Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Verdile's waiter serves final meal after 32 years

Verdile's main dining room. (photo provided)
Things seldom change at Verdile's, the iconic Troy Italian-American  restaurant founded in 1943.

The images are ultra-consistent. The veteran waitstaff in tuxedos, the interior that seldom is updated but nevertheless looks crisp and inviting, the dependable menu that, except for some specials, rarely changes. And, of course, the fact that it remains a family-owned and -operated business with third-generation owner Michael Verdile Jr. in charge and head cook Vinny Marano on the job for more than three decades.

But, there is one notable change. Bob Goldey, who management refers to as "our MVP long-time waiter," has retired after a 32-year run.

On Facebook, Michael and wife Erin Verdile "and the entire staff at Verdile's" announced the retirement "and offer our deepest appreciation and well wishes to Bob and his family. Bob has been with us for 32 years and he will be missed tremendously. Job well done Bobby. Thank you!"

Go here to read a flood of comments and well wished for Goldey from  co-workers, former colleague, customers, and friends,

Verdile's is located at 572 2nd Avenue in the city's Lansingburgh neighborhood. Hours: Monday and Wednesday-Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday and holidays, noon to 9 p.m. Closed Tuesdays. Phone: (518) 235-8879.

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1 comment:

  1. He was the best of waiters! Verdile's and his customers will miss Bob tremen-
    dously,especially his contingent across the river into Cohoes! Dan Wright