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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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“veal” (32 reviews)
“vitello” (6 reviews)
“rapini” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 15:00All hours
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
818 Central Ave, Ste 11, Albany, NY 12206-1543
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

1  Thank Chris O
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

1  Thank 575arleneg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

1  Thank DaynaLove
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Nandita W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I went to Grappa for dinner and sat on the patio because it was such a nice night. The calamari appetizer was so delicious and cooked perfectly. Our entrees were also great. We always have a good meal when we go there...More

1  Thank julie2017new
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Look, the food is great and the ambiance is too. It's a nice place, don't get me wrong when I say this. It's just so disappointing when you call a restaurant intending on a special dinner and they can't really make it special. I called...More

2  Thank Reddaisies
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Stopped for dinner at Grappa 72 on way to Vt. Food was terrific. We shared a grilled shrimp salad for first course; really good. Entrees we're just as good. Only issue was slow kitchen, especially since we were traveling. I would definitely visit again, but...More

1  Thank JayBS661
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

I have been going to this restaurant since it opened and always had a very good meal. Saturday night my wife and we had probably one of the best Italian meals outside of Italy. On top of that the service was impeccable. The waitress was...More

1  Thank 07201941
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

I haven't had a bad meal here. The veal, the chicken, and tonight the tuna. Preparation was wonderful and all cooked perfectly. Highly recommend.

1  Thank D Q
Reviewed 17 May 2017

The reviews I read were spot on. Great service and great food. I could see going here often if I lived in Albany. From apps to dessert the food was top quality and prepared well. Our servers were friendly and had understanding of the dishes...More

Thank dconsidi
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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
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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
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Traditional/Contemporary Italian Cuisine, affordable entrees, great service, and the atmosphere is sure to please.
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