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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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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
662 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206-1645
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Caffe Italia is definitely worth the 45 minute drive from Saratoga Springs. This lovely Italian restaurant is the closest thing you’ll find to Arthur Avenue in the Bronx right here in the Capital District. The food is outstanding and the service is excellent. They always...More

Thank gl0baltraveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were there with friends in November. The staff is very friendly and the food was better than most but not great. Meatballs with sauce were not flavorful, not enough herbs or garlic. My husbands very pricey dish was overdone. Overpriced for the quality of...More

Thank RPC42016
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

The evening began with a pesto oil and crusty Italian bread, followed by beans and greens that had the right combination of garlic, oil, beans and escarole. I confess, I ordered the veal cooked in a sherry sauce with artichoke hearts and lobster. It was...More

Thank Sallad13
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

After many years of passing by we took a friend’s advice to try this place. The restaurant is old school and has the family type of feel when you go inside. It’s is somewhat small and dated inside but the staff(owners) make you feel right...More

Thank Limerockracer
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Been coming here once a year or so when in Albany for about 25 years. And I regularly eat Italian throughout New York State on travels. Nothing better than this place. Period. Never had a bad meal, or even a slight disappointment. As good as...More

Thank EthanAllenBoy
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Love this restaurant for its heart, as they put heart and soul into their Italian food. Family run, small well run establishment that offers consistently great dishes. A large menu, aiming to please also includes daily specials. Good for family dinners, and celebrations.

Thank RSB845
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

Have been coming here for 28 years and have never been disappointed. The children took over a family business after the passing of their parents and they learned their craft well. Superior friendly service and top quality consistent recipes passed down from generation to generation....More

Thank Chiquis926
Reviewed 14 January 2018

Four of us went to Caffe Italia on a Friday night; we were seated promptly (with a reservation) and the service was quick and professional. We shared a couple of appetizers, worked our way through a basket of excellent warm bread and each of us...More

Thank Ellis P
Reviewed 15 November 2017

Our group of four colleagues headed to Caffe Italia for dinner and what a treat! This is a classic Italian neighborhood restaurant, small but nicely appointed and very comfortable. We were promptly seated, offered beverages, and the pace of service through our entire dinner was...More

Thank Louis59
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Caffe Italia is one of the few "fancier" Italian restaurants in the Albany area. The food and service are upscale ... so are the prices.

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22 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
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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