Pasta became a staple of Italian fare after Roman Emperor Caligula famously appointed a plate of lasagna to the Senate. Elect to eat decadently with this Groupon.
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$29 for an Italian dinner for two (up to a $58.40 total value)
- One appetizer (up to a $10.50 value)
- Two entrees (up to a $23.95 value each)<p>
$58 for an Italian dinner for four (up to a $116.80 total value)
- Two appetizers (up to a $10.50 value each)
- Four entrees (up to a $23.95 value each)<p>
Diners share laughs over plates of caprese mozzarella, eggplant parmigiana, pollo saltimbocca with a sage madeira demi-glace, and shrimp fra diavolo over linguine.<p>
V & R Italian Ristorante
V & R Italian Ristorante nestles visitors in a quiet, low-key atmosphere, provisioning them with feasts of hearty Italian American baked pastas and steaks, as well as delicate seafood plates and colorful leaves of broccoli raab. Like Garibaldi's celebratory pizza party after the Capture of Rome, the bill of fare unites northern and southern Italy through the medium of food, serving dulcet slices of tiramisu along with southern specialties, such as a spicy penne alla arrabbiata. Seafood dishes feature prominently on the menu, with shrimp swimming in piquant fra diavolo sauce, and scallops soaking up a rich white-wine-and-butter concoction. Beef ribs and broiled pork chops satisfy carnivorous cravings with tender, juicy flavor and texture.
We loved the atmosphere of the restaurant and the waitstaff was exceptional. We will be back!smartcookie1916, TripAdvisor, 10/18/12
the atmosphere was so welcoming and very suitable for an evening of good food and conversation.G G, TripAdvisor, 1/30/13
“Excellent! Great meal and service. ”
“It was only ok. Prices were good. Almost empty on Friday night. Waitress was nice. Not many appetizers.”
“There marinara sauce is made in house. Literally the best I ever had. Love Sasha the owner. All around great place. Great an attentive waiter Matt!”
136 Madison Ave.
Albany, New York 12202