The plan for the Miss Albany building

sciortinos neon signMatt Baugartner posted today the plan for the Miss Albany Diner building -- an Italian restaurant called Sciortino's:

Sciortino's is going to be a casual, Italian restaurant featuring some of my grandparent's recipes, and other delicious stuff like meatballs, pizza and pitchers of beer (!!!).

That's the sign for the new restaurant on the right.

The place is named after his grandparents. Sadly, his grandfather passed away Sunday:

I'm gonna miss him very much. He was the best grandfather I ever could have wished for. I'm happy that his last name will live on in a restaurant that I hope he would have been proud of.

Matt and business partners Jimmy and Demetra Vann bought the Miss Albany building -- but not the name or recipes -- in February. As you well know, the group also owns Wolff's, which is just next door.

photo: Matt Baumgartner

Find It

Sciortino's (planned)
893 Broadway
Albany, NY 12207

Comments

I do hope that a local diner purchases the recipes.

No. No. No. This is barely better than having it rot empty, but Albany does NOT need another Italian restaurant. Not at all.

An other Iralian place? What a disappointment. I was hoping that if he wasn't going to keep it as a diner, he'd at least do something interesting with the place.

I don't quite get it. Is this a meant to be a sobering up joint after a birthday boot at Wolff's? Italian-American place with pitchers of beer? Italian beer is godawful. That said, Baugartner's got the magic touch, so I wouldn't bet against it.

Drunk people love Pizza. It will do well.

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

The Scoop

Ever wish you had a smart, savvy friend with the inside line on what's happening around the Capital Region? You know, the kind of stuff that makes your life just a little bit better? Yeah, we do, too. That's why we created All Over Albany. Find out more.

Recently on All Over Albany

"You don't need to be armed to direct traffic, you don't need to be armed to work at the Cobleskill Fair at the grandstand..."

Over at the Daily Gazette there's an interesting article by Kyle Adams about the Schoharie County auxiliary police unit known as the "Tac-Force" -- a... (more)

Digging in the dirt

A bill introduced in the state Assembly this week by Karl Brabenac (R-Warwick): S 90. STATE SOIL. BLACK DIRT SHALL BE THE OFFICIAL SOIL... (more)

NCAA penalties for Syracuse basketball

The NCAA released the results and penalties from its long running investigation of the Syracuse University basketball and football programs. Among the penalties: the loss... (more)

AOA7 RSVP

This year's AOA birthday party is March 25 at Takk House in Troy. We mentioned the party date earlier this week so people could plan... (more)

Stuff to do this weekend

On your list of stuff to do this weekend -- set your clocks ahead an hour for daylight savings time on Sunday. At least, the... (more)

Recent Comments

... But some of the negatives mentioned could be flipped into positives, after all the 1980 games was seen as a toned down version of previous events. In terms of Olympic infrastructure, Lake Placid has most of it already. ...

AOA7 RSVP

...has 1 comment, most recently from Albany Archives

Taxable sandwiches and other foods that are taxed, unless they're not

...has 8 comments, most recently from CM

Stuff to do this weekend

...has 3 comments, most recently from CAOD

Sonic's planning to open in Latham this summer

...has 2 comments, most recently from Sean

Morning Blend for Mar 6

...has 1 comment, most recently from Gina