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Grappa '72 Ristorante

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818 Central Ave, Ste 11, Albany, NY 12206-1543
+1 518-482-7200
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“veal” (31 reviews)
“vitello” (6 reviews)
“rapini” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
818 Central Ave, Ste 11, Albany, NY 12206-1543
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Reviewed February 13, 2017

Terrific atmosphere, outstanding and consistent food, exceptional service. Whatever the occasion this place is simply very nice.

Thank Kim G
Reviewed February 10, 2017 via mobile

Where to begin? This place is like stepping into the scene of an Italian movie. They have live music playing while you are you dining. It adds to the fun without dominating the ambience. The food is outstanding. The service is impeccable. Once you've been...More

Reviewed January 19, 2017

Great atmosphere, great staff, and most importantly great food. easy to get to with plenty of parking.

1  Thank albako
Reviewed December 22, 2016 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...More

1  Thank jst116
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....More

2  Thank MGH_7
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.

1  Thank Bonnie P
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,...More

1  Thank John W
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...More

Thank Snydley4
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...More

Thank COutlaws
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..

1  Thank rfalteri
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do they always play Jazz ?
December 3, 2015|
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
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
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Traditional/Contemporary Italian Cuisine, affordable entrees, great service, and the atmosphere is sure to please.
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