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“Bellissimo e Delicioso”

Bongiorno's Restaurant
Ranked #122 of 687 Restaurants in Albany
Price range: $0 - $12
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Albany, NY
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Bellissimo e Delicioso”
Reviewed August 28, 2012

Bongiorno's is a fabulous place and the wait staff is well trained, friendly and accommodating. I am a patron of many years and never had a bad meal. Classic Italian made by people who were born in Italy. They know cooking. The menu selections are voluminous and in the $13-$25 range. Have a carafe of Chianti as an added nice touch to your meal. Felix and Rosanna are wonderful hard working people and they certainly have given the Capital District a gift.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank cocbrdt
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lachen
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Incredible! A REAL italian restaurant abroad!!!”
Reviewed August 6, 2012

Excellent REAL italian cuisine, a service fast, precise, well organized, an owner who comes to greet you as I remember was done in Italy more than 30 years ago... But overall a tasteful and perfectly cooked pasta with incredibly fresh fish, mozzarelle, tomators, salad seasoned with real extra virgin Olive oil.... An to crown all that a final check at very acceptable levels! This a place is a must, for whom is in the nearby of Albany!,

Visited August 2012
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Thank giangui
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Clifton Park, New York
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A hidden gem in the capital region”
Reviewed July 22, 2012

This place has some personality & you will miss it if you are not looking for it.
We visited with a group of friends, party of 6. There is plenty seating, considering its a small building. They also have outdoor seating, which is great. The portion sizes were generous, even with appetizers. The waiter suggested me & my wife split the entree if we are not super hungry after a few drinks, appetizers & eating some bread, he was right. The Tiramisu was signature Excellentaeeee..!!!! They have bottled Italian beers Larossa & Peroni, which is great for beer drinkers like me who enjoy Italian food but not big on wine. The server was very nice, he got us frosted glasses which is to a beer drinkers liking :) he had already split our entree in two plates when he brought it out, which is good. Note that the entrees come with salad, so order accordingly.

The owner of the place walked up to out table after our meal & had some personal talk, which was great too. After the meal, we could just walk to the bars, which were 10 mins away on Lark St & Pearl St.

Overall a complete experience.. Lot of fun...& did I mention this place has a very cozy feeling ??? Will definitely go back..

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank Hellaw_Cpl
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Pittsfield
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great dinner, love the attention to detail”
Reviewed July 12, 2012

I was picking up company at the train station, and chose this restaurant off of Tripadvisor for dinner since I didn't know Albany at all. Great choice! We sat out on the little veranda and enjoyed a really nice Italian dinner in a friendly and relaxed setting. The waiter was helpful without being annoying, and the owner came out twice to check on us an our dinner. He even gave us the best route back to the interstate that was quicker that the GPS!

We knew right from the appetizers that the kitchen was proud of their work product, and we enjoyed the entire evening. We will definitely go back!

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank Barbara S
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Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
93 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Tough to top this experience”
Reviewed June 4, 2012

Up from NYC for the weekend to do some hiking and exploring near Windham....decided to roll into Albany for dinner. Very charming from the outside - and very "intimate" on the inside. Not a ton of tables so it feels like you are in a home vs. a restaurant.

Server as very helpful - ordered some eggplant parm that wasn't on the menu. Pinot Noir was very smooth.....eggplant parm was delicious, and the shrimp fra diavlo was the perfect mix of spice and flavor.

To top it all off the owner, I presume, came over and asked us about our meal and if we were local. We said we loved the food and were visiting from the city....he tells us to sit down and he has something for us. He comes back with this homemade shot that looks like an italian flag and gives one to my girlfriend and I as a thank you. Wow.

We are visiting and may never be back in Albany so he could have just let us walk out after the meal BUT he went out of his way to treat us as a local / regular customer and that is so rare these days. We WILL come back!

  • Visited June 2012
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