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Sam's Italian-American Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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125 Southern Blvd, Albany, NY 12209
+1 518-463-3433
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
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Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 16:30 - 21:00
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Ravena, New York
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 relaxed, anniversary dinner. Karen assured us that we would, indeed, have the dinner we had... More 

Thank jeanielucier
Rensselaer, New York
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62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

This was our first time to Sam's... we went early on a Friday night (it was a little quiet when we arrived but pretty busy when we left) . We chose the chicken parm and the eggplant parm, both meals were very good with enough for a second meal. Our waitress was friendly and attentive to our needs. I'm sure... More 

Thank Anna Q
La Quinta, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Sam's ala clams is world renown. Carmella's cannolis are known throughout the United States as the best.

Thank Bubikon497
Hudson, New York
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224 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

went back to see uncle sam again this weekend all I can say is I have eaten at the other high end (which means you pay to much )places and until you go here you should just stop wasting you money. The other guy try to make you feel important or that they are, not sure which. Ok I know... More 

Thank tilefish
Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Very welcoming and great home style food, loved it! Would go back again and again. Non-pretentious, pro and courteous staff with honest and tasty food in a great laid back decor.

Thank contentdesignmtl
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

On a road trip to the USTA sectionals in White Plains with a couple of my teammates, we stopped at this restaurant. Found it on TripAdvisor and Yelp (I think). The waitress Nicole was very helpful explaining some of the dishes and the local favorites. I had an eggplant gondola (something like that, lol) that had an extra layer of... More 

Thank askeydesign
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23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

The sign outside says it opened in 1971. Seems like not much has changed since then. I mean that in a good way. Had linguine with red clam sauce and it was excellent. Ordered a shrimp cocktail shrimp was a little bit under done for my taste. The waiter

Thank ember333
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

First off thirty years ago or more I was a weekly regular to this fine establishment and eventually I moved away and could no longer enjoy the excellent food and friendly waitstaff. However on today's visit I found it has never changed, food and service and the people still excellent. I did not see Carmella greeting the customers as was... More 

Thank Electorny
Webster, Massachusetts
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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Plenty of real Italian dishes to choose from like my mother in law used to make, served with a smile. We all enjoyed what we ordered and topped it off with homemade desserts. We were well pleased.

Thank George G
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

Excellent food and atmosphere. Service was great, friendly, very upbeat. Try the escargot appetizer. Veal was fantastic.

Thank A. Joshua E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 125 Southern Blvd, Albany, NY 12209
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-463-3433

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?