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Sam's Italian-American Restaurant

125 Southern Blvd, Albany, NY 12209-2026
+1 518-463-3433
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“clams” (8 reviews)
“pasta” (14 reviews)
“cannoli” (5 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
125 Southern Blvd, Albany, NY 12209-2026
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Delicious food, friendly service. Good prices - most portions are generous. Wait time was a bit lengthy : they accommodate in house service but also do take out throughout the week so it seemed the kitchen was slow. Parking limited Don’t let neighborhood deter you...More

Thank K C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After my high school reunion, we went to Sam's for dinner. It is a cozy place, with a family restaurant atmosphere. The staff were accommodating and put tables together for us so we could all enjoy dinner together. Service was excellent and staff were friendly...More

Thank Ken L
Reviewed 23 April 2018

An older friend recommended Sam's restaurant to me as authentic. She grew up near St. Anthony's church and learned to make homemade pasta and sauce from her Italian mother. My husband and I went to Sam's on a Friday night. As soon as we were...More

Thank rchrist7
Reviewed 1 April 2018

It was a Birthday celebration at the restaurant. It was a party of eight who had not seen each other in awhile. The server was patient with all the chatter and did not rush the service. Everyone ordered different items and were very happy with...More

Thank jerseyred2016
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

I'm and Italian from Worcester, Mare, and grew up eating on Shrewsbury Street, at my Mom who was taught by my Great-Grandma (Little Nana) and at my Nana's.... this place does a great job with many of the dishes! The clams are amazing and the...More

Thank Edward R
Reviewed 19 December 2017

Sam's Italian-American Restaurant is like eating at Grandma's. The atmosphere is very quaint and cozy. We met family for dinner there and were not disappointed. The service was good, our water glasses were filled without asking and we enjoyed a leisurely dinner without feeling rushed....More

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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
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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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