The temperature is dropping and the days are getting shorter - Fall is officially here. What better way to combat the ugly traits of the Fall Season than carbing up and veggin' out? We have some crazy good Italian spots in the Capital Region that will be sure to satisfy all your carb craving needs and then some.


Angelo's Tavolo
Just a leisurely drive from Albany, Angelo's Tavolo takes a modern swing at traditional Italian with a menu sure to exceed your expectations. Located at historic Glen Sanders Mansion the Times Union described Angelo's Tavolo as "artfully balances the traditional ingredients of Schenectady's old Italian restaurants with trendy presentations and preparations." With a slew of other awards and accolades, Angelo's Tavolo has become a premier Italian Restaurant in the Capital Region.

Buca di Beppo
Grab your family and friends and head down to one of Albany's busiest commercial hubs, Wolf Road and make sure you're hungry - Buca di Beppo is serving up traditional Italian just like your Nonna intended - family style. Buca's authentic mouth-watering cuisine is inspired by dishes enjoyed by generations in villages throughout Italy. Buca di Beppo loves ANY reason to celebrate so stop by and indulge in an unforgettable experience. Want to eat at home? That's cool too - Buca's full menu is available to go. Now sit back, relax and pass the Buca, please.

Il Faro Restaurant & Bar
Il Faro Restaurant & Bar located on the cusp of North Albany and Menands specializes in traditional Italian. Equipped with a fresh new pasta menu and traditions passed down to him by his father, Chef Christian Lofaro combines quality ingredients with a heavy serving of passion to create delicious dishes. With the restaurant celebrating its one-year anniversary this past October, Lofaro has been hard at work perfecting his homemade bread and pastas. I can say, from personal experience that his efforts are not going unnoticed.

La Perla
La Perla Restaurant located at the Gregory House is offering an authentic Italian dining experience you Italian lovers will not want to miss out on. Voted "Best New Restaurant in the Capital District" in 2001 La Perla and Chef Alfonso Acampora offer an extensive menu of Italian favorites. Complete with four candle-lit dining rooms, La Perla is the perfect place to take that special someone for a romantic evening. But not on Tuesdays, they are closed on Tuesdays.