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Bongiorno's Restaurant

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23 Dove St, Albany, NY 12210-1301
+1 518-462-9176
17:00 - 21:15
11:30 - 14:00
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:15
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:15
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Having read reviews on this well-established Italian eatery, we decided to give it a go as our friend lives within walking distance. We were its first customers this evening and were served promptly and, not knowing the evening specials, I was politely reprimanded that they were on the board by the front door and I should have read them on... More 

Thank Donald M
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61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

We enjoyed our evening with good pasta and rather nice house Chianti. We chatted to the owner and then his wife who is the chef and enjoyed some of his home made grappa. That's how an Italian dinner should be! A pleasant night out

Thank simon p
Albany, New York
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

While the outside does not look like anything special, the food is out of this world; easily the best Italian food I have ever had. The owner and the chef go out of their way to be hospitable.

Thank Caitlin O
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We found this restaurant by chance (including Trip Advisor reviews). What a great find!The staff and owners were phenomenal. Felt at home. Food was great as well as the ambience. We were among the last to leave, because we ended up chatting, laughing and sharing jokes and drinks with the other remaining diners and with Felix (he owns the restaurant... More 

Thank Stanley M
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

In my dining experience,which is extensive, I have rarely sent dishes back to the kitchen. I did so at this restaurant. The salad was pathetic, the veal marsala tasted like too much flour, and the pasta side tasted like it was out of a can. No freshly grated Parmesan. Everything tasted canned and,indeed it was, as we discovered with a... More 

Thank overdye
Loudonville, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Call the Rug Dr and have the place cleaned! Dirty Dated And Dingy walked out,Board of health needs to view this dump,owner arrogant,waiters whirling dervishes of incompetence overall mess!!

Thank wmdtheagent
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99 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Can't review the restaurant. We can only comment on the disorganized and unprofessional service which had us walking out of the restaurant. We'd made reservations and arrived to find the restaurant about a third full. Yet the waiters were all darting around like the 3 stooges. There was no host and we stood in the dining room like idiots before... More 

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Great service, wonderful place. Made sure we made it to the Egg on time. Food was tasty, hot and presentation was beautiful

Thank Maura M
West Sand Lake, New York, United States
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347 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

Six of us stopped for an early dinner at 5pm on a Friday. We were seated right away in a small but elegant Italian decor dining room. By 6pm, every table was full, yet we had no problem having easy conversation without having to raise our voices. Non-complicated choices of Italian meals made for easy decisions and ordering. Salads were... More 

Thank archman8
Buffalo, New York
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79 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

YOUR EXPECTATIONS: If you expect run-of-the-mill red sauce cuisine, you will be pleasantly surprised! If you expect high-end gourmet Italian, this may not be the restaurant for you. Either way, you will like the prices! STRONG LOCAL REPUTATION:. Neighbors swear by this place. (“All ingredients are fresh!” “The owner cooks everything herself!” “It’s family-run!”) FEATURES: My favorite features are the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:15
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:15
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:15
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:15
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:15
17:00 - 22:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Dove St, Albany, NY 12210-1301
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-462-9176

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