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Cella Bistro

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2015 Rosa Rd, Schenectady, NY 12309-5026
+1 518-381-2081
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Met a girlfriend for tapas and was not disappointed. The grill artichoke were perfect, the fondue (gruyere) with bread amazing, something as simple as warm home made bread with oil, phenomenal. The place is clean, staff warm and very knowledgeable. If you are in Schenectady, please give Chella a try.

Thank Maria C
Clifton Park, New York
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60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Given Cella's location near to where I work, I have been here many an evening entertaining visitors. The staff is attentive, the décor is warm and inviting, and food is reliably good. The bar area is also a pleasant place to linger just for drinks and appetizers. On my most recent visit, Cella's accommodated our business group of a dozen... More 

Thank Brian M
Clifton Park, New York
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

6 of us friends had a fun evening this past week. We each got 2 tapas plates and it was perfect. Just the right amt of food to feel satisfied but not overloaded. We had duck ragu over polenta, fried chick peas, BBQ rib, potato croquettes in brie fondue, halibut on a roll, and asparagus with an egg to name... More 

Thank linda m
Schenectady, New York, USA
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Came in on a snowy night and had the Pennsylvania Dutch soup. It is chicken soup with potatoes and dumplings, very good for a cold night. Also got the garlic shrimp which was one of the special for the day. They were excellent. I wish they were always on the menu.

Thank d d
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

It was late and we just got back in town and were hungry. We called around and couldn't get into our usual choices when Cella Bistro popped up on my search and decided to give it a try. We were happily greeted by the hostess and brought into the nicely appointed dining room. The restaurant was busy with the majority... More 

Thank NYUpstatefromMI
Phillipsburg, New Jersey
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a great meal with friends while visiting Union College for Family Weekend. Both service and food were excellent!

Thank Janet M
Upstate NY
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60 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

We recently visited on an unexpectedly busy Wednesday night. Service was slightly delayed but not to the point where it was a problem. Our server apologized for this as they were not expecting it to be so busy. Hubby and I both had the Steak Frites which was cooked perfectly as requested and very tasty. Atmosphere is nice. One downside... More 

Thank KristinL70
Albany, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

My husband and I have been here a number of times over the past few years. It is beautifully consistent without being boring. Good for couples or families. We've always made a reservation, just in case, but I'm sure it's not always necessary. It has the feel of a neighborhood go-to spot.

Thank Katie W
Glenmont, New York
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54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

Had a celebration dinner for four last night and was blown away by the delicious food and excellent service! The marinated and grilled baby artichokes were out of this world. My other dinner partners had the duck salad and Sedona salad which they liked too. Their only complaint was that all the dressing and flavors sunk to the bottom and... More 

Thank Knittingchick
Saratoga Springs, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

Ok, I know no one actually goes to Schenectady New York but for locals looking for an option other than the tried and true near Proctors, this is worth it. Food is always good and servers are friendly Make sure you wait for them to bring around the chalk board for the cool specials. One night they were busy and... More 

Thank Douglas G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, Spanish
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2015 Rosa Rd, Schenectady, NY 12309-5026
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Schenectady
  • Phone Number: +1 518-381-2081

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