9W, Glenmont, 436-0002. An extensive Italian-American menu
with more than 100 veal, chicken, seafood and steak specialties
to choose from. Full bar, off-premises catering, on-premises
banquets up to 160. Takeout available. Serving 11:30-9:30
Sun-Thu, 11:30-10 Fri, 3-10 Sat. Reservations suggested.
AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$
La Bella New York
Beaver St., Albany, 434-3121. Specialties at this downtown
dining room include saltimbocca à la Romana, seafood pasta
à la Amo and shrimp with porcini mushrooms in a Genovese
sauce. Full bar, banquets for up to 170 guests. Takeout
available. Serving lunch 11-3 Mon-Fri; dinner 4-9 Wed-Sat.
Open for all Pepsi Arena events, reservations accepted.
AE, DC, MC, V. $$$
listing under “Vegetarian.”
Western Ave., Guilderland, 452-9200. Fresh ingredients and
quality products enhance the menu at this contemporary Italian
café. In addition to world-famous gelato (which is made
fresh each day on premises), diners can savor pasta entrées,
gourmet pizzas, meal-sized salads, paninis (served on homemade
focaccia bread), rich desserts, espresso and coffee drinks.
Off-premises catering and takeout available. 10-9 Sun-Thu,
10-10 Fri-Sat. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$
Mohawk Ave., Scotia, 346-6999. Banquet house with large
dance floor and stage, available for weddings and parties
of any kind, from casual buffets to formal receptions. Seats
up to 220; call for information on dinner shows. Complete
wedding package starting at $39 per head, tax and gratuity
included. MC, V. $$$
Erie Blvd., Schenectady, 382-1240. Enjoy Italian cuisine
consisting of items such as 16-ounce bourbon steak, seafood
platter over linguine, New York strip steak and a variety
of chicken dishes. Full bar. Takeout available. On/off-premises
catering available. Serving 11:30-3 Mon, 11:30-9:30 Tue-Thu,
11:30-10 Fri, 5-10 Sat. AE, D, MC, V. $$
New Scotland Ave, Slingerlands, 439-6022. Tucked into the
Price Chopper Plaza in Slingerlands, this attractive Italian
restaurant features a mix of straightforward dishes and
authentic Italian fare, from wood-fired pizzas and bruschetta
to more complicated dishes like the pappardelle, sautéed
chicken, roasted garlic sun-dried tomatoes, asparagus and
artichoke hearts. Fresh-baked bread daily and rich desserts,
too. Full bar, wine list. Serving lunch 11-4 daily, dinner
11-10 Sun-Thu, 11-11 Fri-Sat. AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V. $$
Dove St., Albany, 462-9176. 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 11:30-2 Mon-Fri; dinner 5-9 Mon-Wed,
5-10 Thu-Sat. Closed Sun. Reservations accepted. AE, MC,
Restaurant and Bar
Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 587-6262. Innovative 1930s New
York City–theme continental fare with a tendency toward
northern Italy, served in a handsome setting with a picture
window on Saratoga’s main street. The bar is friendly and
desserts are a specialty. Serving dinner 3-10 Mon-Thu, Fri-Sat
3-11, 1-10 Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$$
Wolf Road, Colonie, 459-2822. Family-style Italian fare
in a chain restaurant that does it right. Order less than
you think and bring a big party: Lots of food emerges and
it’s all delicious, served in an infectiously merry atmosphere.
Now featuring dinner for two. Full bar. Serving 5-10 Mon-Thu,
5-11 Fri, noon-11 Sat, noon-9 Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$
Central Ave., Albany, 482-9433. Look for traditional preparations
of pasta, shrimp, lobster and veal, including Veal Luciana—medallions
of veal with proscuitto, tomato and mozzarella. Beer, liquor
and wine. Off-premises catering, takeout available. Serving
lunch Tue-Fri 11:30-3, dinner 5-10 Mon-Thu, 4:30-9:30, Fri-Sat
4:30-10, Sun 4:30-8:30. Reservations appreciated. AE, CB,
D, DC, MC, V. $$$
Central Ave., Albany, 458-8688. A menu of continental and
Italian cuisine with American flair, plus light selections
and interesting pastas. Menu includes seafood, chicken and
veal specialties. Favorite dishes include fried calamari,
braised veal cheeks and penne regate. Homemade desserts.
