SLURP Caffe Italia

22 Jun

One of the very first places I visited in Upstate New York was Caffe Italia at 662 Central Avenue in Albany. It was the ideal setting to meet hub’s Italian Family. His father has been eating here for about 30 years.

During that first dinner, I fell in love…with the olive oil bread dipping sauce. Delizioso!  It’s so good that I’ve actually considered drinking it straight up.

From what I can tell, it’s a simple mix of fresh ingredients: olive oil, flat-leaf parsley, garlic chunks, and tomatoes. Drench that bread and enjoy. Magnifico!

There are many other wonderful Italian dishes on the menu that I also adore. Give it a shot and let me know your favorite.

Caffe Italia doesn’t have a web site, so call 518-459-8029 for reservations.

If you go, tell Jimmy (the bald waiter) that Mrs. Vaccarielli sent you. 😉

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One Response to “SLURP Caffe Italia”

  1. Vanessa June 28, 2010 at 3:43 pm #

    LOVE the Caffe! The chicken contadina is my FAV. I think the dipping oil has some red pepper flakes in it as well. Were going to Mike (one of the owners) wedding this weekend at the Franklin Plaza…should be off the hizzle!

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