cafe tiramisu

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$30 and under
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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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AB
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to Cafe Tiramisu and we loved it! The service (Jon) was outstanding and the food was phenomenal. We will be back :)

l
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been planning to come to Cafe Tiramisu since it moved to its current location. Very happy that I brought a friend from out of town here. They were impressed that Raleigh has an Italian restaurant of this quality. i will certainly return soon.

v
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Mary was very knowledgeable and made great recommendations. I had a delicious salad with the House raspberry citrus vinaigrette and the the veal with capers in the lemon sauce. Absolutely delicious. My husband also loved his dishes. We will definitely return.

LC
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Service was slower than usual-waited a long time for someone to come over and greet us and take wine order-then a good long time before coming back for food order. Been there a lot of times and not had this experience-hopefully it was just a bad night!

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Bday celebration

SS
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food! One of my Raleigh favorites. Highly recommend you try it.

MD
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. We had 6 diners and everyone thought their food was fantastic. From menu items to the specials - everything great, Our waiter was amazing. Thoroughly enjoyed his job and it showed. Made us feel we were his only customers. Paid attention to every detail.

OT
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal service, very thorough and professional. Drinks were outstanding, foods incredible. Cannot think of anything I would change.

P
Raleigh
59 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A neighborhood gem in a strip mall. I hadn’t been to tiramisu for a few years and was pleasantly surprised at the breath of the menu, the number of very tasty choices before me and the plates passing by in the waiters’ hands. The service was attentive but not overbearing, accurate, and friendly. This is one of those restaurants where you could spend a little or spend a lot. The dishes came out piping hot (usually a measure of the waiters attention to detail) and everyone’s meal was exclaimed over.win!

TE
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in Raleigh. Wonderful every time we go!

S
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Tiramisu has been in Raleigh a while and consistently delivers on great food, service and ambience. We dined there before the symphony and the waitstaff made sure everything was timely so we would not be late for the concert. Our meals were delicious, and we appreciated their attention. Tiramisu is on our list of places we love, so will certainly dine there again.

C
Raleigh
69 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The duck dish was delicious. The veal Parmesan was good quality veal. The menu items were often very creamy, so a little rich. The limoncello cake was amazing.

CA
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing experience. Food was excellent and the service was even better

c
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Tiramisu is absolutely one of the best restaurants in all of the United States. The food is always incredible, terrific service and a guaranteed perfect evening out!!

NN
Raleigh
36 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I enjoyed dining at Care Tiramisu and will visit again.

f
Raleigh
16 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding and very attentive staff. Lobster bisque was excellent. Specials were a great addition to the menu. Will definitely return.

CB
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

I wish waiter had taken our drink orders first.

He came to our husbands end of the table ( and they don’t drink) and got into lengthly conversation about menu and specials and we ladies were high and dry.

I finally interrupted the conversation he was having with our husbands at the other end of the table and ask him to take the ladies drink order.

I thought drink orders were always placed before discussion about menu and specials.

B
Raleigh
28 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love Cafe Tiramisu. We will only eat at restaurants that have good bread and a good dipping oil. If not, we won't go back. Well both of these are delicious at Cafe Tiramisu. I could eat a lot more of it but I have to save room for the appetizer and entree. We brought friends with us and they both loved it. We started with the Wedge salad which we shared. It's always so yummy. Our friends shared the Oyster special and they said it was very good. I had the pork loin chop which is one of my favorite dishes. It never disappoints. My husband had the Veal Saltimbocco which he loves. Our friends had the Sea Bass special and the Tortellini Carbonara which they enjoyed. Everything from start to finish was perfect including our server, John.

RD
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was exceptional and the food fresh and delicious. This is a place to go for good food with a small party of friends. Tiramisu will honor most requests and the fish specials are very fresh and tasty.

KM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A friend and I celebrated her birthday at Tiramisu with an excellent meal and a wonderful salad and dessert. As always, the food was outstanding, the service exceptional, and the atmosphere friendly. Thank you for a lovely evening with excellent lasagna..

CH
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Amazing service. One of the true gems in the area.....can’t believe I had never been there before. Will definitely go back.

DN
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the food was delicious, the service was timely and courteous. I consistently enjoy Cafe Tiramisu.

L
Raleigh
99 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cozy, intimate atmosphere. Great pasta. Attentive service. Don’t miss the tiramisu for dessert.

M
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always, the food and service were excellent. Our server was friendly, very knowledgeable about the menu and he had the right balance between being attentive without being intrusive. Our only "issue" is the closeness of the tables. While we enjoy "the intimate cafe feel", it's very difficult to block out other's conversations when they are so close.

ML
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as usual! Our favorite restaurant in Raleigh.

JL
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We are new to Raleigh and still exploring various restaurants. We consider ourselves “foodies” and have dined all over the world. Cafe Tiramisu is a great local restaurant. The menu has great salads as well as more typical Italian-inspired fare. The drink specials were terrific, especially the Black Forest Manhattan!😁 My husband is still talking about his meal, Veal Saltimbocca. My Veal Marsala was also outstanding, although I prefer a slightly thicker sauce. The desserts all sounded wonderful and it was difficult to choose. Since we were quite full we chose to split a cannoli, which had a crisp shell and creamy, tasty filling. We have a reservation later in September to dine at Cafe Tiramisu again and we are looking forward to another terrific meal!

RF
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Wedge salad great even though it’s not a bit Italian. The beef and the sauce for the gnocchi were extraordinary but the gnocchi themselves didn’t have quite the texture I prefer. Slightly gummy. I know it’s not essential but I like to see the fork marks in gnocchi.

MH
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always outstanding. Rhett provided excellent service

PM
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food, great service, lovely ambiance. Highly recommend!

D
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and outstanding service!

LA
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time at Tiramisu. Liked the menu choices. Calamari was delicious as were the entrees, soup, and salad. We'll be going back again soon.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food
Great service

JB
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had my wife’s birthday dinner there, food was very good, services was excellent and wine was fantastic. Would highly recommend, we are new to area and we will be back.

JN
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food & service was very pleasurable. Lobster bisque was creamy and tasty even with the absence of any lobster. Shrimp & sausage penne dish was good.

j
Raleigh
90 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated a birthday in style with great friends, excellent martinis and delicious food. Friendly and professional service as always. We shared a tiramisu and a limoncello dessert and both were the perfect sweet to end a perfect evening. We love this place and will be back soon

j
West Virginia
30 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We came with high expectations, given the 4.8 overall ratings. We were NOT disappointed. Food quality was superb. We sat outside and enjoyed our meal. We would definitely go back again.

SC
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal at a reasonable price .. very authentic!

W
Raleigh
29 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Tiramisu is a wonderful restaurant. We have celebrated birthdays and anniverseries there for many years, and the food and service are always superb.

OT
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice evening

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RD
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waitress was outstanding. Binh was accommodating. anticipated our needs and helped with recommendations on food. One problem was on my dish. I ordered Veal Marsala with Spinach Fettacini as a side dish. But they placed it on the same dish as the veal and because it was not drained completely it watered down the marsala sauce and ran the alfredo sauce and marsala sauce together which resulted in a not so robust taste. The pasta should be in a separate dish and well drained before serving. Otherwise, the evening was very good. Thanks

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