Full bar. On/off-premises catering, private parties welcome.
Serving lunch 11:30-3 Tue-Fri; dinner 4:30-9:30 Mon-Thu,
4:30-10 Fri-Sat, 4-8:30 Sun. AE, DC, MC, V. $$$
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 and seafood
creations. Nightly specials. Full bar and banquet facilities.
Serving 11-10 Tue-Fri, 4-11 Sat, 4-9 Sun. Closed Mon. Reservations
suggested, especially on weekends. AE, DC, MC, V. $$
Nott Terrace, Schenectady, 374-0581. Offering Italian, Greek
and American cuisine with an emphasis on quality and value
in a casual family atmosphere. Featuring fresh seafood,
veal, chicken, steaks, pasta dishes, oversized salads, deli
sandwiches, pizza, calzones and giant burgers. Children’s
menu and smaller portions also available. Daily specials,
bottled beer and premium wines. Takeout available, off-premises
catering. Reservations appreciated. Serving 11-9 Sun, 11-10
Mon-Thu, 11-11 Fri and Sat. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$
Second Ave., Albany, 463-4320. Serving the Capital Region
for more than a quarter of a century, this restaurant serves
traditional Italian home-style food, including veal, pasta,
homemade sausage and more. Full bar. Takeout available.
Serving dinner 4-9 Wed-Thu, 4-10 Fri-Sat, 4-9 Sun. Closed
Mon-Tue. MC, V. $$
Hudson Ave., Chatham, 392-7366. Northern and Southern Italian
cuisine with continental specials such as braised lamb shanks
with four-cheese potatoes and caramelized fennel. Wine and
beer. On/off-premises catering, takeout available. Serving
lunch noon-3 Wed-Fri; dinner Tues 4-9, 5-9 Wed-Fri, 4-10
Sat, Closed Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$$
Elk St., Albany, 463-6199. The traditional Italian menu
features an extensive selection of pasta and baked Italian
specialties, plus seafood, steaks, pizza, grilled items,
hot sandwiches and even omelettes. Wine and beer. Everything
on the menu is available for takeout. Serving dinner 5-10
Tue-Sun. Closed Mon. Cash only. $
Van Vranken Ave., Schenectady, 370-3825. The Northern and
Southern Italian menu includes such favorites as braciola,
calamari and homemade cavatelle. Full bar. Serving dinner
4-9:30 Tue-Thu, 4-10:30 Fri-Sat, 4-9:30 Sun. Reservations
suggested. AE, CB, MC, V. $$$
State St., Schenectady, 372-4208. Homemade pastas, hand-cut
veal and steaks, and chicken are mainstays of the menu at
this Schenectady gem. Customer favorites include vodka rigatoni
and seafood fra diavolo. Full bar. Serving dinner 4-9:30
Tue-Thu, 4-10 Fri-Sat, 4-9 Sun. Early-bird specials 4-6
Tue-Thu, Sun. AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V. $$
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/off-premises catering, takeout
available. Serving dinner 4-10 Sun-Thu, 4-11 Fri-Sat. Reservations
suggested. AE, D, MC, V. $$
Fourth St., Troy, 271-1111. Twenty-one gourmet wood-fired
pizzas, 21 pastas, antipasto and salads. Homemade Italian
sauces available in DeFazio’s retail store next door. No
alcohol. Off-premises catering available. Serving noon-10
Mon-Fri, 4-10 Sat. Closed Sun. Cash only. $
Central Ave., Albany, 456-5656. The Delmonico steak is a
terrific deal, but the menu also features standard Italian
fare at reasonable prices. Heavy sauces, lots of cheese—it’s
all here. Full bar. Serving dinner 4-10:30 Mon-Thu, 4-11:30
Fri, 2-11:30 Sat, noon-10 Sun. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$
Marco’s Italian Restaurant
Central Ave., Albany, 456-7574. Savor the homemade Italian
cuisine in this friendly, family-owned restaurant. Try the
famous pizza. On/off premises catering. Serving dinner 4-10
Sun-Wed, 4-11 Thu-Sat. AE, D, MC, V. $$
Washington Ave., Albany, 465-3607. Typical Italian favorites
are found here, as well as unique specialty pizzas—including
heavenly olive-and-white-garlic and chicken wing—plus dinners,
jumbo wings, calzones and subs (the jawbreaker weighs in
at two pounds). Home of the Jimmy Hoffa sub—so good it disappears.
