18 Wheeler Restaurant
240 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. Serving
6 AM-10 PM daily. AE, D, MC, V. $
Route 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, 11:30-10 Sat. Reservations
suggested. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$
Amo La Bella New York
89 Beaver St., Albany, 434-3121. Specialties at this downtown
dining room include saltimbocca à la Romana, seafood pasta
à la Amo, shrimp with porcini mushrooms in a Genovese sauce,
and Cippino-a combination of clams, scallops, shrimp and
calamari on top of linguine. Full bar, banquets for up to
170 guests. Takeout available. Serving lunch 11-3 Mon-Fri;
dinner 4-9 Wed-Sat. Open for all Times Union Center events,
reservations accepted. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$
95 Ferry St., Troy, 272-6100. Located in Troy’s Little Italy.
Listen to strains of Sinatra and Italian opera while enjoying
satisfying Mediterranean Italian cuisine at very affordable
prices. Full bar, takeout available. Serving 4-9 Wed-Sat.
AE, MC, V. $$
Anthony’s Canalside Restaurant
1 Riverside Road, Rotterdam, 887-3100. Seven-dollar dinner
specials early in the week are the area’s best bargain.
A friendly, comfy place for pizza or parmigiana, and don’t
forget to try the steak pizzaiola. Full bar. Serving 11-9
Mon-Thu, 11-10 Fri, noon-10 Sat, noon-9 Sun. AE, D, MC,
See listing under “Vegetarian.”
Appian Way Restaurant
1839 Van Vranken Ave., Schenectady, 393-8460. The Mantova
sisters are back once more with their matchless, cooked-from-scratch
fare. Fettuccini with portobello mushrooms, for example,
redefines the texture of the dish because chef Gina dries
the mushrooms first. Bread, pasta, even ice cream are all
homemade, and the hospitality is wonderful. Serving dinner
5-close Wed-Sun. AE, MC, V. $$$
2050 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 ciabatta bread), rich desserts, espresso and
coffee drinks. Off-premises catering and takeout available.
Serving 11-9 Sun-Thu, 11-10 Fri-Sat. AE, D, DC, 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, 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 11:30-4 Mon-Fri,
noon-4 Sat; dinner 11:30-10 Sun-Thu, 11:30-11 Fri-Sat. AE,
MC, V. $$$
23 Dove St., Albany, 462-9176. Specializing in veal and
seafood dishes, including zuppa di pesce, fettuccini al
Cognac and veal Piccante. Full bar, small banquet facilities.
Takeout available. Serving lunch 11:30-2 Mon-Fri; dinner
5-9 Mon-Wed, 5-10 Thu-Sat. Closed Sundays. Reservations
accepted. AE, MC, V. $$$
Brindisi’s Restaurant and Bar
390 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 587-6262, brindisis.com.
Innovative 1930s New York City-themed continental fare,
featuring steak, chicken, veal, fish and pasta. Served in
a handsome setting with a picture window on Saratoga’s main
street. Large parties accepted. The bar is friendly and
desserts are a specialty. Serving lunch 11:30-4, dinner
4-10 Mon-Sun. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
Buca di Beppo
44 Wolf Road, Colonie, 459-2822, bucadibeppo.com. Family-style
Italian fare in a chain restaurant that does it right. Order
less than you think and bring a big party: Lots of food
emerges in family-style portions, served in an infectiously
merry atmosphere. Now also featuring single portions. Full
bar. Serving lunch 11-4 daily, dinner 5-10 Mon-Thu, 5-11
Fri, noon-11 Sat, noon-9 Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$
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 dinner 5-10 Mon-Sat, 4-9 Sun.
Reservations appreciated. AE, CB, D, MC, V. $$$
Caffe Pomo D’oro
6 Depot St., W. Stockbridge, Mass., (413) 232-4616. Cozy
cafe in a converted train station featuring creative takes
on standard breakfast fare and Italian-accented sandwiches,
along with coffee, pastries, soups and luscious homemade
desserts. Takeout available. Fall-winter hours: 8-3 Thu-Sun.
Cash only. $
818 Central Ave., Albany, 458-8688, carminesrestaurant.com.
Italian cuisine with an American flair, plus light selections
and interesting pastas. Menu includes seafood, chicken and
veal specialties. Favorite dishes include fried calamari,
braised veal cheeks and penne regate. Homemade desserts.
