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Sam's Italian-American Restaurant

125 Southern Blvd, Albany, NY 12209-2026
+1 518-463-3433
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“clams” (8 reviews)
“pasta” (15 reviews)
“mud pie” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
125 Southern Blvd, Albany, NY 12209-2026
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My bride and I like to go to Sam's on our anniversary. We went Wed. evening 6/07/18. As always we we greeted by Carmela & Ronnie. The two pillars of Sam's. This is old country Southern Italian fare in a somewhat still Italian & other...More

Thank napngs
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Had dinner here the other night. Reminded me of grandmas basement as far as decor. We had 2 beer, 2 glasses of house wine and pasta dinners, stuffed clams as an app. Which was nothing to write home about. The pasta was $9.95 then you...More

Thank TrailBlazer655440
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Small restaurant in the middle of the block. Not a lot of room inside. Make reservations if possible. Servers very friendly. Service in a timely manner. Food is very tasty. Only things we would change - not cool enough even with AC on and the...More

Thank PrincessVahineMaui
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Delicious food, friendly service. Good prices - most portions are generous. Wait time was a bit lengthy : they accommodate in house service but also do take out throughout the week so it seemed the kitchen was slow. Parking limited Don’t let neighborhood deter you...More

Thank K C
Reviewed 23 May 2018

After my high school reunion, we went to Sam's for dinner. It is a cozy place, with a family restaurant atmosphere. The staff were accommodating and put tables together for us so we could all enjoy dinner together. Service was excellent and staff were friendly...More

Thank Ken L
Reviewed 23 April 2018

An older friend recommended Sam's restaurant to me as authentic. She grew up near St. Anthony's church and learned to make homemade pasta and sauce from her Italian mother. My husband and I went to Sam's on a Friday night. As soon as we were...More

Thank rchrist7
Reviewed 2 April 2018

It was a Birthday celebration at the restaurant. It was a party of eight who had not seen each other in awhile. The server was patient with all the chatter and did not rush the service. Everyone ordered different items and were very happy with...More

Thank jerseyred2016
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

I'm and Italian from Worcester, Mare, and grew up eating on Shrewsbury Street, at my Mom who was taught by my Great-Grandma (Little Nana) and at my Nana's.... this place does a great job with many of the dishes! The clams are amazing and the...More

Thank Edward R
Reviewed 19 December 2017

Sam's Italian-American Restaurant is like eating at Grandma's. The atmosphere is very quaint and cozy. We met family for dinner there and were not disappointed. The service was good, our water glasses were filled without asking and we enjoyed a leisurely dinner without feeling rushed....More

1  Thank Cac1234
Reviewed 21 September 2017

True corner restaurant. Right in a residential area, It has all the charm of an older venue. Looks like it had a lot of history here. It is quaint and cozy. went with a group of cousins for dinner. I had the chicken Marcella and...More

Thank longoverdue
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 125 Southern Blvd, Albany, NY 12209-2026
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-463-3433
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