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Randy Loren's Dolce Vita

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1727 State St, Schenectady, NY 12304-1733
+1 518-357-3324
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17:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 01:00
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Albany, New York
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was just OK. Service was not the best. Sauce needed help. Portions were big. But not worth the trip.

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Thank ufsny01
Albany, New York
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Randy Loren's is the only place like it in the Albany area. Randy has put his heart and soul into building this gem of place. Food and service were very good all four times we have been here. What makes it special is the music and the incredible atmosphere!

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Thank Carly P
NY
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Went for Parm night, Everything was good thru the salad. Then the waitress informed us that due to the chef cooing for the party our entree would be delayed. We waited for another 20 mins then got it to go. Moral of story if you show up and they have a large party in their party room turn around.

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Schenectady, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Randy Loren's Dolce Vita was a place that I drove by many times, until friends invited us to join them for dinner. I can't believe all the fun I missed. The tables are arranged around a small stage where Randy performs. The food was fabulous and the portions generous. I had the best veal sorrento I've ever had, and there... More 

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Thank JoelleW
Niskayuna, New York
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52 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

The $7.99 Parm special drew us in (Tuesdays and Wednesdays). Randy Loren is extremely Italian and this restaurant makes no apologies for the campy decor, including a disco ball, black lights, and shimmery back drop for the white piano. My husband and I got a chuckle out of it all but it was clear that Loren really loves his place.... More 

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Williamstown, Massachusetts
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97 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

This was my first time here. The inside was fancy although they had black lights too which to me doesn't say fancy restaurant. I know they have different shows/performances they put on there and that's neat. They also have a good sized dance floor. The waitress was new but very polite and did her best. My table ordered two apps... More 

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Schenectady, New York
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

This is a great place to eat! Great food with a lot of variety. The owner is very personable and makes you feel welcomed Staff is always professional and friendly. Variryof entertainment which appeals to many different age groups.great place for a romantic date or celebrating New years!

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Thank Dreamy575
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

I can't believe we have lived 2 blocks away for the last 2 year's and never went to dinner there, what a great place we had the eggplant parm special with 2 drinks for 25 bucks nice people great food and great prices.

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Thank John B
Latham, New York
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015 via mobile

Thursday night special is 12 oz prime rib dinner for $13.95. Our group of 5 decided to give it a try. The dinner included bread/butter, salad, potato and vegetables. Each of us enjoyed our dinner and felt that what we received was well worth the visit. I was impressed by the fact the salad was presented in a cold bowl.... More 

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Thank Betsy T
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015

I recently went to the restaurant and had the best food in a beautiful atmosphere with an attentive wait staff. There are not many restaurants in the tri-state area that offer a great meal for a great price, with free entertainment. I have been to many restaurants, but the care that is given here to both the food and clientele... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 01:00
Saturday
17:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1727 State St, Schenectady, NY 12304-1733
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Schenectady
  • Phone Number: +1 518-357-3324

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?