Papa Brillo's - a new Italian restaurant in Upstate NY - is bringing a piece of Rhode Island's history to a new market. Papa Brillo's is an upscale-casual restaurant located less than 10 scenic miles outside of downtown Troy. We're a local place where you can come as you are and be treated like family. In fact, you should bring the whole family, relax in a friendly atmosphere and enjoy great Italian and New England dishes at the fair prices.
The restaurant was originally dreamed up by the actual "Papa " whom you see on our sign still today. It existed and flourished in the 1970's, when family dinners were important. It was a place where you could come as you are for a real home cooked dinner. Unfortunately, the times changed where fast food and chains were the rage quality could only be found at high end establishments with high end bills.
Today the Papa Brillo's you see is a reinvention of the original by a man named Jeff (he's actually the chef too!) If you catch him at the right time, he will happily talk about the times he had as a young man working for the Papa Brillo family. Simpler times. For years he thought about bringing the concept back to life. With a dream and a lot of hard work he single-handedly transformed a dying space into a perfect nod to the original restaurant. So today Papa Brillo's is alive again, bringing a piece of history back, a taste of New England style foods, and family charm. We look forward to making you a part of our family!