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Chianti Il Ristorante

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18 Division St, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-2188 (Broadway)
(518) 580-0025
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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long island ny
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

After reading trip advisor we decided to choose this restaurant for Saturday evening dinner. Made reservations on line 5:15 got there 5:10 seated right away! Awesome! Waiter immediately takes drink orders and provides bread. Olive oil and balsamic vinegar is standard on every table. Wait staff owner and bus staff all very attentive and always checking on you food was... More 

Thank rocky97
Brooklyn, New York
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our large family dinner there over graduation weekend. Service and food were both very good. Chianti was a bit crowded, loud and tight, but still well worth it. Definitely one of the better choices in Saratoga Springs.

Thank ThreeInAPod
Albany, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food and service are fantastic here! Authentic italian food and drinks. Beautiful ambiance. Thank you for the wonderful food!

Thank homt123
DZmanagement, Vice President at Chianti Il Ristorante, responded to this review

Dear Homt123, Thank you for your review of your recent visit to Chianti Il Ristorante. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience. I look forward to having you dine with us again in the near future. Best, Nancy Bambara Vice President DZ Restaurants, Inc. More 

Mill Valley, California
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is excellent at this restaurant. The scallop appetizer special was fabulous - we had to fight over the 3rd one. When my salmon came, at first I thought that it may have been overcooked because i'm used to my salmon being a bit more rare in the middle. It was extremely moist and tender - perfectly cooked. We... More 

Thank MillValleyHelen
DZmanagement, Vice President at Chianti Il Ristorante, responded to this review

Dear MillValleyHelen, Thank you for your review of your recent visit to Chianti. I am happy to read that you enjoyed your dining experience and your meal. Our owner, David Zecchini and Ex-Chef Fabrizio are both born and raised in Italy so the tables being so close together is there way of reminiscing of the restaurants you will go to... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't get me wrong, I LOVE this restaurant and will return. I am writing this review because I was surprised by the very slow service. My boyfriend & I enjoyed a wonderful evening & delicious food with friends. I wonder if at the end of racing season there is a decline in service and employees? Either way, I will continue... More 

Thank Karen262014
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My fiance' and I made reservations prior to the Travers race from an online search I did about restaurants in Saratoga NY. We arrived 1/2 hour before and was told to have a drink at bar or whatever, so we sat a high top and the bartender (a jovial fellow) came over and asked "what's your pleasure?" We told him... More 

Thank Rick K
Hyattsville, Maryland
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When we visit this lovely town this is our favorite place to eat. Elegant with a large menu featuring fresh produce and fish. It also has outside dining and an active bar scene with a slightly older crowd. Pasta is a stand out. Fish has been excellent. Nice drink and bar menu. Also romantic. Of note on our last visit,... More 

Thank wetired
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Based on reviews, we expected a terrific meal. We started with the fried calamari that was bland and rubbery. The dipping sauce that accompanied it was overly spicy. We each selected smaller portion pasta dishes which were very adequate portions. I had the penne with vodka sauce that I would rate as very good. My husband had the spaghetti with... More 

Thank Mimsy53
Burlington, Vermont
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265 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food good (but no Michelin star), staff excellent (Thanks Kevin) and decor 'typical Italian restaurant' with ebullient managers/ owners doing the rounds. Decent wine list - Saratoga prices but not over the top. But this is no place for a quiet romantic dinner. It has to be the noisiest, busiest restaurant I've been in for years. So loud initially we... More 

Thank TourMD
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I first have to congratulate Chianti for being so crowded when they are serving such average food. Also, staff is super friendly and nice. We ordered salad, an anti pasta dish (eggplant), and two pasta dishes. The salad was average at best, the dressing was balsamic vinegar, and not a chianti dressing as advertised. The eggplant dish was nothing special... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Division St, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-2188
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Saratoga Springs
  • Phone Number: (518) 580-0025

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