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Katrinella's Bistro - CLOSED

123 1/2 Madison Ave, Albany, NY 12202-2732
518-512-5116
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Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Dessert

108 reviews from our community

86% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
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English first
Albany, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Was great food and service, wanted to evaluate them to cater our son's rehearsal dinner but no longer in operation.

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Albany, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The space is tiny but the food is exceptional. Fabulous Italian food. It was great sevice and very friendly staff. Have not been there in a while and had heard rumors they were no longer open.

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Rochester, New York
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

My favorite Albany Dining destination. A few years back I looked on TA to see Katrinella's rated # 1 in Albany. I had the good fortune to dine there on several occasions an my reviews are listed here on TA. I will always have fond memories and a place in my culinary heart for their great food , service and... More

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Albany, NY
Top Contributor
157 reviews 157 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Fyi: Katrinella’s Bistro as of July 16, 2013 is officially closed. Reported by its own website and also the Times Union table hop blogs, July 22. [p.s. I did not rate this restaurant, however TA won't let you post without it.]

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Albany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

This restaurant is one of the best ever in Albany!!! My son comes home from college and this is the first place we have to go for him to eat. If it isn't take out, it's eat in and its always delicious!!! I'm always disappointed when they are closed and I cannot go there to eat. Best Eggplant Rollatini Ever... More

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

We were all geared up for a real Italian meal after reading the reviews. When we arrived as a previous reviewer said you enter at the side walking past the toilets and into a restaurant which is dingy and dark with mock bricks on the wall, making it really difficult to read menu's which are on dark paper. We have... More

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Mayfield, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

The website played beautiful music, could feel the ambiance...then I arrived. The neighborhood was questionable, parking was a task, and where is the front door? What should have been the entrance was blocked off, so we walked around the side to figure out how to get inside. Once in, I was not impressed at all with what I saw, a... More

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Suffern, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Accommodated a group of six of us for early dining prior to my grandson's graduation. We arrived as scheduled and was promptly seated. Waiter was very accommodating and was willing to customize our order for the six of us. Among the group, we ordered chicken, salmon and shrimp dishes and enjoyed every bit of the large portions. We particularly enjoyed... More

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Albany, New York
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Great little restaurant, small dining area, nice and cozy. Wine, appetizers, main course and service all excellent. We had a great night!

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Albany, NY
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Katrinella's is in the same area as two other log-established Italian places, but by far, it surpasses them in food and service. The room is, indeed, tiny, but the taste is big. The restaurant offers a three-course prix fixe deal that can't be beat. Wine list is short, but selection is good.

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