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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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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 87
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 16
    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
Red Gravy NY Style

Still one of the top I talion restaurants in Schenectady. Absolutely love this place the bracciole is amazing, chicken parm is humongous and the homemade pasta divine! Go hungry and be prepared to bring some home.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
Papa G
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Miami, Florida
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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English first
Augusta, Georgia
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124 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

MAybe it was the 20 min wait, combined with slow service that soured me. But the Veal parm was disappointing. It was mostly breading with small veal patty. 75% breading 25% veal. Companion had Eggplant parm, which was excellent. One server in the main, front dining room, which makes for slow service.

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

Still one of the top I talion restaurants in Schenectady. Absolutely love this place the bracciole is amazing, chicken parm is humongous and the homemade pasta divine! Go hungry and be prepared to bring some home.

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West Orange, New Jersey
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152 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My family always enjoys gathering at Ferrari's for a tasty and very well-priced old-fashioned Italian meal. Portions are generous and prices are low. House wine in a carafe is dependably acceptable. Great service, good accommodations for large parties. You'll go home with leftovers!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Food was great, huge portions and the waitress was very helpful with making my selection. I made the mistake of ordering a type of pasta that I had never had before and found it awkward to eat. It was similar to spaghetti but thicker and hollow in the center. It was too difficult to get it to wrap around a... More 

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Colonie, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

My wife and I lived near Ferrari's in the mid 90's and just loved the food and staff there. Well, we moved out of the area for several years and forgot about the restaurant. Flash forward 20 years and we find the food as good as ever and many of the same faces still working there. I recommend the veal... More 

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Niskayuna, New York
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101 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This is our go to for good Italian food. Our family is 100% Italian and cooks all the time, but this is our spot for a nice meal, it can be romantic and for families. Hands down since I was a kid, awesome food, great service, nice people, Its not fancy, its like walking into my grandmother's dining room, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

One step in the door and you know you're in a happy place. Parties going on, wait staff singing. Chef Tony is super friendly and will almost surely come to see how you like the food. And, the food is excellent. Real Italian, homemade pasta. Be hungry. As out-of-towners, we just took a hunch based on what TripAdvisor, but we... More 

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Schenectady, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

"Everything is beautiful at Ferrari's Ristorante!" If you are looking for an authentic Italian restaurant that treats you like "familia," Ferrari's is the place for you. Hidden away in one of Schenectady's older neighborhoods, a trip to Ferrari's is like stoping into a family reunion. The bar is fully stocked, and the aromas of slow-cooked sauces and meats waft from... More 

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Saratoga Springs, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The location and décor are nothing to write home about. In fact, I believe I have an old Italian great aunt that has modeled her basement after this place! Once you get past the look and feel...you are in for a real treat! This is the type of food your Italian grandmother made who was from the home country. The... More 

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Simsbury, Connecticut
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Best Italian - absolutely crazy good. From the outside, you wonder what kind of a place it could be and how good could it possibly be. Friendly, casual, family type place with outrageously good Italian food.

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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 12
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?