Innovo Kitchen

4.6
1174 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

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!

Support Innovo Kitchen during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1174 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a quick dinner out with the girls. Food is always good. Staff is always friendly!

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JulianneB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a wonderful meal, good service and feel so safe dining here. Kudos for another job well done.

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JudyM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always delicious and the waitstaff is always fantastic! thank you

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vipQuincy
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal at Innovo.
We sat in the enclosed outdoor area which was warm enough to dine comfortably even though it was 45 degrees that evening. The restaurant has multiple outdoor heaters and a fireplace which kept the three of us toasty!

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FrankM
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Never had a bad meal at Innovo, and I have been there dozens of times. Sat in the newly enclosed patio area by the beautiful fire. Loss a bit of the old ambiance but credit management for adapting to new restrictions inorder to continue to succeed.

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vipLouis
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great to reconnect with John and Tina and enjoy their terrific food and hospitality

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melaniea
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I rarely order a burger, but chose to try the I Burger. It was excellent and so were the french fries! Highly recommend.

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vipMelissaG
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service was attentive, drinks were superb! Great night out with friends catching up!

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CAMS
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Dry hamburger and pathetic broccoli rabe. You dont just toss in some pre chopped garlic on it and call it done. I looked at what my friends had and while they seemed to enjou their meal I was absolutly underwhelemed. Maybe people in the area give it such race reviews because they can't cook themselves. Very sad. Great company saved it.

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vipElle
New England
20 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Was happy to have an outside seating option, however, on a cold rainy day the policy of not turning on the propane heaters until dark really needs to be reevaluated.

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vipQuincy
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic dinner @ Innovo.
We shared Grandma’s Braciole and Old School - indescribably delicious. We both commented that this was the best dinner we’ve had in sooooo long.
I cannot wait to return to order the same thing.
The service was outstanding.
A totally 5 star experience!

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vipIndu
Las Vegas
27 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a very nice meal with friends and family. The service was excellent

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EllenR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the quality and quantity of food was impressive. Among us, we ordered Salmon, Pork and Braciole and all were fresh and delicious! The staff was friendly, professional and accommodating. Highly recommend this restaurant!

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Dave
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Unique food offered, as an example, onion bisque, lamb sandwich, and lobster grilled cheese. Wine was a little pricey for ambiance.

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ElizabethC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

My friend and I made a reservation through open table last Friday around noon and it was confirmed. However then on Saturday around noon I received a call stating that our time slot was not available for outdoor dining so I had to move it to an earlier time which is fine but just weird that it was first confirmed. We got there and the outdoor patio area was very nice well ventilated and there were heaters which weren't on right away and it was cold as the breezeway was hitting us as our table was right in the way of it. there was a ton of other open tables so we asked if we could move but they said that they were all full so I'm assuming people must call and reserve specific tables? However the bartender was very accommodating and he moved us to a table on the outskirts of the bar area so that we were warmer. We then proceeded to order drinks We got Moscow mules which were very limey and cost $10.50. To me ginger beer and vodka should not cost that much I thought maybe they would be more like $9 but there was an add-on to make it a mule option. We were asked several times if we were ready to order because the waitress said that she would get in trouble if we didn't order food We were obviously going to order food as that is what is required now. We felt very rushed but we ordered food regardless. The food was very good I got the salmon burger it was delicious. Waitress was very friendly. Overall an okay experience.

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Pjean
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Always a good experience however they were doing construction and it was noisy.

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DebB
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have enjoyed several meals there in recent months. Good Covid protocols and great outdoor dining situation. Wonderful burger - great creativity in menu. Try the 50/05 burger! This trip had the ahi tuna salad and it was great. Tuna prepared just right and to correct doneness. Servers are very pleasant. Will be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Gary is the best.

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SeanM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great as always! Staff went above an beyond to accommodate us since with needed a high chair with the distance restrictions! They were even nice enough to call me to let me know I forgot my leftovers (I’m notorious for this)

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vipJp518
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always great food and excellent service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I understand the current situation is challenging our favorite spots to adapt quickly. But this dining experience was not comparable to other restaurants I’ve been to. Most noticeable was the lack of nice interactions with staff - an easy fix in my opinion. The hostess was abrupt when I checked in, the waitress was apathetic. We had an app, 1 round of drinks and an entree - they cleared our table, and then sent the hostess out to move us along at 1.5 hours exactly. I understand the need to turn tables quickly - but there were multiple open tables around us. Maybe tell us when seating you’ll need to leave by “x” time. My friends entree the pumpkin pasta looked delicious, the burrata was great. I had the Old School chicken and pasta dish - it felt like a lazy attempt at a dish that should be well executed for the price. This has been a great place in the past - I’m hopeful it was just an off night, or they are challenged with the current circumstances. At a minimum, better customer service is a no cost upgrade.

