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Minissale's Wine Cellar Cafe

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1 14th St, Troy, NY 12180-4206
(518) 274-6225
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Troy, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best kept secret in Troy,stones throw from RPI.Great wine outstanding Italian dinners,appitizers and a nice cold beer.

Thank joeball296
Hoosick Falls, New York
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

This cute little Italian restarant reminded my wife of the one in Lady and the Tramp. Nice, warm, cozy ambience. Friendly waitstaff.

Thank dberiau
Brunswick, New York
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69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our meal here, and will be going back. It's a small place with one room all casual with booths, and the other much more romantic, but with only four tables. Make a reservation and ask for the little room. The salad was huge, with fresh peas! The pasta Fagioli soup was really good, but... More 

Thank MTMknits
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64 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

After having visited Minissale's in years past, we decided to try it again. Let me get the good things out of the way. A pour of wine is a solid 8 0z!! My wife's chicken parmesan was good. The sauce is good. That being said, if you are a "wine cellar", you should have way more than 20 wines and... More 

1 Thank cpjrod510
Marco Island, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

There were four of us for dinner. Made reservations since we'd never been there before, but there would have been tables available if we'd just walked in. Pork osso buco, scallops, lasagna, and a linguine dish (the name escapes me). Everyone raved about their order except for the scallops, which were those pea size ones in some sort of broth.... More 

1 Thank keil38
upstate NY
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Stopped in on a rainy Friday night craving red sauce. The staff couldn't be more welcoming and described the menu items in detail. The salad, while an additional $2 charge with an entree, was enormous, fresh & crisp, the house Italian dressing a bit sweet. My Pasta Pisa was a generous portion of the craved red sauce and mushrooms over... More 

1 Thank Davina6
Lowell, Massachusetts
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

I had a craving for pasta primavera and read a very positive review of Minissale's' online. I called ahead of time on my way home and the takeout service was extremely friendly. They were very accomodating to the special requests I had for my order, and it was done in a ver timely manner. The inside of the restaurant is... More 

1 Thank Jon M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

I was there recently & ordered pasta primavera - counted 8 veggies. Waitress said the yellow & green squash was fresh from her mother's garden. It was tossed in garlic and olive oil - excellent. Enough for 2 meals ( and I have a big appetite!)

1 Thank Josie0607
Albany, NY
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

Basic Red Sauce Italian Minissale's Restaurant is your standard Capital District red sauce Italian joint. You will get a decent meal at a fair price served with little fanfare in an unremarkable setting. There are 50 other places just like it within 15 miles of downtown Albany, so there is no particular reason to make the trip to Minissale’s if... More 

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Brunswick, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2011

Ask for the back room by fireplace, European flair, with OH food.

Thank Charles S

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  • Address: 1 14th St, Troy, NY 12180-4206
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Troy
  • Phone Number: (518) 274-6225

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