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Diners' Choice: Italian restaurants in Capital District

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall Italian cuisine in Capital District? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favorites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of La Bella Valatie restaurant
4.9
4.9 (96)
$31 to $50
Italian
Hudson
About the restaurant
La Bella Restaurant & Pizzeria in Valatie, NY is an Italian restaurant where the true taste of the old country reigns supreme. The old family recipes used at La Bella remain true to the mouthwatering homemade dishes prepared in Mama's Cucina Italiana. In Italy, using only the finest and freshest ingredients in the preparation of the meal, is of the utmost importance. At La Bella we believe that is one tradition to revere and to follow every day.

We hope you will join us soon for lunch, dinner, a pizza, or a slice to go.

Buon Appetito!
Top review
WilliamS
Dined on Jun 13, 2024
Everyone in our party of six enjoyed their meal. There was not one complaint and that takes some doing. The waiter was very good and never wrote down any of our orders, did it all by memory.
A photo of Villa di Como Ristorante restaurant
4.8
4.8 (161)
$50 and over
Italian
Albany
About the restaurant
At Villa di Como, we provide a professional, yet homey style of hospitality that makes our guest feel welcome, warm, and happy. Our focus is attracting guest who value quality and the Italian experience over price and quantity. We have a 7 table very intimate dining room with a bar and a private dining room for special events. We are the perfect restaurant to celebrate your special dates with your loved ones.

Chef Ali is from Lake Como, Italy and cooks unique authentic Italian food, makes small batch, super premium Limoncello & Orangecello Liquor, gourmet jarred Italian sauces for you to take home. Chef Ali imports his ingredients directly from Italy. Chef Ali's family owns a hotel and three restaurants in Lake Como, Italy where he brings you authentic recipes for you to enjoy.

We do own a wine bar at next door called 288 Lark Wine&Tap and welcome to stop in for a drink before or after your reservation with us at Villa di Como. At our wine bar No Reservations-First Come First Serve
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Alexandrianvip
Dined 7 days ago
Very nicely prepared foods, with the pasta a great al dente. Pasta arrabiata had a richly flavored sauce. Carbonara was very well prepared also. Cheesecake was delicious ending to the meal.
A photo of MezzaNotte Restaurant restaurant
4.9
4.9 (824)
$30 and under
Italian
Albany
About the restaurant
Whether you call it Classic Italian with a Modern Twist, or Modern Cuisine with Italian Influences, locally owned MezzaNotte Ristorante is sure to please. Highly rated food, prepared fresh from scratch using seasonal and local products. Whether for an intimate dinner, business meeting or dining with friends and family, MezzaNotte will exceed your expectations. Come try us and see why we are a Trip Advisor Restaurant of Excellence.
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Quincy
Dined on Jun 13, 2024
MezzaNotte is a gem. I just returned from a trip to Italy and MezzaNotte rivals any dining experience I had there. Everything is so fresh, cooked to your order and so delicious. I had the pappardelle with short ribs ragu - soooo great! I can’t wait to have it again. My mom has diet issues and they prepared a special pasta with mushrooms eggplant & spinach. She loved it. Their bread is fabulous too - our lovely server Maddie said it was sent daily from a fine bakery in NYC. We enjoyed our experience so much! 5 stars!
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4.8
4.8 (2024)
$31 to $50
Italian
Albany
About the restaurant
Cafe Cariccio, the region's only authentic Tuscan restaurant, has been a favorite dining destination in Albany for 30 years. The Cafe was voted Best Restaurant in the Capital District by Metroland Magazine for 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, and many times previously. Jim Rua and Franco Rua are proprietors. The Cafe is open for dinner every night. See our web site for details and photos.

