Category Archives: Italian

Ferrari’s Italian Restaurant

The Ferrari family settled in  Mt. Pleasant and opened their restaurant on the point where 10th Street hits Congress Street in 1974.  They’ve been packing in diners hungry for authentic Italian food ever since. Ferrari’s is famous for their $7.95 … Continue reading

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The Villa Tuscan Grille

At the end of August 2011, the Roman Villa closed its doors for a week and underwent a transformation to become The Villa Tuscan Grille. The parking lot was repaved, the dining room painted and spruced up and the menu … Continue reading

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Cornell’s Fine Italian Cuisine

I remember going to Cornell’s a few times in my younger days when it was up on Van Vranken Ave.  My memory was of excellent food in a homey atmosphere. In the last decade, Cornell’s relocated to N. Jay St. … Continue reading

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Scotti’s Restaurant

Scotti’s had been a favorite lunch spot when I had worked on Upper Union St. some years back, but as I am usually on the other side of town during the day, I hadn’t been in for awhile when my … Continue reading

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More Perreca’s

Perreca’s Bakery at 33 Jay St. in downtown Schenectady, has been the place to get the best Italian bread in Schenectady since 1913.  In November 2009, Maria Papa, granddaughter of the original owners, opened up a café next door to … Continue reading

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Anthony’s Canalside Restaurant

I had heard of Anthony’s Canalside Restaurant and seen their ads so on a recent beautiful day after I had an especially grueling workday; I decided to drive out to Rotterdam Junction to sit by the canal, enjoy watching the … Continue reading

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The Pentagon

Closed February 2012 The Pentagon Restaurant is located on the wide stretch of Erie Blvd. just in front of GE. There have been several restaurants at this location dating back to the early ‘70s, but I have never eaten at … Continue reading

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Roman Villa Restaurant

The Roman Villa, at 273 Duanesburg Rd. in Rotterdam, has been a favorite dining destination for our family for the last 15+ years. Tucked in the back of a large parking lot, the building exterior has a rustic look. Walk … Continue reading

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