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Innovo Kitchen

4.6
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1138 reviews
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$30 and under
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Gastro Pub
Chef John LaPosta has had a long and exciting career path which has landed him in the restaurant of his dreams. Along with his partner, Tina Kruger, he has created a wonderful American Gastropub full of great energy, fine hospitality, and of course, outstanding food. For nearly the past decade, they owned and operated the highly successful Maestros in Saratoga Springs, which they sold in July of 2015.

It is his passion for excellence, beaming hospitality and tireless work that have been the hallmarks of John's 30+ years as one of the Capital Region’s most popular chefs. He is known for his outstanding food that he serves to "real" people in a fun and unassuming style. His simple philosophy has always been "put the love on plate." In doing this, people feel comfortable when reading his menus and do not feel as if they need to be a chef themselves to understand it. Inspired food and service in an unassuming manner with outstanding hospitality!

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1138 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJp518
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There attention to safety and welfare of both customers and staff during these trying time is outstanding. This is the only restaurant we feel safe enough at.

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vipmollyp
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We sat down for our reservation and understand that with Covid there are rules that need to be followed. For example, how long patrons are able to sit at a table. We sat down and our waiter asked us if we wanted tap or bottles water and we responded tap. He came back immediately and said, “are you ready to order?”.

We responded we needed a couple minutes because we had just sat down but could we get some drinks. He then proceeds to say, “okay you can have another minute but when I come back I need a food order and it’s NOT negotiable”.

We were both pretty surprised by this response and quickly put our order in. We had wanted to leave immediately after this interaction but since it was a later reservation we were hungry and thought we would just ignore it. He comes back quickly with wine (and leaves the opened wine bottle on our table which I don’t think is incredibly safe given while sitting we don’t have our masks on) and proceeds to ask what we want for food.

When the food came out it was cold and we decided not to say anything because we wanted to eat and leave quickly. We had ordered a burger and steak tacos. Our waiter kept asking us if he could clear out plates when we weren’t finished eating and finally I just asked for the check so we could leave. We were there for just about an hour.

I understand that with Covid there are rules in which restaurants and staff need to follow (time limits) and that waitstaff are under a tremendous amount of stress. What I do not understand is how we were treated and spoken to being paying customers.

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vipDanR
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was great to dine at Innovo Kitchen once again after 6 months away due to the pandemic. Our waiter Steve was very attentive and knowledgeable.

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vipTND49er
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service. Wine selections a bit weak.

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VBdines
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Loved my cocktail. Their onion soup is absolutely delicious- not a French onion soup. Had that with a great salad. Heaters on at our outdoor table kept us warm. Will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table for 2 for brunch outside. Coffee and latte as well as the churro French toast, breakfast burrito and breakfast hash were delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

I’ve been going to Innovo since it’s been open and I’ve always enjoyed it people food always great but this past Saturday we had a new waitress that I’ve haven’t seen before and her approach on things wasn’t very good I get the COVID thing but u should really have an available paper menu for an older person that doesn’t have an I phone ( my aunt ) also we were told upfront in a not so nice way there’s a 90 min time on the table which I’m ok with I get that part of it dining outside but don’t come to my table after exactly 66 min and tell me u got 5 min. It’s not so much the time table it’s the way the host said it he knows me because I go often
He could of easily said to me any chance I can get the table early I would of been more then happy to Accommodate but for a person who has been going for years let’s just say I’m not going back for the simple reason you should not talk too or treat any people that way !!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

The food was good however the service was okay. The waitress seemed in a rush to get out of the restaurant and the staff was clearing our plates before we were even finished eating. In addition, in the middle of taking our orders our waitress said excuse me I need to go attend to another table which was a bit rude. She also cleared one of our guests drinks when she was in the middle of it which also did not add to the overall experience. During a different time, I would recommend going back as the food was decent and with a different server I feel maybe the experience would have been nicer.

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susanv
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience2

The waitress informed us after we’ve been sitting for about a half an hour that there were a lot of reservations and the tables really need to turn in 90 minutes. And then when we exceeded the 90 minutes she looked at the hostess and shrugged. I will never go there again.

Innovo Kitchen
Responded on 23 September 2020

We apologize that you felt rushed. There is a sign at the front desk indicating the 90 minute limit, there is also a sign on your table. We understand this is not ideal, restaurants are in survival mode at the moment. We feel 90 minutes is a fair time for a nice dining experience. It's imperative to turn tables for us to survive the 50% limits put on us. We respect your choice to never return, we hope that won't be the case. Please know any restaurant you choose face the same hardships.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

No QR code at the table, and the menu on their website is not updated.
90 minute limit because of COVID- servers could do more to remind of this and keep the pace of food ordering/service to match this rule

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lesroceats
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girlfriends meet up, all three of us had a pasta dish, there wasn't a crumb left. Two salads split between the three of us, just enough. Delicious! And our server was excellent. We always have a good meal here.

