Gratzi opened in 1987 and has long been the leader in contemporary Italian cuisine in Ann Arbor, featuring regional Italian food and wine rooted primarily in the northern provincial tradition. Each month, Chef John Fisher creates several feature dishes uniquely specific to an Italian region. Gratzi's physical structure enjoys a distinguished local history as the former Orpheum Theater, which screened the most popular movies of the day in the 1930s. This dramatic history is preserved today in the restaurant's elegant decor and ambience. Seated above Gratzi's bar, a grand sculpture of Orpheus himself, the great poet and musician, overlooks the dining room guests, while a beautifully painted Renaissance-style mural depicting an ancient bacchanal reinforces the indulgent and purely pleasurable atmosphere. We understand the important relationship between our restaurant and our community. That's why we are dedicated to helping the city of Ann Arbor. Join us on Facebook so you can stay up to date with the charitable contributions we are involved in with our community. Many of these events require the participation of our guests to be successful, so we hope you'll join us if you can. For information regarding charitable requests, please click here. This includes requests for donations of gift certificates or food.