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Amo La Bella New York

89 Beaver St., Albany, 434-3121. Specialties at this downtown dining room include saltimbocca à la Romana, seafood pasta à la Amo, shrimp with porcini mushrooms in a Genovese sauce, and Cippino, a combination of clams, scallops, shrimp and calamari on top of linguine. Full bar, banquets for up to 170 guests. Takeout available. Serving lunch 11-2 Mon-Fri; dinner 4-9 Fri-Sat. Open for all Times Union Center events, reservations accepted. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$

Angelo’s Tavolo

1 Glen Ave., Scotia, 374-7262, angelostavolo.com. Restaurant in the Glen Sanders Mansion featuring modern Italian cuisine in an historic setting. Full bar and banquet facilities, on- and off-premises catering. Overnight accommodations available. Serving dinner 5-9:30 Mon-Sat, brunch 10:30-2 Sun, special pub menu 5 PM-10PM Mon-Sat, 4 PM-9PM Sun in the bar. Reservations recommended on the weekends. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$$

Anthony’s Canalside Restaurant

1 Riverside Drive, Rotterdam Junction, 887-3100. Wednesday Parmigiana Special. A friendly, comfy place for pizza or parmigiana, and don’t forget to try the steak pizzaiola. Full bar. Serving 11-9 Wed-Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$

Appian Way Restaurant 

1839 Van Vranken Ave., Schenectady, 393-8460. The Mantova sisters are back once more with their matchless, cooked-from-scratch fare. Their fettuccini with portobello mushrooms, for example, redefines the texture of the dish, because chef Gina dries the mushrooms first. Bread, pasta, and even the ice cream are all homemade. Serving dinner 5-close Wed-Sun. AE, MC, V. $$$

Augie’s Family Style Restaurant & Bar

183 Church Ave. (Route 50), Ballston Spa, 884-8600, augiesrestaurant.com. Family-style Italian fare (every dish serves two or more) including fried calamari, fresh mozzarella and roasted peppers, chicken, seafood, pan pizzas and more than 20 pasta dishes. Daily specials. Full bar, on- and off-premises catering, takeout available. Serving 4-9 Sun-Mon, Wed-Thu; 4-10 Fri-Sat; closed Tue. Private parking available. AE, MC, V. $$$$

Bellini’s Italian Eatery

1365 New Scotland Ave., Slingerlands, 439-6022; 19 Clifton Country Road, Hannaford Plaza, Clifton Park, 348-2090. Tucked into a couple of suburban shopping plazas, these attractive Italian restaurants feature a mix of straightforward dishes and authentic Italian fare, from wood-fired pizzas and bruschetta to more complicated dishes like the pappardelle, with sautéed chicken, roasted garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, asparagus and artichoke hearts. Fresh-baked bread daily and rich desserts, too. Full bar, wine list. Serving 11:30-9:30 Mon-Thu, 11:30-10:30 Fri-Sat, noon-9 Sun. AE, MC, V. $$$


23 Dove St., Albany, 462-9176, bongiornositalianrestaurant.com. Specializing in veal and seafood dishes, including zuppa di pesce, fettuccini al Cognac and veal Piccante. Full bar, small banquet facilities. Takeout available. Serving lunch 11:00-2 Mon-Fri; dinner 5-9 Mon-Thu, 5-10 Fri-Sat. Closed Sundays. Reservations recommended. AE, MC, V, D. $$$

Buca di Beppo

44 Wolf Road, Colonie, 459-2822, bucadibeppo.com. Family-style Italian fare in a chain restaurant that does it right. Order less than you think and bring a big party: Lots of food emerges in family-style portions, served in an infectiously merry atmosphere. Full bar. Serving lunch 11-3 daily, dinner 5-10 Mon-Thu, 5-11 Fri, 11-11 Sat, 11-9 Sun, family style dinner available all day. AE, D, MC, V. $$

