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“Italian in Berkeley away from campus”
Review of Cugini

Cugini
Ranked #42 of 89 Restaurants in Albany
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Solano Avenue is "true Berkeley" with many independent stores inviting a stroll after dinner, but it's away from the UC Campus and the less inviting aspects of downtown Berkeley.

Cugini is worth a drive (there's ample street parking.) Excellent Italian food crisped in a wood-fired oven. The wait staff are there when you need them, but otherwise melt into the background so you can enjoy a pleasant chat.

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Thank David R
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

the food was very good. the menu is a bit small but all things on there are just deliciously made.
the waiters are very friendly and forthcoming.
would totally come back here again.

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Thank dameiliya
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

Just "discovered" Gugini, not realizing that this gem has been on Solano for 20 years! Went with family on the recommendation of a friend and we were not disappointed. In spite of very crowded Saturday evening, restaurant staff was attentive and efficient. Food arrived hot, perfectly prepared, within a reasonable time. Semifreddi's bread was fresh and delicious. House Cab was excellent, a bargain at $7. The place was a bit noisy, but atmosphere bordered on festive. All in all, a great experience, one that we will repeat well before the next 20 years.

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Thank cargregt
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

Very good variety of Italian pastas, pizzas, wines and a bar that does a great Manhattan. Service efficient and pleasant. We've been many times.

Thank Andrea F
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Reviewed 9 November 2016

Pizza's and pasta's are amazingly good. House salad comes out looking like it's just a plate of lettuce but then you taste it and it has an amazing amount of flavor. Friendly family run Italian restaurant with good service and an open wood fired oven in the back. Great Negronis too.

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Thank badrrb
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