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Grappa '72 Ristorante

818 Central Ave, Ste 11, Albany, NY 12206-1543
518-482-7200
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Ranked #23 of 585 restaurants in Albany
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Traditional/Contemporary Italian Cuisine, affordable entrees, great service, and the atmosphere is sure to please.
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Traditional/Contemporary Italian Cuisine, affordable entrees, great service, and the atmosphere is sure to please.
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English first
Albany, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Armand, the owner, knows how to train his waitstaff. It's a classy, yet down-to-earth, place. The food is very good, and the service is exceptional. There is no "Hi, guys!" indelicate familiarity. Everyone seems to care that you enjoy yourself. This was my 4th time, and it was always great!

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Albany, NY
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

So, we went to dinner here for a family birthday. Loved the ambience, jazz music, and bread. Ordered our meals.. So excited until they forgot mine and my brother in law's salad... Okay it happens- but we were spending a lot of money and a sincere apology would have been nice or a check in from The manager. Instead it... More

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Slate Hill, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

The restaurant's atmosphere was not only warm and inviting, but the staff was welcoming and helpful. We called ahead for reservations for a table in the back. The staff accommodated our request and the table selection was perfect. We had gone there at a friend's recommendation and what a great find! The food was excellent. I could eat there a... More

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Rochester, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Went here early on a Friday night and was seated immediately. The atmosphere was very nice. White table linen and nice decor. We were a party of 4, 2 adults and 2 children under age 10. It is a VERY nice restaurant so not everyone may want to bring their kids. We all shared the rappi and beans appetizer which... More

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Saratoga Springs, Ny
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95 reviews 95 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

I was expecting big things from Grappa '72 after hearing reviews from friends. Driving into the parking lot I already felt unimpressed, the location is on a strip mall that contains two secondhand stores. The outside of Grappa '72 was decorated with white lights which helped make up for its somewhat sketchy surroundings. I walked in with part of my... More

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Ithaca, New York
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139 reviews 139 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Service was alright, not that they tried to be your friend like other friendly restaurants. Kept us waiting all the time, starting from waiting to be seated (there are so many table available, but they still kept us waiting, waiting to order, and waiting for the food, and again waiting for the bill. The food was average, not like wow... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

My friend Jason and I went last night for dinner. We started with a smoked salmon appetizer, which was great, a house salad and for my main course, I had the veal with figs. For dessert I had the creme brûlée. Everything was perfect, from the way it was prepared to the portions served. The house Primativo was a great... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

My husband loves this restaurant that he visits often on business dinners; we as a couple have dinner there quite often and on special ocassions we bring relatives or friends with us. The menu should have more choices for vegeterians and the soup should Be vegetsrian always, giving that way a chance for everybody to have a hot soup.

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Rensselaer, New York, United States
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58 reviews 58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Grappa '72 has great atmosphere with an elegant dining area, soft lighting and dressed tables. Though we didn't use the bar, it was one that looked inviting for a drink after a day of shopping with the girls. The wait staff is attentive and knows the dishes quite well. The wine list has a large selection both by the glass... More

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Albany, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

My wife and I went there for New Year's Eve, as it is one of her favorite restaurants in Albany. The service is great and the food is good. There is a fairly extensive menu and that night I had the salmon which I was very pleased with. My wife had the veal medallions and shrimp which she enjoyed also.

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