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vipJohnS
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Still one of my favorite places. Struggling with Covid a bit. Had to ask them to close the garage doors because it was freezing. They wanted to keep air flow going which we get - finally closed them bc everyone complained.

Fish tacos are normally great but tonight, real bad. The fish had been frozen and it was old. So fishy we could barely eat them. Normally, not a problem so I chalk it up a one-off "clean the freezer" out. Service is always great.

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vipDJRAway
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted by a big welcome and smiles as we approached the hostess stand. We were immediately escorted to our outdoor table as reserved. The blood orange old fashioned cocktails were superb! We had the pork buns as an appetizer - best I ever had. We selected the pork chop and the lemon chicken as our entrees. Both were excellent! Everything was so good, we decided to go forward with dessert. The lemon pie was so very good. The carrot cake was good too although more nuts would have made it even better! The wait and assist staff were outstanding throughout the entire experience. Highly recommend Innovo to foodies and people seeking a nice environment for business or just to connect.

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AmberD
New England
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service and COVID precautions. Loving the new menu with the lobster grilled cheese and pappardelle.

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vipDianeL
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Adam, was fantastic and the food was great as always.

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WilliamA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Due to the virus we do not eat inside any restaurants. Innovo Kitchens has a great open porch with heaters that allows us to have a comfortable place to eat. This time we enjoyed the Monday NIght Hamburger night and it was great.

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johno
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always. Thank you

KM
KarliM
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great deal on burger night, but surprised that fountain beverages were $5 a piece.

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RickyG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a table on the patio. It was heated and completely comfortable, even on a chilly evening.
The fall menu just came out and has great selections. The food was greasy and tasty, as always. The service was great and we has a really nice evening.

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SheilahB
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great experience when dining here. Staff is great and so is food.

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johno
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great as always

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vipLuisR
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy the LaPosta experience!

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TeresaS
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Great service. The only issue was sitting outside, outside the heated zone. The small 2 person tables by the fence. Too cold!

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Angela22
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine at Innovo. The food and atmosphere are amazing.

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vipDanR
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as always. Server Steve was attentive, though a little slow at times - probably because the restaurant was very busy.

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vipAmelia
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great outdoor seating area with heat lamps built in. Attention paid to sanitizing and enforcement of mask regulations by both staff and customers.

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vipJp518
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There attention to safety and welfare of both customers and staff during these trying time is outstanding. This is the only restaurant we feel safe enough at.

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vipmollyp
New England
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We sat down for our reservation and understand that with Covid there are rules that need to be followed. For example, how long patrons are able to sit at a table. We sat down and our waiter asked us if we wanted tap or bottles water and we responded tap. He came back immediately and said, “are you ready to order?”.

We responded we needed a couple minutes because we had just sat down but could we get some drinks. He then proceeds to say, “okay you can have another minute but when I come back I need a food order and it’s NOT negotiable”.

We were both pretty surprised by this response and quickly put our order in. We had wanted to leave immediately after this interaction but since it was a later reservation we were hungry and thought we would just ignore it. He comes back quickly with wine (and leaves the opened wine bottle on our table which I don’t think is incredibly safe given while sitting we don’t have our masks on) and proceeds to ask what we want for food.

When the food came out it was cold and we decided not to say anything because we wanted to eat and leave quickly. We had ordered a burger and steak tacos. Our waiter kept asking us if he could clear out plates when we weren’t finished eating and finally I just asked for the check so we could leave. We were there for just about an hour.

I understand that with Covid there are rules in which restaurants and staff need to follow (time limits) and that waitstaff are under a tremendous amount of stress. What I do not understand is how we were treated and spoken to being paying customers.

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vipDanR
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was great to dine at Innovo Kitchen once again after 6 months away due to the pandemic. Our waiter Steve was very attentive and knowledgeable.

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vipTND49er
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service. Wine selections a bit weak.

FAQs

Innovo Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (518) 608-1466.

Innovo Kitchen is rated 4.6 stars by 1174 OpenTable diners.

Innovo Kitchen does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://swipeit.com/product/2077/innovo-kitchen.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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