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Grappa '72 Ristorante

818 Central Ave, Ste 11, Albany, NY 12206-1543
+1 518-482-7200
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
818 Central Ave, Ste 11, Albany, NY 12206-1543
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Reviewed yesterday

The place is nice, the staff are nice, the owner is awesome and the food and wine were amazing!!! Definitely will go back when I visit Albany!

Thank Janicosi
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a group of six and we took advantage of the lunch special available with a coupon. For $20 a couple we each had a salad, entree, and drink. The salad was fresh and pleasantly arranged. We could select anything on the menu for...More

Thank sheilal921
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to Grappa 72 on several occasion and it always is consistent and the food is excellent.

Thank cammira2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I started going to Grappa because they had a great special but continue to go there because the food is exceptional, the service always great and the surroundings make for great ambience. They frequently have a jazz group or pianist who is featured for the...More

Thank CASEY662
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service was exceptional entire staff was professional food was delicious this is a must try restaurant we really enjoyed this restaurant it runs like a well oiled machine

Thank Barry S
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Great, great food. Worth the trip. This restaurant is hidden away in a strip mall, the one with Hannaford on the South side of Central Avenue. When you finally find the place, your reward is top-notch food.

1  Thank David S
Reviewed 11 August 2017

I chose Grappa '72 because it showed up on all the lists of romantic date-night restaurants in Albany. The room itself delivered, low lighting, a pleasant atmosphere, tables spaced appropriately apart, and the service was excellent. The food was adequate but not memorable. My biggest...More

5  Thank Chris O
Reviewed 9 August 2017

The pasta and salads were exceptional. Loved the shrimp and scallop pasta of the day. Caesar salad was excellent and large enough to share.

3  Thank 575arleneg
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Wonderful evening! Everything was delightful; calamari, wine, bolognese & Uncle pasta as the main dish, and 4 desserts. Yes, 4 desserts lol. Michael is the best waiter ever, thank you for putting up with us. Lol Classy restaurant, classy jazz band and classy decor.

2  Thank DaynaLove
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

We came here, very excited as we'd visited a few times over the years. Always loved the food and ambience in the past, but the service was slow we wanted to poke our eyes out!!!! We ordered a soup for our young daughter with our...More

2  Thank Nandita W
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4 December 2015|
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Response from John P | Reviewed this property |
Pretty much, yes. They have live music on Fridays, often a trio, usually jazz. I have not been there for music when it was some other kind.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
3:30 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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
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Traditional/Contemporary Italian Cuisine, affordable entrees, great service, and the atmosphere is sure to please.
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