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“Great food, but wear your hearing aids !” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Caffe Italia

Caffe Italia
Ranked #14 of 681 Restaurants in Albany
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Chicago suburb, IL.
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great food, but wear your hearing aids !”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2012

Had dinner here because of the rave reviews Cafe Italia has received. Food was fabulous (the big pro). Large portions and tasty pasta for the discriminating palate. The cons were : L O U D (bordering on the obnoxious), no parking (and not the greatest neighborhood), only average service (if you want wine with dinner tell the waiter beforehand when you are ordering). Lighting and ambiance were negated by the noise level ! Would be good for a business dinner or birthday party but a family or for a "quiet and unassuming romantic evening", this is not the place.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Albany, New York
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Disappointing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2012

It is not the same quality of Italian cuisine. Heavy handed with the olive oil, food was not stand out quality it has been in the past years. Won't go back or recommend it to anyone.

Visited November 2011
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1 Thank Mary M
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Troy, New York
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Where to go for good Italian cusine”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2012

Service, staff and food made a nice night out for a satisfying eveningj!

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Thank Bob P
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Albany, New York, United States
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2 reviews
“enough for later!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2012

the service was great and i really loved the food. i need a doggie bag

Visited February 2012
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Thank Ali B
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Albany, New York
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“So close to excellent”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2012

We've had dinner here three times in the last couple months and had pretty much the same experience - outstanding food, fine job by the primary server, but long waits between courses and inept and awkward service by the assistant (please do not reach across one guest to clear another's plate!). This is a very small restaurant and the tables are close, so it can be a tight squeeze. The kitchen does a great job with the classic Italian menu - you gotta try the Dugan! - and the servings are generous. There seems to be a big gap in skill/experience between the wait staff and the auxiliary staff who deliver and clear dishes; we actually had one woman start to clear appetizer plates while some of our group were still eating. All in all, though, a real treat for the taste buds.

Visited May 2012
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