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“Happy hour oasis”
Review of Risotto

Risotto
Ranked #37 of 707 Restaurants in Albany
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Went for small bites and a beer at 5:30 on a Friday and sat at a high top table in the bar area. Have not been here since a dinner visit when it first opened several years ago where I was disappointed. This was the opposite with a great experience! Had small bite tapas bar menu with risotto, pita chips/hummus, stuffed mushrooms, and tomato/mozzarella caprese, with a ice cold beer and wife had Sauvignon blanc. Everything was like 1/2 off happy hour prices and food was great, filling and service excellent. Ambiance was clean, quiet comfortable....oasis from hot sunny day and from the remaining strip mall construction and other businesses.

Thank chris d
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Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Great spot! Excellent food and nice wines. Menu offers many choices and fabulous desert variety.

Friendly atmosphere and inviting bar area. Outstanding service.

Thank Graber30
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Reviewed 25 April 2017

Risotto is located across from Memorial Hospital, in same plaza as the Ships Pub. As others have mentioned, GPS doesn't always give the proper directions. Nice location, lots of parking. We had reservation for six people on Saturday night, were seated quickly. Service was great, waitstaff was attentive but not annoying. Food was good. Not great, like I need to tell everybody about this place.. but good. Our group unanimously agreed we would come here again.

Thank MacBratt68
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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

This is the place to come for brunch on the weekends - great benedicts..chicken and waffles.. plus they have $10 bottomless mimosas. I've never had a bad meal there. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. It's easy to get to right off the highway and parking is never an issue.

Thank Lisa M
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

The atmosphere is pleasant, small but not crowded. Choose from a variety of tapas to mains or opt for a dinner for 2 for $45. w/ certain choices from the tapas menu and choices for the main.
I chose the calamari to start expecting it to be more "tapa" since that how the menu reads. However, the calamari would feed at least 2 if not 4 people. It was delicious with the hot aioli and hot peppers. I'd get it again. For my main I chose the seafood puttenesca. It too, was very good, filled with all kinds of seafood, bacon and of course served over perfectly done risotto.

The wine list has enough choices in both red and white, there is a good beer menu as well as speciality drinks.

The wait staff is attentive and knowledgeable. They don't pester. The food was out more quickly than we would have liked but otherwise all was well.

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Thank DeborahL428
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