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Caffe Italia

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662 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206-1645
+1 518-459-8029
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Niskayuna, New York
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212 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a busy restaurant but can be very romantic. It is small inside which makes this a cozy place to enjoy a romantic dinner. The food is very authentic. It feels like you are having a home cooked meal. The veal was delicious and the seafood pasta dish was amazing. Lets not forget the tiramisu!

Thank gina1014
Albany, New York
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Crowded and small. Atmosphere is as it should be in a small Italian restaurant. Festive on most occasions. A fun place with good food.

Thank rfalteri
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

I took my my daughter here for her birthday, and I have to say it was a great experience. We have tried to eat here in the past, but each time there were no tables. I took this as a good sign, and I was correct. I finally made a reservation for a Friday night a few days before and... More 

Thank leftseat31
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, United States
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

classic little italian cafe that really stands out in a sea of italian restaurants, it just feels like dinning with family. service was superb while not being intrusive, every potential need was addressed before asking, the food, well, what can i say, the veal was outstanding, tender and delicious with artichoke and sweet and hot peppers, salad was perfect with... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

We had dinner on a Friday evening. Mike was our waiter and part of the family and was professional and very accommodating . Sea Bass, Lobster Ravioli, Pasta Dugan to die for ! Full service bar and homemade deserts. Try the lemon cake, cannoli or anything on the desert menu. Yum! Reservations necessary and worth making.

Thank Graber30
Albany, New York
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

Walking up to Caffe Italia, we were a little unsure of what we'd find inside. Once we walked in the door, we felt like we were back in Italy. There were 6 if us for dinner with a reservation rather early on a Saturday night. Within a half hour of our arrival, not a table was vacant. The food was... More 

Thank rdale5763
Laytonsville, Maryland
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164 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

Wifey and I enjoyed dinner here on a busy Saturday night- glad we had reservations! Clams casino, veal dinners (special and parm), bottled water, salad and pasta side totaled about $100.00. If you want that classic NY Italian meal: pasta, chicken, veal, seafood...this place would be tough to beat. Not overly fancy and probably OK for kids (but we did... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016

We love to stop by the Caffe Italia on the trip between Vermont and NYC. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is warm and alway friendly.

Thank James H
New York
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016

We were in Albany for a wedding. Found this restaurant on Trip Advisor. Chicken Parmesan, spaghetti carbonara and another chicken dish were delicious. Service was great....very friendly and knowledgeable. Would definitely go again if in area.

Thank HornetMom
Middleburg, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2016

without involving too much back story,suffice it to say that my daughter was getting married,rather quickly, no, no, she wore white,I decided to book a table for eight at Cafe Italia by way of a non rehearsal,rehearsal dinner to meet my soon to be son-in-laws family. I made my reservation with Michael,who was charming and patient,there were flowers involved being... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 662 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206-1645
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-459-8029

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