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11130M South Lakes Drive, South Lakes Village Center, Reston, VA 20191
703-391-2100
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Takeout
Description: Cafesano serves fresh Mediterranean cuisine in an upscale cafe environment...
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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  • 77
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great hometown restaurant.

The food is fresh and well prepared. The service is outstanding. This is a nice friendly neighborhood restaurant.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Randy B
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Reston, Virginia
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Reston, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The food is fresh and well prepared. The service is outstanding. This is a nice friendly neighborhood restaurant.

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Lusby, Maryland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I met some business colleagues here for lunch, at their suggestion. What a treat! The avocado, tomato, mozzarella salad with chicken was amazing. Everything ordered at our table looked and smelled delicious. So many wonderful choices, a wide variety of dishes on the menu and a great atmosphere. I would go back anytime I'm in this area.

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Paul S, Owner at Cafesano, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us, Linda! We truly appreciate your review and kind words. We're so happy to hear you and your colleagues enjoyed dining with us and look forward to your next visit. More 

Virginia Beach
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45 reviews 45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We found this place through tripadvisor, it was a great success. The concept reminded me of Panera but the quality and selection are top notch. The influence is Middle Eastern and it offers a good verity of salads and sandwiches. We had the Falafel for starters and it was good, stands up to the ones you can find in NY.... More 

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Tysons Corner, Virginia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Out for dinner so was expecting a regular 'sit-down' type restaurant and since we didn't have another option in mind, stayed to try this place. The food was very good, the staff were great - it would be a wonderful place for lunch and a quick bite at night. There are tables to sit outside if the weather cooperates, we... More 

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Paul S, Owner at Cafesano, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us! We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience at Cafesano. We look forward to having you back again soon and certainly hope that you get the opportunity to enjoy our patio now that the weather is warming up. More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Love Cafe Sano. It is my go to place in Reston. The food is great , fresh, and cooked to order and the view is nice. You can even eat outside when the weather is nice.

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Paul S, Owner at Cafesano, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such an excellent review! We appreciate you sharing your feedback with us and are so pleased to hear we are your "go to place" in Reston. We look forward to having you back again soon! More 

Reston, Virginia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The staff is friendly and the atmosphere is good. I don't give 5 stars because the food is so salty, especially the soups and skewered meats. the booths need new stuffing for sure.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Cafesano is my go-to restaurant for easy, healthy meals in a comfortable environment. The menu is broad enough to have options and keep things interesting but not so big that quality suffers. I visit solo, for social gatherings, business meals and / or take out on a regular basis. Good food, fast/kind service and a fair price.

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Paul S, Owner at Cafesano, responded to this review

We truly appreciate you taking the time to review Cafesano and share such excellent feedback with us! It's wonderful to hear that we are your go-to restaurant in the area and appreciate the opportunity to provide you with the healthy meals you are looking for. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

washington dc
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I've eaten at Cafesano many times, both in the restaurant and via carry out. The food quality is always top notch. They have a wide variety of choices, so it never gets boring. My favorites are the grilled shrimp and the hummus. All my neighbors love it and it's a great asset to the neighborhood. Best of all, it's not... More 

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Paul S, Owner at Cafesano, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review of Cafesano! We really appreciate hearing feedback from our diners, especially a regular like yourself. It's great to hear the grilled shrimp and hummus have been some of your favorites- great choices! We look forward to having you back again soon. More 

Washington DC
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82 reviews 82 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is your spot for fresh, authentic, Mediterranean food. The hummus, baba ganoush, and pita chips are fantastic. A great selection of wraps and paninis. My personal favorite is to try the Beef Shawarma. Great catering options as well.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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50 reviews 50 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

Cafesano has pizza, panini, kabobs, and salads - something for everyone! The food is fresh and delicious. You order it in line and then they bring it to you - not my favorite way to have lunch, but the food is good, so I come here anyway. The restaurant sits right on the water - very pretty! I love the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11130M South Lakes Drive, South Lakes Village Center, Reston, VA 20191
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Reston
  • Phone Number: 703-391-2100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 15
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

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.
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

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