Angelo's Tavolo at Glen Sanders Mansion
Angelo's Tavolo at Glen Sanders Mansion

Angelo's Tavolo at Glen Sanders Mansion

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.angelostavolo.com/
  • Phone: 5183747262
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Mon-Sat 5:00pm - 9:30pm
    Sunday Dinner Maquas Lounge (Pub)Only: 4:00pm-9:00pm
    Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 2:00pm
    Maquas Lounge(Pub): Mon-Sat 4:00pm - 10:00pm and Sun 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, Italian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Frank Tardio
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mohawk Avenue
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Angelo's Tavolo at Glen Sanders Mansion
Where Past and Present Unite

Angelo's Tavolo is the perfect blend of the very old and the very new. Housed in the Glen Sanders Mansion proper, steeped in history dating back to 1658, the main dining room features double Dutch doors, with hand made hinges and original fireplaces. Smaller dining rooms seat 6 to 30, offering character and charm for intimate celebrations and private business functions.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Angelo's Tavolo at Glen Sanders Mansion reviews from OpenTable diners
47 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelQuiet
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (36)romantic (29)fit for foodies (26)notable wine list (20)good for groups (15)neighborhood gem (13)great for brunch (12)scenic view (8)hot spot (6)great for lunch (4)great for outdoor dining (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Exceptional Dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    One of the finest dining experiences we have had. The restaurant manager was in the dining room making certain all guests were enjoying themselves. Our waiter was excellent....providing hospitality to our table. He read the patrons mood and adjusted his service to give us the time we needed to enjoy the meal. He offered suggestions on the menu items and did not try to upsell, but really listened to what the guests were asking. The food was fantastic--chopped salad, a salmon dish and a pork chop that were all prepared tremendously and served at the proper temperature. The quality of the food was excellent--as good as you would receive anywhere--at resorts, large metropolitan cities. Price-value tremendous. Breads fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience at Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Service is always very attentive, gracious and accommodating but never intrusive. Quiet so you can carry on conversations at your table. Been there for brunches before and it's always been a very pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good But Not Great
    Hank
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The menu and selections were pretty varied. However, while the waiter said that Angelo's Tavern was associated with Aperitivo Bistro, it was not nearly as good in the taste and flavors nor what we were expecting. Also, there was confusion in the Wait-staff because while we were first seated in a group of parties that came in roughly at the same time, 3 other tables were attended to before ours was. Give the option of Aperitivo Bistro or Angelo's, we would recommend Aperitivo Bistro.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 677PVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had a great dining experience, as usual. Thanks.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Fair Service
    STEAKLOVER
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The food is excellent, but a pricey at times. A $44 dollar steak! Our waiter was very good but would seem to disappear for long stretches. There is a lot going on at the Glen Sanders. A big wedding reception and several restaurants, which I think has the staff splitting their duties between rooms. At times the noise from the wedding would work into our room. Overall a very nice place with GREAT food, but again service bugs need to be worked out , and soundproofing might come in handy when the wedding receptions are in full blast
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience once again
    AllPointsBulletin
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My wife and I have celebrated a few of our anniversaries at this restaurant. We the food and ambiance every time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent, Professional Operation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    From the minute we walked in, we were welcomed with open arms, from the hostess who led us to our seats to our waiter who was thoroughly knowledgeable about the food and how it was prepared. We went for our 10th anniversary celebration (we were married at Glen Sanders in 2004) and the hostess, waiter and staff were right on top of everything, from our seating location, to the welcome note to the quality of the food. Our waiter was excellent, very impressive with his knowledge while also injecting his sense of humor into the overall evening. Just a fun guy to have waiting on us. We were surprised when each staff person wished us a happy anniversary and worked to make sure our experience was top notch. Great Job!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    nfiedler
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    One of our favorite restaurants in the capital district. My wife and I split the New York Strip and Scallops and were phenomenal both perfectly cooked to our liking. The sides and sauces that come with each dish compliment the food so well and bring out flavors that are usually not even noted. Matt and Suzy took care of all our needs and never leave disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great dining experience
    2fordinner
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This was the best dining experience I've had in a long time and I dine out several times per week. The food was wonderful and the chef even made an excellent dish at my husband's request! Mozzarella and tomatoes caprese were made table side. The service was fantastic. Our waiter was in training but in my opinion he had already mastered the task. He was informative, pleasant and inobtrusive. We were greeted at the entrance by two smiling, friendly people who knew of our reservation and guided us to our table. Too often I find the noise factor in many restaurants to be very loud and thus not conducive to conversation. Not so here. I was able to use my inside voice!! I cannot say enough about this restaurant. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not great
    Datenightgonewrong
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    The menu online was significantly bigger than the menu in house. Had we known there would be about 20 less items, we would have passed. Steak ordered me rare came out well done. A small portion of the cheese ravioli, which was the only vegetarian option on this new menu, consisted of TWO ravioli. The gazpacho was a bunch of chopped up raw onions and tomatoes in a tasteless broth. Extremely disappointed in the whole meal with the exception of the bread!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Exquisite
    Steve
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    (We have been here before) - Exquisite experience; minor issue with seating, quickly, pleasantly resolved; my before-dinner cocktail served in a way I've never had previously - excellent; table-side prep of fresh, pulled mozzarella - excellent; entrees and sides - all excellent; knowledgeable and congenial staff-ALL
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ambience
    oldtimegal
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    the dining area was a little to modern for the mansion itself. I played on the mansion front lawn when i was a child and the old time feeling wasn't in the dining room at all. Nothing on the walls or shelves that resembled back in time. colorful glass reminded me of Corning NY (corning glass museum) not Glen Sanders Mansion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • krisolov
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Went for a special occasion dinner not knowing what to expect, since we were from out of town. Tremendous service, top notch food and a first rate atmosphere. Punches above its weight; better than many fine dining places in much larger cities. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    firsttimers
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We celebrated our first anniversary here and were not disappointed. Our waiter, Bryan, was right on top of everything. His presentation of the caprese tableside was very impressive. The little gal kept our water glasses filled at all times. We certainly would come back again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 33 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 379 reviews are from the Angelo's Tavolo at Glen Sanders Mansion reviews archive.
