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Fountain Restaurant

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283 New Scotland Ave, Albany, NY 12208-3123
518-482-9898
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Today
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A favorite pizza place that endures.

We’ve been here many times over many, many years (50?), including when the Fountain was located several doors away (where Graney’s is now located). The pizza has always been a favorite through all those years. Yes, there have been a few times when we ordered something else, but 99% of the time it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Roger K
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Clifton Park, NY
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Clifton Park, NY
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284 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We’ve been here many times over many, many years (50?), including when the Fountain was located several doors away (where Graney’s is now located). The pizza has always been a favorite through all those years. Yes, there have been a few times when we ordered something else, but 99% of the time it would be a pizza. Sometimes we also... More 

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Thank Roger K
Hickory, North Carolina
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83 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place has been around forever & is consistently good. Great pizza, great service & inexpensive. Must visit! I go Everytime I'm in town.

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Thank GolfDiva73
Albany, New York
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Been to this place many times. Very friendly staff. Food is consistently good. Always a good place to meet people if you sit at the bar. Great place for pizza or wings.

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Thank Milt S
Albany, New York
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183 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

We had dinner at The Fountain last Sunday night. We had a cheddar cheeseburger and a hot meatball sandwich. Both were very good, but the meatballs had a great deal of garlic. The kitchen was slow, but we were not in a hurry. The food was served very hot, just how we like it. Our server was very nice. For... More 

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Thank Bourlinguer60
Bonn, Germany
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238 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

Having the Fountain Restaurant recommended by a native Albanyan, we decided to give the long established pizzaria a try. The front room servicing staff probably was one waitress short, leaving them rushing around the restaurant to accommodate a full house. As such, it took quite a while for the waitress to reappear at our table to take our order, long... More 

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Thank LopingianTravels
Albany, NY
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185 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

With all the hipster bars and trendy establishments popping up around Albany, The Fountain has remained a staple in the Albany restaurant landscape. Tried and true Italian and bar food. We've been going there for 20 years and we plan to keep it in our rotation no matter what. Try the pizza and, of course, the beer!

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Thank eluper
Rhinebeck, New York
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52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

This restaurant has excellent pizza with a very friendly atmosphere. Very welcoming and fast service. Recommend!

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Thank Adrienne E
Albany, NY
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Once guaranteed to have some of the best and tastiest pizza in the area, they've always been a little inconsistent at their best. Sometimes too much cheese, dry. but at its best absolutely delicious and garlicky. This most recent pickup gave us way too salty pizza, so unsatisfying I'm afraid to go back in the near future for more .... More 

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Thank auramac
Delmar, New York
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Take-out pizza was almost inedible. Greasy, a sodium hell, burnt toppings, soggy crust, and rubbery cheese.

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Thank Marlene R
Saratoga Springs, New York
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

This is a local favorite in Albany. It gets very busy but the staff does a great job handling the crowds in a friendly and efficient manner. It's nothing glamorous, the chairs are old and the overall look is not aesthetically pleasing, but the food is constantly delicious. They grind their own beef which makes the burgers particularly juicy. The... More 

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Thank SarCarm

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 283 New Scotland Ave, Albany, NY 12208-3123
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: 518-482-9898

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, Italian, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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