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1556 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94707-2117
+1 510-558-9000
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good46%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible16%
Travellers talk about
“calzone” (5 reviews)
“mixed greens” (2 reviews)
“salad” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Italian, Pizza
$$ - $$$
1556 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94707-2117
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is our go-to restaurant when we crave Italian food or just the basics. The Calzone are great. I particularly like the Salmon and their ribs. Good food, nice folks.

Thank berkeleybobw
Reviewed September 9, 2018

I have a real issue with a restaurant that adds their tip to the initial bill. That is what they do here. The owners cannot assume that everyone will experience excellent service worth an 18% tip... We came in for lunch during the weekend. It...More

Thank Dragonfly972
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Someone recommended the restaurant, but I always check the reviews before going. It did not have very good reviews but I have to say that I was very pleasantly surprised, it was really good food. Their bread is amazing, we had the mussels that were...More

Thank monicaf851
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 763dennisb
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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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