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Cafe Calabria

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1736 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203-4413
+1 518-456-5665
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Albany, New York
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We went here for a ladies night out & had made a reservation. None of us could find parking in the lot, so we all found spots on the side street. Our table was ready right away, & we were allowed to sit before everyone in our party of 6 arrived. The servers were attentive, though when I ordered the... More 

1 Thank PVH76
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Hands down the best homemade lasagne in the Capitol District. It's meaty,cheesy, well seasoned and the noodles were cooked perfectly. And there was so much I'm glad I had to bring more than half of it home! My husband had the linguine and clams in white sauce and said it was excellent. We also loved the salad with berries and... More 

Thank Denyce L
Schenectady, New York
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

have been there several times both for lunch & dinner and was throughly satisfied--food is very good and also the service--small establishment--where the chef's can cook to order not mass produce

Thank crisgro2016
Albany, New York
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Without a doubt a cozy restaurant focusing on authentic rustic cuisine. For lunch, you must try the sandwich called Calabria. Be certain you're hungry-the crisp bread and gigantic meat feelings makes it difficult to finish.They will however cut it for you to take home what you can't finish.Restaurant is totally owned and operated by family.

Thank rfalteri
Latham, New York
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88 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We had family coming to town and I e-mailed Calabria through their website to secure a table for 8. After a week, I never heard back. I should have know better right then. I stopped in one night and reserved our table. When we arrived, the hostess did not seat us, but she just pointed at our table. We sat... More 

Thank notshyaboutit
Wilmington, North Carolina
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent seafood. Shrimp was outstanding and scallops tender and mouth watering. Nice wine selection and excellent salad . Waitstaff were pleasant and very well informed on specials.

Thank Graber30
Albany, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

A small family business big on taste. They make there own sausage need I say more. Hot crusty bread to begin your meal. Then you make room for dessert homemade canolli.

Thank roseanne46
Albany, New York
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307 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

We've been here before and of course, came back for several reasons. The quality and quantity of the food is excellent. Not only are the entrees delicious but also the appetizer the hot antipasto. The atmosphere is cozy and quaint and the service is excellent. The wait staff is very professional and helpful but not intrusive. They have a great... More 

Thank Bob C
Albany, New York
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126 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

We went to dinner here with another couple. The service was awful - ridiculously slow and the server never refilled our waters, or asked if we needed anything. The restaurant wasn't packed, it was relatively empty and yet our food took a really long time to come out. The menu is way over-priced. You're paying for someone's Hawaii vacation, that's... More 

1 Thank lovestotravel5182011
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

My wife and I have been to Cafe Calabria many times and have brought family and friends as well. The restaurant is family owned and operated with care and love. The food is outstanding,consistently good,fresh and beautifully presented. Much traditional Southern Italian but always interesting specials as well. Always friendly attentive service. Try it once and you 'll be back... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
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Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1736 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203-4413
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-456-5665

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