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Papa Brillo's


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!


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