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1666 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203-4218
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10:00 - 19:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 19:00
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Albany, New York
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place to stop on the way home from work.All the food is made on premises. Young couple that owns it are always congenial. They have a terrific selection of Italian foods and dessert.

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Thank rfalteri
Delmar, New York
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We frequently have catered breakfasts from here. Food is always decent. Some people don't like the consistency of the eggs but many people like them. Many people were confused over the breads under the bacon (to soak up any grease) so it may be helpful to try to make that more obvious so people stop trying to eat grease filled,... More 

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albany ny
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144 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015

excellent buffect for our party.excellent salads,chicken dishes and sausage and peppers.zita was tasty with nice sauce.nice italian cookies for dessert.

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Thank maryfemia
Messina, Italy
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015

I have eaten here many times, when you get inside you can breath italian air. Food is excellent and also the workers are the best you can ask for. Everyone should try their panini and all the dishes they make!

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Thank Rosomern
Sussex, New Jersey
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015

one of the best Italian deli's in the area. while it's on a main road the location is a bit hidden, but worth finding. if you are not in the mood for sandwiches the dinners are a good alternative.

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Thank Just_Retired_in_NJ
Albany, New York
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2015 via mobile

My wife enjoyed eating lunch (paninas, wraps) at this place so she suggested we try their take-out dinner. When I went to pick up our order, I noticed that we were the only ones who had placed an order. Bad sign #1. Our order, chicken parm sub and chicken dinner, was being heated in a small toaster oven. Bad sign... More 

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Thank KingChris
Altamont, New York
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2015 via mobile

I have eaten here before and had great experiences with their paninis but dinner was a different story. The chicken was too thick and I wonder how old it was, the hot sub was gross and my husband found hair in it. The flavor of my dish was so gross. For the price we paid and the fact we threw... More 

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Thank Ann Marie M
New York
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2014

Mostly tasty italian choices... But much more. Great food, clean, healthy choices.... And it's to go. Wow...that's hard to find.

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Thank Travlin B
Albany, NY
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152 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014

Take your pick at Via Fresca. You can get a delicious cookie for dessert, a fresh sandwich from the board for lunch, and pick up dinner from the freezer. Everything is good! The eat-in area is small but nice, but I usually do take out.

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Thank smsg10
Cohoes, New York
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

I come here often for lunch and I am always happy with what I get. The sandwiches and salads that I've tried have all been delicious. I definitely recommend the Pesto Chicken Salad. The atmosphere is a little unappealing but it's your typical family owned small deli. Get it to go, you won't be disappointed! Their cookies are delicious too!

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Thank Nicole M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 17:00
Monday
10:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 19:00
Thursday
10:00 - 19:00
Friday
10:00 - 19:00
Saturday
10:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1666 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203-4218
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany

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