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nnovo Latin:V TRANS alter| make a innovation in; renew| restore; return to a thing (L+S) Welcome to our latest adventure. innovo kitchen is the maturation of a life’s journey through the local restaurant community. It is a return to focus of the true reasons we ever became part of this community; great food and sincere hospitality. For the past few years our focus was diverted away from these basic fundamentals turning our great passion into work. innovo kitchen will return John to where he is happiest and belongs, in his kitchen creating new and innovative food. Tina’s contagious smile and passion has returned to the dining room to infuse it with a renewed level of hospitality and energy. It
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
American, Bar
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Private Dining, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Table Service, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were delighted with every feature at Innovo Kitchen which is located on the end of an ordinary strip plaza in Niskayuna. The menu was quite unusual, and beautifully executed and presented. Service was friendly and accommodating. The decor was modern, spacious with an orientation...to outdoor dining. It must be said that they take COVID 19 precautions very seriously. There is a foot operated hand sanitizer as one enters the establishment. Seating is spread out, beyond minimal requirements. Indoor dining is very well ventilated. The menu is electronically accessed, and server protocol was very professional. There is a small fireplace and ample warmers in the outdoor area. This was a great choice, not far from the NYState Thruway.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed February 22, 2021

(This is a review of take-out meals.) My daughter’s small, socially-distanced, pandemic-style wedding required a unique reception with the family and bridal party heading to separate houses for dinner. We’d never been to Innovo Kitchen, but a friend raved about the Thanksgiving dinner they provided...so I called Chef John L to discuss wedding options. It was the best call I could have made. He was most accommodating and helped me arrange for meals for all in attendance. On Wedding Night, the food was delivered exactly as requested and was delicious and plentiful. The bride and groom ordered steak and chicken entrees from the menu, and the bridal party and parents indulged in special Valentine-at-Home boxes: Nosh, Italian and French. Superb! Everyone was delighted with their choices. We certainly will become regular IK customers and thank Chef John and his staff for making a wonderful event even more special.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed December 19, 2020 via mobile

We ordered Old School Dinner Box to go. We picked up and the staff at Innovo put the Dinner Box in the trunk. The meal was exceptional. It came with iceberg round salads, rolls, chicken francaise and cookies for $45. Definitely enough food for 4...people. We will do this again.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed December 9, 2020

Innovo Kitchen has always been a favorite, but with COVID, we hadn't been there for awhile. Tonight we got their Italian Dinner Box that was to serve 3-4. It was a real treat! It included a fabulous Italian salad including salami and peperoni, olives, vegetables...and cheese. The chicken parmesan was delicious and came with a huge portion of pasta and meatballs, and Italian bread. It was topped off with wonderful cannolis. There was easily enough to serve 4 or more and at $35 a bargain. Thank you John.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed November 24, 2020

Sat in the semi-outdoor seating, service was attentive and friendly. Food was nicely presented, although the entree salad was tiny. Gluten-sensitive options were available.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed October 10, 2020

This restaurant, located in a strip mall, the Plaza 7 Commons, had lovely outdoor patio seating. I think they'll do better than many restaurants as it gets colder, because they had outside space heaters, & we even were seated by an outdoor gas fireplace! I...was pleased that they took reservations for outdoor seating, as most restaurants have a first come, first service policy. Chef John LaPosta is a chef (i.e., not just a cook), who previously was at Maestro's at the Van Dam, Jack's Oyster House, & the Conservatory Grille. There many innovative dishes on the menu (e.g., Roast Cauliflower Tacos, Lobster Grilled Cheese, & Veal Meatloaf), although they also have salads & burgers. SPOILER ALERT: Another treat is that at the end of your meal, you're served an individually wrapped thin slice of home made chocolate nut bark - YUM! Heads up that the place is not inexpensive, but you're dining, not just eating. I took off 1/2 a star as our waitress wasn't particularly friendly. The only time she smiled is at the end of our meal, when she saw our tip.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed August 14, 2020 via mobile

Was not impressed. My friend and I had dinner, ordered two appetizers and each an entree. From the onset, our server Vincent was not engaged and made sure to let us know that there was a 90 minute maximum stay at our table. The appetizers...were sub par and our dinners were even more. The entire experience felt rushed and after leaving more than 3/4 of our meals uneaten, Vincent did not even ask if we enjoyed our meals. Dessert was not offered, only the check. Needless to say, will not be returning.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 9, 2020

Second in-person restaurant since things began opening up again. We are both healthy seniors, but cautious. Large area of outdoor and open to the outdoor seating. Everyone spaced apart. Masks on servers and required of everyone when not eating. They even had sanitizer at the...table. We had the smoked chicken salad sandwich and the pan seared salmon panzanella. Both were excellent. I am glad a good restaurant like Innovo has weathered the storm. We will be back.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed August 3, 2020 via mobile

Went for dinner Saturday evening. Sat outdoors but close to entryway. Noise level was very, very high. Server, despite me telling her my drink order twice, couldn't hear well enough and brought me the wrong drink. It was a good drink (raspberry mule) , however....Menu is very cumbersome ( must scan it to your phone) Do I really need to work that hard to purchase food from you? After losing it from our phones a few times, we all used the menu on the website. Food was very good and served made helpful recommendations. All in all, a 4 out of 5 rating.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed July 20, 2020 via mobile

Sunday Funday Brunch Day! Bottomless Mimosas are the bomb! Very COVID safe and clean with QR code menus. Brunch was delicious!

Date of visit: July 2020
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the snacks are put out between 4 & 630 every day of the week..
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  • Yes, Innovo Kitchen offers takeout services.

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  • Innovo Kitchen is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4