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Ferrari's Ristorante

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1254 Congress St, Schenectady, NY 12303-1947
518-382-8865
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Today
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 78
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Mike & Joe

this is A great family run restaurant it has a very cozy atmosphere and a very extensive menu. the food is fresh and of good quality the portions are large and the price is reasonable. Then wait staff is very pleasant and attentive and the service was prompt. All the pasta dishes all made fresh... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Michael M
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Glen Head
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Reservations
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138 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Italian first
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English first
Glen Head
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

this is A great family run restaurant it has a very cozy atmosphere and a very extensive menu. the food is fresh and of good quality the portions are large and the price is reasonable. Then wait staff is very pleasant and attentive and the service was prompt. All the pasta dishes all made fresh on premises this venue is... More 

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Schenectady, New York
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a real old-time authentic Italian restaurant. The portions are huge and the food is delicious and fairly priced. The old time bar is fun as well. Usually has big crowds for dinner but is worth the wait. Not sure if they take reservation, but it is worth a try if you plan to go. Use your GPS to... More 

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Schenectady, New York
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Love the large salad that includes everything, even roasted peppers. Wonderful bread variation and more food than anyone can eat at one sitting.

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Albany, New York, Usa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Just a great little Italian restaurant in a neighorhood setting. Always regulars at the bar who are very friendly. Very good food at super reasonable prices. Wait staff treats you like you were in their home. Get there early for lunch as it is a popular spot for GE execs.

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Schenectady, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Not sure what happened. This used to be THE place to go for awesome authentic Italian in Schenectady. Now? Not so much. Brought out- of- town guests for dinner and I'll never go back again. Had a reservation for 7 pm on Saturday night. We didn't get seated till 7:45. And the place wasn't even busy. The food? Mediocre at... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Had lunch last Thursday. Go every time in the area. Love their Veal Parm. The place is a 'throw-back' in a real non-tourist area...you expect to see Tony Soprano at one of the tables. Always packed with locals.Large portions at reasonable prices and everything is good. Enjoy!!

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Schenectady, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This was the third year our family and friends celebrated New Years at Ferarri's. I have lived near and frequented this neighborhood eatery for over forty years, we plan to continue.

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Albany, New York
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Have not been here in over 10 years but recently had a craving for the braciole, so sporadically invited friends to join us for the drive over. Hesitant because friends are connoisseurs of Italian cuisine and its all about the sauce, so we never go Italian with them. I had already prepared myself for the criticism. Reservations are necessary and... More 

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Rotterdam, New York
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

My family and i have been going here for at least 20 years.. we love it.. The food is the best Italian in the area. Large tasty portions.. Everybody leaves with leftovers. I have never had a bad meal there. Friendly Family run business with a lot of character. Worth the wait..

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Scotia, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Our food was good but the service was horribly slow, over 2 hours to eat and we had the specials! We waited at the podium almost 15 minutes until someone talked with us and we had a reservation

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1254 Congress St, Schenectady, NY 12303-1947
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Schenectady
  • Phone Number: 518-382-8865

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 12
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 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?