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“Second Time, Not As Good”

Moscatiello's Italian Restaurant
Ranked #24 of 214 Restaurants in Troy
Price range: $12 - $28
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Family owned since 1994. Specializing in Italian Dishes also serving Steak, Pizza and Homemade Desserts
Reviewed January 9, 2012

This was our second visit to this restaurant. The first time we went it was just my husband and myself. The food was good and the service was excellent. This last time, we decided to bring other family members for a nice dinner out.

We had reservations. We were the first to arrive, on time. We were seated right away. Then it seemed like we were forgotten about. It was at least 15 minutes before we were greeted by a waitress and offered a drink while we waited for the others. When they arrived, it was another long wait for them to get a drink.

The food was as good as the last time, but the service this time was very poor. We felt like we were a bother to the waitress, and she made very few trips to our table to see if we needed anything. Not the best experience for a large party event.

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Reviewed November 9, 2011

Restaurant is average -- non-descript decor, run-of-the-mill menu. Wait was not overly friendly, served food on time, but not overly attentive. (No offer for ground pepper for salads, no checkback after food was delivered.) Salads consisted of over-rip tomato slice, tired lettuce, a slice of onion and some black olives. Entree of shrimp scampi came over a bed of very bland linguine. Wine list consists of mostly pedestrian type wines, but there are a few winners there. Overall, nothing more than an average franchise type experience.

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1  Thank MRL217
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Reviewed September 17, 2011

Went here for wedding rehearsal dinner, The prime rip was great and HUGE! Salad, bread all great. Staff was very friendly and accommodating when my little one decided to dump the bread basket on the floor. For such a big group of people the kept our drink pictures full. Coffee was good as well. Plenty of parking.

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1  Thank SpindelCityNative
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Reviewed August 16, 2011

Moscatiello's is family run. They make their own pasta and their sauces are excellent. I highly recommend the traditional Italian dishes. They are fantastic! Sometimes the meals served with potato and veggies are not consistent ( sides are disappointing:undercooked or over cooked). We have eaten here several times and find the staff to be polite, friendly and professional.

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Thank smartcookie1916
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Reviewed August 3, 2008

This is one of my family's favorite places. The food is excellent. We had them cater a family event and they did an amazing job. We priced out their food vs a popular Albany deli/pizza place and Moscatiello's was much cheaper and higher quality. Not to mention they were so helpful and promised to have some trays available for us if we ran out of food at the last minute they would deliver it asap. A family run place, excellent food, great staff, reasonably priced---you can't ask for better.

Thank travelreview55
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