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Grappa '72 Ristorante

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818 Central Ave, Ste 11, Albany, NY 12206-1543
518-482-7200
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Today
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 3:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Traditional/Contemporary Italian Cuisine, affordable entrees, great...
Traditional/Contemporary Italian Cuisine, affordable entrees, great service, and the atmosphere is sure to please.
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Visitor rating
  • 74
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Authentic and Delicious Italian Fare in Beautiful Restaurant

I've had the pleasure of dining at Grappa '72 a few times, but after the last meal decided I just had to write a review. My friends and family are very picky about Italian food. We're Italian, and were in the restaurant business for many years. Grappa's measures up in every way for outstanding... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
confplr
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new york
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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121 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
new york
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I've had the pleasure of dining at Grappa '72 a few times, but after the last meal decided I just had to write a review. My friends and family are very picky about Italian food. We're Italian, and were in the restaurant business for many years. Grappa's measures up in every way for outstanding, authentic Italian food and excellent service.... More 

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Rochester, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

What a fantastic experience we had at this restaurant. A business dinner with 12 of us was accommodated very well and welcomed. Wide variety of wine selection from the various regions of Italy. Wonderful selection of dishes too. Our waiter was very attentive and knowledgable. He even researched where one of us could get the wine in our area. The... More 

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Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

My husband and I were traveling from pa to vt and were looking for a nice (upscale) lunch but our timing was a bit off because it was long after lunch but too early for dinner and when I read that they served lunch until 3:00 we hurried to get there and walked in at 2:35. We received a very... More 

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Halfmoon, New York
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49 reviews 49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Our group of old friends had a great overall dining experience at Grappa 72. The ambiance was warm and inviting and our waiter was top -notch. We all ordered different entrees and everyone was highly satisfied with their meal. It was all praise, no negativity from us. My Moroccan salmon with lentils was fresh, flavorful and cooked to perfection. We... More 

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albany ny
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91 reviews 91 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This was my first visit to this restaurant. The salad was good with a nice dressing. Steak dinner with vegatables was delicious. Bread was good guility served with butter. Nice dessert and coffee to end the meal. The waitstaff was frindly and efficent.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Grappa 72 is a hidden gem tucked away at the end of a strip mall. Step inside to a warm and inviting atmosphere, impeccable service and wonderful food. Bagel was very knowledgeable and able to help us make all the right choices. We started with some of the best pasta fagioli I have ever had, proceeded with salmon for me... More 

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Queensland, Australia
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109 reviews 109 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

My niece organised a dinner here for family members while we were visiting from Australia. We enjoyed our evening very much and the atmosphere was wonderful. We had a table near the back which was quiet so we could talk easily. The service was attentive and the meals were excellent. I enjoyed a Moroccan salmon dish with lentils and spinach... More 

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Watervliet, New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Wonderful atmosphere. Very comfortable. I had the Porchetta – slow roasted pork with fennel sausage, roasted potatoes and rapini with Caprese salad. Personally, I think the pork was cut too thick and was dry. Even with the sauce, the pork was dry. Maybe cutting the meat into thinner slices would have helped. The waitstaff was pleasant, friendly, and engaging.

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Albany, NY
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57 reviews 57 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

There are several great Italian restaurants locally, and many great restaurants period. Despite all of the build-up, this is not one of them. We were part of a party of 5, the waiter was excellent but the food was just mediocre. There is no other way to describe it. For Italian, Paolo Lombardi, Treviso and Tesoro all are far superior... More 

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Rhode Island
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80 reviews 80 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Excellent. I didn't know what to expect at this restaurant as it was arranged by my step mom for my brothers retirement party. We had the private room in the back and the service (Tom & Sarah) were great! Patient and attentive to our often loud party of 10. We had an assortment of appetizers and drinks that were all... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 818 Central Ave, Ste 11, Albany, NY 12206-1543
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: 518-482-7200

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

Traditional/Contemporary Italian Cuisine, affordable entrees, great service, and the atmosphere is sure to please.
Open Hours
Sunday
3:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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