cafe tiramisu

4.9
714 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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ILikeToEat
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent salad with pumpkin vinaigarette. My husband enjoyed his shrimp/pasta dinner special. We loved the pistachio white chocolate mousse pie. My only wish is that you have at lease one dinner special that’s vegetarian (no meat/fish/lamb/chicken). Any pasta special — even a basic pesto pasta, or a hearty Tuscan bean soup. I also wish you could source buffalo mozzarella for lactose intolerant guests, like my husband. He can’t eat cow’s milk but goat/sheep/buffalo are safe for him. Nonetheless, we enjoy your restaurant and will definitely return, even if you can’t fulfill our requests.

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LindaW
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Both my husband and my dinner were excellent! Brian gave us great service! Nice acknowledgment of my husband’s birthday!

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vipJocky
Raleigh
104 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you haven’t been to Tiramisu, you need to go!
The best Northern Italian restaurant in Raleigh.

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RodS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place for a special occasion meal or when you crave a delicious made from scratch masterpiece

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JamieLeeL
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is wonderful but what really puts it over the top is the incredible service. Every time we go, every different server we have they always go out of their way to provide the best service possible. Highly recommend.

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vipHeidi
11 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We shared the beef carpaccio and a special salad with a goat cheese crouton and pumpkin vinaigrette (Amazing).
My husband had the daily swordfish special and I had the
Bolognese Bianco.

The Bolognese was Delicious! Luckily I had half left to take home for another meal.

The ambiance is great for a intimate special dinner.
We had a fantastic service!

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Ward15001
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Good Food. The server lacked awareness and training.

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Anne
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a special night, excellent and personable service and delicious!

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WrightW
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Just Ok. Tiramisu was awesome.

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Jobet1
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It is consistently excellent and a frequent go-to for us.

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BrandyB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered the lasagna and the steak special and they were both delicious. The lasagna was a large portion and I ended up taking half of it home. We also ordered the tiramisu and it was probably the best I have ever had and I love tiramisu. I would highly recommend!

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Stevew
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

incredible food. we have NEVER been disappointed. authentic italian.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best outdoor seating with electric ceiling heaters that keep you and your food warm. Scallops mushroom risotto we have ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places. Great food.

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vipHungP
Raleigh
16 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food and services there at the Caffe Tiramisu are out standing. Wait staff always happily to help you and accommodating our needs. Love this place.

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AnthonyF
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff was knowledgeable of both the menu and the wine list. They were friendly and the service was expert without being obtrusive. We had the scallops and risotto and the gnocchi and spare ribs. Both dishes were served piping hot and were excellent. Seasoned perfectly. We cannot wait for our next visit.

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JenniferS
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to celebrate our Anniversary 🍾🎉we felt very safe. The dividers made our dining experience extra cozy. The food was great as well as the service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
129 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The bread was delicious. We had two orders! I ordered the flounder which was very fresh. My husband had the meat balls and chicken parmigiana. Friends had a chicken dish and veal parmigiana.

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ReggieM
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Café Tiramisu is a must try for fantastic Italian food. Their covid protocol is the best I've seen, and the food is always phenomenal.

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vipJudyLou
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always great food. We walked out Friday evening and commented that we have NEVER had a bad meal or experience at this restaurant. We try to go once if not twice a month and it is consistently excellent!

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bbp10
Wilmington
19 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent first visit to the cafe. Excellent service and the food was outstanding. I would also recommend the cocktail list.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always! Thank you Tammy!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
15 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always exceptional!

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BriannieW
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great and the prices were not as high as what I would anticipate for the quality of food

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vipljbtollie
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a daily special, grouper over linguine with spinach and sun dried tomatoes. The grouper was perfectly cooked. The spinach was also perfectly cooked, not too wilted at all. My husband had the veal Marsala. He thoroughly enjoyed it. It was veal medallions. He did say he thought the portion of veal was a bit skimpy. I also had a cup of lobster bisque which was creamy, with a hint of sherry. I finished with a cannoli. My husband brought home a piece of coconut cake which he saved for the next day. All desserts are made in house and it shows!
Our server was Rich. He was very observant of our needs. The dinner was well paced. At this point in the pandemic, I think patrons and staff alike are happy to see each other. I was very nervous about eating indoor. There are outside tables available as well. The staff was very accommodating as we changed to inside because the weather was threatening. There are umbrellas over the outside tables but we chose not to take the chance. The tables inside are well spaced. The staff we could see were masked. We will go back again.

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JeanM
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service, as always. It was a great way to celebrate my birthday.

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vipDianneD
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed everything as always - great place to eat! We had pollo ripieno and the chicken Florentine.

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DiningOutInRaleigh
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE this restaurant, and is now my favorite Italian in town!

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vipKK85
Raleigh
15 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well, we were definitely the noise! The food was absolutely amazing and the service was the best in the Triangle. Accommodated every need...even when it meant they had to wait to close up because we were chatting away. Have always loved this restaurant.

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JOYCEC
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

our waiter got a little curt with our requests at one point, that was my only turnoff and my friends (3) agreed with me.

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vipLUCIAO
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grateful surprised about this place. I enjoy the full experience, from my nice cocktail , yummy appetizer (fried calamari ) and delicious entre.
I definitely will go back to try the tiramisu.

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RobertD
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjpyed our meal and service. John our waiter remembered us and things like our drinks were ordered without our asking. He made you feel special. The food was basically made to order and the execution was superb.

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viplittlered1978
Raleigh
37 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We procured a last-minute reservation for Monday evening for dinner to visit a long-time favorite restaurant.

The good:
The service! Our server was great and very friendly and knowledgeable.
The mushroom chicken! Can't go wrong with a mushroom cream sauce.

The bruschetta was slightly disappointing - not a lot of flavor. We should have asked for some balsamic with it. The lack of sweet tea was slightly distressing to my dinner companion. He wasn't thrilled with his bolognese, as he prefers a red sauce to a bechamel, but that's a matter of personal preference.

Sound carries very well, so be prepared to eavesdrop on your neighbors' conversations.

Overall an enjoyable evening. = )

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always wonderful, and the service is top notch!

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SteveW
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal my wife and I have had in years. Great food, great service. Unreal experience.

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Jobet1
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent and has been a favorite for years!

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vipHolly
Raleigh
21 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delightful — as always. My friends and family love this place.

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vipLuckie
Raleigh
18 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service and food were both beyond exceptional (as always). The food (chicken marsala and Ceasar salads) were prepared to order and delicious. Try the cauliflower side, it is delish and something you may overlook with all of their scrumptious meals on the menu. Coconut cake with rum sauce....ohhhh my goodness, no words can describe the yumminess of that dessert!!!

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DickW
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As good as ever! Always a "go to" when you want great Italian cuisine. I do miss some of the action due to Covid restrictions. Still nice atmosphere and excellent service!!

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Brian
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service was outstanding! 5-Stars! However, the restaurant is rather small. There was a large group when we went and I struggled to hear the person across the table from me the entire meal.

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 714 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.