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Sam's Italian-American Restaurant

125 Southern Blvd, Albany, NY 12209-2026
+1 518-463-3433
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“veal” (8 reviews)
“cannoli” (6 reviews)
“clams” (7 reviews)
Open Now
4:30 PM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
125 Southern Blvd, Albany, NY 12209-2026
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

True corner restaurant. Right in a residential area, It has all the charm of an older venue. Looks like it had a lot of history here. It is quaint and cozy. went with a group of cousins for dinner. I had the chicken Marcella and...More

Thank longoverdue
Reviewed 20 September 2017

We try to get to Sam's every year or so, and it hasn't changed since I was a kid in the 70's. Our food was solid. I was able to order a custom-made pasta, which was a treat. Our server, Bridget, was outstanding while handling...More

Thank GandDM
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Our friends who live nearby have all raved about this place forever and its their favorite go-to romantic dinner. Judging from the packed house and long line to get in, I had faith in my friends' opinion. I wanted to love this place, I really...More

Thank Michael O
Reviewed 18 August 2017

From the outside it is like walking into someone's house on the corner. Once inside, it is compact, cozy and inviting with a full bar along the right side. Our table was in the back. The wine list has good choices, they offer a variety...More

Thank DeborahL428
Reviewed 9 August 2017

been here several times, is my sister-in-laws favorite. i have to give it good marks though no where as high as nicholetta's, but then again thats in Cooperstown and this is right in albany. overall i give it a 4 ½.

Thank Transwizard
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

A really nice place. Classic Italian dining in a unpretentious setting...a house that was converted to a restaurant long ago. Food is great as is the service. Went there with a party of 11 and they took care of us no problem but certainly make...More

Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

A nice homey place located in a house setting with an extensive menu with reasonable prices. The food quality was great and fresh and made to order. The parking could be a little tough. The wait staff was very pleasant and attentive.

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Nice to know that there's a place you can count on for wonderful food, cozy atmosphere and great service! Sam's has been around for 50 years serving Albany some of the best Italian comfort food around. A good solid pour on the wine, lovely fresh...More

Thank yogajudi
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We met friends for dinner at Sam’s Restaurant. It had been 10 or 15 years since we last ate there, but time seemed to have stood still. Nothing had changed. We had soup and shrimp cocktail as starters followed by the scrod, veal, and eggplant...More

Thank Bourlingueur60
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Been over 15 years since I have been there. Wonderful dinner with attentive service and friendly faces. Like past reviews, the Clams aka SAMs in red sauce was to die for. If I am ever am offered a last meal in prison, this would be...More

Thank meltze
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 125 Southern Blvd, Albany, NY 12209-2026
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-463-3433
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