Off-premises catering, takeout available. Daily specials.
10-10 Mon-Thu, 10-11 Fri, 11-11 Sat, 1-9 Sun. AE, MC, V.
Plaza, Routes 155 and 20, Guilderland, 456-5774. An emphasis
on fresh seafood and veal in a menu of American and international
specialties, including osso buco and Tournedos Dorato. Pub
fare, too. Full bar. On/off-premises catering. Serving lunch
11:30-2:30 Mon-Fri; dinner 5-10 Mon-Thu, 5-11 Fri-Sat, 4:30-9
Sun. Reservations appreciated. AE, DC, MC, V. $$
Anthony’s Italian Steakhouse
Watervliet Ave., Albany, 459-9070. Classic beef and seafood
dishes include the DeMarco special—London broil over smashed
potatoes—along with an array of Southern Italian-styled
pasta, chicken and veal. Also serving pub fare all day.
11:30-10 Mon-Sat, closed Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$$
Restaurant and Lounge
Osborne Road, Loudonville, 459-6364. Italian with an American
accent. Veal and homemade pasta are house specialties. Full
bar. Takeout until 7 PM, catering available. Serving lunch
11:30-2:15 Mon-Fri; dinner 5-10 Mon-Fri, 4-10 Sat. Closed
Sun. AE, CB, DC, MC, V. $$$
listing under “Coffee Bars.”
Congress St., Schenectady, 382-8865. Authentic Italian cuisine
with specialties including veal Pepe—veal napped in horseradish-cream
sauce—and chicken Antonio with wine-and-mushroom sauce.
Full bar. Banquets for up to 65 guests, off-premises catering.
Serving 11:30-9 Mon-Thu, 11:30-10 Fri, 4-10 Sat. Open on
Sunday for private parties and banquets of 25 or more. AE,
MC, V. $$$
Eastern Parkway, Schenectady, 382-1616. An Electric City
mainstay for pizza, along with burgers, steaks, salads and
traditional Italian-American dishes, to stay or go. Full
bar. Delivery available. Serving 11:30 AM-midnight Mon-Sat,
1 PM-midnight Sun. Reservations suggested. AE, MC, V. $
Jay St., Schenectady, 372-4333. The hot seafood antipasto,
veal saltimbocca and chicken champagne are specialties,
and the breads and salad dressings are all homemade. Make
your own pasta special by choosing from five homemade and
seven imported pastas, 12 different sauces and 25 different
toppings. Full bar. Catering and banquet facilities, takeout
available. Serving 11:30-9 Mon-Fri, 4:30-9 Sat. Closed Sun,
except for private parties. Reservations suggested. AE,
MC, V. $$
Nott St., Schenectady, 370-9862. The stromboli is one of
the biggest sellers on a menu featuring a full range of
traditional Italian-American cuisine. Full bar. Banquet
facilities for up to 100, on/off-premises catering. Delivery
available. Serving 11:30 AM-midnight Mon-Fri, 5-11 Sat.
Reservations accepted. AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V. $
Church St., Albany, 449-5008. Breakfast, lunch and dinner
in a casual setting, with specials at all meals. Breakfast
is served any time and dinner includes steaks, chops and
seafood. Off-premises catering, takeout available. Open
24 hours, seven days a week (except Christmas). AE, D, MC,
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. $$
Casa di Canali
Western Ave., Guilderland, 456-0867. Traditional Italian
fare in a family-owned and operated establishment. Offering
a wide selection of veal, chicken and seafood, along with
many pasta dishes. On/off-premises catering, takeout available.
