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Cafe Calamari

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10 E Geneva, Williams Bay, WI 53191
262-245-9665
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Fri 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 48
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
So many choices

Too many reviews for restaurants in this area and they are all over the place. After much consternation I chose cafe calamari. I don't actually like the name and let's face it, they are not near any water where you would catch calamari. Anyway the restaurant is as pictured. Actually very lovely... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
sunnysusie55
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romantic
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107 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Shiloh
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We loved the whole dining experience here. The ambiance and service were great and the food was sensational! My wife and I were looking for a really good fine dining restaurant in the Lake Geneva area and decided to go here. We were very happy. She had the halibut special and I had one of the house steak and pasta... More 

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Williams Bay, Wisconsin
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Anything on this menu is wonderful. It has great Italian food and spirits. Homemade goodness. The staff is friendly. Comfortable bar.

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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

When the weather is Nice I suggest outdoor seating its Wonderful. ALso for 2 try their bar dinner menu... Very Gd

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 via mobile

Too many reviews for restaurants in this area and they are all over the place. After much consternation I chose cafe calamari. I don't actually like the name and let's face it, they are not near any water where you would catch calamari. Anyway the restaurant is as pictured. Actually very lovely. Our waiter was pleasant and helpful. He provided... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Janesville, Wisconsin
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Food, Service everything to like about this place. I even like to purchase their homemade dressings that they sell. I've been there 3 times and always have great service and leave feeling like it was a great value for the money

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Williams Bay, Wisconsin
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Another local favorite enjoyed by both locals and visitors alike, if you want a wonderful dining experience and enjoy some elegant dinning you must as so many visitors do year around make it a point to dine in this great restaurant here in the Bay, family owned and operated a unique and unforgettable dining place, that features both indoor and... More 

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Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We live in Williams Bay and just enjoyed another perfect dinner at Cafe Calamari. Table tossed salad, fresh bread and every entree delicious. Worth every penny and hard to finish each meal. Crowded on weekends, no advertising needed.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Terrible calamari, hard like rubber, you have to pay for extra bread. never again. I tried them twice to give them a fair chance. Both time were terrible.

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Lake Geneva, WI
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

One of our favorite restaurants! Great ambiance, Italian food & service. A wonderful place to break bread with friends! We had an amazing New Year's Eve dinner! Enjoy!!!

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Valley Stream, NY
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86 reviews 86 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

This is a very good restaurant very consistent. I have been there in season and in winter always reliable-not equal to best in NYC where I am from but very good and consistent

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10 E Geneva, Williams Bay, WI 53191
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Williams Bay
  • Phone Number: 262-245-9665

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 37
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?