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Cafe Calabria

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1736 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203-4413
+1 518-456-5665
11:00 - 21:00
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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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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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87 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 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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29 reviews
24 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
Level Contributor
304 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 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 bclooch
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 

Thank GW13andPatsy
Albany, New York
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90 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

We arrived just before the dinner rush on a Saturday night without reservations. We were graciously seated and the service was very friendly. We sensed that it was family run as our waitress referred to family in the kitchen and she gave detailed descriptions of how menu items were prepared. As you know, Italian family cooking is a source of... More 

Thank RobertAHammond
Albany, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

We have visited this restaurant on many occasions, the atmosphere is very warm and inviting. The servers are very friendly and knowledgeable. We had a 50th birthday celebration in our home and worked with the chef on a menu, we discussed a price point ( which he respected) I left it in his hand . He delivered over and above... More 

Thank buddy957
Albany, New York
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104 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

We went becuase we had a coupon, but will be going back with out one for sure. All seemed fresh made and very authentic. Generous portions and reasonable prices. Not fancy but does not need to be. Setup like a cafe for take out too. The brucheetta was excellent and made with quality ingredients. I had the linguine with red... 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
Good for
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?