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Bongiorno's Restaurant

23 Dove St, Albany, NY 12210-1301
518-462-9176
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Ranked #134 of 591 restaurants in Albany
Price range: $0 - $12
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Saratoga Springs, New York, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This restaurant is old and musty. The food was tasteless and not fresh. I ordered the eggplant parm and my son ordered an Alfredo dish. Neither of us ate our meals. Save your money.

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Carmel, Indiana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We were looking for a good Italian restaurant on Memorial Day weekend, and boy did we find one! Tucked away on Dove Street, Bongiorno's is a classic, The atmosphere is classic, the food was great, and the service was first rate. The next time I am in Albany, I will surely be back! Thanks so much for a great dinner!

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Albany, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Our group of 15 dined upstairs at one large table and pre-ordered from the banquet menu to save time. Food was delicious, service was polite and promt, banquet room was bright and comfortable, and within walking distances from our office. Very nice Italian Restaurant in the heart of Albany.

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Ballston Spa, New York
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

This was a very unpleasant experience. My friend and I both ordered pasta carbonara ($16.50). It was dry and tasteless - we added salt, pepper, parm cheese, and the red flakes that were on the table but still it didn't help. The waiter, who was very kind, did offer to get us something else from the menu so we both... More

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Seneca Falls, New York
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106 reviews 106 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Food was good. Place has seen better days, a little worn. Staff was screaming at each other in the kitchen. Service was excellent. If you are staying in walking distance, its a good choice.

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Albany, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I've gone to Bongiorno's many times and I've never had a bad meal. Tucked right into the heart of downtown Albany, you step inside and it feels like walking into the dining room of the old Italian grandmother you never had. The waitstaff are all pros, and the owners often make a point of stopping by your table to make... More

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Glen Head
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013 via mobile

Nice place friendly atmosphere and staff. owner on premises good food and value for the money. Very accommodating nice decor but simple.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013 via mobile

As an airline pilot (nearly 20 years). I'm always looking for places where I can get something other than he usual hotel food. ie. chicken wings and quesadillas. Bongiornos is a short walk up State street from the Hilton hotel. I went there for lunch based on the recommendation of one of our Flight Attendants. Since I was by myself,... More

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Reston, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

I visited Bongiorno's with my 16 year old daughter late, after a day of traveling. They seated us quickly. It looked as though most of the tables had recently left, and only a few diners were still in the dining area. Our waiter described menu items when we needed clarification and he served our food timely. Meanwhile the empty tables... More

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Schenectady, New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

I'd heard rave reviews about this place, and while it was good, it wasn't as good as I had anticipated. Service was good, food was good, price - eh. It is located in a nice area.

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