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Jan 23, 2008 09:29 AM

Carmine's in Albany: Very important question that I need answered for work!

What neighborhood in Albany is this restaurant technically in? Downtown? Mansion Hill? Is this considered West Albany? I have no clue about the Albany area at all. Any help would be much appreciated!


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  1. Yes, that area is considered West Albany. I'm not sure where the actual boundaries for the neighborhood would be, or if there even are any. It may matter that Carmine's is on the south-west side of Central Ave, so maybe it's just in Albany proper. But it's definitely not Downtown or Mansion Hill.

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    1. re: AmyH

      West Albany would be correct. Is the Westgate Mall sign still there ?

      1. re: TonyO

        Yes, but Westgate Plaza is across Central Ave. I think the Albany City boundary is I-90, so both sides of Central Ave would be West Albany in that area.

        1. re: AmyH

          Thank you both so much! I really appreciate your responses.

    2. But the question I have is . . . Why?
      Why would you go?

      Food is mediocre at best.
      I watched Carmine give a cooking demonstration. He used (tasteless) tomatoes off season in a saute dish. I asked "why"? He said: customers expect it.
      There are so many better Italian restaurants in Albany.

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      1. re: NYchowcook

        Carmine's place is uncreative and, yes, mediocre. I have never had an exceptional meal there. Or even a very good one.

        1. re: luckycat

          Be that as it may, the OP never said or even implied that she wanted to eat there.