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Caffe Italia

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662 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206-1645
4:00 pm - 9:00 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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Wilmington, North Carolina
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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162 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

1 Thank PapalBull
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 stars 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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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 

Thank Christopherkent2016
Albany, New York
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277 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

The meals here are superb for Italian food. It is the best Italian restaurant in the Capital District. Service is excellent with a wait staff seasoned at making customers feel welcomed and special. The wait staff detail to explaining the menu and specials is just another display of their willingness to be helpful. The inside of the restaurant is decorated... More 

Thank bclooch
Albany, New York
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

I had heard this was the best dish and people weren't lying. It was so delicious I dream of it and have been back twice and couldn't get myself to order anything else. The service is extremely professional while still joking and laughing with us. The Chef's Wife is so great and personable. We really enjoy her. Will be back

1 Thank riotruckle
Clifton Park, New York
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

ok the bread was good and thats it !!!! food was so overly salted you would need a gallon of water to eat .... Come on Albany is this the best you can do ? Try Mio Posto in Saratoga and know the real taste of Italian dishes ......

Thank sjblily
Plattsburgh, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

This is a charming little restaurant with amazing food. Fresh ingredients and wonderful favors. I had the chicken parm and it melted in my mouth. It was absolutely perfect. The restaurant is not huge....so be sure to call ahead and get a reservation.

Thank Merritt B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
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: 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?