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"Hole in the wall" Italian (Ballston Spa or nearby)?

financialdistrictresident Jan 1, 2010 09:50 AM

I was at a party last night and we got to talking about restaurants . . . Someone mentioned a good Italian restaurant, "hole in the wall" from outside. I believe they said in Ballston Spa.

Does anyone know this place?

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    yellowlablover RE: financialdistrictresident Jan 1, 2010 02:41 PM

    I have not been, but I bet they were referring to Augie's

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      financialdistrictresident RE: yellowlablover Jan 2, 2010 08:56 AM

      Thanks, yellowlablover. It's not Augie's. They said the outside looked like a "hole in the wall," BTW, Augie's has a nice appearance and large parking lot.

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        PSZaas RE: financialdistrictresident Jan 2, 2010 11:51 AM

        8Tables fits the description, except it's not in Ballston Spa. Augie's is the only Italian restaurant in Ballston Spa. We have hole-in-the wall hot dog joints, pubs-with-grub, coupla fish-fry places, but not Italian.

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          gerchak198 RE: PSZaas Jan 3, 2010 09:38 AM

          There's a hole-in-the-wall I talian in a Ballston Spa strip mall called Sonny and Jeff's. It's okay if you like everything alfredo.

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            financialdistrictresident RE: gerchak198 Jan 3, 2010 10:17 AM

            Thanks, gerhcak198 . . . maybe it's Sonny & Jeff's. She said the marinara sauce was the best she's had . . .

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              PSZaas RE: financialdistrictresident Jan 4, 2010 04:30 PM

              Nah. Mostly a glorified pizza store, with mediocre pizza. Sonny's in Malta is much better, but not for marinara sauce. Maybe "Ballston Spa" is wrong and they're thinking of Village Pizzeria in East Galway? They bottle their marinara sauce, and it's genuinely good.

              Village Pizzeria
              2727 Route 29, Middle Grove, NY 12850

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                financialdistrictresident RE: PSZaas Jan 8, 2010 05:36 AM

                Thanks, PSZaas. Always appreciate hounds saving me $$$ and time.

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