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John Riccitello Restaurant

1687 Foster Ave, Schenectady, NY 12308-1818
+1 518-374-1574
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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1687 Foster Ave, Schenectady, NY 12308-1818
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Made reservations at the very last minute on the Father's Day weekend... got that proverbial seat by the kitchen door! But they got us in!!! We always enjoy the atmosphere, the fantastic service, and the wonderful food and this night was no exception! I am...More

Thank Deborah S
Reviewed 12 May 2017

This was our first time at John Riccitello's. The family provides an authentic Italian dining experience! My husband who is a picky eater...never eats his side dish of pasta when we go out (he lets me take it home for the next day)...devoured his as...More

Thank smartcookie1916
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

An Italian restaurant on a side street in Schenectady. All entrees were delicious. I'm a sauce snob and theirs was great. Many veal dishes and side choice of eggplant (like eggplant parm without the sauce and cheese). We will definitely go again.

Thank Cindy A
Reviewed 14 March 2017

the portions are very small--so you'll be hungry when you leave--sorry to say--wait staff good family owned for many years

Thank crisgro2016
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

The Riccitello Family are class all the way. Classic Italian the way Grandma made it and always imaginative specials. Have been going there since I was a teenager. My whole family --- three generations-- count this as our favorite

Thank David R
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

What a nice surprise finding this gem. After visiting the new casino we were looking for a place we never dined before. What a great find. The seafood combination over homemade fettuccini (slight up charge) was absolutely delicious. I usually don't like muscles but these...More

Thank patschenectady
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

This is the quintessential Italian American restaurant. Its been there a long time (still has a built in phone booth with an actual pay phone.) It has a great full bar and more than competent bartender. Thier red sauce and pasta is light. Between us...More

2  Thank RME57
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We visit here everytime family comes into time for the best Italian cuisine around. 5/10 the Chicken Parmesan because it's the best! My daughter had the Pasta Primavera and I always enjoy the Roasted Chicken. (It's always best to preorder the Roasted Chicken because it...More

Thank Jenn C
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

One of the best Italian restaurant that you will any where. Old era feeling from yesteryear. Easy and handicap accessible with plenty parking areas. It is like something you see in the movies. Food is just simply delicious on what ever you order I have...More

Thank benito5
Reviewed 20 January 2017

I have eaten here several times, against my will. The atmosphere is cozy and the service can be slow. The veal is great, but the Italian sauce that they pour on the parmigiana dishes and the paste, is not good. Its too heavy and too...More

1  Thank Andrew D
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Average prices
USD 12
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1687 Foster Ave, Schenectady, NY 12308-1818
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Schenectady
  • Phone Number: +1 518-374-1574
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