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Grappa '72 Ristorante

818 Central Ave, Ste 11, Albany, NY 12206-1543
+1 518-482-7200
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“veal” (32 reviews)
“vitello” (6 reviews)
“rapini” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
818 Central Ave, Ste 11, Albany, NY 12206-1543
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Reviewed 5 July 2016

The restaurant itself is really good. There were 7 of us at the table and I think everyone enjoyed their meals. The veal chop was terrific as was the scallop special they had on the night we were there. I don't know if it is...More

Thank Suntraveler13
Reviewed 28 June 2016

We had reserved the Wine Room for a party of 11. This is an upscale restaurant. The service is excellent. Our waitress didn't miss a thing. The bread is served warm with an olive compote. Dinner are made fresh, so you will not get it...More

Thank MAC2121
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Good Northern Italian food at reasonable prices. Some items not found on typical menus. Interesting specials, njce wine list.

Thank sn0ck
Reviewed 14 June 2016

Had a family get together and from the minute we arrived the staff was very accommodating and friendly. the Bar service was excellent before dinner. the table service was also amazing. I don't think anyone water glass got past half empty for a party of...More

Thank cgregory613
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Visited on a Wednesday night and waited at the desk for a bit until the piano player got someone to seat us. Appetizers were good, my daughter's steak was good, but my Seafood Risotto was undercooked and lacking in any seafood besides shrimp. Definitely not...More

Thank Cslec
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

We have always loved going to dinner at Grappa '72 but sadly, our last visit was disappointing. We did not have a reservation on a Saturday night around 7 PM. The hostess asked us if we had called ahead for seating. We told her we...More

2  Thank upstatenyfan
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Food is excellent, people (customers and staff) are wonderful and the live music is awesome!! We always go here for family occasions.

Thank Erin M
Reviewed 17 May 2016

We've heard a lot about this restaurant, and perhaps we are too discerning, but it is definitely added to our "we won't have to go there again" list. The food was average, service well below, presentation was not a plus.

Thank pjfjr
Reviewed 6 May 2016

My wife and I dined with old friends at Grappa 72, this was the old Carmine's, the decor had changed, the hostess promptly seated us with the rest of our party arrived. The Jack on the Rocks was generous and my wife's Riesling was the...More

Thank Robert J W
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Grappa '72 is a mid-priced Italian restaurant; entrees ranging from $16 - $17 for pasta dishes up to $29 for a big steak, plus some "market-price" seafood offerings. The room is very attractive and service was attentive with a good vibe. We went with another...More

1  Thank Ellis P
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do they always play Jazz ?
3 December 2015|
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Response from John P | Reviewed this property |
Pretty much, yes. They have live music on Fridays, often a trio, usually jazz. I have not been there for music when it was some other kind.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, 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
  • E-mail
Traditional/Contemporary Italian Cuisine, affordable entrees, great service, and the atmosphere is sure to please.
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