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Minissale's Wine Cellar Cafe

1 14th St, Troy, NY 12180
(518) 274-6225
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Ranked #56 of 185 Restaurants in Troy
Cuisines: Italian
Most recent review
- Jun 29, 2014
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English first
Marco Island, Florida
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138 reviews 138 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

There were four of us for dinner. Made reservations since we'd never been there before, but there would have been tables available if we'd just walked in. Pork osso buco, scallops, lasagna, and a linguine dish (the name escapes me). Everyone raved about their order except for the scallops, which were those pea size ones in some sort of broth.... More

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upstate NY
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Stopped in on a rainy Friday night craving red sauce. The staff couldn't be more welcoming and described the menu items in detail. The salad, while an additional $2 charge with an entree, was enormous, fresh & crisp, the house Italian dressing a bit sweet. My Pasta Pisa was a generous portion of the craved red sauce and mushrooms over... More

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Lowell, Massachusetts
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

I had a craving for pasta primavera and read a very positive review of Minissale's' online. I called ahead of time on my way home and the takeout service was extremely friendly. They were very accomodating to the special requests I had for my order, and it was done in a ver timely manner. The inside of the restaurant is... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012 via mobile

I was there recently & ordered pasta primavera - counted 8 veggies. Waitress said the yellow & green squash was fresh from her mother's garden. It was tossed in garlic and olive oil - excellent. Enough for 2 meals ( and I have a big appetite!)

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Albany, NY
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

Basic Red Sauce Italian Minissale's Restaurant is your standard Capital District red sauce Italian joint. You will get a decent meal at a fair price served with little fanfare in an unremarkable setting. There are 50 other places just like it within 15 miles of downtown Albany, so there is no particular reason to make the trip to Minissale’s if... More

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Brunswick, New York
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

Ask for the back room by fireplace, European flair, with OH food.

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Troy, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2011

My boyfriend and I went here this eve on a Saturday night date. It was a great change from the regular stops. The local place is small, however intimate. They were obliged and offered to give us the side, quiet room so we could have a more low key dinner. I had a simple soup ( homemade pasta fagioli) and... More

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Albany, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2011

What a refreshing place to visit! Casual but classy. The food is prepared and served by the owning family and extended family. By the time you leave you will feel like part of the family as well. The food is very good. The pasta fagioli is in a broth and is excellent. The pork is fantastic. The baked haddock is... More

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