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Caffe Italia

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662 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206-1645
+1 518-459-8029
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Albany, New York
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Really excellent food, looks like a hole in the wall in not the most upscale section of Central Avenue but the food is well worth the visit.

Thank David S
Albany, New York
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283 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We always enjoy eating at Caffe Italia. It is a family-owned restaurant on Central Avenue in Albany. The food is excellent and the staff is friendly. It is expensive and it tends to be loud when the restaurant is full. Plan on at least $50 per person.

Thank Bourlingueur60
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017 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.

1 Thank Kari W
Albany, New York
Level Contributor
60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 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 

1 Thank Thomas B
Albany, New York
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 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
Reviewed 10 December 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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101 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 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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231 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 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 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 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
Level Contributor
12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 September 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

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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?