Gratzi | Midwest Living


326 S. Main
Ann Arbor  Michigan  48104
United States
(888) 456-3463
(734) 663-6387
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    - Karen Sorensen
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    - Ann Arbor Area CVB

Midwest Living Review

Gratzi offers upscale Italian dishes on a menu that's updated monthly to reflect the cuisine of a new region of Italy.

A warm dining room, hearty Northern Italian dishes and friendly service make Gratzi, off Ann Arbor's Main Street, a delightful place to grab a meal. The grand two-story dining room features warm woods and gleaming brass, white-cloth-topped tables, and eccentric touches such as a statue of Orpheus over the bar and a giant mural of bacchanalia. The effect is inviting and welcoming - here, you can relax.

The menu, handed over in interactive iPad form (for daily updates, according to our server), features Northern Italian standards, with an ever-rotating selection of specialties that reflect different regions of Italy. One month, the specials may explore Sicilian cusine; another month, perhaps flavors from Abruzzo. It's a smart way to entice diners back again and again - not that guests need much enticing, with food like this. 

Our lunch started with an antipasti plate ($11.25) of a lovely, mild Parmesan cheese, roasted peppers and asparagus, and thin-shaved proscuitto. A bowl of orichette with fresh sausage and broccolini ($10.95) arrived loaded with veggies, fresh and green, and left a residiual heat from the spicy sausage. And for dessert, we loved the delicate dark-chocolate crepes wrapped around heavenly light white chocolate mousse (a play on cannoli, for $5.95). Other tempting options included salmon served over gnocchi and chicken marsala. 

An extensive wine list, gluten-free meal options and our server's deep knowledge of regional specialties made our meal even more appealing. For diners looking for comforting Italian classics, Grazi pleases. 

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