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1556 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94707-2117
+1 510-558-9000
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good45%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible17%
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“mixed greens” (2 reviews)
“salad” (7 reviews)
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11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Italian, Pizza
$$ - $$$
1556 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94707-2117
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Reviewed July 13, 2018

Warm and comforting, with excellent (mostly) Southern Italian food. The owners of 20+ years have adapted to their customers' dreams by adding some styles (like cream sauces, and even an excellent burger) not typical of Southern Italy. This family-owned and -operated spot is friendly, cozy,...More

Thank Ergo402
Reviewed July 2, 2018

Very tasty food with pizzas, calzones and a few others prepared in a wood burning open flame oven. Good service. Moderate prices for food of this quality. A little too noisy for some.

Thank Thomas M
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

We have enjoyed many good dishes from this restaurant for the last 10 years Good size portions and fresh ingredients. Recommend it

Thank Gabrielle M
Reviewed December 21, 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 August 18, 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 July 10, 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 May 10, 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 April 27, 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 February 13, 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 February 12, 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
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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 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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