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Cafe Italia

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6 Rockdale Ave, New Bedford, MA 02740-1071
+1 774-202-6933
11:30 - 15:30
16:30 - 22:00
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Tue - Thu 16:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 15:30
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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Providence, Rhode Island
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237 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great spot for some Italian food. The setting is small and the food was good. The service was good as well.

1 Thank Brr4346AD
Rochester, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I dined here for the second time on President's Day weekend. First off, we love the fact that it is has a small dining room which makes for an intimate experience (with Frank, Dino, et al. providing the background music). However, being small means that reservations are definitely required (at least on weekends). When I called to... More 

Thank DrillG
New Bedford, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We LOVE Cafe Italia and give it five stars for five reasons: Firstly, Carol, our server, rocks! She is a total pro and always makes us feel welcome, like a happy family. The food is superior each time. The ambience is warm, romantic and inviting. The location is convenient for us (easy to park too) and BYOB for extra ease... More 

1 Thank DHR201
Dartmouth, MA
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43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Seriously, the food here rivals that of Boston's North End and Providence's Federal Hill. Honestly, I like it better than my favorite North End spot. The ambience is cozy and fun. The service super friendly. It's a BYOB. So, pack accordingly. Also, it's very popular. So, be sure to make a reservation. We have yet to find a special that... More 

1 Thank alicat757
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Cannot tell you how much this is under appreciated in New Bedford. Best Italian restaurant south of Boston...

1 Thank Clairewalecka
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393 reviews
311 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Without a doubt, the best Italian food in the region. Cafe Italia offers a wide menu choice with something for everyone. From the usual (spaghetti, lasagna etc) to the more gourmet, this place has it all. Dined with our friends on a Friday evening at 6, we had made reservations the day before, and it was a good thing as... More 

1 Thank dave2840
New Bedford, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We have been going there since their opening. The food has consistently been very good. My husband is hooked on the veal Parmesan. The osso bucco is out of this world. The wait staff are very experienced and attentive.

1 Thank eandrade42
Richmond, Virginia
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

This tiny Italian restaurant is definitely worth the trip. The pasta dishes and the seafood are fresh and hot. Everything is prepared fresh. The gelato is a wonderful end to the tasty meals. Be sure to make reservations and bring your own wine.

Thank Sharon M
Acushnet, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

Excellent food, atmosphere, and service was A1 Cindy was our greeter and server wonderful young woman. Nick it a Terrific Chef.

1 Thank Janice A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

We have been going there since it opened. Love the atmosphere, the service, the wait staff, and you gotta love the smells from the kitchen. Brought several couples (our friends) way back when & it is also one of their favorite restaurants in the area. Fresh cooked food. "The Best" Have never been dissapointed and I'm fussy and do a... More 

1 Thank Charles D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:30
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Rockdale Ave, New Bedford, MA 02740-1071
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  New Bedford
  • Phone Number: +1 774-202-6933

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?