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Grappa '72 Ristorante

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818 Central Ave, Ste 11, Albany, NY 12206-1543
+1 518-482-7200
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun 3:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Delmar, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Finally decided to visit this restaurant after a few recommendations from friends. Although the food took some time it was well worth the wait! The Vitello 72 I ordered and the pasta special my husband had were delicious (even for lunch the next day!) The service was also amazing! Our waitress Marissa could not have been better! She really went... More 

Thank jst116
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

Arrived early on a Saturday night without reservations. Restaurant almost empty. Told that there was no availability until 8. As we turned to leave she said we could sit at a high top table by the bar. Overheard two other parties without reservations get tables. We left over an hour later and it was still almost empty.

Thank MGH_7
Speculator, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

Had an excellent meal with Colleagues on 11/13/16. Great service and the chef came out and sat with us at random thinking we were with another group. The atmosphere is good also.

Thank Bonnie P
Halfmoon, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a restaurant that had easy access to I-90, so glad we found Grappa '72! Very tastefully decorated, our server was very personable and knowledgeable about the menu. The freshest salad I've ever had, I mean I got excited about the salad, that's how good it was! Overall an awesome meal in nice surroundings at reasonable prices.... More 

Thank John W
Clifton Park, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

My friend and I had dinner together and on other occasions, we met just for drinks. Their menu is varied and there is something for everyone; salads, pasta, meat or fish dishes. The staff is professional and attentive. Oftentimes there is nice live music playing in the background.

Thank Snydley4
Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch on Nov 4th and was treated to the best Risotto I've had in years, which was coupled by professional service. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit and urge folks who might be "passing through" to give Grappa '72 Ristorante a try. You'll be glad that you did!

Thank COutlaws
Albany, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

Located in shopping center gives Grappa a big surprIe as the inside is nicely appointed.The owner is also a chef. Bread is brought in from New York City. Wine selection is very good as the ambiance..

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albany ny
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

Most often our dinner is great. Veal 72 was over cooked and burned one piece. The risotto tasted like beef gravy instead of Parmesan taste.overall that dinner was not up to Grappas standards.That was the second time the veal dinner was unimpressive.Hope there is a turn around soon.

Thank ranger46AlbanyNy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

Have been to Grappa many times. Delicious martinis. Solid menu with many options. Particularly enjoy the risotto. Which in my opinion is difficult to pull off because of the timing to get it right. Nice atmosphere and good energy. Plan to eat there again next week. Has never disappointed.

Thank Marsha R
Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

I had an overnight in Albany en route from Montreal to Baltimore. A hotel shuttle driver recommended the restaurant. All the tables were full on a cold, rainy Saturday evening, but they seated me at the bar. From the comings and goings and conversations it was clear that the clientelle were mostly locals/regulars. The rack of lamb was excellent and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
3:30 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 818 Central Ave, Ste 11, Albany, NY 12206-1543
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-482-7200
Traditional/Contemporary Italian Cuisine, affordable entrees, great service, and the atmosphere is sure to please.

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Schenectady, New York
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?