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Caffe Italia

662 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206-1645
+1 518-459-8029
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Closes in 8 min
17:00 - 22:00All hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
662 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206-1645
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Caffe Italia on a recommendation from a friend. It was better than I expected even though we were told it would be great. Awesome Italian for anywhere not just Albany.

1  Thank Richard H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On June 1st, my wife and I celebrated our anniversary at Caffe Italia in Albany, NY. We requested and were seated in a table for two in their window alcove. We both had looked forward to a particular serving as we sat down. Our waiter,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant offers amazing food and old world ambiance. The wait staff is very attentive and owner Maria makes you feel at home. Always a favorite!

Thank Jackie T
Reviewed 5 May 2017

I've been to this restaurant before with friends and family. In fact, I already have a reservation to return with friends again next week for a dinner engagement. The restaurant is very cozy inside. It is strongly recommended a reservation be made for dinner. The...More

Thank Bob C
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
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...More

Thank Bourlingueur60
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
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...More

1  Thank Thomas B
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
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...More

1  Thank Ben N
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Where to park
21 October 2016|
Response from leftseat31 | Reviewed this property |
Street parking only, but it wasn't too bad when I went.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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