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“Lost Count of My Visits Here!” 5 of 5 stars
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Villa Valenti
369 West Sand Lake Rd, Wynantskill, NY 12198
518-283-1291
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Ranked #2 of 16 Restaurants in Wynantskill
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Pershing Ave.
Houston, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Lost Count of My Visits Here!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

Before I moved to Texas, 5 years ago, I would frequent this restaurant almost on a monthly basis! Now, I returned for a visit and had the pleasure of going to dinner there one evening.

Nothing has changed! Food is still exquisite! Salad bar is phenomenally good! You would never be disappointed with ANY of the dishes served! AND--it is extremely plentiful, enough for take home leftovers! The prime rib is out of this world. So tender you can cut it with a fork. The staff is very accommodating, professional, warm and friendly. Atmosphere is relaxing for dining. Family owned and operated for that authentic taste. If you want fine Italian cuisine, this is the place to visit!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Albany<NY
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Food rules”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

A party of eight here and most of us had different meals. Seven of eight said this was the best Italian food they had in our area. The latter said it just not like Italian overseas. He says their foods are tied into the local farms completely, just not done here.
Well we can`t all fly over there so we are here. This place just rules.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cohoes, NY
Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“Consistently Good Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

Tonight my husband and I ate dinner at Villa Valenti. We arrived at a little after five with no reservations and were promptly seated by the gracious server. Our waitress was highly professional:polite and attentive. My husband ordered Fettucine Alfredo with chicken and sausage. I ordered my usual the Veal Sorrento. Both meals were excellent and plentiful. We wanted to make sure we saved room for dessert as Villa Valenti's rice pudding is extraordinary!

We've eaten at Villa Valenti several times and we are always pleased.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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East Greenbush, New York
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47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Great Place / Great Food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

This is an excellent place to go! The food was GREAT and the service was perfect! Nice atmosphere, and very friendly people! This place tops Moscitello's and any Olive Garden!
We will be returning here for sure!!

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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westport, new york
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“HORRIBLE HOSTESS, Good Food, Great Waitress.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

Friday, February 24, 2012. We had a 7:00 p.m. reservation for 4. we arrived at 6:45 pm. No room at bar, barely got inside the door as many parties both with and without reservations were waiting to be seated. Hostess or whomever accepted reservations had no clue how to schedule. More parties kept arriving and asked how long the wait was for seating. Hostess kept replying "just a little while". There were at least 4 tables set up and waiting for customers, but no one was seated in those tables.
A couple without reservations had been there since 6:00 p.m. finally left at 7:30 pm, as more parties with reservations kept arriving. We were finally seated at 7:55 pm. There were still 4 or 5 tables fully set up, but no one was being seated there. A complimentary glass of wine would have been a nice gesture of apology for our long wait. Our waitress Kayla arrived very soon and we ordered right away, as we already had one hour to view the menu while standing in the doorway area. Our food arrived in a timely manner and was very good, Chicken sorrento for me, Ghost pasta for my granddaughter, One daughter had Cioppino: mussels, calamari, shrimp and scallops that were done perfectly. Other daughter had homemade pasta -- again, very good. No manager seemed to be around. Obviously, the hostess was not experienced to handle a weekend evening, and couldn't give a straight answer. She needs to go back to washing dishes. Kudos for our waitress Kayla. It was obvious that she was very experienced at handling several parties of customers.
Total Bill: $117+ which included 2 glasses of chianti, 1 diet coke and a milk before adding gratuity. --- from NorthcountryNurse

  • Visited February 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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