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Bongiorno's Restaurant

€€ - €€€Italian
23 Dove St, Albany, NY 12210-1301
+1 518-462-9176
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible8%
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“veal” (7 reviews)
“scaloppine” (2 reviews)
“antipasti” (2 reviews)
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23 Dove St, Albany, NY 12210-1301
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is disgusting. Does old school mean filthy? The 1970 carpets are grimy and have not been cleaned in decades. The upstairs room forces you to look at dried eucalyptus from 1971 in dessicated and dirty old baskets up on a shelf that has...More

Thank Kmmmmm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Family run? Yes. Friendly and welcoming? Very much yes. Delicious pasta? Absolutely. Authentically 'Old School'? Indeed. Go soon before the family sells the business, after 40 years, they are ready to retire, and it will never be the same again. Wine options are limited but...More

Thank Patrick S
Reviewed 7 March 2018

A local suggested that we go to Bongiorno's Restaurant for an outstanding Italian dinner. Great advice. This small restaurant has the ambiance of being in someone's home. And the food is outstanding. Sauce tastes home made. Portions are generous and the food is delicious. Husband...More

Thank Connie R
Reviewed 7 March 2018

Really enjoyed a business dinner at Bongiorno's earlier this week. Antipasto, salads and main courses were all delicious. The pastas were all excellent.

Thank BobonLongIsland
Reviewed 13 February 2018

We met friends for dinner before a show. It's a very small, mostly outdated little spot in Albany. The food was "okay"-nothing that would make us want to return. The owner was a very nice man and came around to ask about our meal. Our...More

1  Thank Anthony20
Reviewed 11 August 2017

We walked uphill from Chapel St., bad idea per my wife. Once we arrived we were seated promptly and had three great meals, Shrimp Scampi, Scaloppine Marsala (veal) and Gamberi Fra Diavolo (shrimp). After dinner our two choices of dessert were not available, but they...More

Thank Sparky62Madison
Reviewed 8 August 2017

The restaurant is in a converted house in a quiet Albany neighborhood. The waiter was attentive, answered all my questions including how the dipping pesto was made. The pesto was very good. No pine nuts. I had a fettuccine pasta primavera, very good. Could have...More

Thank theljd
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Our party of eight enjoyed a good old-fashioned red sauce Italian dinner at this homey neighborhood place. Located in what looks like any other house on the block, It's been around since the mid-70s and run continuously by the chef and her husband, who serves...More

Thank Tommyg2230
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Old school Italian food. Poor quality wine & mediocre food that was OK 30-40 years ago. Meatballs made of breading,- mostly. Better to go elsewhere. It must be a statement to how embedded this place is in Albany culinary culture that it was crowded on...More

1  Thank 247anthonyc
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Went again for our anniversay July 1 - Excellent as always. I had Steak, my wife had Shrimp. The meal was Excellent, service was outstanding. The food was delish... We go there a couple times a year when we want a great meal and excellent...More

Thank Scott D
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:15
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:15
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:15
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:15
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:15
17:00 - 22:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Dove St, Albany, NY 12210-1301
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-462-9176
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