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518 West Italian Cafe - CLOSED

518 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27603-1429
+1 919-829-2518
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
11 Aug 2015
“Great business dinner with large party”
8 May 2015
“Final Farewell”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, Cafe
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518 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27603-1429
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Reviewed 12 August 2015

I hosted a business dinner with about 40 people in attendance and everything went great. We had a variety of appitizers before dinner and then everyone ordered off the menu. Everyone raved about their food and the service was great as well. These guys (and...More

Thank mcweaver93
Reviewed 8 May 2015

We ate here on their last-ever open Friday. I'm so sad to see them go. We had our rehearsal dinner here 8 years ago and I've been dining here since the 90s.

Thank JeanC1
Reviewed 29 March 2015

We cannot believe that 518 West is closing when the chef Serge and staff are so wonderful and creative! Not only is the food the best but we have many wonderful memories from there and wish you would reconsider and keep it open as do...More

Thank Pat F
Reviewed 29 March 2015

It starts with the old city charm of beams and old brick subtle lighting. It continues with a gregarious waitstaff well versed in the details of his menu. Each entrée offered homemade pasta. Artistic presentations of delicious food made this luncheon a a memorable day....More

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 28 March 2015

Enjoyed a great dinner @ 518 West . Sad to hear its closing after Easter. Dinner was great, server did a nice job, loved our table upstairs. A must to check out before it closes. PS. The brownie dessert is yummy!

Thank MLT M M
Reviewed 27 March 2015

518 is one of our favorite places in Raleigh. Good food, fresh pasta, great fish dishes, imaginative specials, wonderful ambiance and a well trained, caring staff. They were an important part of the Raleigh dining scene. Fortunately a similar experience can be found at 411...More

Thank Yahooer
Reviewed 25 March 2015

We attended a tasting meal in preparation for my son's rehersal dinner. The ambiance, service and food all rated a Michlin star. The steak was as tender as I have ever tasted. The pasta was perfect and the deserts worth writing poems about. We had...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 23 March 2015

Sad to learn that 518 West is closing on April 2. One of the best Italian restaurants in the Triangle. Owner of land is developing for "different use". Had many a wonderful meal here, as did many others I'm sure.

Thank Chris P
Reviewed 22 March 2015

We had a group of 7 eat here last night. We all had delicious meals and were totally pleased with our service and the food. I had the NC trout dish with capers, tomatoes and olives, sides of steamed broccoli and couscous, and it was...More

Thank luvin2go
Reviewed 19 March 2015

Restaurant was really quiet, took a client in for dinner. Service was prompt but otherwise just ok. Appetizer (calamari) was extremely rubbery, so we did not eat any. They were kind to take it off the bill. Entrees were mediocre but I was hungry so...More

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 30
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
5:00 AM - 9:00 PM
5:00 AM - 9:30 PM
5:00 AM - 9:30 PM
5:00 AM - 9:30 PM
5:00 AM - 9:30 PM
5:00 AM - 10:30 PM
5:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 518 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27603-1429
    (Glenwood Ave)
  • Public Transportation: R-Line stop is 1 block away.
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-829-2518
  • E-mail
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