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John Riccitello’s still has a loyal clientele

Lew Riccitello stands behind the bar at John Riccitello's Restaurant on Foster Avenue in Schenectady on June 4.
Lew Riccitello stands behind the bar at John Riccitello's Restaurant on Foster Avenue in Schenectady on June 4.
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On a recent Wednesday afternoon, Lew Riccitello was pouring a drink for a customer who’s been coming to his restaurant for so long there was no need to ask, “What’ll it be?” Dressed in a powder blue vest and a tie to match, the 70-year-old owner of John Riccitello’s Restaurant has an air of youth about him. He was quick to flash a smile and greeted his lunch patrons by name. As he positioned orange ...


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tonijean613
June 11, 2014
2:40 a.m.

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Perhaps they could use a nice sign with an arrow at the corner of Nott St that let's people know the restaurant is there....

pnotto
June 11, 2014
4:26 a.m.

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Tonijean is right. Its that areas best kept secret...

MMRMIKE68
June 11, 2014
6:56 a.m.

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Lewie, you're still a handsome man. Not as handsome as me, but just the same. Glad to see you are still healthy and able to work every day. That's what keeps you young, and young at heart. Next time I'm in Schenectady, I'll stop in for a good meal. Take care and God bless..........Mike DELACEY, Ft Myers Fl..........

poupore
June 11, 2014
9:16 a.m.

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What a great story, I can't wait to go there.

amymasick
June 11, 2014
2:10 p.m.

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Dear Lewie,
I sure miss the place "where strangers become friends." Just cannot find Italian food in Florida like yours. You look as handsome as ever. Amy Masick Mount Dora, Florida

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