Caffe Italia

662 Central Ave., Albany, 482-9433. Look for traditional preparations of pasta, shrimp, lobster and veal, including Veal Luciana—medallions of veal with prosciutto, tomato and mozzarella. Beer, liquor and wine. On-premises catering for small parties and off-premises catering for larger parties. Takeout available. Serving lunch 11:30-2:30 Tues-Fri; dinner 5-10 Mon-Sat, 4-9 Sun. Reservations appreciated. AE, D, MC, V. $$$$

Casa Mia Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria

385 Route 9W, Glenmont, 463-4331. Offering a variety of chicken, veal, beef, seafood and pasta dishes from both the Northern and Southern regions of Italy. Known for veal, seafood creations and pizza. Nightly specials. Full bar and banquet facilities. Serving 4-9 Tue-Thu, 4-10 Fri-Sat, 4-9 Sun. Closed Mon. Reservations suggested, especially on weekends. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$

Chef’s Take Out

3770 Carmen Road, Carmen Plaza, Guilderland, 357-2222, chefstakeout .com. Trained by his mom and family in Calabria, Italy, chef-owner Gerry Consolo invites you to enjoy food from Northern and Southern Italy. Takeout available. Reservations recommended. Serving 4-9 Wed-Sun. MC, V. $$


42 N. Jay St., Schenectady, 381-6165, civitellos.com. Known for Italian ice, spumoni and tortoni, all made in-house; also Italian sandwiches, homemade bread and pizza, pastries, cookies, espresso and cappuccino. Takeout available. Dessert catering. Open 9-7 Tue-Sat. Open until 9 PM from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Seasonal outdoor cooking and dining on the patio 11-9 Tues-Sat. V, MC. $

Cornell’s Restaurant

39 N. Jay St., Schenectady, 370-3825, cornellsrestaurant.com. The Northern and Southern Italian menu includes such favorites as braciola, calamari and homemade cavatelle. Full bar. Serving dinner 5-9 Tue-Thu, 5-10 Fri-Sat, 4-9 Sun. Reservations suggested. AE, CB, MC, V. $$$

DeAngelo’s Ristorante

1510 Chrisler Ave., Schenectady, 393-1364. A family-style restaurant featuring fresh ingredients, huge portions, menu selections from spaghetti to lobster tails, and a friendly staff to top it off. Full bar. On- and off-premises catering, takeout available. Serving dinner 4-10 Tue-Sat, 4-9 Sun-Mon. Reservations suggested. AE, D, MC, V. $$

DeFazio’s Pizzeria

266 4th St., Troy, 271-1111, defaziospizza.com. Over 20 gourmet wood-fired pizzas and pastas, antipasto and salads. Homemade Italian sauces available in DeFazio’s retail store next door. BYOB. Off-premises catering available. Serving 11-10 Mon-Fri, 12-10 Sat. Closed Sun. Cash or check only. $

Delmonico’s Italian Steakhouse

1553 Central Ave., Albany, 456-5656, delmonicositaliansteakhouse.com. The Delmonico steak is a terrific deal, but the menu also features standard Italian fare at reasonable prices. Rich sauces, lots of cheese—it’s all here. Full bar. Serving dinner 4-10:30 Mon-Thu, 4-11:30 Fri, 1-11:30 Sat, noon-10 Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$

De Marco’s Italian Restaurant

1965 Central Ave., Albany, 456-7574. Homemade Italian cuisine served in a friendly, family-owned restaurant. Try the famous pizza. On- and off premises catering. Serving 11:30-10 Sun-Weds, 11:30 –11 Thurs., 4-11 Fri. and Sat. MC, V. $$

D’Raymonds Restaurant and Lounge

269 Osborne Road, Loudonville, 459-6364. draymonds.com. Italian cuisine with an American accent. Veal and homemade pasta are house specialties. Full bar. Takeout until 7 PM, catering available. Reservations recommended. Serving lunch 11:30-2:15 Mon-Fri, dinner 5-10 Mon-Fri, 4-10 Sat. Closed Sun. AE, CB, DC, MC, V. $$$

Eugenio’s Cafe Gelato

See listing under “Coffee Bars.”

