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€€ - €€€Italian, Pizza
1556 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94707-2117
+1 510-558-9000
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good47%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible18%
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Italian, Pizza
€€ - €€€
1556 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94707-2117
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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Cugini attempts to serve Italian food but it is way off the mark. I tried something simple, pasta and tomato sauce. But it was lacking in flavor and authenticity. wife had a strombolli. It was huge and with too much ricotta. Left over ended up...More

Thank Dennis B
Reviewed 18 August 2017

My friend and I stopped in to satisfy our craving for Italian food. We arrived at the beginning of the dinner hour. Although we did not have reservations, we were seated immediately;. Very friendly waiters. We shared an appetizer (grilled and stuffed artichoke), a salad...More

Thank Judy O
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We go to Cugini's almost weekly and love everything about this place, the food, service and atmosphere are all wonderful. We have never had a bad meal here. Can't wait to go this week.

Thank M M
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Some family members really like Cugini, and I go along, especially if someone else is paying. But I was paying this most recent time, and it was so noisy, I spent most of the evening asking “what?” because I couldn’t hear the other three people...More

Thank hatetoflySFbayArea
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Solano Avenue is "true Berkeley" with many independent stores inviting a stroll after dinner, but it's away from the UC Campus and the less inviting aspects of downtown Berkeley. Cugini is worth a drive (there's ample street parking.) Excellent Italian food crisped in a wood-fired...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 13 February 2017

the food was very good. the menu is a bit small but all things on there are just deliciously made. the waiters are very friendly and forthcoming. would totally come back here again.

Thank dameiliya
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Just "discovered" Gugini, not realizing that this gem has been on Solano for 20 years! Went with family on the recommendation of a friend and we were not disappointed. In spite of very crowded Saturday evening, restaurant staff was attentive and efficient. Food arrived hot,...More

Thank cargregt
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Very good variety of Italian pastas, pizzas, wines and a bar that does a great Manhattan. Service efficient and pleasant. We've been many times.

Thank Andrea F
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Pizza's and pasta's are amazingly good. House salad comes out looking like it's just a plate of lettuce but then you taste it and it has an amazing amount of flavor. Friendly family run Italian restaurant with good service and an open wood fired oven...More

Thank badrrb
Reviewed 30 October 2016

When we walked into the restaurant the first thing I noticed was that only two other tables were occupied. Ok, it was a Sunday night I thought. The three of us were seated at the back by the pizza oven. The second thing I noticed...More

Thank Spocknium
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Restaurant Details

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Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1556 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94707-2117
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 510-558-9000
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