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vipNYCme
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always reliable good food. Loved the lobster roll plate. Baked beans, fries and coleslaw wonderful addition to the delicious lobster roll.

Lots of outdoor seating and great service in the middle of the afternoon. Great to have a place nearby that serves all day long.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great drinks, delicious food— DEFINITELY try the queso dip!

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vipJp518
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary and our first time dining out since Early March. This is the only restaurant we felt safe enough to dine at. Everything was great

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ColleenC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We dined inside and it was a bit chilly ..service was excellent! My husband got the fish fry special which was excellent! Food took a while ..backed up in the kitchen ..so the bun on my lamb burger kinda fell apart .. loved the complimentary white bean and crackers ..❤️..

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JDSaratoga
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lobster roll was STUFFED with Lobster. Always more difficult than necessary to use frequent diner points, but food is amazing

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Bobbie
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The noise level is very high as are the prices. But the menu includes some imaginative choices and the food is tasty, skillfully cooked and nicely presented.

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JosephP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good time in nice atmosphere - will be going back again

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Ellybar95
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s been our favorite restaurant. That’s why we had dinner date there on the night of our 25th wedding anniversary. We had a wonderful time.

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Beth
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch with the family. Enjoyed our meals and mimosas. Breakfast burrito, French toast and chicken and waffles. It was very relaxing and a treat to go to brunch.

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BritneyE
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was lovely, and prompt with any requests. Everything was very clean and well managed

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TiffLO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well distanced, amazing food, great service. I might suggest to bring bug spray; it had JUST had a downpour, so mosquitoes were out in force. Was our first meal AT a restaurant since March, and we felt very safe. The heirloom tomato burrata appetizer was a dream. And they still bring you chocolate bark, just wrapped up now :)

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FoodieAB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Innovo is without a doubt one of my favorite restaurants in the area. The service is top knotch, the food is absolutely delicious, and the drinks, dont even get me started. Definitely a must try if you’ve never been.

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vipQuincy
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Innovo always prepares delicious things.
On this visit we came for lunch.
Both my friend and I ordered salad.
We noticed the protein options were quite expensive (more on the level of NYC pricing).
$20+ for a lunch salad is at the top of the pricing range for the Capital District area.

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JoeD
New England
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our meals were wonderful and creative. Staff was wonderful. First outside dinning experience that felt like really getting out to dinner!

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AndrewB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Really enjoyed our meals and the fish taco appetizer was the highlight!

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Theresa
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful to sit outside and enjoy delicious food.

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DanielleA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Service was a little slow but given all the new restrictions, it's very understandable. Our meals were excellent.

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vipneilc
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great in all aspects! Including food, wines, décor, vibe, service, pricing....

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amedinajr
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best places in the Capital Region for Sunday brunch. Outdoor dining during pandemic is a plus. The entire restaurant provides more than adequate social distancing space between tables. Service was very good and quick. Very professional and friendly wait staff. Highly recommend making a reservation 24 hours in advance for Sunday brunch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would like to give an update on my past review I spoke with the owner Tina about my last review and she couldn’t have been more apologetic and concerned about our experience . I give her a lot of credit to go out of her way to speak with me. It just shows how much they care about there business and there customers. I know I said I wouldn’t go back but after our conversation I will definitely go again. Besides I can’t resist the steamed pork buns one of my favorites!!

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SRoberti
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Cod bake with baby clams, corn and potatoes was the best thing I’ve had in a very long time. Exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot with a diverse and interesting menu. Good selection of drinks and nice team of people running the place. One of our favorites.

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AthenaT
New England
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Food was cold and eggs were undercooked. The mimosas were mainly orange juice. Innovo has gone down from when I started going two years ago. Honestly, would not go back

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Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

everything was fine very comfortable god food good service

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vipdridr
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Generous portions good food happy with waitstaff able to eat outdoors

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AmyM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The Sunday brunch menu is excellent! This was my second time going there for brunch. I ordered the churro French toast and my husband ordered the K.I.S.S. and we both thought our meals we’re outstanding! My husband had potato casserole that came with his meal and it was incredible. Next time I go, I’m going to order a side of that.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was outstanding...brunch was amazing and the outdoor seating was beautifully done especially amid the current pandemic. Love innovo but love it even more now

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Martha
Pinehurst
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great place to dine outside! Great food, safely delivered, great service too!

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Beth
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time. Summer Chowda dish was superb! And so was the sangria cocktail with moscato.

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Innovo Kitchen offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (518) 608-1466.

Innovo Kitchen is rated 4.6 stars by 1138 OpenTable diners.

Innovo Kitchen does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://swipeit.com/product/2077/innovo-kitchen.

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