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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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“vitello” (6 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
818 Central Ave, Ste 11, Albany, NY 12206-1543
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Reviewed 2 July 2012

The Vitello alla '72 and Vitello Con Fico are fantastic. Our waiter was extemely knowledgeable, really seemed to take an interest in the dishes he was serving, friendly and attentive.They have a solid wine list and it may be best to stick with one of...More

Thank NKNP
Reviewed 24 May 2012

I have to admit that I was a bit put off by the strip mall ambience, but the fact is that a lot of really good restaurants in the Albany area are in strip malls and shopping centers, so I didn't let it bother me....More

Thank PainterRob
Reviewed 10 May 2012

I would have to say that my overall experience of Grappa 72 was quite favorable. We were greeted and served by a very friendly waitress who was quite attentive during the whole meal. We found the food quite appealing, although a little short of outstanding....More

Thank Beeper99_12
Reviewed 16 March 2012

For appetizers we had calamari and melanzana which is eggplant with cheese and a red sauce. Both were very good. The calamari comes with a garlic yogurt sauce, instead of the traditional red. At first sight we all turned up our noses, but then we...More

2  Thank CoralBlue49
Reviewed 11 March 2012

First impressions were very good, seated right away. That quickly faded. We ordered two appetizers, the calamari and bruschetta. When the waitress asked, we let her know that the calamari was excellent, but the bruschetta was burnt (based on a review below, I guess nothing...More

3  Thank KingChris
Reviewed 21 February 2012

You are greeted with a smile and are so very important when you walk in the door, which is so nice. They take your coat and take you to your seat. The attention you get is great. We ordered the specials and a pasta dish,...More

Thank Shortmom02
Reviewed 28 January 2012

This is a great Italian restaurant with good service and really nice ambiance. Music is often part of the experience and yet not intrusive on good dinner conversation. The location makes it easy to reach from almost anywhere.

1  Thank Sojourners35
Reviewed 9 January 2012

Enjoyed a business dinner here on a weekend and was quite pleased with the food. A very large extensive menu with everything you can ask of a classic Italian restaurant. Drinks were generous although expensive. Veal dish was excellent with a great sauce and the...More

1  Thank jett137
Reviewed 6 January 2012

A group of retireees from the same employer gather periodically for lunch and Grappa '72 provided outstanding food in a pleasant, unrushed environment. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. A most delightful couple of hours - we will be back.

1  Thank EricRP_13
Reviewed 24 December 2011

My family and I went out to eat tonight - and it was wonderful. Great food, great service, a great evening. Can not wait to go back and try other items on menu, Nice wine list as well.

1  Thank Sallad13
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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