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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
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Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had no idea about this place. Our cab driver recommended it. So glad we did instead of the typical chain restaurants. Portions are huge. You won't leave hungry.

Thank Kari W
Albany, New York
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

My wife and I went here for our anniversary. Our experience could have been better. Virtually everything was heavily garlicked -- from the dipping oil to the pasta side, neither of which my wife could eat. (The wait staff did provide my wife with butter for bread and a mild pasta dish.) Fortunately, she ordered Chicken French which had no... More 

Thank Thomas B
Albany, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

I have worked in high-end Italian restaurants and dined in many, many oithers. The Caffe Italia cooks to order (you have to wait) and it is, bar none, the best I have ever had. The service was perfect and never intrusive.

Thank willard3
Syracuse, New York
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

I had the opportunity to eat here while on business in Albany. I ordered the spaghetti carbonara, which was very tasty. The place isn't big, so it might not hurt to call and make a reservation. The parking also is not the greatest either. It is also not on the cheap side. I think the carbonara I got was around... More 

1 Thank Ben N
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96 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

This Italian restaurant has a wide menu including italian pastas and fish: I had a delicious red snapper with black pepper and spinach and spaghetti. It was so tender and so fresh like if it had come directly from the fisherboat to the restaurant. The staff is very friendly.

Thank PalombiG
Niskayuna, New York
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225 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

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 November 7, 2016

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
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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 

1 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 

Thank Tom E
Wilmington, North Carolina
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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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

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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, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, 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?