Ferrari’s Ristorante

1254 Congress St., Schenectady, 382-8865, ferrarisristorante.com. Authentic Italian cuisine with specialties including veal Pepe (veal in horseradish-cream sauce) and chicken Antonio (in wine-and-mushroom sauce). Full bar. Banquets for up to 65 guests, off-premises catering. Serving 11:30-9 Mon-Thu, 11-10 Fri, 4-10 Sat. Open on Sunday for private parties and banquets of 50 or more. AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V. $$$

Forno Bistro

541 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 581-2401, fornobistro.com. Anchoring Saratoga’s vibrant downtown with a variety of rustic Tuscan-style food using only the freshest seasonal ingredients for fullest traditional flavors. Rustic Italian menu features wood-fired, thin-crust pizza, homemade pasta along with soups and salads. Serving dinner 4:30-9:30 Sun-Thu, 4:30-10:30 Fri-Sat, 5-9 Sun. AE, MC, V. $$

Gourmella’s Pizza

448 Delaware Ave., Albany, 436-0545. Serving a variety of pizzas and pasta entrees, also wings, wraps, salads and subs. Open daily 10-9. Takeout and delivery. AE, D, MC, V. $.

Grappa ’72

818 Central Ave., Albany, 482-7200. grappa72.com. Authentic northern and southern Italian cuisine prepared by executive chef Tom Kachris, served in an upscale atmosphere and featuring the largest Italian wine and grappa list in upstate New York. Private room and elegant patio available. Full bar, on- and off-premises catering. Takeout available. Reservations recommended. Serving lunch 11:30-3 Mon-Fri.; dinner 4:30-9:30 Mon-Thu, 4:30-10 Fri-Sat, 3:30-8:30 Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$

Inferno Restaurant & Pizzeria

496 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville, 459-2121; 222 Guideboard Road, Clifton Park, 383-8080; 79 Campbell Ave., Troy, 272-2121; 198 Lisha Kill Road, Colonie, 456-4111; 187 Old Loudon Road, Latham, 782-7111; 1810 Western Ave, Albany, 862-2030; 72 Henry St., Saratoga Springs, 580-8888; 2374 Route 9, Malta, 899-2121. infernopizza.com. Pizzeria in eight locations, also featuring a full menu of homemade entrees. Beer and wine; on-premises catering; takeout and delivery available. Reservations recommended. Serving 11-10 Mon-Thu, 11-midnight Fri, 11-11 Sat-Sun. AE, MC, V. $$

Jimmy’s 21

2425 Main St., Lake Placid, 523-2353. Featuring veal, pasta, chicken and seafood dishes. Children’s menu available. Four lakeside dining rooms and two outdoor dining porches (one on upper level) with splendid views of Mirror Lake and the Adirondacks. Full bar, on-premises catering, takeout. Serving lunch 11-3:30 Mon-Sun, dinner 4:30-10 daily. AE, MC, V. $$$

Joe’s Pizza Place & Restaurant

2780 Hamburg St., Schenectady, 355-7700.Traditional Italian fare like ziti, cavatelli and fettuccine with meatballs, sausage and more. Also burgers and sandwiches. Takeout available. Full bar, banquet/catering. Delivery available. Serving 11-9 Sun-Mon, Wed-Thu; 11-10 Fri-Sat. Closed Tuesday. AE, MC, V. $$

John Riccitello’s

1687 Foster Ave., Schenectady, 374-1574. You’ll be part of the family as soon as you walk in. Good meals, good prices, good company. Try the veal parmigiana. Wed-Thu night specials. Full bar. Serving 11-10 Wed-Fri, 4-10 Sat, 4-9 Sun. Closed Mon-Tue (except for parties of 20-40, by reservation only). Reservations suggested. D, MC, V. $$

