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Cafe Calamari

10 E Geneva, Williams Bay, WI 53191
262-245-9665
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Ranked #4 of 15 Restaurants in Williams Bay
Price range: $0 - $37
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I've eaten at Cafe Calamari several time, I love the view; but again last night their boneless ribs were vanilla - lacking in taste. I find this to be the case each time, no taste, it's as though I'm eating saw dust. A good example of a tasty meal is Medusa - I would suggest the chef from Cafe Calamari... More

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Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Our meal and service was extremely disappointing. It took a long time for them to get to our table. The food was not good and it took a long time to receive. There is not anything "classy" about this restaurant. We ordered a nice bottle of wine and they have cheap wine glasses. Most of the customers were dressed for... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The customer service was great. We had a new waitress and she went out of her way to answer many of our questions about the menu. I was impressed that they served gluten free pasta as an option.

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Roscoe, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

Cafe Calamari is wonderful dinning venue. The food was of high quality and prepared to our taste. The ambience and meal was enhanced by the service. We have dined there often and never been disappointed.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My wife and I decided to try Cafe Calamari for our anniversary. It came highly recommended by our friends in Lake Geneva. We can't wait to go back. Service was great. Loved the sea bass and salmon selections. The table next to us had a great looking 16 oz. New York strip steak. The server over heard me mention our... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I have never had such a bad experience trying to dine out. My husband and I were staying in Fontana and were excited for a nice night out. We read good reviews on this place, and thought we would give it a try. We checked in with the hostess, who told us it would be just a couple minutes, and... More

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
197 reviews 197 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Go-to place in the bay for a good meal. Sit in the lounge or the main dining room, or outside, for the best atmosphere. Back room is a bit noisy. Start with the fried calamari - quite good. If fresh tomatoes are in season, you can't miss with the caprese salad. All pasta dishes are reliable; chicken marsala is a... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Mid-priced; good food; I had scallops; husband had the pork chop. And they know how to make a Grasshopper.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Our waiter was very attentive, almost bordering on the obsequious. The veal and the chicken were very nicely done. And the veggies and garlic mashed potatoes ranked in the top percentile.

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Midwest
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49 reviews 49 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We visited the Lake Geneva area again this past week...and had to have dinner again at Cafe Calamari. We were not disappointed. We were dining with friends from the area..and both of our wives were celebrating their birthdays. We couldn't have been more pleased! We had a cozy corner table (inside) with a view toward the lake. Our server was... More

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