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“Will never return!” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ripe Tomato

Ripe Tomato
Ranked #1 of 27 Restaurants in Malta
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Located in beautiful Saratoga County, the Ripe Tomato is a friendly, family-owned and operated dining experience that sets it apart from chain restaurants. We offer simple, hearty Italian and American fare prepared using fresh, local ingredients.
New York
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Will never return!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2011

Food is so-so, we noticed a horrid odor as soon as we went inside (sewage?) We were part of a larger party,we stayed,could never get past that smell! The service was ok

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English first
Albany, New York
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Birthday Dinner for Six”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2011

Our recent birthday celebration at the Ripe Tomato was an extremely great time. The food was just right not to mention the gratis appetizer and desert that the house gave us for the celebration. We all agreed we would go back again.

  • Visited May 2011
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Thank kingboy72
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Saratoga Springs, New York
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Maybe a bad night”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2011

Have been to Ripe Tomato many times and usually can count on good food and good service. Tonight both the food and the service left something to be desired. From the time of placing the order, it took 50 minutes for the food to arrive. Our waitress came at 20 minutes to say the food would be right out and again at 40 minutes with the same message. She offered to send us home with dessert coupons. We were sitting right near the reservation desk where the manager stands, who was aware of the problem, but never came over to the table to say anything to us. When the food arrived it was lukewarm, the pasta in one dish was seriously undercooked and the pasta in the second dish was mushy. Onece the food arrived, the waitress wanted nothing to do with us and basically ignored us until we asked for the check. The check came without the promised coupons. It aapeared that many other diners were having problems getting their food so I will write it off to a bad night for the kitchen, but it doesn't make me want to go back there right away.

  • Visited February 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank mol10e
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ripetomatorestaurant, Owner at Ripe Tomato, responded to this review, February 18, 2011
I was very sorry to read that you had a bad experience at our restaurant. Valentine's Night was very busy, but that is no excuse for poor service or cold food. We pride ourselves on good, friendly service, so I have shared your comments with the manager and staff who were on that night. Thank you for taking the time to write a review, they help us to know and to improve how we are doing.
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Pennsylvania
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108 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2010

Delicious food! Comfortable atmosphere! Great prices! Highly recommend!

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1 Thank MDBarbara
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Malta, NY
1 review
“Best Restaurant in Malta!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2009

Highly Recommend this restaurant. I live in Saratoga and it is very convenient to get to. The Ripe Tomato is located just south of Malta, NY - right on RT. 9.

The setting is like an old country house and the food matches this feeling well. I wouldn't say the menu is huge, but it has all of the classics for sure. Our food was well prepared and the service was pretty good. The price was fair, you're paying for good food.

i would definitely recommend this place, as I know I will be going back.

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Thank maltafoodie
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