Marotta's Bar-Risto

Downtown Schenectady

11 Ratings

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In a Nutshell

Italian eatery replaces menus with iPads, and iPod-equipped servers lay down traditional eats such as sautéed veal and wood-fired pizzas

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Promotional value expires Nov 28, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation recommended. Dine-in only. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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$39 for an Italian dinner for two (up to a $79 total value)

  • One appetizer (up to a $17 value)
  • Two entrees (up to a $26 value each)
  • Two beers or glasses of house wine (up to a $5 value each)<p>

$70 for an Italian dinner for four (up to a $158 total value)

  • Two appetizers (up to a $17 value each)
  • Four entrees (up to a $26 value each)
  • Four beers or glasses of house wine (up to a $5 value each)<p>

Marotta's Bar-Risto

Even from outside, where the red-orange door and window frames pop against the dark-gray façade, it’s clear that Marotta's takes contemporary eating to a new level. Inside, patrons immediately notice that their traditional menus have been replaced with Apple iPads. And once minds are made up, attentive servers place orders through iPods Touch, feeding tickets immediately into the kitchen. Even credit and debit cards can be conveniently swiped right at the table. Though traditionalists can still pay at the register or place their orders with Old-World Italian robots, owners Chris and Dee Marotta hope the digital options broaden and improve their customers' overall experiences.

To ensure their 50-seat bar-risto is steeped in just as much traditional flavor as technological convenience, Chris and Dee hired Executive Chef Edward Bradt. Chef Bradt brings his culinary experience as the former head chef at The Van Dyck Lounge to classic offerings such as juicy filet mignon, veal, and seafood in a cornucopia of sauces, from a tart, sherry-infused marinara to a peppery madeira demi-glace. A full wine menu assures a complementary pairing with any of the 12-inch red or white pizzas, each slow baked in a wood-fired oven with pancetta, goat cheese, and fresh basil. Patrons can two-hand signature sausage burgers as they attempt to ask muffled questions of Marotta's tech guru, Joe Leverett, about the restaurant's other wireless wonders, including tabletop children's games and iPad-accessible valet service.

Customer Reviews

11 Ratings

Staff were great. loved the place.
Nick S. · June 13, 2012
I liked the decor though it was a bit noisy. I appreciated that the owner approached my table and seemed genuinely interested in my experience at his restaurant.
Patricia R. · June 10, 2012
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    Downtown Schenectady

    611 Union Street

    Schenectady, NY 12305

    +15183775100

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