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320 Northern Boulevard, Albany, NY 12210
(518) 747-6886
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Ranked #23 of 598 Restaurants in Albany
Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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East Greenbush
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

My first time dinning here. Don't be turned ott with the strip mall setting. Nice, neat and comfortable interior. Bistro feel. No Tap Beer and limited wine selection. As you might expect the risotto is the star here. I chose surf and turf risotto.The Steak was a 6 -a little tough and not very flavourful. The seafood risotto that came... More 

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Troy, NY
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Always a winner. Enjoy making a full meal of the appetizers which included crab cakes to die for, lamb kibbeh (which are somewhat like meatballs made with bulghur) and the three spreads with pita. Topped off with a bottle of reasonably priced pinot noir and hubby and I had a wonderful meal at a very reasonable price. The service is... More 

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Schenectady, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Clean, nice fresh atmosphere in this Albany eatery in Loudonville. The menu is heavy on risotto and has Tapas and Entrees. Wine list is disappointing in number of selections, although we were able to find a reasonably priced Malbec. Garlic and herb infused Olive oil and Pita pieces were outstanding. My wife had the mushroom risotto (with various Mushroom types)... More 

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Old Chatham, New York
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52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

We were at Risotto a year ago and had a good meal. This time the chicken appetizer was dry, and our swordfish, which we both ordered "underdone" was overdone to a farethewell. The service was friendly, but we had to switch wine glasses around each time we ordered another glass until we had them correctly placed, as the server apparently... More 

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Albany, NY
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117 reviews 117 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Our first visit to this Albany establishment was everything we were told it would be. This cozy, well planned eatery has a small but sufficient bar. It is quite adequate for the total space with a friendly, very attentive bar tender. We are here with out monthly dining friends and excited to see the menu. It has a nice selection... More 

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Delmar, New York
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72 reviews 72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

By giving this restaurant a 3 rating, it may seem that I am damning with faint praise. I am not. If you eat at Risotto you will not be disappointed.. In fact, you will enjoy the food and in spite of the strip mall ambience, you will probably enjoy the surroundings. It was not dazzling (5*) or exceptional (4*) but... More 

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Albany, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

My husband and I went to dinner here on a Wednesday night and it was a great night! I had the mushroom risotto and him a tapas turned dinner. Our meals were great and the service was also great!! I can't wait to go back!

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upstate new york
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91 reviews 91 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

I wanted to love this place but can only like it a lot! It was unusually loud for a restaurant. Thank Goodness that the wine was delicious and the menu was interesting. The risotto did not disappoint and the warm pita bread and dipping oil was a very nice addition. We will probably go back but wouldn't hurry. The atmosphere... More 

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Valatie, New York
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66 reviews 66 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

So, we have had the distinctive pleasure of casual lunches and business lunches at Risotto and I have to admit: "They have a fantastic lunch menu with some of the best salads I have ever tasted". We went to a Wine - Pairing "5 Course" Tasting Dinner there last night and I am compelled to tell you about how delicious... More 

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Buffalo
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

I had high hopes for this place. And I wanted the experience to be positive so I'd have a nice restaurant to go back to. After having dinner at Risotto once I can say with certainty that I will not return to this restaurant. The service was slow and unfriendly and the food was poorly made - sticky pasta, overly... More 

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Additional Information about Risotto

Address: 320 Northern Boulevard, Albany, NY 12210
Phone Number: (518) 747-6886
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
Open Hours:
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Cuisine: Mediterranean

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