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Caffe Italia

662 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206-1645
518-459-8029
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Ranked #12 of 591 restaurants in Albany
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Californian
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
256 reviews 256 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

The dining room is old school and somewhat no-frills, but the real star is the food. The menu covers all of your Italian basics, plus some more creative fare. My lobster and crab ravioli in a tarragon cream sauce was out of this world. The escarole side dish had the perfect amount of garlic. Even the coffee was good. I... More

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Huntington, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Went for dinner. The dinner was just ok, nothing over the top other than the bill. Great service , better than normal to bad the food isn't as good as the service. On a one to ten, service a ten , food taste a 5.

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Hudson Valley, NY
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

One of the best meals I've had, and wonderful service. Both the fish and pasta were wonderful. I can't wait to go back. Very unassuming exterior -- don't be fooled!

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Albany, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

My wife and I often wondered about Caffe Italia, and took a chance this past Valentine's Day. The experience was perfect! We've been to numerous NYC Italian restaurants, and as soon as we walked in that's what we thought of. Small, intimate. Wait staff was very friendly despite the place being packed on one of the busiest nights of the... More

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Horseheads, United States
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Dinning room was small and very intimate. Food was good. Service wasn't to good. Restaurant was very busy and seems like they don't have enough staff to cater to customers. Pretty pricey but worth it. Don't expect great service tho they are extremely busy

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Chesapeake, VA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

I ate here twice two weeks apart before writing this review. The first time was at 5 pm before a hockey game and it was not very crowded. The second time was on a Sunday at 7 pm. The restaurant is small, seats about 50 people max, and is elegant. Prices are quite a bit higher than most Italian restaurants.... More

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Glen Head
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51 reviews 51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014 via mobile

The food was great and plentiful. I thought the price was a bit high for what I had whhich was pasta primavera. I had no entries or desert or drink and it was 23.00 . the decor is nice and the service was very attentive and friendly

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Albany, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

This is by far the best Italian Restaurant outside of New York City. The ambience is straight out of Little Italy. The service is very attentive and the food is out of this world delicious! It has been a while since we first came here many years ago when the family's mother and father ran the kitchen but their children... More

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Delmar, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

I have lived in the Albany area my whole life. I had never heard of this amazing restaurant. I am not sure how that happened! It is AMAZING!! We went recently to celebrate our 10th anniversary. I cannot wait to go back. We are headed there for Valentine's Day!! We met Maria, one of the owners and had Michael as... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014 via mobile

Had a marvelous, celebratory dinner with friends. Staff couldn't have been nicer. Food was excellent. Don't spend a lot of time in Albany, but will definitely go back next time I am in the city.

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