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Cafe Italia

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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6 Rockdale Ave, New Bedford, MA 02740-1071
+1 774-202-6933
16:30 - 21:00
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Tue - Thu 16:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 15:30
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Cannot tell you how much this is under appreciated in New Bedford. Best Italian restaurant south of Boston...

1 Thank Clairewalecka
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389 reviews
307 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Without a doubt, the best Italian food in the region. Cafe Italia offers a wide menu choice with something for everyone. From the usual (spaghetti, lasagna etc) to the more gourmet, this place has it all. Dined with our friends on a Friday evening at 6, we had made reservations the day before, and it was a good thing as... More 

1 Thank dave2840
New Bedford, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We have been going there since their opening. The food has consistently been very good. My husband is hooked on the veal Parmesan. The osso bucco is out of this world. The wait staff are very experienced and attentive.

1 Thank eandrade42
Richmond, Virginia
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

This tiny Italian restaurant is definitely worth the trip. The pasta dishes and the seafood are fresh and hot. Everything is prepared fresh. The gelato is a wonderful end to the tasty meals. Be sure to make reservations and bring your own wine.

Thank Sharon M
Acushnet, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

Excellent food, atmosphere, and service was A1 Cindy was our greeter and server wonderful young woman. Nick it a Terrific Chef.

1 Thank Janice A
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

We have been going there since it opened. Love the atmosphere, the service, the wait staff, and you gotta love the smells from the kitchen. Brought several couples (our friends) way back when & it is also one of their favorite restaurants in the area. Fresh cooked food. "The Best" Have never been dissapointed and I'm fussy and do a... More 

1 Thank Charles D
Ogunquit, Maine
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

Went for dinner $26.00 for salmon on spinach no worth it can have dinner at home for less money hubby had veal wjhich was great but side was late...arrived 10 minutes lates not good

Thank Linda B
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89 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

First time there for a great lunch. I had the lasagna which was excellent, It came out in a individual casserole dish which was red hot and delicious. I certainly will return soon. I highly recommend this place. Oh the service also was excellent.

1 Thank Antone D
Boston, Massachusetts
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73 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

We went to this restaurant on Valentine's Day (yes, I know this is typically a challenging night for a restaurant). My intention was to order a classic Italian dish, however, they had a special Valentine's menu in addition to their regular menu. It listed a "filet mignon" in a wine reduction sauce, twice baked potato and veggie that sounded just... More 

2 Thank Susan A
North Dartmouth, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016

Been going there since they opened 5 years ago. Never disappoints. Bring all my out of town guests there. Love that is's BYOB. Be sure to make a reservation in advance!!

2 Thank Stanley L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:30
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Rockdale Ave, New Bedford, MA 02740-1071
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  New Bedford
  • Phone Number: +1 774-202-6933

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?