Open for private parties. Serving 4-10 PM Tue-Thu, 4-11
Fri-Sat, 4-10 Sun. Closed Mon. AE, MC, V. $$
Putnam St., Saratoga Springs, 581-1973. This family-run
restaurant brings you the best of Italy. Dinner menu changes
monthly, serving the best the season has to offer. Desserts
are by Signora Lanci, whose specialty is tiramisu. Premium
Italian roasted coffee. Wine and beer. Takeout available.
Private parties, catering and cooking classes. Serving dinner
5-10 Tue-Sat. July-August serving dinner 5-10 and late-night
menu 10-1 daily. AE, MC, V. $$$
Community Center, 257 Washington Ave. Extension, Albany,
456-0292 ext. 2. Offers a large selection of veal dishes
and more, along with such specialties as linguine Portuguese
and zuppa di pesce. Children’s menu served. Full bar. Banquet
facilities, takeout available. Reservations recommended.
Serving dinner 4-8 Tue-Thu, 4-9 Fri-Sat, 3-7 Sun. AE, D,
DC, MC, V. $$$
Madison Ave., Albany, 462-9180. An Albany mainstay, with
many different pasta dishes and a menu featuring 15 different
veal dishes, among many other offerings. Nightly specials,
too. Full bar. Banquet room available for up to 70, takeout
available. Serving 11-11 Mon-Fri, 3-11 Sat. Closed Sun.
AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
Western Ave., Albany, 437-1701. Capellini primo is a favorite
dish on a menu featuring Italian cuisine. Daily dinner specials
and homemade soups. Full bar. Small banquets, on/off-premises
catering. Serving lunch 11:30-2:30 Mon-Fri; dinner 4:30-9:30
Mon-Thu, 4:30-10 Fri-Sat, 4-8 Sun. AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V.
New Scotland Ave. (Route 85), Slingerlands, 439-5555; Stuyvesant
Plaza, 482-8000; Shoppers World Plaza (off Route 146), Clifton
Park, 383-6666; www.mangiarestaurant.com. The pizzas come
out of the wood-fired oven and include such exotic toppings
as chicken pesto and barbecued chicken. All pastas are fresh.
The menu also features innovative world cuisine. Beer and
extensive wine list (full bar at Stuyvesant Plaza location).
Takeout available. Slingerlands: serving 11-9 Mon-Thu, 11-10
Fri, noon-10 Sat, noon-9 Sun. Stuyvesant Plaza: serving
11:30-10 Mon-Thu, 11:30-11 Fri, noon-11 Sat, noon-9 Sun.
Clifton Park: serving 11-9 Mon-Thu, 11-10 Fri-Sat, 4-9 Sun.
Reservations suggested. AE, D, MC, V. $$
Watervliet Shaker Road (Route 155), Latham, 786-8310. Wide
variety of Italian favorites from chicken marsala to stuffed
shrimp and more. Full bar. On-premises catering, takeout
available. Serving dinner 5-9 Mon, 5-10 Tue-Thu, 4:30-10
Fri-Sat, 4-9 Sun. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$
20 and 22, New Lebanon, 794-9495. Chef-owned and family-operated
since 1964, this personalized eatery is known for great
food and service. Bread, pasta and desserts are all from
scratch. A Berkshire classic. Full bar. On/off-premises
catering. Serving dinner 4-9 Sun, 4-9:30 Mon, Wed-Thu; 4-10
Fri-Sat. Closed Tue. AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
Restaurant & Pizzeria
River Road, Niskayuna, 347-0002. The feeds-a-bunch long
Sicilian pizza is a trademark item; other pizzas, as well
as traditional pasta dishes and inventive dinner specials,
are on the menu. Serving 11-10 Tue-Fri, 4-10 Sat. AE, D,
DC, MC, V. $$
Pizzeria & Restaurant
Delaware Ave., Delmar, 475-7777. Salmon alla Mercato is
a favorite on a menu featuring veal, chicken, seafood, pasta
and pizza. Full bar. Banquet facilities. Serving 11-10 Mon-Thu,
11-11 Fri-Sat, noon-9 Sun. AE, DC, MC, V. $$
II Pizzeria & Restaurant
Columbia Turnpike, Schodack, 479-5050, www.moscatiellos.com.
