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Canali's Restaurant

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126 Mariaville Rd, Schenectady, NY 12306
+1 518-355-5323
16:00 - 21:30
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 16:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Glenville, NY
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There are many Italian restaurants in Schenectady but Canali's is the best by far. We've dined here many times and we always keep coming back. I've tried other Italian restaurants on friends' recommendations but they all seem to have the same problem: their sauces are way too salty and in most cases that makes the meal I've ordered inedible. Not... More 

Thank Blueberrylovertoo
Scotia, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Italian style eatery, Always busy on Fri- Sun so make reservations. Outstanding beef tenderloin & Italian dishes ( veal/chicken parm.) including pasta. Best time to go is through the week to avoid packed house on wk ends. Reasonable pricing and lots of parking.

Thank earmo2016
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185 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Canali's is one of the great long established upscale Italian restaurants in Rotterdam and Schenectady. They do a great job with catering, dinners and sandwiches to go, but they outdo themselves in regular dinner menu. New York Strip is always incredible, tomato basil sauce is wonderful, they have excellent homemade pastas, salads and antipasto, and of course they do a... More 

Thank Dadmanly
New York
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102 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The 4 of us were really excited about eating here because of the reviews. The place was more than packed, but since we called, we only waited 15 minutes beyond our reservation time. That was fine. When our bread came out ICE cold, and butter too, we knew it wasn't going to be great, but still hoped. Salads were decent... More 

Thank minniemeris
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughters will tell you if Dad wants to go to eat, and he wants Italian food, he will want to go to Canali's.... Everything about this place for me is great! The service is great , the food is great ! The portions are so large you will be taking some home with you . We live across the... More 

Thank silverbuzz1955
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We were fortunate to get seated once without reservations which was when we noticed how busy they are. We've tried a few times since and have not gotten a seat except in the bar area. The food and service has been great in the dining room. Our favorite is the Cacciatore but other dishes have been really good as well... More 

Thank fleshbroiler
Albany, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

I placed an order for my wedding with this restaurant for about 50 people. They had my food prepared for pick up on time and the price was good. The selection was also good and the food was delicious. Everyone loved it. I would recommend this place to anyone.

Thank Monica10124
Albany, New York
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

We were looking for a good Italian meal and I haven't been here in a few years. It was terrific. Food and service was great as I remembered it. Had the chicken marsala. It was the best!

Thank jas9096
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Had a great time at this restaurant, the food was good and the service was outstanding. They have a nice meeting room in the basement. A very nice selection of chicken, beef, fish and pasta.

Thank Linda D
Redmond, Oregon
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195 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

A great place for special occasions. They set up a place for 10 for us (we had a reservation) that was very conducive for conversation with the whole table. The food was outstanding as usual. Lots was taken home for leftovers, I hate when that happens.

Thank ghodecker

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 126 Mariaville Rd, Schenectady, NY 12306
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Schenectady
  • Phone Number: +1 518-355-5323

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