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Johnny C's Pizza & Family

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1821 Altamont Ave, Schenectady, NY 12303-3801
+1 518-355-8900
11:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 22:00
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Schenectady, New York
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141 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

I have been a long time resident of Rotterdam and never visited Johnny C's until this past Saturday, I could kick myself in the tail for missing out. Excellent food, wonderful staff, nice atmosphere and a fair price. I had the Linguini in white clam sauce, It was wonderful with fresh little neck clams, An excellent dish. House salad and... More 

Thank Craig F
Schenectady, New York
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

When I go out to dinner on Wednesday night I always go to Johnny C's. You cannot beat their chicken parmisean special that they offer - including soup or salad and a choice of pasta. The quality of the food is top notch and the portions are large. The service is also great.

Thank wmcleve
Augusta, Georgia
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163 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Stopped in here for a late dinner (`8pm) on a Saturday. Went for the staek sandwich. Seems that since Morrette's closed years ago, Sch'dy is void of a decent steak sandwich. They tried here, but was just so-so. Tiny bits of steak sandwich meat in a large roll, with a bit of onions and red sauce. A bit disappointing. Had... More 

Thank Ken M
Schenectady, NY
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

It's not much on ambivance, but the food is authentic Italian!! And large portions too!! Small so u may hv to wait....if you do, it's well worth the wait!!! My family all enjoyed it!

Thank KathyinNY
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118 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Johnny C's offers a chicken parm special, including soup or salad, pasta and bread, every Wednesday. Salad was iceberg lettuce (ugh), one slice cuke, one piece tomato, sliced black olives and croutons. Chicken was pounded unbelievably thin and deep fried. Chicken was overcooked and burnt. Sauce on chicken and pasta was tasteless. This was the WORST chicken parm dinner!! Don't... More 

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Schenectady, NY
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

I grew up in Rotterdam... We only got pizza , and on special occasions we got Zittas & meatballs too! It was such a treat! Fast forward 30 yrs..... I thought of this as a take out place ( cause that's what I grew up w) .... YES.... There pizza/take out is awesome!!! But going there eat-in and have dinner... More 

Thank KathyinNY
Rotterdam, New York
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

We frequently order takeout on Wednesday- chicken parm night. A huge piece of thin, crispy, juicy, tender chicken, with a delicious simple sauce over a choice of pasta. It serves two. I mean, we know how to eat, and we split a chicken parm dinner, and are stuffed. It's about $3-4 cheaper on wednesdays, but I would still pay full... More 

Thank Emmy P
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94 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

Cannot beat the deal of 8.95 with salad and bread and pasta. Cannot beat the price and the food. But get there early it gets busy.

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39 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

This place always just rubbed me the wrong way, but I didn't really mind cause the stuff was pretty minor and the 8.95 chicken parm is a great deal. I had been there several times and never had a real problem until the last time we went. My wife always wants vodka sauce instead of red sauce with the special... More 

Thank Michael M
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015 via mobile

I have had the chicken part dinner from this place a good amount of times, but this time it had been microwaved. Couldn't eat the chicken because the texture was chewy and hard.

Thank Lyndsay B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1821 Altamont Ave, Schenectady, NY 12303-3801
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Schenectady
  • Phone Number: +1 518-355-8900

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?