Salmon alla Mercato is a favorite on a menu featuring veal,
chicken, seafood, pasta and pizza. Full bar. Serving 11-10
Mon-Thu, 11-11 Fri-Sat, noon-9 Sun. AE, DC, MC, V. $$
North Greenbush Road (Route 4), Troy, 283-0809. This family-operated
restaurant boasts a variety of Italian fare. In addition
to the traditional, the menu also includes gourmet specialties
and salads, including chicken rustica, shrimp scampi, chicken
marsala, New York strip steak, and the bruschetta appetizer.
Full bar and wine list. On/off-premises catering. Serving
11:30-10 Mon-Thu, 11:30-midnight Fri-Sat, noon-9 Sun. Reservations
accepted for parties of five or more. AE, DC, MC, V. $$
New Madison Grille
Madison Ave., Albany, 434-1938. Pizza is a specialty—this
neighborhood favorite has revived the famous 50-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 11:30-6 Mon, 11:30-10 Tue, 11:30-11 Wed, 11:30-midnight
Thu, 11:30-2 AM Fri, 5 PM-midnight Sat. Closed Sun. AE,
CB, DC, MC, V. $
Wolf Road, Colonie, 458-8676. An extensive, Americanized
Italian menu includes lots of pastas, appetizers and salads.
Full bar, complimentary wine sampling Fri and Sat evenings.
Serving 11-10 Sun-Thu, 11-11 Fri-Sat. AE, CB, D, MC, V.
West Sand Lake Road, Wynantskill, 283-0202, www.paololombardis.com.
Featuring fresh veal, seafood and specialty pastas, with
large hot and cold antipasto. Full bar. Takeout available.
Catering and shuttle service also provided. Serving dinner
4-10 Mon-Thu, 4-11 Fri-Sat, 1-9 Sun. Reservations suggested.
AE, D, MC, V. $$$$
Main St., South Glens Falls, 793-9560, www.menumart.com/patrussos.
Dine amid vintage sports memorabilia and enjoy selections
from a wide-ranging menu of Italian and continental fare
at great prices. The wine list is large and offers incredible
bargains. Full bar. Serving 11:30-10:30 Mon, Wed-Thu; 11:30-11:30
Fri; 4-11:30 Sat; 12-10 Sun. MC, V. $$
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,
Duane Ave., Schenectady, 346-7324. The granddaddy of Italian
eateries in the Electric City, celebrating over 50 years
of family ownership. American dishes are also featured on
a menu known for its veal dishes. Full bar, banquet facilities.
Takeout available. Serving lunch 11-2 Mon-Fri; dinner 4-9
daily. Reservations suggested on weekends. AE, CB, D, DC,
MC, V. $$
Central Ave., Colonie, 489-8290. Full menu specializing
in Italian-American fare, with daily specials including
hot turkey, pizzas, prime rib and 30-cent wings (in-house
only). Full bar, off-premises catering. Takeout available.
Serving 11 AM-midnight Mon-Thu, 11 AM-2 AM Fri-Sat, noon-midnight
Sun. Reservations accepted Mon-Thu. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $
Division St., Troy, 272-9241, 274-6114; fax 274-6836. Pizza,
traditional Italian fare and prime-rib dinners are the specialties
at this venerable Troy institution. Full bar. Catering for
small parties. Banquet facilities. Takeout and delivery
available. Serving 11-11 Tue-Sun. Closed Mon. Reservations
suggested. AE, D, MC, V. $
Central Ave., Albany, 462-5812. Authentic Italian-American
cuisine, featuring pasta, beef, veal and seafood dishes.
Full bar. Catering and banquet facilities. Serving dinner
5-close Wed-Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$
Rosa Road, Schenectady, 344-7524. Owned and operated by
the Rockefeller brothers Keith and Dave, who cordially invite
you to dine at one of Schenectady’s fine-dining establishments.
Full bar. Takeout available. Banquets for up to 80. Off-premises
catering. Serving dinner 4-9 Tue-Thu, 4-10 Fri-Sat, 4-9
Sun. DC, MC, V. $$
Route 9, Halfmoon, 371-1650. Italian dining in a friendly
atmosphere. The varied menu features such specialties as
linguine pescatora, chicken à la Stephanie and veal saltimbocca.
