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411 West Italian Cafe

411 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2314
+1 919-967-2782
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (23 reviews)
“pasta” (67 reviews)
“pear salad” (9 reviews)
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Italian, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
411 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2314
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Reviewed 11 August 2010

I am always searching for a decent place to dine in the Chapel Hill area, and I haven't found one yet. 411 West Italian Cafe is a miss- and a mess, for that matter. I went with three other people- we tried a variety of...More

Thank toypoodle
Reviewed 8 July 2010

During a recent visit to the Fearrington House Country Inn 411 West was recommended to us and it was a huge disappointment and all fronts. Think cafeteria quality food and wine, both of which are limited in selection. The wine list was poor and the...More

Thank KDanyeil
Reviewed 20 February 2010

I'm told this place has been here a very, very long time...so that should give you some hope that they would do things right. And they did. I must admit, there is a possibility that I have lowered my expectations a bit after a very...More

Thank chuckiek
Reviewed 4 October 2009

The service was excellent at this restaurant and the food was okay but not great. We had scallops that were drenched in balsamic vinegar, and a pasta dish that was pretty tasteless. The prices were a bit steep for the quality of the food although...More

Thank Christine G
Reviewed 29 July 2009

I took my daughter there after her college orientation. It was a recommendation from a frequent diner. Our dinner was delicious. I ordered one of the specials containing rockfish, my favorite fish. I live where they are regularly caught and haven't had it that good...More

Thank 2jhardman
Reviewed 29 June 2009

The service is spotty, the food mediocre, both lunch & dinner menus uninspiring -- why is this place so popular? Is it the open brickwork? Reputation? Beats me. I'm just glad this place siphons off customers that would otherwise be going to better eateries in...More

Thank 1957mintcondition
Reviewed 29 May 2009

Consistently good food, usually good service, and a nice Franklin St. location. Good selection of wines, romantic setting, make reservations if it's a weekend night.

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Reviewed 26 April 2009

Always crowded and noisy. It must be a very popular place.

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Reviewed 19 January 2009

Our friends who used to live in the area recommended this restaurant and I am so glad we went! We were seated promptly in the very back room, the one that looks like an outdoor courtyard, complete with green plants and a fountain. The dill...More

Thank giulietta429
Reviewed 12 December 2008

We dined on a cool rainy Saturday evening and the restaurant was packed. While full, service did not suffer and we did not wait long for a table. We shared a small salad which turned out to be very large for 2. The server graciously...More

1  Thank dbrown46
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Response from Scarlettsville | Reviewed this property |
They take reservations and I would certainly recommend booking as soon as possible. Enjoy!
29 January 2018|
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Response from b_arnold1976 | Reviewed this property |
411 West accepts as many reservations as possible while reserving a number of seats for walk in customers. Reservations can be made by phone (919-967-2782) during regular business hours for parties of all sizes. We try to... More
9 June 2016|
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Response from doyouneedme | Reviewed this property |
They have a carpark right B-side the restaurant and if that doesn't work in the evenings they have valet parking in the town
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 411 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2314
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 919-967-2782
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