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Grappa '72 Ristorante

818 Central Ave, Ste 11, Albany, NY 12206-1543
518-482-7200
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Ranked #12 of 591 restaurants in Albany
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
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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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
Centereach, New York
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We had a youth wrestling trip to Albany and were told we'd have a great meal and a great time at Grappa '72, and they were spot on. We were underdressed for a such a nice place, but they were able to hide us in the back a little with a set up for twenty five. The service was outstanding... More

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Liverpool, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Highly recommend this intimate Italian restaurant . The tapenade was very good and the bread was amazing. The antipasto was fresh and the balsamic dressing was a nice, mild addition. Both of the veal dishes were served with mashed potatoes and fresh carrots. The veal medallions were a generous portion for lunch. We were tempted by the dessert menu and... More

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Albany, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

From start to finish our meal was wonderful. The wine selection is thoughtful yet pleasing to all. The seafood was cooked to perfection and every time I moved a bit of pasta the steam was rising. It was actually unreal how hot the dish was. The waiter was attentive and nice. He recommended the coconut gelato which was wonderful and... More

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Denver, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This was a fantastic place to grab a meal. The staff was friendly, the food was delicious, everything was clean. I thought it was overall a great experience.

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ALBANY
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68 reviews 68 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This is the first time we ever dined at Grappa '72 because we were unaware that it even existed. It is in the back of a small strip mall off Central Avenue in Albany, not far from Everett Road. We were given a gift certificate and we are so happy that we used it because now we have found our... More

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greenville
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I had a business meeting and was taking a client to dinner. Based on reviews here I decided to give it a try. Although this restaurant is basically located in a strip mall you will be very pleasantly surprised. There Pasta Fagiola soup is surperb. My understanding is it is made fresh daily. Although I asked for a cup, I... More

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Albany, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Start to finish the food was very good. Appetizers (proscutto and arugula, portobella, calamari) were all very good (friends said the portions were smaller than in the past). Salmon, risotto with seafood, veal, vongole, all were delicious. Good wine list and the server knew his stuff. First time trying Grappa, Ill say it was interesting! We were a bit crowded... More

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Albany, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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18 reviews 18 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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