For more than half of a century, the Petta family has been simmering a menu of homemade soups and sizzling fresh-cut steaks for satisfied Schenectadians. Snack on simple seafood starters, such as mussels Fra Diablo ($9.95) or Italian-style clams casino ($8.95) before expanding to more elaborate entrees. Petta's pasta, including eggplant parmigiana made with a secret family recipe ($14.95), is served with freshly made soup or salad to provide a well-rounded platter. Carnivorous diners can sink their teeth into options such as an 8-ounce broiled filet mignon with burgundy mushroom sauce ($24.95), or veal cutlet Michael with sweet roasted peppers and garlic butter ($17.95). Postfeast sips of cappuccinos and espresso drinks provide a smoothly soothing means of reinvigorating drowsy carousers.