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411 West Italian Cafe

411 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2314
+1 919-967-2782
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (18 reviews)
“pasta” (55 reviews)
“pear salad” (8 reviews)
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411 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2314
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11 - 20 of 352 reviews

Reviewed 8 May 2017

Atmosphere is the best part of this place; the sunroom is lovely. From all the raves, I expected more interesting food. It was fine, but nothing special. I appreciated "half-price wine Monday" though!

Thank Dawn L
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

I was in town for work and went here for dinner. The food was excellent as well as the service. Will definitely visit there again.

Thank Kim D
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Wood grilled shrimp. - excellent. Very good service. Large salad was large. Mushroom ravioli - very tasty, but small portion, as stated by the waitress. Tiramisu is worth getting. I'd certainly recommend this spot. Surprisingly, it was not crowded.

Thank Phil V
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Convenient restaurant on Franklin Street. Good Italian food/pasta and other American dishes. Staff is attentive and efficient. A great place for a quick lunch or dinner. Dining at the bar is an option as well.

Thank Dan C
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

We miss 518 in Raleigh, the sister restaurant that closed and looked forward to pasta while in Chapel Hill with family. Seated in the sunroom which is sunny, a bit too sunny at lunchtime without glasses or shade. The menu was for brunch and we...More

Thank NC0016
Reviewed 5 April 2017

While my two other guest enjoyed their NC Trout which is small meal for a high price, I went more traditional Italian with the pasta dish; Shrimp Puttanesca. While the shrimp was big and delicious, noodles were cooked perfectly I was extremely disappointed in the...More

Thank ambernicole91
Reviewed 19 March 2017

The restaurant is well-located. The food was unremarkable, but the setting si comfortable and pleasant. Wait staff is helpful.

Thank Cookiezipp
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Yes, this is not classic Italian cooking, but they use Italian ingredients and make their dishes interesting and terrific. The menu is innovative and changes often enough to keep me coming back. Fresh ingredients, attentive and pleasant staff, good wine and beer selections. Prices are...More

Thank Mrsoftbretzel
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed an early dinner here one evening. In addition to a Monday half-price bottle of wine special, we also enjoyed an early-bird half-price pizza special. I started with the citrus salad which was quite nice. The pizza was prepared incorrectly, but...More

Thank BSchug
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Stopped in for dinner after an exhausting travel day and was happy with the experience. All employees were pleasant and professional, service was quick and efficient. Food was very good. We had a citrus salad, excellent and well seasoned. We shared two small plates(one seafood...More

Thank MTHughes
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9 June 2016|
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Response from doyouneedme | Reviewed this property |
They have a carpark right B-side the restaurant and if that doesn't work in the evenings they have valet parking in the town
17 April 2016|
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Yes and it's wonderful! 10:30-2:00

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 411 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2314
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 919-967-2782
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