Katrinella’s Bistro

123 1/2 Madison Ave., Albany, 512-5116, katrinellasbistro.com. Homemade southern Italian fare prepared with the personal touch by chef-owner Giuseppe Rogers in an intimate atmosphere. Plenty of chicken, veal and seafood dishes, but it’s the pasta that sets the place apart. Beer and wine. Takeout available. Serving lunch 11-1:30 Mon-Fri, dinner 4:30-10 Mon-Sat. AE, D, MC, V. $$$


121 Madison Ave., Albany, 462-9180, lombardosofalbany.com. An Albany mainstay, with a menu featuring many different pasta dishes, more than 10 different veal dishes and many other offerings. Nightly specials, too. Full bar. Banquet room available for up to 80, takeout available. Serving 11-11 Mon-Fri, 3-11 Sat. Closed Sun. AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V. $$$

Macerola’s Pizza Gram Plus

2514 Western Ave., Guilderland, 464-4726. Pizza and pasta, steak and seafood, great specials. In business 20 years. Full bar. On- and off-permises catering, takeout, free delivery. Serving Mon-Sat 11-11, Sun 1-10. $$


1562 New Scotland Ave. (Route 85), Slingerlands, 439-5555, mangiarestaurant.com. Wood-fired pizzas include such toppings as chicken pesto and barbecued chicken. The menu also features innovative world cuisine. Beer and extensive new wine list. Takeout available. Serving 11-9 Mon-Thu, 11-10 Fri, 3-10 Sat, noon-9 Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$

Mario’s Restaurant

Routes 20 and 22, New Lebanon, 794-9495, marios-restaurant.com. Chef-owned and family-operated since 1964, this personalized eatery is known for great food and service. Bread, pasta and desserts are all from scratch. Full bar. On- and off-premises catering. Serving dinner 4-9 Sun-Thu, 4-10 Fri-Sat. AE, D, MC, V. $$$$

Mario’s Restaurant & Pizzeria

2850 River Road, Niskayuna, 347-0002. Long Sicilian pizza is a trademark item; the menu also features other pizzas, traditional pasta dishes and dinner specials. Serving 11-10 Tue-Fri, 4-10 Sat. Closed Sun and Mon. AE, D, MC, V. $$

Mazzeo’s Ristorante

1015 South St., Pittsfield, Mass., (413) 448-2095, mazzeosristorante.com. Second-generation family-owned restaurant serving authentic Italian cuisine. Conveniently located in the heart of the Berkshires on Route 7 near Lenox, this elegant eatery caters to locals and tourists with its traditional comfort food. Homemade desserts, children’s menu. Full bar, wine list. Banquet and catering services. Reservations recommended. Serving dinner 4-9 Mon-Thu; 4-10 Fri-Sat. Subject to change. AE, D, MC. V. $$$$

Mercato’s Pizzeria & Restaurant

155 Delaware Ave., Delmar, 475-7777, mercatosrestayrant.com. Salmon alla Mercato is a favorite on a menu featuring veal, chicken, seafood, pasta and pizza. Full bar. Banquet facilities. Serving 4-9:30 Mon-Wed, 11:30-9:30 Thu, 11:30-10 Fri, 4-10 Sat, 4-9 Sun. Closed Mon. AE, MC, V. $$

Minissale’s Wine Cellar Café

1 14th St, Troy, 274-6225, minissaleswinecellarcafe.com. Plenty of pasta dishes, with a homemade arrabbiata sauce a specialty, as well as meat dishes like pork ossobuco, steaks, veal, chicken and seafood. And don’t overlook the pizza! Full bar, wine list. Banquets and takeout. Serving dinner 5-9 Wed-Thu, 5-10 Fri-Sat, 4-9 Sun. D, MC, V. $$$