Full bar. On/off-premises catering, private parties welcome.
Serving lunch 11:30-3 Tue-Fri; dinner 4:30-9:30 Mon-Thu,
4:30-10 Fri-Sat, 4-8:30 Sun. AE, DC, MC, V. $$$
Casa Mia Ristorante
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
and 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. $$
183 Nott Terrace, Schenectady, 374-0581. Offering Italian,
Greek and American cuisine with an emphasis on quality and
value in a casual family atmosphere. Featuring fresh seafood,
veal, chicken, steaks, pasta dishes, oversized salads, deli
sandwiches, pizza, calzones and giant burgers. Children’s
menu and smaller portions also available. Daily specials,
offering a fine selection of beer, wine and spirits. Takeout
available, off-premises catering. Reservations appreciated.
Serving 11-9 Sun, 11-10 Mon-Thu, 11-11 Fri-Sat. AE, D, DC,
MC, V. $$
Chef’s Take Out
3720 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 11-9 Tues-Thu, 11-9:30 Fri-Sat. MC, V. $$
42 N. Jay St., Schenectady, 381-6165, civitellos.com. Known
for Italian ice, spumoni and tortoni, all made in-house;
also Italian sandwiches, homemade bread and pizza, pastries,
cookies, espresso and cappuccino. Takeout available (pizza
is eat-in only). Dessert catering. Open 8:30-5:30 (lunch
served 11-2) Tue-Sat. Cash only. $
39 N. Jay St., Schenectady, 370-3825, cornellsrestaurant.com.
The Northern and Southern Italian menu includes such favorites
as braciola, calamari and homemade cavatelle. Full bar.
Serving dinner 5-9:30 Tue-Thu, 5-10 Fri, 4-10 Sat, 4-9:30
Sun. Reservations suggested. AE, CB, MC, V. $$$
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/off-premises catering,
takeout available. Serving dinner 4-10 Tue-Sat, 4-9 Sun-Mon.
Reservations suggested. AE, D, MC, V. $$
266 4th St., Troy, 271-1111. Twenty-one gourmet wood-fired
pizzas, 21 pastas, antipasto and salads. Homemade Italian
sauces available in DeFazio’s retail store next door. No
alcohol. Off-premises catering available. Serving 11-10
Mon-Fri, 4-10 Sat. Closed Sun. Cash or check only. $
Delmonico’s Italian Steakhouse
1553 Central Ave., Albany, 456-5656, delmonicositaliansteakhouse.com.
The Delmonico steak is a terrific deal, but the menu also
features standard Italian fare at reasonable prices. Rich
sauces, lots of cheese—it’s all here. Full bar. Serving
dinner 4-10:30 Mon-Thu, 4-11:30 Fri, 1-11:30 Sat, noon-10
Sun. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$
De Marco’s Italian Restaurant
1965 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
11-10 Mon-Thu, 11-11 Fri, 4-11 Sat-Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$
D’Raymonds Restaurant and Lounge
269 Osborne Road, Loudonville, 459-6364. Italian cuisine
with an American accent. Veal and homemade pasta are house
specialties. Full bar. Takeout until 7 PM, catering available.
Serving lunch 11:30-2:15 Mon-Fri; dinner 5-10 Mon-Fri, 4-10
Sat. Closed Sun. AE, CB, DC, MC, V. $$$
El Divino Restaurant & Lounge
1702 Chrisler Ave., Schenectady, 374-7711. Your hosts Frank
and Lynn DeLorenzo welcome you. Large menu featuring chicken,
veal, steak, seafood and pasta. Fresh-baked bread, soups
and sauces made daily. Variety of appetizers, daily specials.
Full bar, outdoor patio, takeout. Serving Tue-Sat 5-10,
Sun-Mon for on- and off-premises catering. AE, MC, V. $$$
Eugenio’s Cafe Gelato
See listing under “Coffee Bars.”
