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“Abondanza!!”

Augie's Family Style Italian
Ranked #2 of 93 Restaurants in Ballston Spa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Fairfield, Connecticut
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68 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Abondanza!!”
Reviewed September 2, 2014

We have been to Augie's many times in the past, but just visited again since their tragic fire. The new restaurant is larger and configured differently, but retains all of the charm necessary to be Augie's. The food is simply....superb! Everything that comes from this kitchen is delicious and it is obviously made with skill, care and the same type of love used in home cooking. We had the steak special, served with Italian sausage and steak fries, and we also shared the fusilli dish, with shrimp, artichoke hearts etc. There were four in our party and the quantity of food would have easily fed eight. We took home large doggie bags, which may have been the result of the eggplant rollatini appetizer which ranks among the best I've ever tasted. Our server was friendly and efficient and overall, as per usual, this was a wonderful experience!. We will continue to return each time we visit the area. Keep up the good work Augie's!!

  • Visited August 2014
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English first
Wilton, New York
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Family girls get together over great family style Italian dinner”
Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

It was the first time I went to their new place.. It's similar size with higher ceilings so it feels different than the original place.. Also the bar is in a little bit disconnected area..
We were six and had a reservation.. We were seated at the time of our reservation.. I am pretty laid back but most of the ladies I went with are more picky..
Our server was very nice and welcoming.. She brought delicious bread with butter.. We started with house salad and grilled eggplant.. In Augies all dishes come family style.. Which means even in American big portion size it's huuuuuge.. In Europe you can probably feed 10 people from the same size of plates :)
The salad came with italian dressing.. Reminded a little olive garden salad.. The eggplant was sliced round, grilled and topped with marinara sauce.. I think there was half a pound of mozzarella on top of it.. I love eggplant so I felt like I'm in haven..
The rest off the group ordered sunday special meatballs and sausage in red sauce with ziti.. Which came with grilled garlic bread.. I don't eat pasta but tried both meatballs and sausage and it was yummy..
They also ordered chicken parm which came with spaghetti.. And gnocchi with mushrooms.. Since our cousin is vegetarian, she asked if they can skip the sausage.. They gladly accommodated and actually served the sausage in separate bowl for the rest of the group.. We had so much food left which we gladly took back home..
Great place to have cozy family dinner in family style setting...

Visited August 2014
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2 Thank Moby_Puppy
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Lindenhurst, New York
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77 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Go early!”
Reviewed August 21, 2014

I called for a reservation for two people and was told they don't take reservations for two only six and up. We went anyway and was told 45 minutes was the wait time. We waited 1 hour and 15 minutes for a table. The food was delicious and the service was very good once we were seated. Don't wait until the last race is over at Saratoga you will wait a long time.

  • Visited August 2014
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2 Thank Liz B
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Albany
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Mangia! Mangia!”
Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

Everyone always raves about the food so my family and I had to give it a try. We went with a large group and ordered a variety of salads, appetizers, drinks, dinners and desserts. Everything was delicious and portions are very large. As mentioned before in other reviews, the prices are a bit higher because one meal feeds 3-4 people(family style). Great for leftovers! Our waitress was wonderful as well. We were all extremely pleased with our visit and left full.

  • Visited February 2014
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Albany, New York
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Simple, delicious Italian”
Reviewed July 27, 2014

Haven't been to their new location but have enjoyed their takeout several times. Love their eggplant parm and gnocchi! Portions are huge and flavorful.

  • Visited July 2014
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