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Caffe Italia

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662 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206-1645
+1 518-459-8029
16:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Syracuse, New York
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 

Thank Ben N
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92 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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212 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank leftseat31
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, United States
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 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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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 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
Albany, New York
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Walking up to Caffe Italia, we were a little unsure of what we'd find inside. Once we walked in the door, we felt like we were back in Italy. There were 6 if us for dinner with a reservation rather early on a Saturday night. Within a half hour of our arrival, not a table was vacant. The food was... More 

Thank rdale5763
Laytonsville, Maryland
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164 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Wifey and I enjoyed dinner here on a busy Saturday night- glad we had reservations! Clams casino, veal dinners (special and parm), bottled water, salad and pasta side totaled about $100.00. If you want that classic NY Italian meal: pasta, chicken, veal, seafood...this place would be tough to beat. Not overly fancy and probably OK for kids (but we did... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

We love to stop by the Caffe Italia on the trip between Vermont and NYC. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is warm and alway friendly.

Thank James H

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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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?