Innovo Kitchen

4.6
1420 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
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1420 people are saying
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AndreaW
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the perfect spot for date night. The cocktails are amazing, the staff is very accommodating, and the food is delicious! In fact, a new menu item was added and I, being a vegetarian, wanted to try it without the meat. The staff went to the kitchen, told the chef about my diet, and were able to make me it. The recipe had shrimp and used chicken brother with the chef made sure to make mine without either. I am so appreciative about how above and beyond they had gone! I would highly recommend.

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KENDRAR
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My phone died and our waitress brought out a tablet so I could view the menu. There was ample hand sanitizer available on the table. The food was excellent, service was excellent and I would definitely come back again.

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LaurieC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience1

Dinner was very good. Service was great. The noise level was painful.

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JamesL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Innovative menu and delicious combinations of flavors. Super-friendly staff, excellent ambience. However, food was overall salty and one of the items I received was slightly different from what I ordered. For the region, this is no doubt a premium food establishment, but with room for improvement.

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Glenng2853
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outdoors on a crisp fall evening. Overhead heaters are incredible: I even too k off my sweater. Fireplace enhanced the ambiance. A great night: food, drink, a great vibe. Highly recommended, especially for those, like us, who are still skittish about indoor dining.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the open air atmosphere of Innovo. It was busy but the service was still great. Food was very good. Very nice place to go for lunch or dinner.

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AlisonJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was spectacular and our host, Angela was attentive. There were a few fruit fly around. We killed two.

I have been in many times and had a great experience. We will be back!

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ColleenO
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This gathering was a last chance to redeem itself. You need a reservation or you won’t get seated. We tried on a random Monday evening at 6:00 in May and the guy at the door asked if we had a reservation. We did not and he was pretty rude/smug saying he couldn’t seat us until 9:30. Didn’t even offer up the option of sitting at the bar; which was open and there were others dining there. Aside from that jerk, we really like the food. Mel our server was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, no one had a bad meal.

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AndreaW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and cocktails! I would highly recommend

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JoeC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great, service is excellent. I can’t wait to go back.

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RobinV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! Our meals were delicious! Can't wait to eat here again.

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MikeO
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience1

Gave it a try based on the generally positive reviews of others. First off, most of the staff were not masked including our waitress! Second, all the mixed drinks are generally sweet. Third, bean and olive tapinade was mainly just beans with little olive or flavor. Fourth taco Tuesday? Figured we would try it. Well having grown up on Mexican food I can tell you bland was the name of the game. The fish tacos were cheap breaded fish sticks with more breading than fish! Not kidding! The shearded pork tacos were again bland and with little of the actual flavor other than the pickled onions and cabbage under the lot. The lime chicken was also unimpressive. All three needed some acid and hot sauce which required a request and a puzzled look from the server. Think it was Frank's or the like. Fifth, The place was noisy thanks to literally not a single thought being given to sound treatment. Considering the very high ceiling it would have been so little trouble!

There are far finer locations for food than this, save your money and go elsewhere.

Innovo Kitchen
Responded on October 14, 2021

Why did you expect masks ? We are vaccinated and there's no mandate! We have many cocktails that aren't sweet. The bean dip is supposed to be mostly white beans w/ a touch of olive and other ingredients. It's a free snack while looking over the menu, your the first complaint about this free snack. We aren't a Mexican Restaurant however our tacos have been enjoyed for years, sorry you didn't enjoy them. We are a energetic busy restaurant with a loud vibe, we designed it that way ! It works .

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Flavorful food - love the pasta. Love the crackers n bean dip. Love the bread. All your wait staff is great, but have to say that Patrick was outstanding. Terrific personality, appropriate timing, we loved him!

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DianeH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice. Not a quiet restaurant, but an overall great time and find. (We were from out of town.) I highly recommend them and will be back next time I am in Albany.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and great atmosphere outside on the patio under the heaters!

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MatthewK
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

George was great as our waiter. He made great suggestions and was kind to out children .

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Greenduck
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was certainly too noisy, even sitting in the outside area. Food was great and service was personable.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Attentive service, interesting and inventive menu, casual dining

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DonaldJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a wonderful meal at Innovo last night - warm foccacia- like bread, delicious caesar salad, shrimp carbonara and salmon with vegetables: red onion, artichokes, salt potatoes! Everything was absolutely delicious!

We had two concerns - ordered a glass of chardonnay and a class of cabernet - usually one would just get the house brand but we noticed on the bill each was $5 more than the house.

Second, the noise level was high - difficult for us older folks to enjoy conversation with the four of us - we women were sitting on the wall bench next to a half wall and did not have trouble but our guys were on chairs on the other side of the table and outside the half wall and had trouble hearing us over the room noise. Any way to have noise absorbers in the restaurant?

Overall, we loved the restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything I ate on the menu was amazing, drinks were stellar, the ambiance is top notch, staff were super friendly

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Hartfull
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch with my sister.

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vipbarb
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always good here. Appreciate the ability to guarantee an outdoor table. Food is delicious. Our “ go to” meeting spot!

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Foodie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall atmosphere was nice. The outdoor heating and fireplace added a nice touch to outdoor seating. Our waiter, Julie, was friendly and gave good recommendations. The food was done well and the wait time was not long.

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vipImpressed
New York Area
161 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We shared a few appetizers. All were delicious and filling. Can’t wait to do it again. Our server was very attentive and the manager is very friendly and always makes us feel welcome

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Rocky
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely evening and excellent service we received at Innovo Kitchen - no surprise here! Sitting on the patio under their new heaters was a pleasure on a mildly cool fall evening. Our prompt, kind and efficient server, Keenan, did a great job getting our orders in right away and drinks to the table pronto. After having their salmon main many times, I thought I'd switch it up and try the salmon burger. I'm always afraid salmon burgers will be dry or mealy, and this was neither. Moist and full of discernible salmon, with arugula, a tasty sauce and a beautifully toasted brioche bun. Once again Innovo impresses. Can't wait to go back!

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vipMelissaG
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently amazing food and service! Our favorite place to dine close to home!

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vipChristopherO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome time, the lemon and cheese cake is a must have!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Was a little noisy to have conversations . But the food was amazing

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Jojo
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious. Service was great.

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Honeymooner
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time out with friends since the pandemic started; felt very comfortable and safe eating here; service was excellent as well as the food. Thank you 😊

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vipImpressed
New York Area
161 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining outside was nice. Our server was very attentive. We enjoyed the rabe and sausage and the shrimp carbonara. The pork buns are a nice appetizer to share

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Kristi
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Will definitely be back. Absolutely get the crispy confit chicken wings… they are a game changer!

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SueL
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Sat on the patio - it was a beautiful evening. My husband has celiac disease - the waitress was knowledgeable and attentive. Food was very good. Will definitely go back. Loved the nacho tator tots and the Paloma mule cocktail!

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CarolN
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Think no more and just go. You will NOT be disappointed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service
Highly recommend

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angelar
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, food , service and especially the dark chocolate after dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food & drinks. Love the open air concept and dining on the patio was wonderful.

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HartlandVT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great vibe, food and service. We’d go again

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 1420 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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