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Russo's Bar & Grill

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365 W Main St, Amsterdam, NY 12010-2225
(518) 842-2630
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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115 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You have to get Russo's pizza and, of course, fries with gravy. If you live here, you've already been doing this monthly. If you're visiting, not that Amsterdam gets a lot of visitors unless you have family here, stop by. If you don't live here, you'll be surprised by the hit-or-miss service. Depending on your server, you might get lots... More 

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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144 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love Russo's homemade bread and sandwiches. This unique little restaurant always seems stuck in the past with its old booths and round tables but the food is fresh, made to order, and good. They had a flood a few years ago and received no federal aid in having to do a total redo. I respect their work ethic. Their... More 

Thank Adirondacker1
Poland , NY USA
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81 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I first "discovered" Russo's in the 70's, when I was a young truck mechanic. It was the only place in the area where you could get good food after midnight (which is when I got out of work). 40 years later, the beer is still cold and the sandwiches are just as good. Didn't realize they had multiple locations these... More 

Thank EricC56
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have not eaten at any of the Russo Restaurants (Amsterdam, Ballston Spa or Broadalbin, NY) you are missing out. First the pizza is made with a wonderful crust and sauce. Bread served is made fresh at the restaurant. We have had practically everything on their menu and all of the restaurants have the same menu. From the Russo... More 

Thank Vincent C
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

The services was the worsted. Everyone kept bumping into me. Very dirty place. It took forever to get the food. The food wasn't worth me taking it home. It wasn't worth the money I spend

Thank Rebecca S
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

This is an Italian restaurant mainly known for its pizza having the sauce on top of the cheese or other add ons. Pizza and sandwiches are always consistent great crust. Nice and cozy atmosphere for family outings. We like pitchers of beer with our pizza and we discovered they are the highest in Fulton & Montgomery County food is reasonable... More 

Thank Mrdollarny
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Long standing restaurant operated by the family for generations. Excellent food, great service and wonderful atmosphere.

Thank Don W
Saratoga Springs, New York
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Third or fourth generation neighborhood italian restaurant/ bar. Great homemade sauce, bread & pizza dough. Sandwiches on thick but light in house bread. Pizza is unique in that sauce is on top of other toppings before baking..delicous! Plenty of pasta choices You'll find customers, like myself, who've returned for decades.

Thank beachbum12835
broadalbin, ny
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Russo's is your quintessential neighborhood Italian eatery. One enters via a side door off the parking lot. A bar, frequented by regulars is to the left in front of the establishment and the eating area--two dozen tables and booths--is to the right. The food is absolutely wonderful characterized by huge portions at extremely low prices. Large baskets of delicious freshly... More 

Thank Broadalbin_NyRichard
Amsterdam, New York
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

The pizza is always great, hot sandwiches have always been good, pasta is good, BUT the eggplant I got the other day was burnt tasting and too much breading. Have been there a few times now where my order goes in and the food does not come out. The waitress keeps saying it is coming and it takes a long... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Pizza, Italian, American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 365 W Main St, Amsterdam, NY 12010-2225
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Amsterdam
  • Phone Number: (518) 842-2630

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