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“Three strikes?”
Review of Graziano’s

Graziano’s
Ranked #7 of 32 Restaurants in Canastota
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Steakhouse
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Chelsea, Michigan
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68 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Three strikes?”
Reviewed August 20, 2012

Each year for the last five years my wife and I have been staying at Graziano's Motor Inn during the Madison-Boukville Antique week in August. We have always been pleased with our experience the hotel, which is located behind the restaurant.

We usually arrive late (between 6 and 8 pm) on Monday evenings and opt for eating supper at Graziano's--just a few steps away. Three out of four times our experience in the restaurant has been one of slow (I mean snail-like service). The food is very good, and we barely look at the boxing related memorabilia, which is not that appetizing if you think about it. Each of the three times we have waited well over an hours--at one point two hours! We have been told, that "the cook just quit," "he just cut himself and had to go to the hospital," "there was the usual big Bouckville crown"--the place was only once quarter filled), etc.,etc. The waitresses offered no excuses, nor extra bread and at one point walked out of there way not to go near our table. After the last incident, we spoke to one of the waitresses who promised to "take care of it" by asking our room number. Sadly, there was no follow-up from the management/owner, who always seems to be out of town. During the last evening other diners left as it was taking almost an hour to be served.

As a consequence we at elsewhere and always give the hotel staff and guest our recommendations for dining elsewhere.

We will be back at the motel next year, and may give the dining room another try, but our arms would have to be twisted very hard by the restaurant owner.

  • Visited August 2012
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English first
Rochester, New York
1 review
“Great!”
Reviewed July 20, 2012

I just finished a bike trip from Buffalo to Albany along the Erie Canal and stopped by Graziano's for lunch and it was the best meal on the route!

Visited July 2012
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Bloomingdale, New York, United States
1 review
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“GREAT PLACE!!!”
Reviewed July 16, 2012

I Made Are reservations online 1 month in Advance we had no problems .The prices were very reasonable.. The rooms Were A little small BUT very comfortable ..Some rooms had micowaves and small fridges which was nice as they were in the process of upgrading...The staff was excellent and went out of there to make you feel at home..The food was amazing!!Great family place!!

  • Visited July 2012
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matkaman
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“GOOD FOOD”
Reviewed April 8, 2012

Good food. My friend took me there for a supper and I really enjoyed it. It was moneys worth and you do not get food like this in Italy ! This place is much better !

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Amelia Island, Florida
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Perfectly Italian”
Reviewed November 11, 2011

If your buzzing down the Thruway and want a great meal don't hesitate to stop. The veal and eggplant parm is spectacular. Start it off with cup of Stracciatella (Italian egg drop soup).

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