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Valente's Rustic Restaurant

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315 8th St, Watervliet, NY 12189-3631
518-273-3314
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Delightful Italian Dinner

Surprise! We loved the food here. The menu is extensive, reasonably priced and a dish can be modified. An example being, I wanted the Seafood Marinara "spiced up", a Fra Diavolo. There was no problem and the dish was definitely spiced up. We visited on a Friday night and it wasn't crowded... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
Deborah L
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Rensselaer, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Great food. Large portions. Be sure to make reservations, as they get very busy Friday and Saturday's. Three Little Pigs Macaroni and Cheese is award winning. I love their chicken piccata, and Chicken Francesca, which I order in a garlic butter sauce. My husband always gets something with seafood. We've never been disappointed

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Rensselaer, New York, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Surprise! We loved the food here. The menu is extensive, reasonably priced and a dish can be modified. An example being, I wanted the Seafood Marinara "spiced up", a Fra Diavolo. There was no problem and the dish was definitely spiced up. We visited on a Friday night and it wasn't crowded at all. We were seated immediately and our... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is a small, local restaurant serving traditional Italian food. Many people were sitting at the bar which over powers the diners in the rest of the room. Ordered veal parm, and it came hot in places, cold in others. Nothing special. I ordered their homemade "signature" dessert, but was told it was not available since it was just being... More 

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Watervliet, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great food, good service. I say good because waiter was constantly going to the mens room, which we could see to use his cell phone. Every time he went (8 times) I counted he would come out with cell phone in hand .

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Hudson, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Four of us went to Valente's before a meeting, and we all had a most enjoyable meal. Two had chicken parmigiana, which consisted of enormous chicken breasts that were moist and tender, covered with the expected cheese and an abundance of tasty marinara sauce. A teenager with us had spaghetti and meatballs and cleaned his plate. I had shrimp parmigiana,... More 

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Troy, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We ate here last night. We both enjoyed our meals. We did have to wait a little for a booth to be cleaned, but I think it was so busy that everyone that had asked us if we had been helped forgot to seat us when the table was cleaned. Our waiter was great! Very personable. My husband got a... More 

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Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We were visiting relatives in N.Y., because of reviews they heard, they were excited to make reservations for 5 of us here. We waited 50 minutes to be seated for our "reservation." From the REFRIGERATOR (never experienced anywhere before) COLD bread and three pats of butter for 5 people, to the lousy service and terrible meal it took an addition... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 via mobile

I would not have thought of getting a steak there. My husband did....it was cooked perfectly and was delish. I had tortellini w marinara. It was hot and good. Tiramisu-- very good.

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Albany, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We used to eat here about once per month, either with some friends or just the 2 of us. The service has dropped considerably and the food is just plain awful. There is no other way to put it. During our last visit, even though the place was half full, I had to continually get up and look for our... More 

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Ripon, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Came here with my husband for an anniversary dinner. Very homey. The wait staff treated us very kindly and took a lot of care in suggestions for our meal. The husband had the Delmonico Steak, which was wonderfully seasoned and perfectly cooked. I had the more-than-generous portion of the Perfect Storm Mac and Cheese. The pasta was very good, Mac... More 

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Additional Information about Valente's Rustic Restaurant

Address: 315 8th St, Watervliet, NY 12189-3631
Phone Number: 518-273-3314
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Watervliet
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 315 8th St, Watervliet, NY 12189-3631
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Watervliet
  • Phone Number: 518-273-3314

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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