1254 Congress St., Schenectady, 382-8865. Authentic Italian
cuisine with specialties including veal Pepe (veal napped
in horseradish-cream sauce) and chicken Antonio (featuring
a wine-and-mushroom sauce). Full bar. Banquets for up to
65 guests, off-premises catering. Serving 11:30-9 Mon-Thu,
11:30-10 Fri, 4-10 Sat. Open on Sunday for private parties
and banquets of 50 or more. AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
1631 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-Thu, 11:30 AM-1 AM Fri-Sat, 1-midnight Sun. Reservations
suggested. AE, MC, V. $
541 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 581-2401. Rustic Italian
menu featuring wood-fired, thin-crust pizza, homemade pasta,
soups and salads. Full bar, takeout available. Serving dinner
Mon-Sat 5-close, Sun 4-close. AE, MC, V. $$
569 Route 20, New Lebanon, 794-9339. Wood-fired pizza is
the star, in an imaginative variety of preparations alongside
a menu of traditional Italian items with plenty of pasta
dishes to choose from. Great decor and a friendly staff.
Full bar. Serving 11:30-10 Sun-Thu, 11:30-11 Fri-Sat. AE,
D, MC, V. $$
1733 Van Vranken Ave., Schenectady, 344-7077. Classic Italian
fare, along with burgers, sandwiches and terrific pizza,
in a classic Schenectady location. Eggplant rollatini, shrimp
scampi, ziti alla vodka, and pasta primavera are a sampling
of the classic southern Italian fare. Full bar, catering,
open at lunchtime for parties. Serving dinner 4-10:30 Mon-Sun.
AE, D, MC, V. $$
I Love New York Pizza Pasta
15 New Scotland Ave., Albany, 436-7492. A wide variety of
gourmet pizza, wings, calzones and rolls of your choice.
Homemade pasta entrees, hot and cold subs, freshly made
beef and chicken gyros, panini sandwiches and wraps. Also
salads, appetizers, daily soup specials and desserts. Take
out, free delivery, off-premises catering. Beer and wine
menu. AE, D, MC, V. $$
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. infernopizza.com.
Pizzeria in seven 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. $$
The Italian Club
Italian-American Community Center, 257 Washington Ave. Ext.,
Albany, 456-0292. Now part of the Malozzi group, this eatery
offers a large selection of veal dishes and other Italian
specialties. Children’s menu served. Full bar. Banquet facilities,
takeout available. Reservations recommended. Serving dinner
5-9 Tue-Sat; 3-8 Sun; dinner buffet 5-9 Mon; lunch 11:30-2:30
Mon-Fri. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
Jimmy’s Lakeside Restaurant
2425 Main St., Lake Placid, 523-2353. Open again after an
extensive renovation, the restaurant features pasta, veal,
chicken and seafood dishes. Children’s menu available. Four
lakeside dining rooms with splendid view 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. $$$
1687 Foster Ave., Schenectady, 374-1574. You’ll be part
of the family as soon as you walk in. Good meals, good prices,
good company. Try the veal parmigiana. Wed-Thu night specials.
Full bar. Serving 11-10 Wed-Fri, 4-10 Sat, 4-9 Sun. Closed
Mon-Tue (except for parties of 20-40, by reservation only).
Reservations suggested. D, MC, V. $$
121 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
80, takeout available. Serving 11-11 Mon-Fri, 3-11 Sat.
Closed Sun. AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
1562 New Scotland Ave. (Route 85), Slingerlands, 439-5555,
mangiarest aurant.com. The pizzas come out of the wood-fired
oven and include such exotic toppings as chicken pesto and
barbecued chicken. The menu also features innovative world
cuisine. Beer and extensive wine list. Takeout available.
Serving 11-9 Mon-Thu, 11-10 Fri, noon-10 Sat, noon-9 Sun.
AE, D, MC, V. $$
Routes 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. Full bar. On/off-premises catering.
Serving dinner 4:30-9 Sun, 4-9 Mon, Wed-Thu; 4-10 Fri-Sat.
Closed Tue. AE, D, MC, V. $$$
Mario’s Restaurant & Pizzeria
2850 River Road, Niskayuna, 347-0002. The long Sicilian
pizza is a trademark item; the menu also features other
pizzas, traditional pasta dishes and inventive dinner specials.
Serving 11-10 Tue-Fri, 4-10 Sat. AE, D, MC, V. $$
Mercato’s Pizzeria & Restaurant
155 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. $$
Moscatiello’s Italian Restaurant
99 N. Greenbush Road (Route 4), Troy, 283-0809, moscatiellos.com.
This family-operated restaurant boasts a variety of Italian
fare. In addition to the traditional, the menu also includes
gourmet specialties and salads, including chicken rustica,
shrimp scampi, chicken marsala, New York strip steak, and
a bruschetta appetizer. Full bar and wine list. On/off-premises
catering. Serving 11:30-10 Mon-Thu, 11:30-10:30 Fri, noon-10:30
Sat, noon-9 Sun. Reservations accepted for parties of five
or more. AE, MC, V. $$$
My Way Café
Routes 9 and 67E, Malta, 899-4196, mywaycafe.com. Italian
cuisine with an American flair, including pasta, veal, beef,
pork, and fresh fish dishes. Full bar, catering for private
parties, and takeout available. Early bird and cocktail
specials 4-6. Serving 4-close Tue-Sun. Reservations suggested.
