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Caffe Italia

662 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206-1645
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Ranked #10 of 591 Restaurants in Albany
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
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
Berkshires MA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 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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Wellington, Fl
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Caffe Italia is an old world family run restaurant in a so-so neighborhood in Albany. It has been around for over 30 years. The room is dated and tired but the family service and food will keep you coming back. We started with mussels in white wine and clams in a savory light red sauce. I asked for a spoon... More

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New York City, New York
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264 reviews 264 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
12 helpful votes 12 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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