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Grappa '72 Ristorante

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818 Central Ave, Ste 11, Albany, NY 12206-1543
+1 518-482-7200
16:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 15:30 - 20:30
Mon - Thu 16:30 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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New york
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87 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2015

Very good dinner. We had a coupon for dinner for two including wine, appetizer, entree and dessert. The house selection wines were very good. Calamari appetizer was lightly battered, cooked perfectly accompanied by a slightly spicy marinara sauce. One portion was more than ample for two. Dinners were delicious, with plenty to take home. Similarly, the tiramisu was very good... More 

2 Thank Babs1newyork
Great Falls, Montana
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104 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015 via mobile

Came here on a whim. The atmosphere is really nice, it will make a great date spot. There is a live band playing soft music. Between the three of us we all enjoyed our meals. The service was a little slow and it took forever to get out food. Bottom line I'd come back.

Thank Robbiolio
Menands, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

Another wonderful evening at Grappa 72. Service excellent and wonderful meal. Never disappointed!!!! Special requests always met.

Thank ParkHill247
Albany NY
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

After reading great reviews about this place for years, we went recently for my birthday. The place was crowded, even at 6PM, a great sign. The host told us our table wasn't ready when we arrived, but quickly got us seated. Unfortunately, it was in a back dining room that was not really crowded; yet, we were stuffed into a... More 

1 Thank Thomas B
Albany, New York
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304 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015

I've eaten here before. Our last visit was in August 2015 for my birthday and then as now the food and service was excellent. Ironically we had the waiter, Randy, who is very considerate of his customers, very attentive and very knowledgeable about the offerings for dinner is a professional. Both my wife and I ordered the salmon dish with... More 

Thank bclooch
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

went with 4 coworkers. the waiter was absolutely terrible. we had to ask twice for just about everything . we waited 45 minutes for our entrees to come out . We would have ordered dessert but didn't want to wait for that too. the restaurant was not terribly busy on a Wednesday night, so there was no excuse. oh ya,... More 

Thank drtranslator
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

I have been to this restaurant several times over the past few years. I recommended it to my business associates and it has now become our favorite place to have business / lunch meetings. The staff is extremely attentive yet unintrusive. The food is always excellent and reasonably priced. In my opinion this restaurant is one of the Capital District... More 

Thank John M
Albany, NY
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62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

I agree with all the wonderful reviews commenting on the great food and service at Grappa '72. So what can I add that has not already been said? The atmosphere and vibe of Grappa '72 also are enticing. The mood was relaxing and subdued both times I've visited for lunch. Good for quiet business lunches. Dinner hours are quite energetic... More 

Albany, New York
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61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

I have eaten here many times for both lunch and dinner. It is my go to place for lunch and dinners with friends. Everything I've ever had has been good. I love their bolognese sauce! We even had dinner there last Christmas Eve and it was great.

Thank meeagen
Albany, New York
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

This cozy restaurant is tucked away in the corner of a strip mall, but is absolutely a great place for up-scale Italian food at dinner. After several trips here, the hubs and I have added it as our go-to spot when company is in town. They have a great selection of wines, a full bar, live music on the weekends... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
15:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 818 Central Ave, Ste 11, Albany, NY 12206-1543
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-482-7200
Traditional/Contemporary Italian Cuisine, affordable entrees, great service, and the atmosphere is sure to please.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?