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Randy Loren's Dolce Vita

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1727 State St, Schenectady, NY 12304-1733
+1 518-357-3324
17:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 01:00
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Schenectady, New York
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68 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The owner of this fine place is also the musician that plays piano and sings at 8 PM. My wife and really enjoyed this restaurant. The food is really good and the menu is quite diverse. The service was great and friendly and we will be going there again and make our reservation closer to 8 so we can enjoy... More 

Thank Brian K
Schenectady, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

I was absolutely wowed by this place. I had heard mixed reviews, citing an eccentric owner and poor consistency. However this is my now 5th time dining here and I had to post a review. All 5 times have been an amazing experience as far as capital region restaurants go. My husband sticks to the prime rib and I the... More 

Thank rinitaphir
Albany, New York
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

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

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!

Thank Carly P
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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.

Thank rjsjsn
Schenectady, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant 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 

Thank JoelleW
Niskayuna, New York
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54 reviews
47 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 

1 Thank KathleenCooks
Williamstown, Massachusetts
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105 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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 

1 Thank kkdesigns3
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!

Thank Dreamy575
1 review
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.

Thank John B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 01:00
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?