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More Perreca's Restaurant

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Reviewed 1 week ago

As my niece likes to say when we find superb Italian food in the US, it was Italy good! The gnocchi was superb beyond words. The different flavors in the Barase sauce were splendidly blended. Honestly I've never fallen in love with gnocchi before but...if, like me, it's never hit your special button, try this one! Amazing. Service was perfect (good luck with the baby!) and the dinner bread is as good as you'll find anywhere. Thank you to everyone at this wonderful restaurant. Only place we eat in the Albany area!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've dinned here on a handful of occasions over the last decade. At first I wasn't impressed, but each time I come back I feel like the food and service is improving. We had a brunch here on Mother's day and they did an excellent...job.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed October 11, 2020 via mobile

Food was NOT cooked fresh at time of take out order It came Luke warm and cheese on parm barely melted It tasted ok but a TON AND TON of garlic If you LOVE garlic and luke warm this is for you We live 30...seconds from the restaurant so no it wasn’t a distance issue and we were EARLY to pickup so waited for it Will try the pizza they claim their fame to but the parm NEVER againMore

Date of visit: October 2020
MPapa2, Owner at More Perreca's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2020

Dear Laura McCall - I apologize for disappointing you with our family meal chicken parm. We do indeed make our meals fresh, but on busy nights, our kitchen needs approximately 30-45 minutes of lead time to properly assemble and cook the family meals properly. Our...More

Reviewed July 28, 2020

Chicken parmigiana sandwich was amazing on ciabatta bread. Cannoli made next door at Perreca's Bakery was delicious! The service was friendly & outstanding! Great place to stop for lunch if riding Erie Canalway Bike Trail.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed July 18, 2020

We have eaten here several times in recent months and absolutely love it! Their family fish-fry dinners on Friday are generous, well-prepared, and served with a very generous mountain of French fries. The batter was perfect moist consistency with the enticing aroma of beer -...just as it should be! On a recent brunch, my husband ordered a special that day: a towering, sauce-laden Portuguese sandwich made with Perreca's famous Italian bread, melted cheddar, and Perreca's house-made grilled sausage, very high-quality sliced turkey and sliced ham, which seemed to be off-the-bone. The bread was grilled to perfection, the sunnyside-up egg on top of the sandwich was perfect and the gravy seemed to be a Marsala-reduction infused with Portuguese spices, which generally consist of Peri-Peri (marinated pepper sauce), probably some Paprika, Cumin, Oregano, Allspice, and Nutmeg (generally, a Portuguese spice mix. The sandwich was unique, had an excellent combination fo flavors, and wildly generous in its proportions. As we ate, the chef (whom we were seated near in the open-air kitchen) asked how we liked the sandwich, explaining that it was his creation and a nod to his Portuguese heritage. My husband high recommends this if you're lucky enough to catch it on the specials board. I ordered their eggplant parm and it's everything an Italian eggplant dish should be but usually isn't. Mandolin-thin, the eggplant slices were delicately sauteed and dusted lightly in flour instead of being buried in a thick coat of breadcrumbs. The marinara sauce was light and fresh and mozzarella looked to be the fresh variety and very flavorful. For another lunch visit, we had an excellent Shrimp Caesar Salad with fabulous homemade dressing and another order of Eggplant Parm - it's that good. Clearly, the owners and management are adept at not only how to serve and present GOOD food, but the concepts of customer appreciation and hospitality as well. Our waitress was very friendly and attentive and the kitchen staff were very open to a little bantering when they weren't busy at the stove. A must-return! And a pleasure to support a locally owned business.More

Date of visit: July 2020
R5995DNmariap, Owner at More Perreca's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share us with the world 🌎. We work hard at More Perreca's Italian Kitchen to give our guests a memorable experience and we so appreciate your recognition.

Reviewed April 5, 2020 via mobile

Since we can not in for dinner any more Perreca's came up with dinners to go drive thru - we got the chicken parm with zita also salad and bread family style for $30.00 they have other dinners to pick from - you have to...call your order in with a pick up time - just drive around to the back they bring your food out to you. Good system and we want to support local business.More

Date of visit: April 2020
R5995DNmariap, Owner at More Perreca's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2020

Thank you for your support Lori. All of us at More Perreca's appreciate your business!

Reviewed February 12, 2020

Wonderful breakfast! It can be crowded on the weekends but it is a hopping place. The food is hot and well prepared!

Date of visit: February 2020
R5995DNmariap, Owner at More Perreca's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2020

Our Brunch Team is A++.

Reviewed January 1, 2020 via mobile

We went to Perrecas for New Year's Eve Dinner - we started with the calimari and clams with sausage - very good and the homemade bread. I had the seafood over rigatoni my husband the spaghetti and meatballs our friends had the special mussels over...pasta and the chicken with vegetables. The desserts the eggnog bread pudding - The best!!! The meal was excellent never had a bad meal there. Nice Happy New Year's Dinner!!More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed December 29, 2019 via mobile

My husband and I came here for brunch. My expectations were high because I heard that this restaurant has been here for years. I was sadly disappointed with my eggplant sandwich. I have no idea how they managed to mess that up. It was sliced...super thin and not breaded, which is fine, but it literally did not taste anything remotely resembling eggplant. The sandwich was a flop. It had a funky fried/greasy taste. My husband’s eggs in purgatory were very good. The sauce is A+! He added some sausage and they sprinkled mozzarella on top. The crazy part was that his dish cost $17!!!! It’s marinara sauce and eggs! Did adding some sausage slices really have to bring it up to that price? Our server was also pretty slow in getting to us. Needles to say, we will not be returning.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 20, 2019

Went for dinner. Crowded but not uncomfortable.They've improved the menu, glassware, service. It shows. Attentive staff. Excellent food. Pasta sauce is flavorful. Portions are good sized. Prices went up/and salad or soup are extra now. Ambiance is super. If you're lucky you see Maria Papa...the owner. She's energetic and knows her stuff. All her staff do too. Enjoyable evening. Eggplant was cooked correctly. Delish.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about More Perreca's Restaurant

Yes, More Perreca's Restaurant offers takeout services.

Yes, More Perreca's Restaurant offers delivery services.

Yes, More Perreca's Restaurant is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

More Perreca's Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4