There’s also a reasonably priced wine list, with more than
a dozen wines offered by the glass. Full bar. Banquet and
catering facilities. Takeout available. Serving 11-9 Mon-Thu,
11-10 Fri-Sat, 11-9 Sun. AE, MC, V. $$
Metro Park Road (off Wolf Road), Colonie, 446-9190. www.macaronigrill.com.
A full menu of Italian specialties is served in a convivial
ambience, along with wood-fired oven pizza. Full bar. Takeout
available. Serving 11-10:00 Sun-Thu, 11-11 Fri-Sat. AE,
D, DC, MC, V. $$
Route 50, Saratoga Springs, 580-1974.www.romeosbrickov en.com.
Two miles north of the Wilton Mall. Offering fresh pizza,
subs, and other entrées, as well as salads and ice cream.
Serving dinner 4-9 daily. D, MC, V. $$
Italian-American Famous Restaurant
Southern Blvd. (Route 9W), Albany, 463-3433. Featuring Northern
and Southern Italian specialties. Fresh veal, pasta and
seafood. Children’s and senior citizen portions available.
Full bar. Takeout available. Serving lunch 11:30-2 Tue-Fri,
dinner 4:30-9 Tue-Thu, 4:30-10 Fri-Sat. Closed Sun-Mon.
Reservations suggested. AE, MC, V. $$
Restaurant and Pizzeria
Union St., Schenectady, 393-7440. In the same spot since
1966, Scotti’s is famous for its marinara sauce. Some dishes
to try: chicken white wine, primavera pizza, linguine calamari
and hot antipasto. Beer and extensive wine list. On-premises
catering and full menu available for takeout. Serving lunch
11:30-1:30, dinner 4:30-9:30 Tue-Sat. MC, V. $$
Route 9, Ganesvoort, 583-8877. Family-style Italian dining,
with an emphasis on Southern Italian fare. Each platter
serves three or four, so you should bring lots of friends
and family. Single portions now available. Full bar. Catering,
takeout available. Serving 4-10 Mon, Thu-Sat; 1-9 Sun. Closed
Tue-Wed. AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V. $$$$
Street and Fourth Avenue, N. Troy, 235-0444. www.testosrestaurant.com.
Family-run Italian restaurant with a family ambience, specializing
in pasta dishes, veal, seafood and homemade meatballs. Home
of Testo’s Gourmet Pasta Sauce. Beer and wine. Off-premises
catering. Complete menu available for takeout. Serving 11:30-9
Tue-Sat. Closed Sun-Mon. D, MC, V. $
Pittsfield Road, Lenox, Mass., (413) 637-4904. www.trattoria-vesuvio.com.
This down-home trattoria with a brick oven is where you’ll
enjoy imported ingredients and a high-quality approach to
authentic peasant food. Known for homemade ravioli and hearty
meat dishes, all served in a converted Dutch barn. Full
bar. Serving lunch 11:30-2 Mon-Fri, dinner 5-9 all week.
AE, D, MC, V. $$
Second Ave., Troy, 235-8879. Selections include fresh veal,
homemade pasta and seafood specials. Full bar. Takeout available.
Serving 11:30-10 Mon-Thu, 11:30-11 Fri-Sat, noon-9 Sun.
Reservations not accepted. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$
Hamburg St., Rotterdam, 355-1144. Established in 1965, Villa
Italia is known for fine wedding and special-occasion cakes
and pastries using only the freshest ingredients. Serving
7:30 AM-6 PM Tue-Sat, 8 AM-2 PM Sun. Closed Mon. AE, MC,
150, West Sand Lake, 283-1291, www.villavalenti.com. The
menu of traditional Italian fare offers homemade pastas,
nature-quality veal (cut fresh daily), fresh seafood and
a salad bar with more than 40 items. Look for the restaurant’s
homemade pasta sauce in your local market. Full bar. Banquet
facilities. Takeout available. Serving dinner 4-10 Tue-Sat,
3-9 Sun. Closed Mon. AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V. $$