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Villa Balsamo Restaurant

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2255 Route 50 S, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-4757
+1 518-885-3227
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Albany, New York
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157 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

To credit her off the bat, our server, missed her name, was responsible for creating a dinning experience. She was very personable, but more was how much she enjoyed our enjoying ourselves. To start the wine and peachesxwas a nice touch. I didn't hear what she called it but the appetizer of grilled shrimp n clams in what I would... More 

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Thank VacationTony
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53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

We are back at Villa Balsamo - we had visited prior to their closing a few years ago and we are glad they did. We were two couples and shared two appetizers and two main courses and it was more than enough, even without a pasta dish. The portions are large and the food so good.

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Thank VPfromLongIsland
Ballston Spa, New York
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We had dinner here after seeing the NYC Ballet at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. The Villa Balsamo is very close to SPAC and a great place to dine after the show. The Villa does not accept reservations this year and will only be open through the Saratoga Horse Racing season.It is located in a former mansion that has been... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

This is not a cheap restaurant, but it is well worth the money. Food comes in family style portions and is more than enough to feed everyone in the group. Best restaurant I've been to in Saratoga Springs. I will definitely return again hopefully with a sponsor!

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Naples, Florida
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

If you are looking for a dining experience, Villa Balsamo is definitely the place to go. Unlike any other restaurants, Villa Balsamo is based on old traditional style. The white house mansion is set on a serene and beautiful acreage of land surrounded by ponds and trees. The inside is decorated beautifully. A four-course dinner is served family style and... More 

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1 Thank CTran2016
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152 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

I can understand why some find this a slightly strange experience but believe me just go with the flow. The entrance gate and the drive up are a little odd and the villa slightly dated BUT who cares, because the food and service are excellent. I have rarely had better Italian food (ours was all served family-style, ie a big... More 

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Thank Mark H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

Best Italian food. Great service! Highly recommend. Bone in filet was cook right and delicious Chicken parmigiana was amazing! Love it all.

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Thank djane31
Saratoga Springs, New York
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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

We had visited Villa Balsamo for our anniversary and had a wonderful meal, fantastic service all done very "old school"...lovely. Recently called to reserve a table for six for friends to celebrate their anniversary and the restaurant lost the reservation. Thankfully I called the restaurant a couple of hours before to confirm and found out over the phone so we... More 

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Thank O2CtheC
upstate NY
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317 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015

Villa Balsamo Restaurant was busier than I though it would be for a non track season week night. The service was slow, food alright and prices high.

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Thank abarasol
Saratoga Springs, New York
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94 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

You won't find better Italian food within 100 miles of this restaurant! The service was excellent, and the ambiance is fantastic. Come here for your special occasions - you won't be disappointed. Be prepared to spend some $$.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2255 Route 50 S, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-4757
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Saratoga Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 518-885-3227

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?