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Grappa '72 Ristorante

818 Central Ave, Ste 11, Albany, NY 12206-1543
+1 518-482-7200
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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4:30 pm - 9:30 pmAll hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
818 Central Ave, Ste 11, Albany, NY 12206-1543
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

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 10 October 2017

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

Thank cammira2
Reviewed 4 October 2017

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 28 September 2017 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

3  Thank Nandita W
Reviewed 18 July 2017

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

2  Thank julie2017new
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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, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
Traditional/Contemporary Italian Cuisine, affordable entrees, great service, and the atmosphere is sure to please.
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