Your Favorite Italian Restaurant in Schenectady, NY

Enjoy classic Italian cuisine with a creative twist

Come visit Cornells for a new look at classic Italian cuisine. Our chef has been serving us creative new dishes to complement your favorite classics for over 15 years.

Can't find a babysitter, or just want to stay in for the night? No problem. Order Italian takeout from Cornells. Choose from either Cornells' dinner menu or our economical family dinners to go, offered Tuesday - Friday.

If you're a student attending Union College, you can enjoy 10% off your entrees and appetizers. Please remember to bring your valid student ID. (not available on Parent's weekend, Graduation, or Holidays)

Now offering family dinners to go! Call, pick up by 5PM T-F and enjoy a family dinner at your kitchen table.


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Why choose Cornells?

Here are a few good reasons why you can feel confident in choosing Cornells for your next meal:

We celebrate a tradition of warm hospitality and high-quality service |
We set the perfect atmosphere for your trip to Italy with beautiful art from the homeland |
We offer event catering so you can rent out the entire restaurant for your next gathering |

Take advantage of our Italian takeout services to enjoy the flavors of Italy in your own home.

A taste of Italy in Schenectady, NY

You don't need a passport to enjoy a luxurious night in Italy. Cornells sets the mood with a tasteful Tuscan color palette and photos of Italy's iconic regions. We first opened our doors in 1943 and have been happily serving the residents of Schenectady, NY for over half a century. Choose us for your next family reunion. Share the experience with our event catering services. View our dinner, banquet, to go and wine menu! 

If you're looking for an authentic Italian restaurant, stop by this beloved landmark today.

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