A nice homey place located in a house setting with an extensive menu with reasonable prices. The food quality was great and fresh and made to order. The parking could be a little tough. The wait staff was very pleasant and attentive.
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Nice to know that there's a place you can count on for wonderful food, cozy atmosphere and great service! Sam's has been around for 50 years serving Albany some of the best Italian comfort food around. A good solid pour on the wine, lovely fresh...More
We met friends for dinner at Sam’s Restaurant. It had been 10 or 15 years since we last ate there, but time seemed to have stood still. Nothing had changed. We had soup and shrimp cocktail as starters followed by the scrod, veal, and eggplant...More
If your into chain restaurant, this is NOT the place for you. It is a classic small Italian restaurant. It has used the same recipes for years and the food is delicious every time. Wait staff is great, bartender is great. Owner is always running...More
I was visiting Albany and a friend took me to Sam's to give me a taste of traditional Albany fare. Fortunately, I don't think this is a fair representation. The restaurant was packed and cramped. I could hold hands with the people at the table...More
Simply put - other than the 'neighborhood limited parking' the place was off the chain - phenomenal service, food, quantity, price and loved the old Italian - hasn't been renovated for a charming reason - atmosphere.
I have not been to Sam's in over twenty years. Happy to report nothing has changed. It's a classic Italian restaurant where the staff treat you as family. My husband and daughters are still talking about it and can't wait to go back.
Today, my husband and I made a reservation for 4:30, at table 21 (our favorite table). When we arrived, on time, Karen advised us that ther was a 6:30 reservation for the same table. We offered to take another table, in order to have a...More