  • Disappointed
    whatwedobest
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    We looked forward to our meal at Tavolo for WEEKS having had a very positive experience prior. This time NOT SO MUCH. Although we had a reservation, we were told to "sit wherever you like" and not escorted to our table. Bad start. There was a VERY loud group at the bar, which took away from the quiet and cozy atmosphere we enjoyed on our prior visit. On top of everything, 80's rock ("Don't Stop Believing") was playing. To have to listen to that while eating a $30 entrée is ridiculous. I brought the music to the waiter's attention, and he asked the bartender to change it. He put on DAVE MATTHEWS station. Is playing appropriate dinner music really that hard? For us, the little lapses, noise, cold temp. ruined the experience. Bummer.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not great.
    TKB518
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    We have never had a "bad" meal at Tavolo. However, this most recent meal was not very good. Wife's daily special main course, pasta with crabmeat and peas,($28) was overly salty. To our server's credit she offered to have the chef make a new plate, but wife declined since it would basically disrupt the entire meal flow...a few tastes later she regretted the decision. My veal chop ($35) was ok but oddly was buried under a large pile of arugula, which, to me, did nothing to complement the meat. At the least it served as a substitute for salad, leading me to my major complaint..neither salad, vegetable, or starch are inlcluded with any entree. Salads are a minimum $6, vegetable $10' and potato or pasta $6. We no longer find any value here.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Poor service spoiled Mother's day
    FoodfanVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Our waitress Rachel was seemed to be the worst of the bunch. She arrived at our table with what I would call a sort of 'flip' attitude which continued through the evening. She says are you ready to order, my wife says what do you recommend, and instead of talking about the specials for the evening a flip remark. She never brought over bread, and we spent most of the night looking for her; except to drop off the bill and to take it. She actually interrupted our conversation to take the check 10 minutes after dropping it off. Extremely poor taste. I asked for low sodium, because I have high blood pressure, and she spent 10 minutes telling us why she might not be able to accommodate our request. Like an act of congress.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Short staffed?
    AlbanyChris
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    They seemed to be very short staffed on Mother's Day evening. We were there for quite a while before a server acknowledged us, and then it was to apologize and say it would be a little while longer. Then another server took over for the first, but we still found ourselves waiting for every step in the process - Entrees, plates cleared, ordering dessert, and the dreaded having to wait to ask for the check. This was even though the Dining Room was half empty when we had our entrees. This would have been poor service at a neighborhood italian place, it was very surprising at a place of this caliber.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mother's Day dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Had a great dinner at Angelo's Tavolo and have not been there since it was redecorated and it's very nice. Food was very good. Would recommend it for a special occasion. It's not inexpensive but worth the treat.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • delicious but slow
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    The food was delicious and our waiter was very personable... but the service ended up being VERY slow in the end as he was the only waiter for entire lounge.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent.
    tjfisherman
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    This establishment executes consistently well on both food and service. I found the menu to be creative, balanced and delicious. The service was proficiently excellent while allowing for just enough informality to take service from good to great. This meal was an important business dinner and my guest was duly impressed; the environment was perfect for a private discussion. Very much enjoyed. Cheers
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    As always Tavolo did not disappoint. Bryan and Suzy were awesome as always. The service was great, even considering it was a holiday(Easter) and very crowded. Food was flavorful. Dessert delish
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mazzone's Restaurant Week
    RachelG
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    We went to Tavolo at Glen Sanders Mansion because of the Price Fix Menu for Mazzone's Restaurant week. The food was superb as always and so was the service. It was a nice way to celebrate my raise at work.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Celebration!