AE, D, MC, V, personal checks. $$$
The New Madison Grille
331 Madison Ave., Albany, 434-1938. Pizza is a specialty—this
neighborhood favorite has revived the famous 50-year-old
pizza recipe from the former establishment. Also serving
a high-quality but reasonably priced menu of salads, sandwiches,
burgers and other entrées. Full bar. Takeout available.
Serving 11-6 Mon, 11-11 Tue-Sat. Closed Sun. AE, CB, DC,
MC, V. $
The Olive Garden
178 Wolf Road, Colonie, 458-8676, olivegarden.com. An extensive,
Americanized Italian menu includes lots of pastas, appetizers
and salads. Full bar. Serving 11-10 Sun-Thu, 11-11 Fri-Sat.
AE, CB, D, MC, V. $$
104 W. Sand Lake Road, Wynantskill, 283-0202, paololombardis.com.
Featuring fresh veal, seafood 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. Reservations suggested. AE, D, MC,
Parillo’s Armory Grill
67 Bridge St., Amsterdam, 842-2004. A family-run restaurant
where you’ll soon feel at home. Traditional fare includes
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 . $$$
284 Jefferson St., Saratoga Springs, 583-2423. This award-winning
chef-owned-and-operated restaurant has been in business
for more than 80 years, serving Northern and Southern Italian
cuisine. Specials include veal marsala and shrimp Genovese.
Full bar, on-premises catering for parties up to 120. Full
menu available for takeout. Serving 5-9 Wed-Thu, Sun; 5-10
Fri-Sat. Closed Mon-Tue. Reservations suggested. AE, MC,
134 Duane Ave., Schenectady, 346-7324. The granddaddy of
Italian eateries in the Electric City, celebrating more
than 50 years of family ownership. American dishes are also
featured on a menu known for its veal specialties. Full
bar, banquet facilities. Takeout available. Dinner 4-9 daily.
Reservations suggested on weekends. AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V.
Prime Italian Steakhouse & Bar
15 Franklin St., Lenox, Mass., (413) 637-2998, primelenox.com.
Italian steakhouse featuring steaks, seafood and Italian
specialties such as calamari fritti and homemade gnocchi
in red sauce, all served in a dining room with a metropolitan
atmosphere. Full bar, takeout available. Reservations recommended
on weekends. Call for hours. MC, V. $$$$
Red Front Restaurant
71 Division St., Troy, 272-9241, 274-6114. Pizza, traditional
Italian fare and prime-rib dinners are the specialties at
this venerable Troy institution. Full bar. Catering for
small parties. Banquet facilities. Takeout and delivery
available. Serving 11-11 Tue-Sun. Closed Mon. Reservations
suggested. AE, D, MC, V. $$$
198 Central Ave., Albany, 462-5812. Authentic international
cuisine, featuring pasta, beef, veal and seafood dishes.
Full bar. Catering and banquet facilities. Serving dinner
5-close Wed-Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$
Romano’s Macaroni Grill
1 Metro Park Road (off Wolf Road), Colonie, 446-9190, macaronigrill.com.
A full menu of Italian specialties is served in a convivial
atmosphere, along with brick-oven pizza. Full bar. Takeout
available. Serving 11-10 Sun-Thu, 11-11 Fri-Sat. AE, D,
DC, MC, V. $$
Sam’s Italian-American Famous Restaurant
125 Southern Blvd. (Route 9W), Albany, 463-3433, go-sams.com.
Now celebrating its 37th year. Featuring Northern and Southern
Italian specialties. Fresh veal, pasta and seafood. Children’s
and senior-citizen portions available. Party menu 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. $$$
Scotti’s Restaurant and Pizzeria
1730 Union St., Schenectady, 393-7440. Voted Best Italian
Neighborhood restaurant by Metroland in 2008. In
the same spot since 1966, Scotti’s is famous for its marinara
sauce. Some dishes to try: chicken white wine, Chilean sea
bass, linguine calamari and hot antipasto. Beer and extensive
wine list. On-premises catering and full menu available
for takeout. Serving lunch 11:30-1:30, dinner 4:30-9:30
Tue-Sat. Closed Sun-Mon. D, MC, V. $$$
Sergio’s Italian Restaurant
707 Route 9, Wilton, 583-8877. Family-style Italian dining,
with an emphasis on Southern Italian fare. Each platter
serves two or three, so bring lots of friends and family.
