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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the most amazing restaurant … from the moment you walk in, you know. The bartender Marjos is absolutely the most kind, accommodating and just great bartender. He knew how to make an actual real gin martini with no vermouth!! And, he introduced my...husband to a smoked Manhattan… just so accommodating and fun! And, on-top of all of this good stuff, the food is seriously the best… the Caesar salad; the salmon… the fresh bread. This restaurant is a true gem. I may need to find a reason to return to Albany!!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here for my birthday celebration and it didn’t disappoint. Nice atmosphere, friendly service and tasty food. We enjoyed our appetizers and entrees. Plus a wonderful complimentary birthday cake! My onky comment is that the menu has a lot of meat and seafood, so...if you are a vegetarian or do not eat dish/seafood you may have trouble here, with respect to the entrees.(not su much with the appetizers). Definitely need reservations!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seriously the BEST RESTAURANT IN ALBANY! This is always a must when coming to Albany. From reservations, service, and food you cannot beat it! Wine selection is like a dream for me, huge wine fan especially Italian wine ( it's the best!) If I had...three more stomach's I'd order more meals because I can seriously eat everything on the menu. I've been here over a dozen times and I never intend to stop! I honestly don't like sharing great restaurants with anyone because I'm selfish when it comes to fantastic food and want it all for myself but it's hard not to tell everyone! I say keep doing what you're doing and if I could give you all ten stars I would! Thank you again for making my entire day, again, again and again! See you soon! Cin! Cin! - JenMore

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

From initial greeting to have a nice evening when you’re done is just fantastic I highly recommend this restaurant it’s running on all cylinders and it’s delicious

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed October 9, 2022 via mobile

Wonderful service! I went alone and sat at the bar, the bartender and the people besides me were very nice. It was wonderful as a solo

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed August 14, 2022 via mobile

Made a Saturday night reservation for 5 to celebrate my fathers 80th birthday. Called that day to let them know we had an illness and to change reservation to 4. Hostess said she didn’t have a reservation for us. I told her I booked online...on their website and have an email confirmation. She said they have been experiencing system issues and could not accomodate us. Family had already driven an hour to my home and now I had to scramble to find another place. Super disappointing response. I won’t be back.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 3, 2022 via mobile

Everything was absolutely delicious. No complaints. Nothing but a rave. Veal with fig and onions awesome. Penne with red sauce is a must.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 18, 2022

The food was amazing! And.....the service, hostess and atmosphere were "old world quality"! Were in Albany one night....and they squeezed us in on a Friday night! Grateful! Had other family go through Albany the following Wednesday and they went there too. Said on a scale...of 1-10 it was a 25!!!!! Wish they would locate to Texas!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed March 25, 2022

We had a delicious mea! The tables are big enough to hold the food and wine comfortably. The service is attentive and timely. The food was delicious! Perfect place for dinner!

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed February 24, 2022 via mobile

Food was phenomenal!! The waitstaff is superb. The reason for four stars instead of five is the hostess. Very unfriendly, very un-accomodating. We were at Grappa for a romantic evening, she was aware of it, and we were seated by the kitchen, next to the...server's station. We asked if we could be moved to a different table and were told, very curtly, no! There was one other couple in the restaurant at the time. The table next to us, which was the one we asked for, was seated about 15 minutes before we left. In spite of her, we had a lovely evening! The food is absolutely amazing! And the portions are perfect - not so much that you have to take so much home. Our waitress, as well as the rest of the waitstaff, was wonderful! And prices are very reasonable - we were pleasantly surprised when she brought our bill! We even checked it over to be sure we were charged for everything! Despite the attitude of the hostess (maybe she was having a bad day), we highly recommend Grappa 72!!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed January 22, 2022 via mobile

We had two veal 72 dinners as take out. Drove from Saratoga Springs where we have many great restaurants. Grappa’s food is the best tasting compared to any restaurants in in 50 mile areas. The dinners were so good that we will not order veal...anywhere other than grappa!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed November 16, 2021 via mobile

Outstanding food wonderful atmosphere. One dining room is lighted with warm cozy lighting while the other is right out of an institution. Gary-blue green LED lights. Garish and a strain on the eyes. Not eve suited for a funeral home!!! Makes people look sickly and...doesn't compliment the food. Basic knowledge of any interior designer never t do this. For someone with the best food in Albany, I hope management corrects this. Glad I wasn't seated in this room. I plan on eating here again, and will make it a point never to be seated in here. presentation. Make sure to request to be seated in he non LED dining room.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed July 9, 2021 via mobile

Great, personable service. We dined at the bar. Good wine list and a fairly diverse menu, with maybe a tad too many pasta options. I had a veal dish and my husband had the duck. The flavor was good but both were too heavy in...sauces. So, for us in the end, it was just average to slightly above average overall.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed April 18, 2021 via mobile

Always great service and delicious meal. Even though location is strip mall, don’t let it fool you. Quiet setting nicely appointed. Always a good bet!

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed February 22, 2021 via mobile

We started with the Julia James Pinot Noir and I highly recommend this. We shared the fried calamari appetizer, so fresh! I had the veal with figs, the others had the salmon carpaccio and filet mignon - so good! Enjoy!

Date of visit: February 2021
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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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GRAPPA '72 RISTORANTE, Albany - Restaurant Reviews, Photos & Phone Number - Tripadvisor

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Yes, Grappa '72 Ristorante offers takeout services.

Grappa '72 Ristorante is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5