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Caffe Italia

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662 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206-1645
518-459-8029
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 92
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent Italian Food and Ambiance

The food was fabulous. Quaint, intimate setting run by people who clearly take pride in their restaurant. If I ever get back to Albany - its the first place I'm going for dinner.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
eride2
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Raleigh
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Raleigh
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was fabulous. Quaint, intimate setting run by people who clearly take pride in their restaurant. If I ever get back to Albany - its the first place I'm going for dinner.

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Thank eride2
Loudonville, New York
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cafe Italia has always been a favorite place for dinner. They continue to provide great meals. The staff are excellent. Service is great. If you go, make sure that you are not in a rush. Everything is cooked to order.

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Thank Live_Your_Dreams05
Upstate NY
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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Our food was very good and the service is lovely; attentive but not intrusive and very helpful with information on the dishes. They have several meals which are not your super common Italian dishes so it was nice to have a bit of a change, and they adjusted one ingredient in my dish which they definitely get points for. On... More 

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Thank KristinL70
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

The good reviews of this place puzzle me. People must not know what good Italian is. First of all the place i super dirty. I realize the theme they are trying to go for, old school, like you are in your grandma's house getting dinner. But the whole place is full of super old carpets that are COVERED with stains,... More 

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3 Thank Victor G
Latham, NY
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147 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Last time here must have been an "off" day, because our visit w/ friends last night was superb. Food was very fresh and delicious. Portions were huge and each of us (4) took home enough for another meal, or two. "Bamba" desserts are light and unique -the mango one was best, as suggested by our server, the"goddess of desserts" as... More 

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2 Thank Wallbanger
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I had a fantastic dinner with friendly and attentive service at Caffe Italia. We were looking for classic Italian dishes are were very happy with our choice. The outside of this small restaurant can fool you..very plain and simple signage. The restaurant itself is comfortable with tables close but not too close to each other. The food... More 

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1 Thank rickhem
Latham, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

One of my interns was leaving for a permanent job so my office was taking her out to say thanks and good luck.There was about six of us so we were luck that had a spot for us. Caffe Italia is quaint, but small. The food is outstanding. The Shrimp and Broccoli was delicious. If you like garlic you will... More 

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1 Thank Jim L
Menands, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Italian at its finest--don't let the exterior fool you, fantastic. Ok to get dressed up, and a touch pricey, but worth every penny.

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Thank GiantSpark
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

We visit our son up here while he is in college. This restaurant was highly recommended by a friend. Food was awesome. We had reservastions for a late dinner at 9:00 pm. Restaurant open to 10:00 pm. Felt somewhat rushed by staff at first as brought salads out before appetizers and then food immediately after appetizers. However when it came... More 

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Thank Lisa D
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

Old world style Italian. Delicious made to order food. Seafood special was fresh and delicious. Bologna we had wonderful flavor. BoBolognese

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 662 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206-1645
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: 518-459-8029

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?