Innovo Kitchen

4.6
711 reviews
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$30 and under
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Gastro Pub
Chef John LaPosta has had a long and exciting career path which has landed him in the restaurant of his dreams. Along with his partner, Tina Kruger, he has created a wonderful American Gastropub full of great energy, fine hospitality, and of course, outstanding food. For nearly the past decade, they owned and operated the highly successful Maestros in Saratoga Springs, which they sold in July of 2015.

It is his passion for excellence, beaming hospitality and tireless work that have been the hallmarks of John's 30+ years as one of the Capital Region’s most popular chefs. He is known for his outstanding food that he serves to "real" people in a fun and unassuming style. His simple philosophy has always been "put the love on plate." In doing this, people feel comfortable when reading his menus and do not feel as if they need to be a chef themselves to understand it. Inspired food and service in an unassuming manner with outstanding hospitality!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Gastro Pub, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm


Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm


Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm


Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(518) 608-1466
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
John LaPosta
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Vly Road
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 711 People Are Saying
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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Osso Bucco. Please make that a regular menu item

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LT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was amazing. She always had a smile, recommendation and consistent followup on our things were going. The service, timeliness and quality of food make Innovo Kitchen a must see.

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EC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch with Santa has turned into a yearly tradition with friends. The kids look forward to it every year!

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D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A group of six went for Sunday brunch. Food was great. Seating area is a little tight, but probably exceptionally so because it was breakfast with Santa (had not known when planning). Definitely will go back.

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SS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We love Innovo! Only complaint is noise level.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Great service!!!

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SK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our 3rd visit. We absolutely love this restaurant and so glad someone introduced us to it!!

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EM
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every single item may family ordered was delicious, with great portion sizes! Wonderful drink list as well! Highly recommend!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply 5 stars all the way around. Likely the best food in the capital district.

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DS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Dining area temperature too cold. Many guests had their jackets or coats on.

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JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

I have always found Innovo inconsistent. The night we went it was overly noisy, very crowded, and our seat was literally on top of the party next to us. We could not have a private conversation. The food was average, nothing special and found the waiter to be "flippant". He delivered us the wrong check and instead of apologizing he only commented "it happens". Not impressed and probably won't go back, though I've given it many tries at this point. Just not cutting it for me.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, busy for brunch. Would highly recommend reservations. Waitress was very helpful for food allergies in our party.

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PB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Out with special friends

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m
Miami
136 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We had Thanksgiving dinner at the Innovo Kitchen and it was great! They really outdid themselves with all the sides that were included in the traditional turkey dinner, and the stuffing was especially good.

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TK
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

I have high expectations for Innovo, and this meal was just so/so. It was a limited menu for thanksgiving.

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TK
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanksgiving meal was a delight. Had options to meet vegetarian and gluten free requirements. Service was excellent.

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SL
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Thanksgiving dinner was excellent, however, could have been hotter when served. Also lacked cranberry sauce with turkey.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food! Would recommend the Doritos tots for appetizer. Had a great server, very attentive. Can’t beat their happy hour ($5 glasses of wine and cocktail of the day).

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

5 onion bisque is to die for!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You can never go wrong at Innovo. From a date night Friday dinner to a celebration with friends Innovo is a great choice! Food was delicious, wine was great, and Vinnie was ever attentive without being overbearing! Highly recommend

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EH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

Salad was served swimming in dressing and way too vunegary. Waitstaff was unintentative. Burger was good.

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AD
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and I love that they are often familiar items with and interesting twist!

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M
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Tonight was fantastic. We came here for my birthday in August and my teen fell in love with the Korean tacos. She was looking forward to returning for her birthday and it was even better than the last time. Much of this had to do with our waiter, Lindell. He was so attentive to details and really made our kids feel special. The maître d’ was also great. My salmon was overcooked, but everything else was incredible as usual. My teen was very happy and says that she wants to come for her next birthday!

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JM
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waitress was awesome!

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BD
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food is great and the service as well. The only complaint I have is the setup of tables for two. It makes having a conversation with your dinner date a little intimidating, since the two tops are very close to each other, making for very little privacy. Other than that, the experience was excellent.

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P
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have always had an excellent experience here. Food, service, and ambiance is top draw.

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PS
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

It was all fun and games until our waiter completely forgot about our dessert order

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RG
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This place is great. I eat there regularly. The food is always fresh and well prepared. The menu changes seasonally, so there is new foods to try. The wait staff is great and the owner is always there.

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BM
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Unique menu, wonderful flavors and friendly courteous service.

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CS
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Food is good quality and fresh. Prices reasonable. The noise level was unbearable. I had to shout to the person right next to me. Didn't bother trying to talk to anyone else at my table because they wouldn't have heard me. Group table was very wide making the rest of my friends too far away. So a group friend night was ruined as I only got to talk to 1 person.

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SB
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to go with friend to catch up with all.

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DK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Happy hour inexpensive including cheese,olives and meats. Dinner was delicious too. No rush!

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PM
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good attention and food. As always, I wish something would be done to reduce the echo and loudness. Too loud to have a conversation without practically screaming.

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I
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The salmon and the short ribs were delicious. Service was excellent

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LM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The service was great and the food was delicious. We were able to carry on a conversation with no problem and never felt rushed!

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KA
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food. Only issue was good was cold. Would recommend it. Was very busy.

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as expected. Never a disappointment. Staff always accommodating. Food delious a d interesting. Highly recommend it. We will be back.

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B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

I was highly disappointed in the Shepard’s pie-ish meal for restaurant week. It was supposed to be a potato pancake with beef and veggies. It was a hash brown like McDonald’s! With over cooked chewy beef and only about 5 pieces. Not worth it and not good at all. Would not recommend.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and yummy food

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S
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far, the best restaurant week menu I have ever had! The short rib was delicious! The greens and beans were very tasty, as was the pasta dish my husband ordered

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