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Ferrari's Ristorante

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1254 Congress St, Schenectady, NY 12303-1945
+1 518-382-8865
11:30 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food since the 1970s. Old neighborhood atmosphere. Hometown friendly service. The food is always great

Thank Joseph B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Outstanding Menu / Great Appetizers and Excellent food. Calamari and Shrimp were very good. Highly recommend Veil Marsala and spaghetti and meatballs. Service was outstanding.

Thank David M
Schenectady, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

I have always had a delicious meal here with ample portions and delicious food at a fair price. The food is authentic tasty Italian food. It is a great place for work celebrations as well.

Thank hikergirlj
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is an old neighborhood restaurant with authentic Italian cuisine. The portions are huge! Have been here on many occasions and when family is visiting they always want to eat here!

Thank Kato57
Niskayuna, New York
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212 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I have been coming to the restaurant since I was a kid and it is my "go to" for traditional Italian food, brings me back to my grandmother's house. The portions are large and enough for take home for 2 meals. It is consistent, you know what you are going to get each time. I do not even look at... More 

Thank gina1014
Albany, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Long time Schenectady, NY favorite. A classic Italian-American neighborhood restaurant. Excellent value for the price. Chicken & eggplant parmigiana specials every Monday & Tuesday. Wednesdays is Pick your own Pasta night. Efficient service, good wine list, and plenty of leftovers. Parking on & across the street. On a point where two one way streets go in opposite directions. Ask a... More 

Thank napngs
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

To start off...I own Akiba Travel. I travel all over and only give the best of the best suggestions on what to do, places to see, eat and stay. I may seem a bit dramatic but this place makes me cry. It reminds me of my grandmothers dinning room and it is 1975 all over again. The smell, the food... More 

Thank Lori S
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

I've visited Ferrari's >20 times, usually with the Mrs. Every single time the taste and quality of the food is outstanding, and the service is attentive and then some. Atmosphere very home-like. We love the place. Only ding is when busy (and they should be busy, they're great) some locations get way too loud. That's a reflection on the crowd,... More 

Thank joshuaM5
Eastham, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

I grew up in Schenectady, New York and as the years have gone by, on my returns I've become so aware of the importance of long-term, small, family-run restaurants...especially Italian ones. Walking into these is a form of time travel, where the panel walls are adorned with family pictures, and kitschy little things so personal that you feel an authenticity.... More 

Thank Bourdainista
Scotia, New York
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105 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

We had heard great things about Ferrari's, a place that's been serving Italian food for many, many years. We were not disappointed. We had shrimp diavolo, chicken parmesan and bracciole, all of which were very good. The salads with dinner were large, with interesting ingredients, and the bread was tasty, although it would have been better if it had been... More 

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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 12
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1254 Congress St, Schenectady, NY 12303-1945
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Schenectady
  • Phone Number: +1 518-382-8865

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