    Ladygolfer
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    We went here for our 43rd Anniversary Celebration and had a wonderful time. The fresh made mozzarella - at the table, was wonderful and very filling. We both had the veal chops - prepared different ways and they were amazing. Service is very attentive and we are always happy to go back here for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very nice time
    welikegoodfood
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    We enjoyed this dining experience! From the bread served, to the mozzarella "made" at the table, to the entrees and desserts, everything was delightful! Very nice staff--efficient and pleasant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday night--not actual Tavolo
    Margie
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    We were not made aware of the fact that on Sunday nights, dinner is served in a different room, more of a bar-pub atmosphere.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tavolo Misses It's Mark
    kjbox76
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Two years ago, my wife and I married at 677 Prime. It was amazing - not just the food, but the attention to detail behind it, the service, the professionalism. Since then we've had repeat meals at Prime. We are big fans of the meals we've had at Apertivo and Tala. We go there to experience fine dining, great service and because we're foodies who love a great meal. The mozzarella could not be prepared table-side but we gave it a shot anyway. It was bland for a small plate. I ordered the Prime rib medium-rare and it came out medium-well. They had a new one out in ten minutes and comped our dessert. I get a misread ticket - it happens - and they did their best to fix it...but Tavolo did not stand out to us on our anniversary.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never a disappointment
    mep62
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    I brought a friend there for her first time dining there. The brunch was delicious as usual. I was somewhat surprised that didn't keep up with refilling some items as it wasn't busy. The bagel tray was empty at one point and the dessert table seemed sparse in comparison to prior visits. I love their hot veggie mix - usually has whole, skinny baby carrots with asparagus or green beans. This time, when I went back for 2nds, carrots were regular carrots shaved to look smaller and were harder than I like. That said, everything that I ate was delicious. The bread pudding (different flavor every time we go) was Snickerdoodle and it was the best one I've had there so far. The omelet station chef was very friendly (he made the bread pudding)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun for a foodie
    Foodiecouple
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    We loved the experience of our waiter making fresh mozzarella from the curds right at our table. We enjoyed that woth delicious grilled asparagus. The main courses were also quite flavorful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant Week Specials
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    We always love Glen Sanders and the Restaurant Week specials made it even more enjoyable. The food and service were certainly not skimped on. The four of us left very satisfied and looking forward to our return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Restaurant Week Treat
    Rexdiner
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    A colleague and I had dinner at Angelo's during restaurant week. The specials were excellent...perfect size portions and very nice variety. I had a cannellini bean appetizer with pancetta and a brisket entree. The Sharecropper Cabernet was as nice pairing. The dessert was a small portion of creamy banana pudding. I also had an espresso that was flavorful and hot. My colleague likewise was pleased with his pasta.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a lovely evening; did
    677PVIP
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    We had a lovely evening; did not feel rushed, even though it was restaurant week; our server took excellent care of us; a master of his profession.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner Date
    Reggie
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    I took my girlfriend here for a dinner date. The food was excellent, slightly pricey but that was expected. The atmosphere was nice and the service was very good. The only complaint we had was the mixed drink list. My girlfriend ordered the apple mojito which wasn't exactly what she expected taste wise compared to other mojitos. I order a mai tai which wasn't on the drink list but they said they could make it. It didn't have the taste I was expecting compared to other restaurants that serve mai tai's. Overall, the food and service were good though.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Experience!
    Bamricks
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    My husband and I celebrated our first year wedding anniversary at Angelo's Tavolo. Overall the experience was wonderful. We booked our reservations online (I thought that was very convenient!) and we were seated right away. The ambience was romantic and very relaxing. The staff were very friendly and they took their time to explain everything to us! They also made wonderful suggestions! Our waiter was great!!! Both my husband and I thought our waiter was outstanding and had a wonderful outgoing personality. The food seemed to come out at the perfect time! We did not feel rushed nor did we have to wait long. Food was very delicious! My only regret is not getting dessert! Next time I will get it to go for later. I highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classy Place
    Jeffrey
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    From the building (a beautiful centuries old mansion) to the bar, food, and service, we had a great experience. If you are looking for a nice place to dress up and have a great meal, check this out.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great night!
    Billy12086VIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The braised beef was amazing, very tender. Angelo please put the lobster risotto back on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bday dinner
    Mjjenn
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    We celebrated 3 Bdays on our visit we were a party of 6. The appetizers we all had were all very good . The entrees were exceptional . We would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nothing special
    Hatewritingreviews
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    Best thing was that it was open on a Sunday afternoon after a show at Proctors.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Yummy!
    born2dineout
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Visited Tavolo after a matinee at Proctor's. Thought the service and attention throughout our stay was attentive without being intrusive. Server Emma was very professional. Food was great! From the bread presentation to the dessert the meal was flawless. Really appreciated the spacing of the tables. You could have a conversation easily with your tablemates. Not inexpensive but certainly worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Well, there is a really beautiful
    677PVIP
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    Well, there is a really beautiful scenic view, but not in the dining room where Sunday Brunch was being served. The brunch was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.