Best Brasciola I have ever had! Plenty left to take home. I hope we get the chance to visit here again!

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This place has been around for years and has been serving some of the best Italian food in the area. Most of the time we need dogie bags as there is so much food on our plates. The restaurant is nearly always packed as a tribute to Thier quality of food.

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