Specials and single portions also available. Full bar. Catering,
takeout available. Serving 4-10 Mon-Sat, 1-9 Sun, closed
on Tue. AE, MC, V. $$$
124th Street and 4th Avenue, North Troy, 235-0444, testosrestaurant.com.
Family-run Italian restaurant with a family ambience, specializing
in pasta dishes, veal, seafood and homemade meatballs. Home
of Testo’s Gourmet Pasta Sauce. Beer and wine. Off-premises
catering. Complete menu available for takeout. Serving 11:30-9
Tue-Sat. Closed Sun-Mon. D, MC, V. $
Trattoria Il Vesuvio
242 Pittsfield Road, Lenox, Mass., (413) 637-4904, trattoria-vesuvio.com.
This down-home trattoria is where you’ll enjoy imported
ingredients and a high-quality approach to authentic peasant
food. Known for homemade ravioli and hearty meat dishes,
all served in a converted Dutch barn. Full bar. Serving
dinner 4:30-9 Mon-Sat. Open Sundays in summer. AE, D, MC,
27 McKay St., Pittsfield, Mass., (413) 499-1192, trattoria-rustica.com.
Cozy, rustic restaurant in downtown Pittsfield featuring
traditional Neapolitan cuisine. Specialties include brick-oven-roasted
meats, wild game and fish, and of course, plenty of pasta
dishes. Homemade bread from the brick oven. Italian desserts.
Large wine selection, beer, minimal full bar. Reservations
recommended. Serving 5-closing Wed-Mon; closed Tuesday.
AE, D, MC, V. $$$$
572 2nd Ave., Troy, 235-8879, verdile.com. Selections include
fresh veal, homemade pasta and seafood specials. Full bar.
Takeout available. Serving 11:30-10 Mon-Sat, noon-9 Sun.
Reservations not accepted. AE, D, MC, V. $$
Route 150, West Sand Lake, 283-1291, 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. Full bar, catering,
banquet facilities. Takeout available. Serving dinner 4-10
Tue-Sat, 3-9 Sun. Closed Mon. AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
The Village Oven
30 Main St., West Stockbridge, Mass., (413) 232-7269. At
first glance, it’s a pizza place. And those pizzas fly out
the door. Take a seat and you’ll find a friendly, casual
restaurant serving pasta, paninis, burgers and salads along
with a menu of fancier items like pan-seared tilapia and
roasted half chicken. Full bar, wine list. Serving noon-9
Thu-Mon. MC, V. $$
Village Pizzeria & Ristorante
2727 Route 29, East Galway, 882-9431. During their 20 years
at this location, Sandy and Joe Guerrera have evolved a
modest pizza joint into a full-blown, family-friendly Italian
eatery with an expansive, not-too-expensive menu. Look for
pork osso buco with mushroom gravy and mashed potatoes,
an array of veal dishes, plenty of pasta and a terrific
chicken parmigiana. Serving beer and wine. Wine list with
more than 220 selections (50 by the glass). Serving 4-10
Mon, 11:30-10 Wed-Sun. Closed Tuesday. D, MC, V. $$
Water’s Edge Lighthouse
2 Freeman’s Bridge Road, Glenville, 370-5300. Classic Italian
dining with continental side notes; lots of seafood and
steaks. Signature dishes include crumb-encrusted sea bass
with lemon, fresh herbs and olive oil; and fruitti di mare
with shrimp, scallops and clams in a spicy marinara with
a splash of vino, topped with parmesan cheese and served
over angel-hair pasta. A light-fare menu is available as
well. Patio, full bar, takeout available. Reservations recommended.
Serving dinner 5-10 Tue-Fri, 5-10 Sat; light fare 11-10
Tues-Fri, 5-10 Sat, closed Sun and Mon. AE, MC, V. $$$$