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Caffe Italia

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662 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206-1645
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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New York City, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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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249 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 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
New Jersey
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143 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

This is my favorite Italian restaurant in Albany! Always great food! Maria and Rita, along with their staff, are always very welcoming and accommodating. Even received kisses tonight! Carbonara was awesome as was the Vittelo Quattro Stagione...Delicious! See you soon!

Thank MarcoTravel1
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

Great Italian food. Service is excellent. I love everything about this place! You have to make a reservation way ahead of time because it's that popular. You will definitely leave here stuffed!

Thank Alexa B
Canastota, New York
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

Visited the Café Italia when I was in Albany on business. A friend took me there a few years prior and I searched and searched until I found it again. The restaurant is small, reservations are recommended. Being of Italian decent, I find it difficult to find good sauce and tend to shy away from it when we are out... More 

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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, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
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?