A quaint and casual bistro serving up sandwiches, salads and soup for breakfast and lunch. Ria's also serves locally roasted coffee and espresso drinks, Italian pastries and specialty cakes.
Born and raised in Albany, Maria Lombardi opened the first incarnation of Ria’s as a bakery and deli in Bolton Landing, gaining a devoted following before relocating the quaint bistro to her hometown. A true family business, customers are often greeted by Lombardi’s daughter or cousin at the counter; her husband built many of the fixtures that add to the basement-level bakery’s charm. Ria’s Bistro & Bakery focuses on specialty breakfast and lunch sandwiches, hearty soups, locally-roasted coffee and espresso drinks, and from-scratch baked goods. Italian specialties, like homemade sauce, meatballs and cannoli, are always in-demand. Ria’s also offers catering services for office parties and events, including sandwich and pastry platters.