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Reviewed April 9, 2022

I have been going to The Fountain for over 40 years. Many things are very good but I always like the pizza the best. The last time I was there it was near perfect - sausage & pepperoni, crispy crust at edges but light/chewy in...middle, and abundant, garlicky sauce. My friend got a chicken sandwich with bacon and toppings and was happy with that. One of the best pizzas I've had in awhile.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed November 13, 2020 via mobile

AWFUL PLACE I do NOT see the hype Tables piled on top of each other Dirty Awful food Takes forever to even get it Waitress walk past u ignoring u

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed August 30, 2020

I dont know who is running the kitchen since their reopening, but terrible. I ordered a pizza, because I was an avid customer n liked their pizza. I asked for xtra cheese didnt get it, but cook swears he gave. Mananger looked at and said...no he didnt out it on. He cooked the pizza so long, overdone. I took one bite and thrw it away. 17.00 for a small pizza w/3 toppings. Saturday family gathering I ordered a larege order of loaded nachos. Previous this was a large plate n loaded. What I received was a small plate of doritos. only one chip had cheese one and when i ate the rest was a small plate of doritos. I culd have bought a large bag of doritos at the friggin store for 5.00. Dont know is running the place, but I will never order from you again, which is sad because Im 62 live up the strret and have been a regular customer for yearsMore

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 2, 2020

Cheese was gritty, crust not the same. This was not the Fountain recipe or quality I have been used to and I have been going for 40 years!

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed March 27, 2020 via mobile

Please note I have been going to the Fountain fo more the 20 years always excellent food ! Not tonight ordered take out > 2 Fish Dinner Suppose to be > Haddock ,French Fries ( cole slaw did not get !) After One hour 1/2...wait for Received > over soaked .Greasy fish Tasteless ( small portion ) French fries half under cooked Price $ 17.95 Outrageous !! Will Never do that again ! I would be better off going to McDonalds !!!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed September 4, 2019

This place is a throwback, its like you are walking straight into the 70's, the burger and fries were surprisingly good. Our server was kind, it seems like they have a loyal following. We will return when in Albany again.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed August 23, 2019 via mobile

Frequently stop in while in the area. Enjoyed a cup of chicken florentine and a tuna club sandwich. Husband ordered a reuben. Food was very good. Server was extremely pleasant and accommodating even though the restaurant was very busy. Will go again!

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed May 12, 2019

We ordered 1 large pizza with sausage and pepperoni and i/2 onion. 2 orders of wings with extra blue cheese and 1 large antipasto with extra dressing on the side to be picked up at 6:00pm. What we found out was #1 the order was...not ready until 6:25pm. #2 the pizza was 1/2 pepperoni 1/2 eggplant-no onion or sausage. #3 received 1 order of wings-not 2 and no extra blue cheese..#4 No dressing at all for the antipasto. Take away-do not order take out without checking it before you leave and give yourself an extra 1/2 hour.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed March 10, 2019

We stopped by the Fountain for Pizza and French Fries. We ordered a Pepperoni Pizza and it was very good.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed September 23, 2018

The Fountain holds a lot of happy memories from my years living in Albany. The type of place you could (and should) bring your family and friends — chances are you’ll make new friends there, too. Pizza, chicken parm, shrimp scampi, potato skins, wings, all...excellent. A neighborhood gem!More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

We order to go Spaghetti was over cooked and soggy The mixed salad with antipasto was really good , the dressing really tasty Is ok to take out if you don’t care about truly Italian al dente .

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed December 25, 2017

So sad they don't deliver. This is really a bar/restaurant not a 'pizza place' I believe their secret has something to do with generous use of garlic on their pizzas. So if you like garlic you will not be disappointed. Wings and other foods good...too. I am a local here so I have been going here for over 30 years and it is a favorite meeting place but I won't go during their busy times because it gets way too loud when crowded. They have a low railing to separate bar and restaurant. If you want their food at peak hours or want to avoid bar atmosphere I suggest order by phone and pick it up to eat at your hotel or home.More

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed September 19, 2017

moved away from Albany in 1974 but make a point of getting a Fountain pizza nearly every time I return to visit family and friends. Consistently good pizza with crispy crust, an important element for me. A bit heavy on the garlic which makes one...thirsty but that is ok because their draft beers are ice cold and hit the spot when you are eating pizza. Great neighborhood pub with friendly, relaxed and unassuming atmosphere.More

Date of visit: October 2016
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Reviewed September 5, 2017

On the spur of the moment, my wife and I decided to visit an old friend. That oldie but goodie is the Fountain on New Scotland Avenue in Albany, NY. We got the urge for pizza and, particularly the Fountain's pizza. Once you have partaken...of this, you are forever destined to think of this place among your top choices. With a cold beer each, we shared a big pie. My wife's half had eggplant and mine a simple extra cheese. We tried but only consumed half of our choices. TAKE HOME! But....there is something special when it is straight from the oven. Service was attentive and welcoming. Like eating at home. I almost took my plate to the kitchen. Reasonable cost for an evening that we spoke of to others for the next week.More

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed June 5, 2017

We had the cheeseburger and fries as a takeout the other night. Bartender checked on the order and rang it up lickety-split. It was hot and delicious. A winner.

Date of visit: June 2017
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Yes, Fountain Restaurant offers takeout services.

Fountain Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5