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Traditional Italian


We will be closed Sunday August 21st through Monday August 29th. 

(518) 463-2208 

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Traditional Italian


We will be closed Sunday August 21st through Monday August 29th. 

(518) 463-2208 

A Destination

IL FARO means "The Lighthouse" in Italian. We envisioned being just that: a beacon in the Albany neighborhood, a safe haven from the stresses of everyday life. Strength and serenity. Creating food that please all of the senses. We believe food should look beautiful, smell amazing and taste delicious. We know that dining out is more than just a meal; it's a great new glass of wine, a much needed break from work, a romantic evening with promise, a perfectly mixed cocktail and a memorable meal that you will crave. 

vino

rotating wine list without the pomp of names just an education on wineries and flavor for your palate.  

Cocktails

classic Italian cocktails with personal touches

ambiance

casual elegance with familiar coziness to put you at ease

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Eat Together


Every plate achieves that elusive, cuisine-defining balance 

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Eat Together


Every plate achieves that elusive, cuisine-defining balance 

At IL FARO traditional Italian rules the menu with the freshest ingredients from the zuppe to the dolce. Traditional Italian food gets to shine in it's purest form with sauce made in house daily to carefully selected fish.

 

Each dish is crafted with attention paid to every detail. We believe all bites should be as good as the first and as satisfying as the last. Taste and presentation are fundamentals not to be overlooked. 

 

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The owners


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The owners


Executive Chef & Co- Owner Christian Lofaro & General Manager & Co-Owner Jessica Lamoreaux

They met in Manhattan and quickly found they had more than just a few things in common. One of those was years of experience in the restaurant and bar business. With Christian growing up in kitchens and Jessica working in the front of the house from hostess, server, bartender to general manager of restaurants, bars and clubs for the past 19 years. They had a vision of a place to call their own, a place to build their lives interwoven with the community. With a passion for excellent customer service, community ties, Italian classics like those of Little Italy in the city, Artists, Musicians and family run businesses they found the perfect fit in the welcoming community of Menands. Still in New York for Brooklyn bred Christian and a smaller city for west coast and mid west raised Jessica. Christian is the Chef with Jessica running the front of the house. Any day you stop in you will see one if not both of them.