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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner
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Menu

MINESTRA E INSALATA‏
Minestra Del Giorno
Today’s freshly prepared soup
$5.00
Pasta E Fagioli
Cannelini beans, pancetta, chicken broth, garlic, parmigiano cheese & pasta
$5.00
Insalata Caprese
Marinated tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil & aged balsamic
$7.00
Insalata Del Giardino
Crisp field greens w/ our house vinaigrette
$5.00
Caesar
Classic dressing‏ w/ a crisp garlic crouton
$6.00
Grilled chicken $+3.00
Shrimp $+3.00
Bruschetta
Grilled bread w/ tomatoes, garlic, extra virgin olive oil & basil
$6.00
Calamari Fritti
Crispy fried calamari rings w/ a garlic yogurt sauce
$9.00
Cozze
Pei mussels in a spicy tomato feta broth
$8.00
Prosciutto E Melone
Prosciutto di parma, ripe melon & a parmigiano cheese shaving
$9.00
Piastra Antipasti
Daily selections of cured meats, italian cheeses & olives
$10.00
FARINACCI
Bolognese
Classic meat sauce & shaved parmigiano
$11.00
Basilico
Fresh plum tomato sauce, garlic & basil
$10.00
Amatriciana
Pasta w/ shrimp, pancetta, onions & pepper flakes in a fresh tomato sauce
$12.00
Pollo Alla Grillia
Grilled chicken, roasted red peppers, zucchini, extra virgin olive oil & fresh herbs
$12.00
Ravioli
Del giorno
$13.00
Gnocchi Alla Vodka
Potato dumplings w/ a vodka tomato cream
$13.00
Antonio's Pasta
Meatballs, sausage, ricotta cheese & a fresh plum tomato sauce
$12.00
RISOTTI‏
Risotto Cappestante
Risotto w/‏ scallops, pancetta, asparagus & parmigiano reggiano
$15.00
Risotto Fungi
Wild mushrooms, alba truffle oil & smoked mozzarella
$13.00
Risotto Saltimbocca
Risotto w/ prosciutto di parma, spinach & fresh mozzarella cheese
$13.00
PIASTRE CALDE
Pollo Alla Parmigiana
Classic chicken parmigiana w/ penne basilico
$12.00
Pollo Marsala
Pan-seared chicken w/ mushrooms in a marsala
$13.00
Pollo E Contorni
Grilled chicken breast w/ grilled seasonal vegetables
$11.00
Cotoletta D’ Agnello
Grilled lamb chops w/ roasted potatoes & rapini
$13.00
Bisteca E Fritte
Flat iron steak w/ hand cut fries
$12.00
Salmone Alla Grillia
Norwegian salmon‏ fillet w/ grilled seasonal vegetables
$12.00
Grilled Sausage
Grilled fennel sausage, braised white beans, pancetta & rapini
$10.00
Vitello Mare Monti
Pan-seared veal scaloppini w/ shrimp & mushrooms in a light spicy tomato sauce
$14.00
Vitello Napoleo
Pan-seared veal w/ grilled portobello mushrooms, vine ripe tomatoes & a red wine reduction
$13.00
Omelet
Del giorno
$8.00
About
Traditional/Contemporary Italian Cuisine, affordable entrees, great service, and the atmosphere is sure to please.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Italian
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Live Music, Jazz Bar
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Reviewed March 1, 2020

Ate with family at Grappa 72 during a visit in Albany. Incredible menu, great pasta options and what a wine list. if you want the best italian food in Albany this is it. had the Zio Tony pasta - great dish. wife had the chicken...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 26, 2020

We stopped overnight in Albany on a trip to Long Island NY. We inquired about local restaurants at the hotel and they were only remotely familiar with Grappa '72. Tripadvisor reviews seemed decent so we decided to go. Upon pulling up to the restaurant it...More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed February 19, 2020

Friends raved about this place. We must have hit a bad night as things were just not right in many ways. The wait staff tries hard, but must be coached to serve the ladies first, take their orders first, etc. The water person did a...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 18, 2020

I frequent Grappa '72 often. For both lunch and dinner, it can't be beat. My wife and I are very particular about Italian food and we won't eat at any other establishment in the Albany area. Food is always hot, delicious and served with the...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 14, 2020 via mobile

Food is very tasty ..fine dining ...and right on point with the taste and quality of food. Can be a little pricey but worth it for great tasting food.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 19, 2019

We were immediately seated once all of our party was present. The food, from the appetizers through dessert, was terrific.The service was attentive, but not bothersome. Everyone enjoyed their meals and the bottle of wine that we shared. Overall, a very enjoyable dinner out.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed December 16, 2019

I chose this restaurant and talked it up to my date based on the positive reviews I read here on TripAdvisor. The first server (Sarah) who greeted us once we sat down never came back. The Caprese salad was good, but all of the other...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 27, 2019

We were very surprised at how relaxing Grappa 72 was for lunch. The food and service was excellent. Marios was very attentive to my friends vegan need. He had her order remade because he forgot to request no butter. The dining room was very relaxing...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 5, 2019

High end And delicious menu- never disappoints, very attentive wait staff and owner,Great for any special occasion,

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed October 31, 2019

We were looking for a date night place we hadn't been to and our babysitter suggested Grappa. I've seen it advertised on TV and always think , ugh that's for old people who wish they were in Florida. But she raved about it, so we...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Response from John P | Reviewed this property |
Pretty much, yes. They have live music on Fridays, often a trio, usually jazz. I have not been there for music when it was some other kind.
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