More Perreca’s

31 N. Jay St., Schenectady, 377-9800. The ever-changing dinner menu includes baked eggplant, braciole, sausage and peppers, roasted chicken and pasta fagioli, along with our famous signature bread and personal pizzas. Lunch and breakfast daily (try the Eggs Purgatory in spicy marinara). Serving 7 AM to 8 PM seven days a week. D, MC, V. $$

Moscatiello’s Italian Restaurant

99 N. Greenbush Road (Route 4), Troy, 283-0809, moscatiellos.com. This family-operated restaurant boasts a variety of Italian fare. In addition to the traditional, the menu includes gourmet specialties and salads, including chicken rustica, shrimp scampi, chicken marsala, New York strip steak, and a bruschetta appetizer. Full bar and wine list. On- and off-premises catering. Serving 11:30-10 daily. Now serving brunch 10-2 Sun. Reservations accepted for parties of five or more. AE, D, MC, V. $$$

The New Madison Grille

331 Madison Ave., Albany, 434-1938. Pizza is a specialty—this neighborhood favorite has perfected there famous 70-year-old pizza recipe from the former establishment. Also serving a high-quality but reasonably priced menu of salads, sandwiches, burgers and other entrées. Full bar. Takeout available. Serving 11-6 Mon, 11-10 Tue-Wed, 11-12 Thurs-Fri, 11-2 Sat, 5-12 Sun.  Bar open later. Closed Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $

Noho Pizza

195 Lark St., Albany, 433-1111, nohopizza.com. Gourmet pizza, Italian dinners, subs, wings, salad bar. Takeout and delivery available. Serving 10-10 daily. AE, D, MC, V. $

The Olive Garden

178 Wolf Road, Colonie, 458-8676, olivegarden.com. An extensive, Americanized Italian menu of pastas, appetizers and salads. Full bar. Serving 11-10 Sun-Thu, 11-11 Fri-Sat. AE, CB, D, MC, V. $$

Paolo Lombardi’s

104 W. Sand Lake Road, Wynantskill, 283-0202, paololombardis.com. Featuring fresh seafood, steaks, and specialty pastas, with large hot and cold antipasto. Full bar. Takeout available. On- and off-premises catering. Serving dinner 4-10 Tue-Thu, 4-11 Fri-Sat, 1-9 Sun. Closed Mon. Reservations suggested. AE, D, MC, V. $$$$

Parillo’s Armory Grill

67 Bridge St., Amsterdam, 842-2004, parillosarmorygrill.com. A family-run restaurant where you’ll soon feel at home. Traditional fare including specialties like vodka rigatoni and bourbon-marinated sirloin. Full bar. Serving dinner 5-9 Wed-Thu, 5-10 Fri-Sat, 1-8 Sun. AE, MC, V. $$$


284 Jefferson St., Saratoga Springs, 583-2423. This award-winning chef-owned-and-operated restaurant has been in business for more than 80 years, serving Northern and Southern Italian cuisine. Specials include veal Marsala and shrimp Genovese. Full bar, on-premises catering for parties up to 120. Full menu available for takeout. Serving 5-9 Wed-Thu, Sun; 5-10 Fri-Sat. Closed Mon-Tue. Reservations suggested. AE, MC, V. $$$


134 Duane Ave., Schenectady, 346-7324, pettasrestaurant.com. The granddaddy of Italian eateries in the Electric City celebrates 61 years of family ownership and authentic home cooking. Renowned for its veal specialties, the menu also features steaks, chops, seafood, and vegetarian dishes. Full bar, banquet facilities. Takeout available. Dinner 4-9 daily. Reservations suggested on weekends. AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V. $$$

