Innovo Kitchen

4.7
1199 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1199 people are saying
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CarolL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Too much emphasis was on the need to complete our dinner within the 1 1/2 time frame.
We wanted to enjoy a pre-dinner drink but were constantly reminded we needed to hurry along so that we would not overstay our visit. I love Innovo but I probably won’t dine in again until they are at full capacity. I will continue take out since I want to support the great people who cook and work here.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great food and service!

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RP20
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and great waiter. Never had a bad experience here.

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vipDD519
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Our entrees were great; mixed feelings about the new pimento appetizer. Bacon detracts from the pretzel flavor, the pretzel shape wasn’t really appetizing and the pimento is missing its usual zip - pretty bland. Service was very attentive, and very pleasant. I get that this is a difficult time for restaurants, as I’m a small business owner, but having unusable tables piled with boxes, cooler bags etc really doesn’t make for a great dining experience. I chose innovo to bring my husbands boss visiting from Denver, and to be honest I was embarrassed that the place looked like a storage closet.

Innovo Kitchen
Responded on February 19, 2021

You are right, times are difficult for restaurants. We need to do anything necessary to survive. We never set out to be a take out restaurant, over half of business is now takeout. Storage is limited, our only choice is to use unused tables in the DR for take out supplies. Any hidden storage is packed with take out boxes. Seating is limited to 50%, guests understand that using these tables helps us generate revenue. We make every effort to keep tables neat. It's pure survival at this time.

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ShantieR
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, waiters, and the whole ambiance is amazing!!

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LeanneV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and the extent to which they follow COVID guidelines is impressive!!!

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Dominick
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and fantastic service! Thank you for making my business meeting enjoyable!

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SusanS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

At least once a month we choose to go to Innovo for the amazing food and level of service we receive. It’s always comfortable and we feel safe with all of the safety measures they have taken!

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vipJuliaK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

highly recommend the ahi tuna salad!! It was delicious

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SherriC
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was amazing!!

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vipShegirl44
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Late lunch to celebrate a birthday! Food was delicious....we each were very happy with our selections!

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Suznmy
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought my Neice for her b’day lunch and everything was fantastic, as always. Service and food spot on.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Nice and good sta

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vipSteveP
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent selections on the New Years Eve Fixed Prix menu. Attentive and cordial service. Excellent quality and perfect portions.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Other than the fact that we were seated right across from the front door, so that a draft of cold air came right to our table every time the door opened, it was an excellent experience.

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DavidB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas office lunch

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vipBCNY
Orlando
78 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always have a great meal and experience.

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vipDianeL
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner on the patio, and though it was a little chilly, it was bearable. Our server, Chris, was fantastic as was the food. Can't beat the $5 Burger Night price either!

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AliciaK
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was friendly & efficient. They really went out of their way to keep patrons socially distanced while having a nice ambiance. Food was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent outdoor setup. Very comfortable and warm.

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vipDianeL
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Innovo for burger night. Our server was friendly and professional, and the food was great!

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WhitneyM
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent time and great food. Drinks are pretty weak. We have been regulars for awhile and will continue for sure. Like how they change up the menu. Bring back the ramen please.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service.

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vipShegirl44
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owners and staff make you feel very safe and comfortable during these crazy times! The food is always delicious and the menu changes a bit seasonally. My salmon was prepared perfectly!

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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
51 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
18 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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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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vipMelissaG
New York Area
21 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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vipElle
New England
21 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
51 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
30 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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Supposed to be food from scratch, but they admitted their turkey is bought frozen. Who knows what else is not fresh.

FAQs

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

Innovo Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 1199 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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