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662 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206-1645
518-459-8029
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Ranked #5 of 602 Restaurants in Albany
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Californian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Slingerlands, NY
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I have heard about this place cor years but had never been. I have been missing out because this truly may have been the best meal I have had in Albany! Absolutely incredible food and I cant wait to go back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

The best Italian food outside of Italy itself! Great atmosphere and the waitstaff is very attentive! If I could I'd eat there every week I would!

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Albany, New York
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

No frills dining room, but superlative service and food. Great wine choices. Totally a neighborhood gem, if I lived nearby I would eat there once a week. Our first visit, the servers treated us so congenially and the attention to our table was perfect. We both had fish dishes that were heavenly. Not enough room for dessert, but it sure... More 

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Troy, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I was scrolling under Tell travelers a little more about Albany and i saw caffe italia, i HAD TO write a quick review. love caffe italia! XOXO

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upstate, ny
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I went to Caffe Italia for a business dinner with a large group and it was so good that I had to return a few weeks later. I had one of the best meals ever on both occasions. The lobster and crab ravioli was absolutely delicious and I made room for dessert because I heard their home made Tiramisu was... More 

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Caracas, Venezuela
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

.... as apetizer little sweet, but great. Lobster and crab ravioli, Malbec 2012 Golden Reserve Trivento.

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Albany NY USA
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

On my birthday, I get to pick the restaurant, and I always pick Caffe Italia. The service is so good and the food is great, so it always feels like a special treat. Every time you go there, you feel like you're in the company of a bunch of locals who know where to go to get the best food... More 

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Berkshires MA
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63 reviews 63 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

You would never know, as you walk down the stairs to the entrance, that this will be one of the best meals you will ever have! The food is fresh, authentic and absolutely scrumptious - I have tried almost everything on the menu and have never gone wrong - and the service is attentive. The restaurant feels like a family... More 

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Albany, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I visited here 3 years ago, this Friday, for my birthday, on a Monday night in October and I believe my meal and service deserve 5 stars. The Spaghetti Bolognese was spectacular, we both had it, and quite possibly the best I've ever had.... It wasn't very noisy or crowded.. It's hard to believe it could ever feel 'crowded' as... More 

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Hancock, Massachusetts
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

My fiancé and I were looking for a nice meal after an extremely long day. We had heard incredible things about the restaurant but it is an hour drive from us so we just hadn't found time for it as we work nights also. This restaurant is truly a gem. Family owned and operated with love oozing out of the... More 

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Additional Information about Caffe Italia

Address: 662 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206-1645
Phone Number: 518-459-8029
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
Cuisine: Italian, Californian

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