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The 10 Best Italian Restaurants in Albany

Updated: March 13, 2021

Did someone say Italian food? We created the ultimate list of the best Italian restaurants in Albany by assessing the best restaurant and review sites, expert rankings, food blogs and review articles. Find everything you need to know about the finest Italian restaurants below.

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Little Star Pizza

Pizza
Albany, West Washington
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Cugini Restaurant

Italian · $35 avg. main dish
Albany, North of Marin
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

Belotti Ristorante E Bottega

Italian
Oakland, Shafter
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Bellanico Restaurant & Wine Bar

Italian · $18 avg. main dish
Oakland, Glenview
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Marzano

Italian
Oakland, Glenview
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Creekwood

Italian · $35 avg. main dish
Berkeley
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

Donato & Co

Italian · $20 avg. main dish
Berkeley
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Mely’s Cafe

American
San Pablo
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 5.0

Italy On Gilman

Italian
Berkeley
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Filippo’s

Italian
Oakland, Rockridge
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

How does it work?

Finding the best Italian restaurant for you shouldn’t feel like a second job. The restaurants in this list rose to the top after we analyzed the Yelp and Google ratings for 28738 restaurants in Albany, 3104661 restaurant reviews, and exactly 1899 lists and articles from experts at Zagat, Three Best Rated and Hoodline and more. All with some Feastfox magic. The restaurants you see have been featured in Zagat - Best Italian in Oakland/Berkeley, Three Best Rated - Best Italian Restaurants in Oakland and Hoodline - Here are Oakland's top 5 Italian spots. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their available services, so you can stay safe on your terms. This content is not sponsored by any restaurant or party, the restaurants shown are the real deal. These ten options are sure to delight.

Drink pairing tips

  • The perfect complement to tomato and arugula salad


    When having tomato and arugula salad, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc, a popular white wine.

Fun facts

  • The fastest eater

    Marc Owens set a new world record by eating the most cannoli at a time. The record, which hasn’t been beaten since, is 34 cannolis.

Parking information

Nobody likes to circle around the block looking for parking. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Italian spot.

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