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) #29 of 73 Restaurants in Albany ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Italian, Pizza
1556 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94707-2117
+1 510-558-9000
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good47%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible17%
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“calzone” (4 reviews)
“clams” (3 reviews)
“salads” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza
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1556 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94707-2117
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Reviews (40)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some family members really like Cugini, and I go along, especially if someone else is paying. But I was paying this most recent time, and it was so noisy, I spent most of the evening asking “what?” because I couldn’t hear the other three people...More

Thank hatetoflySFbayArea
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Solano Avenue is "true Berkeley" with many independent stores inviting a stroll after dinner, but it's away from the UC Campus and the less inviting aspects of downtown Berkeley. Cugini is worth a drive (there's ample street parking.) Excellent Italian food crisped in a wood-fired...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 13 February 2017

the food was very good. the menu is a bit small but all things on there are just deliciously made. the waiters are very friendly and forthcoming. would totally come back here again.

Thank dameiliya
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Just "discovered" Gugini, not realizing that this gem has been on Solano for 20 years! Went with family on the recommendation of a friend and we were not disappointed. In spite of very crowded Saturday evening, restaurant staff was attentive and efficient. Food arrived hot,...More

Thank cargregt
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Very good variety of Italian pastas, pizzas, wines and a bar that does a great Manhattan. Service efficient and pleasant. We've been many times.

Thank Andrea F
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Pizza's and pasta's are amazingly good. House salad comes out looking like it's just a plate of lettuce but then you taste it and it has an amazing amount of flavor. Friendly family run Italian restaurant with good service and an open wood fired oven...More

Thank badrrb
Reviewed 30 October 2016

When we walked into the restaurant the first thing I noticed was that only two other tables were occupied. Ok, it was a Sunday night I thought. The three of us were seated at the back by the pizza oven. The second thing I noticed...More

Thank Spocknium
Reviewed 28 October 2016

We went to Cugini’s on Solano in Albany for lunch. It was fairly empty, but there is a lot of competition on Solano! We had glasses of the house wines, which was maybe a bit steep at $7.50. The menu has a lot of variety,...More

Thank divegirlelaine
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

The salad, the pizza and the hamburger were all awful, made with the poorest ingredients the only good thing was the service tho

Thank Luis C
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Friends said they wanted to eat Italian so we tried Cugini on Solano Ave. We had a good experience. We ordered a good Caesar salad, the large fed the 4 of us. Our friends had delicious looking and smelling Parmesan one chicken and the other...More

Thank swolan2015
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1556 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94707-2117
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 510-558-9000
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