Pietros Cucina

15 New Scotland Ave., Albany, 436-7492, pietroscucina.com. The name has been changed (from I Love New York Pizza), but the quality remains the same: variety of gourmet pizza, calzones and rolls; homemade pasta entrees; wings and hot and cold subs; freshly made beef and chicken gyros, wraps, and paninis. Also salads, appetizers, daily soup special, and desserts. No alcohol. Take out, free delivery, online ordering, off-premises catering. Mon-Thu 10-10, Fri-Sat 10-11, Sun 12-9. AE, D, MC, V. $$

Portside American Diner

240 Church St., Albany, 449-5008. Breakfast, lunch and dinner in a casual setting. Breakfast is served all day. Off-premises catering, takeout available. Serving 6-10 daily. AE, D, MC, V. $

Prime Italian Steakhouse & Bar

15 Franklin St., Lenox, Mass., (413) 637-2998, primelenox.com. Italian steakhouse featuring steaks, seafood and Italian specialties in a metropolitan dining room offering private frosted glass booths. Full bar, takeout available. Reservations recommended on weekends. Seasonal; call for hours. AE, MC, V. $$$$

Red Front Restaurant

71 Division St., Troy, 272-9241, 274-6114, redfrontrestaurant.com. Gourmet pizza and traditional Italian and American dishes are the specialties at this venerable Troy institution. Full bar. On- and off premises catering. Banquet facilities. Takeout and delivery available. Serving 11-11 Tue-Sat, noon-11 Sun, closed Mon. Reservations suggested. AE, D, MC, V. $$$

Romano’s Macaroni Grill

1 Metro Park Road (off Wolf Road), Colonie, 446-9190, macaronigrill.com. A full menu of Italian specialties is served in a convivial atmosphere, along with brick-oven pizza. Full bar. Takeout available. Serving 11-10 Sun-Thu, 11-11 Fri-Sat. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$

Sabina’s Wood Fired Restaurant

237 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs, 583-3333, sabinasrestaurant.com. Extensive list of specialty pizzas—or create your own. Also Italian entrées and pastas, wood-fired burgers, and tavern menu. Full bar. Takeout available. Open 4:30-10 Mon-Fri; noon-10 Sat; noon-9 Sun.  AE, D, MC, V. $$$

Sam’s Italian-American Famous Restaurant

125 Southern Blvd. (Route 9W), Albany, 463-3433, go-sams.com. Family owned for 42 years featuring Northern and Southern Italian specialties including fresh veal, pastas, and seafood. Children’s and senior-citizen portions available. Party menus. Free dessert for birthdays and anniversaries. Full bar. Takeout available. Serving lunch 11:30-2 Tue-Fri, dinner 4:30-9 Tue-Thu, 4:30-9 Fri-Sat. Closed Sun-Mon. Reservations suggested. AE, D, MC, V. $$$

Scotti’s Restaurant and Pizzeria

1730 Union St., Schenectady, 393-7440. Voted Best Family Italian restaurant by Metroland for 2010. In the same spot since 1966, Scotti’s is famous for its sauces: marinara, meat, and light red. All menu items prepared to order. Homemade bread. Beer and extensive wine list. On- and off-premises catering and full menu available for takeout. Serving lunch 11:30-1:30, dinner 4:30-9:30 Tue-Sat. Closed Sun-Mon. AE, D, MC, V. $$

Soho Pizza

269 Lark St., Albany, 449-1111, sohopizza.com. Voted Best Pizza in Metroland Readers’ Poll 2011. Greenwich-style brick-oven pizza. Wings, salads and Italian dinners. Takeout and delivery available. Serving 2 PM-3 AM Mon-Thu, 11 AM-4 AM Fri-Sat, 11 AM-3 AM Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $


124th Street and 4th Avenue, North Troy, 235-0444, testositalianrestaurant.com. Family-run Italian restaurant with a family ambience, specializing in pasta, veal, seafood and homemade meatballs. Home of Testo’s Gourmet Pasta Sauce. Beer and wine. Off-premises catering. Complete menu available for takeout. Serving 11:30-9 PM Tue-Sat. Closed Sun-Mon.  AE, D, MC, V. $

