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Grappa '72 Ristorante

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818 Central Ave, Ste 11, Albany, NY 12206-1543
+1 518-482-7200
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 15:30 - 20:30
Mon - Thu 16:30 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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Speculator, New York
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had an excellent meal with Colleagues on 11/13/16. Great service and the chef came out and sat with us at random thinking we were with another group. The atmosphere is good also.

Thank Bonnie P
Halfmoon, NY
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a restaurant that had easy access to I-90, so glad we found Grappa '72! Very tastefully decorated, our server was very personable and knowledgeable about the menu. The freshest salad I've ever had, I mean I got excited about the salad, that's how good it was! Overall an awesome meal in nice surroundings at reasonable prices.... More 

Thank John W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I had dinner together and on other occasions, we met just for drinks. Their menu is varied and there is something for everyone; salads, pasta, meat or fish dishes. The staff is professional and attentive. Oftentimes there is nice live music playing in the background.

Thank Snydley4
Charlotte, North Carolina
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch on Nov 4th and was treated to the best Risotto I've had in years, which was coupled by professional service. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit and urge folks who might be "passing through" to give Grappa '72 Ristorante a try. You'll be glad that you did!

Thank COutlaws
Albany, New York
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located in shopping center gives Grappa a big surprIe as the inside is nicely appointed.The owner is also a chef. Bread is brought in from New York City. Wine selection is very good as the ambiance..

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albany ny
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54 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Most often our dinner is great. Veal 72 was over cooked and burned one piece. The risotto tasted like beef gravy instead of Parmesan taste.overall that dinner was not up to Grappas standards.That was the second time the veal dinner was unimpressive.Hope there is a turn around soon.

Thank ranger46AlbanyNy
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have been to Grappa many times. Delicious martinis. Solid menu with many options. Particularly enjoy the risotto. Which in my opinion is difficult to pull off because of the timing to get it right. Nice atmosphere and good energy. Plan to eat there again next week. Has never disappointed.

Thank Marsha R
Ottawa, Canada
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had an overnight in Albany en route from Montreal to Baltimore. A hotel shuttle driver recommended the restaurant. All the tables were full on a cold, rainy Saturday evening, but they seated me at the bar. From the comings and goings and conversations it was clear that the clientelle were mostly locals/regulars. The rack of lamb was excellent and... More 

Thank SDHouston
Castleton On Hudson, New York
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I absolutely love Grappa '72! We always request a table in "Lover's Lane", a quiet and darker area in the back! The owner is always there and so friendly. He greets you, seats you and genuinely cares about you and your visit to his restaurant. He works the bar, gets waters and also says good-bye and thank... More 

Thank Foodman4
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

My parents wanted a place to take my wife for a belated birthday dinner. She picked Grappa 72, even though her bosses had taken her to lunch there just the week before (quite a review itself). Although the kitchen was down a person, and things took longer than expected, everything was great. We have also been for a quiet drink... 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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
15:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 818 Central Ave, Ste 11, Albany, NY 12206-1543
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-482-7200
Traditional/Contemporary Italian Cuisine, affordable entrees, great service, and the atmosphere is sure to please.

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