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11130M South Lakes Drive, South Lakes Village Center, Reston, VA 20191
703-391-2100
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Ranked #3 of 133 Restaurants in Reston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $15
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout, Delivery
Description: Cafesano serves fresh Mediterranean cuisine in an upscale cafe environment located on Lake Thoreau in the South Lakes Village Center in Reston, Virginia. Our hours are from 11-9 Monday through Saturday and 11-8 on Sunday. Enjoy our freshly made Pizza, Mezza, Panini, Wraps, Salads and Kabobs. There is also a selection of beer and wine. Our patio overlooks Lake Thoreau and there is ample parking. Cafesano. Tastes good. Feels good.
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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I love Cafesano!!! I have really enjoyed everything that I have tried here, from custom pizzas to salads to homemade hummus and pitas and pannis. My 6-7 year old raves about the spaghetti on the children's menu. The place is casual with a pretty lake view setting and the food better than great!

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Wash DC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Café Sano is a great place to meet up w/ friends. The menu includes many healthy options (Signature Salad is my favorite!), the food is priced fairly and everybody can pay for themselves w/out having to worry about how to split the bill (you order and pay before you sit down). Parking is pretty easy. There is never any pressure... More 

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Washington, DC
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Cafesano is a great spot for casual dining. It has an interesting and varied menu which centers on a Mediterranean / Middle Eastern theme. Good wifi, great view out the back windows. It's a great place for a business lunch. We frequently get take out from Cafesano as well. We eat here often and consider it one of the best... More 

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Reston, Virginia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Cafesano. Is quick and tasty for take out or eating in. They have fabulous salads, great chicken kabobs, yummy tzaziki and lits of other treats. It's always a tasty. I have never had a bad meal there EVER.

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Reston, Virginia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Cafesano has a somewhat unusual concept: you enter and place your order at the counter, then take a beeper to a table with place settings. Pizza is very good and made to order, so a short wait is needed. Main course salads (I usually have the Greek salad) are generous and fresh, and kabobs are also a good choice. Hummous,... More 

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Reston, Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

In the early days when it first opened Cafesano was consistently good - a varied menu and everything on the menu was well thought out, well prepared and delivered with a smile. In the last few years it can be sketchy - certain dishes (pizza) are good and a staple, other dishes, such as the panini's can be good sometimes... More 

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Paul S, Owner at Cafesano, responded to this review

We’re sorry your recent dining experiences with us have been unsatisfactory. We appreciate your feedback and want you to know that we remain committed to providing the quality of service and food that have generated many loyal guests over the past 9 years. Rest assured that we’ll review your feedback with our entire staff and we hope you’ll give us... More 

Reston, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I went to lunch at Cafesano with three friends. I had a salad--the ingredients were fresh. I recommend Cafesano. Lunch can be very crowded so plan accordingly. They do have call ahead and take out.

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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Food ok, but hardly memorable. Outside nice in the summer. Inside bland and average. Nothing extraordinary comes to mind.

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Reston, Virginia, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I'm a huge fan of their salad's. I used to live within walking distance of this place, and loved the variety they had in their salads. Everything is fresh. It may take a small wait, but it's wonderful. The view is great of the lake. It can be hard to find a seat at times. They only serve pasta for... More 

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Paul S, Owner at Cafesano, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us, Jason! It's great to hear that you enjoy our salads and lake view. We love hearing from our guests and appreciate you taking the time to write such an excellent review. More 

Reston, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Cafesano provides a healthy menu of fresh Mediterranean food, salads, and pizzas. It can be crowded, so get there before or after busy times.

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Additional Information about Cafesano

Address: 11130M South Lakes Drive, South Lakes Village Center, Reston, VA 20191
Phone Number: 703-391-2100
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Reston
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 15
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

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