Trattoria Il Vesuvio

242 Pittsfield Road, Lenox, Mass., (413) 637-4904, trattoria-vesuvio.com. This down-home trattoria is where you’ll enjoy imported ingredients and a high-quality approach to authentic peasant food. Known for homemade ravioli and hearty meat dishes, all served in a converted Dutch barn. Full bar. Serving dinner 4:30-9 Mon-Sat. AE, D, MC, V. $$$

Trattoria Rustica

27 McKay St., Pittsfield, Mass., (413) 499-1192, trattoria-rustica.com. Cozy, rustic restaurant in downtown Pittsfield featuring traditional Neapolitan cuisine. Specialties include brick-oven-roasted meats, wild game and fish, and plenty of pasta dishes. Homemade bread from the brick oven. Italian desserts. Large wine selection, plus beer and bar. Reservations recommended. Serving 5-close daily; closed Tuesday. AE, D, MC, V. $$$$

Treviso by Mallozzi

Italian-American Community Center, 257 Washington Ave. Ext., Albany, 456-0292. mallozzifamily.com. Part of the Mallozzi group, this eatery offers a large selection of veal dishes and innovative Italian-American specialties. Children’s menu. Full bar. Banquet facilities, takeout available. Reservations recommended. Serving dinner 5-9 Tue-Sat, 3-8 Sun, dinner buffet 5-8:30 Mon, lunch 11:30-2:30 Tue-Fri. AE, D, MC, V. $$$

Valente’s Restaurant

315 8th St., Watervliet, 273-3314, valentesrestaurant.com. Traditional Italian fare—Bolognese, parmigiana (try the haddock version), a bounty of pasta dishes—with steak and seafood, from a family restaurant dating to 1958. Catering and takeout available. Full bar. Serving lunch 11-4 Tue-Fri, dinner 4-10 Sun-Thu, 4-11 Fri-Sat. AE, D, MC, V. $$$


572 2nd Ave., Troy, 235-8879, verdile.com. Selections include fresh veal, homemade pasta and seafood specials. Full bar. Takeout available. Serving 11:30-10 Mon-Sat, noon-9 Sun. Reservations not accepted. AE, D, MC, V. $$

Villa Valenti

Route 150, West Sand Lake, 283-1291, villavalenti.com. Family-owned eatery known for its tomato sauce. Traditional Italian menu featuring homemade pastas, nature-quality veal (cut fresh daily), fresh seafood and a salad bar with more than 40 items. Full bar, catering, banquet facilities. Takeout available. Serving dinner 4-10 Tue-Sat, 3-9 Sun. Closed Mon. AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V. $$$

Village Pizzeria & Ristorante

2727 Route 29, East Galway, 882-9431, villagepizzeria.com. For 24 years at this location, Sandy and Joe Guerrera have evolved their family-friendly Italian eatery, now with an expansive, farm-to-fork menu. Look for pork osso buco, an array of veal dishes, and plenty of pasta. Also a variety of gluten-free pastas and pizzas. Serving beer and wine. Wine list with more than 400 selections (120 by the glass).Winner of Wine Spectator Two Glass Excellence Award. Serving 4-10 Mon. and Tues, 11:30-10 Wed-Thu, 11:30-10:30 Fri-Sat, 11:30-10 Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$

The Water’s Edge Lighthouse Restaurant and Inn

2 Freeman’s Bridge Road, Glenville, 370-5300, thewatersedgelighthouse.com. Scenic dining on the shore of the Mohawk River. Lots of seafood and steaks. Classic entrees menu and extensive casual menu, full bar. Cabana bar and grill, patio seating, takeout available. Banquet facilities for 200-plus. Reservations recommended. Open 11-10 Tue-Thurs. and 3-10 Fri. and Sat. AE, D, MC, V. $$$$

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