cafe tiramisu

4.9
798 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

Located in Raleigh, North Carolina, Cafe Tiramisu offers a menu full of authentic Northern Italian cuisine. The family-owned and operated restaurant is decorated sparingly and the dining room is a cozy, relaxing environment. Cafe Tiramisu has a full bar but specializes in wine with an extensive wine selection both by the glass and by the bottle.





Try the ravioli or the shrimp dip to start out your meal at Cafe Tiramisu. Choose from Italian classics like the lasagna or the marsala. The menu includes plenty of vegetarian and gluten-free options as well. Choose one of the restaurant's sides for your entree like the fried eggplant or the sauteed spinach.


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vipNedH
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, especially the servers!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and atmosphere and meal was delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints! Food is good and the drinks are fabulous. Must try the espresso martini for dessert!

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MomPopDinerLover
Raleigh
44 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Cute little neighborhood spot with exceptional service (wish there were more stars for this category!) The food provides hearty portions so a fair value. The seafood is cooked to perfection, though the sauces were a little heavy for my taste. We had the oysters app (awesome!), the shrimp & linguine on bucatini with peas, ossobuco (a little overcooked) and the mussels. The mussels were prepared differently with a creamy broth.

Overall, great experience but recommend sharing the dishes. Oh and Wednesdays are 1/2 price wine bottles.

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vipRobertL
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent venue for real Italian food. This is NOT a red sauce pasta restaurant. A lot of thought has gone into the menu planning. Prices are very fair for what you get. Portions are not small and instead give you an opportunity to fill up but so as at a buffet.
Wednesday nite is half price wine. Wine selection covers all you need to match up with Italian food. Bar liquor is also reasonably priced.
If I had one request it would be to add some noise abatement furnishings such as seat covers and backs , table tops, wall fabric all of which are designed to lower the noise level.
Other than that---GO!

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ElaineF
Raleigh
15 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent!

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vipncnwi
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, beautiful flavors. Thankfully not run of the mill. And the servers are warm, like members of the family. Look forward to going back and tasting more items off the menu!

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Steve
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very cozy ambience with friendly staff that appeared to know everyone who was dining that evening. It was our first time. The food was delicious.

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Penelope
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A truly fine meal with Rhett providing outstanding advice with a helping of warm and friendly service.
Tall pours and generous servings make CT the place to be!

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vipJocky
Raleigh
111 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go once a week & if the driving distance wasn’t as far, we would go two, three, times a week. It is that good!

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vipDanaL
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superior service. Soothing ambiance. Best muscles I’ve ever eaten!

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MichaelT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food including the scallops recommended by our waiter (Brian), were particularly outstanding and of course the Tiramisu for desert was among the best that we've ever had. We enjoyed the very friendly atmosphere and most excellent service and plan to eat here more often.

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JimmyM
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The chef was also our server. He was one of the most unique and charming server I have ever encountered going places with my wife.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!

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Elaine
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It had been too long since we dined at Tiramisu. Our dinner, wait staff, hostess and chef was exceptional. We even met a couple that had flown in from Orlando, Florida just to have dinner at Tiramisu to celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary. It was a great way to celebrate our 40 wedding anniversary.

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ScottD
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regulars, it’s consistently a wonderful experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent! Great atmosphere, food, and service!

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AnthonyF
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our table was ready and waiting for us. Social distancing was in place and observed. Our server Rhett was friendly, knew the menu well and made recommendations based on our tastes. The appetizer and main courses were served hot and were delicious. Rhett followed up on us but was never hovering. The dinner was well paced and we never felt rushed.

This is a well run establishment, that I would recommend to all.

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Cecjaf
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Tiramisu has done it again. Incredible food (lobster bisque and pork loin chop were out of this world delicious) and amazing service! Thank you for making our anniversary awesome!

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dons
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good friendly service we enjoyed our dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had incredible saltimboca, and fettucinni Alfredo. Be back soon

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vipGloria
Raleigh
35 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect food and drink with excellent service in an intimate setting

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PhilW64
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Bartender offered us a replacement wine for one that was no longer available that was delicious. Very enjoyable evening. Will definitely be back.

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BillL
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite Italian restaurant in Raleigh by far. Always an exceptional evening.

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AlexS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating out since COVID hit. The restaurant felt safe and well spaced out. The food was excellent as always and service was great!

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vipMarilynP
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, had the autunno salad and scallops and risotto, which are really, really good. Great service. We go to this place regularly for dine in and take out.

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DianeM
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant
Best steaks ever but all food is excellent

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RobertR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Quiet calm adult atmosphere with experienced knowledgeable wait staff. well rounded wine list

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took special friends & the everything was VERY nice. We always come back because it is CONSISTENTLY WONDERFUL❗️

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JimBeea
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great customer service, friendly staff, very clean and Covid conscientious great food and good value. Awesome Tiramisu.

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AndyG
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. If I could give the service 6 stars I would. A memorable experience, worthy of waiting so long to actually go out to a restaurant. We were outside, which was surprisingly quiet and very pleasant with the way they've used planters to delineate the dining area. The food was very good, service exceptional. We agreed we need ot do this more often now...

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vipLuckie
Raleigh
24 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went with another couple and our experience was amazing. John took such great care of our table (like we were guests at his own home). He told us the specials, as well as, answered all of our menu questions. The spring salad was delicious, as was the Caesar salad (Cafe Tiramisu has the BEST Caesar dressing in Raleigh). Our entrees came out fast and hot. No one talked while eating because it was that good! We wanted to savory every bite. The dessert tray was brought to the table and we got a piece of each chocolate cake (oh my goodness was that good) and the coconut cake (out of this world delicious). Bin and Tammi both stopped by to say Hi to our table. Hands down, you are made to feel like family when you go to Cafe Tiramisu and the food makes you come back for more!! Yummmmmm!! BTW, Tammi's expresso martini is a MUST TRY too (it's famous around here)!

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vipLaneM
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I love Cafe Tiramisu. IMHO, it is the best Italian restaurant in the Triangle.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Welcoming, friendly, professional waiter.
Delicious appetizers and desserts.
My meal was delicious and our guests who joined us, all enjoyed their meals too!
Looking forward another nice evening with y’all again soon!

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RussellM
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service during our dining experience

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EricW
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was terrific and our server Rhett was great. The ambiance was good in spite of the covid precautions. We will be back soon!

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vipLouiseT
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This sweet little restaurant is always a favorte. Excellent food and service. I am so happy to be able to go again!

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bobb
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is Raleigh’s best small Italian restaurant!!!

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Ihate2cook
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant.
The food and drinks were incredible.
The one thing that really made this such a positive experience was out waiter, Rhett.
From the moment we sat down he was attentive and welcoming.
It's hard to do with the portion size, but try to save room for dessert.
Just became our new favorite restaurant.

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ClaireO
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favorite place in Raleigh! Don’t let the name fool you... they don’t just specialize in desserts. The whole meal was outstanding. Definitely try this place out. The food was delicious.

FAQs

cafe tiramisu offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 790-1006.

cafe tiramisu is rated 4.9 stars by 798 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.