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Mercato's Restaurant & Pzzr
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Albany, New York
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74 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Just ok, sometimes”
Reviewed October 10, 2012 via mobile

If you don't want to cook at home and you can't think of anywhere else to go give it a try.... But it's like rolling the dice.

Homemade garlic bread??? If you mean a store bought roll with some melted cheese ok... Not homemade in my book.

Pizza has been great sometimes and barely edible others.

Calzones suck, tasted like stale sauce and/or oil.

Wife seems to like tortellini alla pana

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English first
Upstate NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Lack of service spoils the meal, time and again”
Reviewed September 8, 2012

This is close to home for me, so it is easy to settle on dining here, Each time (I think I've eaten here 3 times in as many years) I tell myself I won't even bother again because the service, without fail, is slow and indifferent. I read with total amazement the recent reviews that raved on and on about the service. Were we even in the same place? On a recent evening, with the dining room empty except for our table, 2 waitresses stood in the back of the room and ignored us for the better part of 10 minutes - and it wasn't as though we'd seated ourselves - one of these waitresses showed us to our table! Once they decided to actually work, service was uneven and they had to be reminded to bring bread. Food is only adequate and there are CERTAINLY much better Italian restaurants on this side of the Hudson. Villa Valente for sure, and Scarnato's in Castleton beat this place hands down. Do yourself a favor and skip this spot.

  • Visited September 2012
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“tasty and friendly place”
Reviewed September 6, 2012

Great staff, always checking to see how you are doing or if you need anything. The food was very good and portion size is large.

  • Visited September 2012
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Rensselaer, New York, United States
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“Awesome Italian Food... Great Prices!!!”
Reviewed January 16, 2012

We experienced very prompt and friendly service. As seafood lover's we found the seafood combo and shrimp, scallops and clam dishes to be cooked to perfection. So much food on the plate half came home for lunch the next day! Also, the freshly baked bread is served warm. There is nothing negative to say about this resteraunt!!

  • Visited January 2012
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Hudson, New York
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“Great Italian”
Reviewed December 17, 2011

The pizza is great and the mozzarella triangles are fantastic! The service can be spotty, and the prices are a bit hit, but overall, it's the best Italian food this side of the Hudson.

Visited December 2011
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