Travel Guide

Albany, New York 

Eats & Restaurants



  • Lombardo’s, 121 Madison Avenue, Tel: 518-462-9180 – A family fine dining restaurant that has been in business since 1933. The restaurant’s menu features several pasta dishes as well as veil, beef, seafood, and chicken.
  • Grappa ’72 Ristorante, 818 Central Avenue; Tel: 518-482-7200 – Italian fine dining restaurant serving a wide selection of pasta dishes and traditional cuisines from the various regions of Italy.
  • Amo La Bella New York, 89 Beaver Street; Tel: 518-434-3121 – Authentic Italian restaurant in Downtown Albany. Specializes in pasta dishes with a variety of choices including tomato, sausage, meat balls, veal, and mushroom.
  • Caffe Italia, 662 Central Avenue; Tel: 518-482-9433 – Neighborhood restaurant serving pasta, fried ravioli, and other traditional Italian cuisines with shrimp, lobster, veal, and mushroom.
  • Bongiorno’s Restaurant, 28 Dove Street; Tel: 518-462-9176 – This Italian restaurant has been in business since 1978. Serves cuisines from the southern region of Italy with specialties being its seafood dishes.
  • Gourmella’s Pizza, 448 Delaware Avenue; Tel: 518-436-0545 – Serves a variety of pizzas and pasta dishes as well as wings, salads, wraps, sandwiches, subs, burgers, calzones, panini, and cheesecake.
  • Delmonico's Italian Steakhouse, 1553 Central Avenue; Tel: 518-456-5656 – Italian restaurant serving some of the best steaks in Albany as well as various dishes of pasta, veal, and chicken.
  • Cafe Capriccio, 49 Grand Street; Tel: 518-465-0439 – This cozy Italian restaurant has been in business since 1982 and highly praised by food critics. Pizzas are prepared in the traditional Neapolitan style.
  • Sam’s Italian American Restaurant, 125 Southern Boulevard; Tel: 518-463-3433 – Small but friendly and cozy restaurant that has been in business since 1971. Prices are moderate and the foods served are often praised by customers.
  • Romano’s Macaroni Grill, 1 Metro Park Road; Tel: 518-446-9190 – Service is slow at times but portions are generous. Serves great dishes of pasta, pizza, flatbread, entrees, and not to forget Romano’s classic dishes.
  • Nicole’s, 556 Delaware Avenue; Tel: 518-436-4952 – Established in 1986 and once called the “Best Little Restaurant in Albany” by Times Union. The restaurant serves cuisines from the northern and southern regions of Italy.

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