Top review
JenniferD
Dined on Jun 12, 2024
Hidden gem of a place. Service was outstanding and the food was delicious! From the wine to focaccia bread, salad, fresh pasta & chicken/eggplant cutlets. Limoncello cake to end it was phenomenal! We will definitely be back!
A photo of Chianti Il Ristorante restaurant
4.7
4.7 (3044)
$31 to $50
Italian
Saratoga Springs
About the restaurant
Situated in the heart of beautiful downtown Saratoga Springs, Chianti Il Ristorante serves sophisticated, authentic Northern Italian fare in an elegant setting. Combining seasonal food, an award-winning wine selection, a welcoming and knowledgeable staff and a detailed, inviting ambiance Chianti provides every guest with a superb and unforgettable dining experience. Aesthetically inspiring, its rustic walls, hard wood floors and green onyx bar invoke the authenticity of conventional Italian architecture while remaining slightly modern. The culinary philosophy at Chianti is based on a respect for tradition. With artisan breads and pastas, housemade sausage and braised meats it is culinary craftsmanship at its best. Our guests have the chance to savor fresh food, from a selection of expertly-sliced carpaccio, to a variety of wild fish, to risotto that is made only with Vialone Nano rice grown exclusively in Italy's Venetto region. "The hottest restaurant in town." The New York Times
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
The wait staff is amazing!! From the hostess to the busboy. Everyone was great! And the food… the gods sang.
A photo of Nové Italian Restaurant restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1153)
$30 and under
Italian
Saratoga Springs
About the restaurant
Nové Italian Restaurant offers a variety of flavorful, homemade Italian dishes and Brooklyn-style brick oven pizza using only the freshest ingredients. Choose to dine-in, carryout, or home delivery 7 days a week. Make a reservation today and try some of the best Italian cuisine (and pizza) in the area!!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Ashley is always such a delight! Isabella was a gem of a server. See you again real soon 😊
A photo of Delmonico's Italian Steakhouse - Clifton Park restaurant
4.6
4.6 (964)
$30 and under
Italian
Clifton Park
About the restaurant
Delmonico’s Italian Steakhouse offers unforgettable meals in an equally unforgettable atmosphere. Our guests enjoy the Italian-themed music with plenty of Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack; the caricatures on the walls; the big-city feel; and the warmth of the wood-paneled dining rooms. Above all, they love the feast for all of their senses provided by our 24 oz. signature Delmonico steak.

We also serve homemade Italian specialties, including pasta, seafood dishes, bruschetta, garlic bread, salads, chicken dishes, and cannoli, as well as a great selection of wines.
Top review
CarlaD
Dined on Jun 10, 2024
3 different meals and each one of them were fantastic! Bread is delicious!
A photo of Milano - Latham NY restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1077)
$30 and under
Italian
Latham
About the restaurant
Distinctive Northern Italian cuisine, served in an atmosphere of casual elegance. While dining in the Bistro setting, enjoy fresh homemade pasta, grilled seafood, poultry, veal specialties, and wood fired gourmet pizzas from the open-air kitchen. Indulge yourself with one of our signature desserts, gelato or pastries. Innovative daily specials are offered with both the Lunch and Dinner menu. A knowledgeable and courteous staff will guide you through our award winning wine list that boasts over 180 selections.
Top review
NicholasB
Dined on Jun 3, 2024
Great and varied menu. Very creative items well prepared.
A photo of Forno Bistro restaurant
4.5
4.5 (2564)
$30 and under
Italian
Saratoga Springs
About the restaurant
Anchoring Saratoga's vibrant downtown Forno Bistro is a family-owned bistro that offers a variety of rustic, Tuscan-style food rooted in tradition. Our chef's use only the freshest seasonal ingredients to prepare dishes with respect to their flavors, appearance and aroma. The menu is sophisticated but approachable, expressing the sense of hearth and home that defines the Tuscan style of life. Forno Bistro's rustic, Tuscan-style food is hearty and unpretentious with sophisticated flavors rooted in tradition and always open to new interpretations and adaptations. Many of our dishes are greatly influenced by the use of the wood-fired oven: homemade pizzas, sautéed calamari, and wood-fired towers of vegetables. The oven is always the inspiration.
Top review
Amanda
Dined 6 days ago
Excellent dining experience. We had a 5:45 reservation and despite being 10 minutes early we were seated immediately. We were going to a concert at SPAC and mentioned that we wanted to order our food with our drinks. They rushed the food out in 10 minutes yet everything was exceptional. We shared the arancini, meatballs, a salad, gamberi and the rigatoni vegetali and a pizza. Everything was great. Service was exceptional. Would definitely recommend
A photo of Wheatfields Bistro & Wine Bar restaurant
4.4
4.4 (1030)
$30 and under
Italian
Clifton Park
About the restaurant
A Saratoga favorite for over 30 years, WHEATFIELDS Bistro & Wine Bar is also in Clifton Park! Conveniently located in The Crossing Plaza, WHEATFIELDS Bistro & Wine Bar is at the intersection of Routes 9 and 146. WHEATFIELDS’ Bistro & Wine Bar’s scratch kitchen brings fresh ingredients to guests’ plates. WHEATFILEDS has been making handcrafted pastas for over 30 years! Chef’s specials are offered nightly, impressive Gluten-Free menu, Carry-Out and Delivery available
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 30, 2024
Great staff and delicious food is always at Wheatfields.
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