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Grappa '72 (Albany)

financialdistrictresident | | Sep 23, 2010 03:45 PM

We finally found our way to Grappa '72 (in the former Carmine's location). After recent meals at
The Ripe Tomato (popular, family restaurant) and Pennell's (Italian, family restaurant) I appreciated Grappa '72 even more . . . Now on to the food:


salmon carpaccio - grappa and lemon cured in house with salsa cruda - delicious

Finoccio e Arancia - fennel and oranges with pomegranate and pecorino cheese - simple and delicious.


anatra arrostito - crisp roasted duck with raisin and Lambrusco reduction, wild rice and carrots. Cooked perfectly. Carrots tasted local, just picked, fresh.

Forgot what SO had . . .fish . . .


gorgonzola polenta - simply addictive.


It has been awhile . . .forgot what we had for dessert . . .

Service was excellent. Did I mention the live jazz? Looks like I have a new favorite . . .can't wait to go back.

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