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Cafe Italia

6 Rockdale Ave, New Bedford, MA 02740-1071
+1 774-202-6933
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“veal marsala” (3 reviews)
“vongole” (2 reviews)
“bruschetta” (2 reviews)
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$$ - $$$
6 Rockdale Ave, New Bedford, MA 02740-1071
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Reviewed 27 April 2017

This was the second visit in about a year, thought we would give it a try again. The atmosphere is small quaint and lovely. Forgot that it's a BOB and did not want to leave to go to the package store done the street. The...More

1  Thank Fairbeach
Reviewed 22 April 2017

This restaurant is a true gem. The ambiance is great, food well priced, wonderfully presented and tastes devine. The waitresses make you feel like you are the most important customer there. It has become my favorite restaurant in this area. Always looking for an opportunity...More

1  Thank madalenamaede3
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Great spot for some Italian food. The setting is small and the food was good. The service was good as well.

2  Thank Brr4346AD
Reviewed 24 February 2017

My wife and I dined here for the second time on President's Day weekend. First off, we love the fact that it is has a small dining room which makes for an intimate experience (with Frank, Dino, et al. providing the background music). However, being...More

1  Thank DrillG
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

We LOVE Cafe Italia and give it five stars for five reasons: Firstly, Carol, our server, rocks! She is a total pro and always makes us feel welcome, like a happy family. The food is superior each time. The ambience is warm, romantic and inviting....More

1  Thank DHR201
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Seriously, the food here rivals that of Boston's North End and Providence's Federal Hill. Honestly, I like it better than my favorite North End spot. The ambience is cozy and fun. The service super friendly. It's a BYOB. So, pack accordingly. Also, it's very popular....More

1  Thank alicat757
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
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...More

1  Thank dave2840
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
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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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