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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
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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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Castleton On Hudson, New York
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239 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015

there were six of us for a holiday lunch, as we work nearby. We ordered two appetizers, a few had cocktails. in a nutshell: delicious food, good service, interesting menu. Yes, certainly there are cheaper options around but there were no complaints from among any in our party. As a vegetarian, I was happy to see numerous choices, including one... More 

Thank bluesmama11
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

We made a reservation for the $50 dinner for 2 deal in Clippers magazine. You have to reserve before 5:30 or after 8:30 which was not a problem for us early diners. There were plenty of tables at 5 PM on a Friday night in the space formerly occupied by Carmine's. Our friendly waitress explained the specials but there were... More 

1 Thank Richga
Albany, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

Incredible food, not your run of the mill Italian fare. Fun atmosphere with personalized service. You usually have to go to a big city and pay triple the prices for this kind of experience.

1 Thank Thomas M
New york
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88 reviews
58 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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307 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 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 Bob C
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9 reviews
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 

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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
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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?