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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
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Lake Forest, Illinois
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Wide variety of steaks, fish and pasta served both indoors and out. Nice views of Williams Bay across the street from both the indoor and outdoor seating.

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54 reviews 54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We atteneded a weeding in Lake Geniva and the Rehersal dinner was done in this restaurant. The service was excellent and it was a set meal plan which was good. The location of the restaurant is very nice overlooking the lake. We sat inside which had a nice setting but the outdoor area is also very nice to have dinner... More

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Naperville, Illinois, United States
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90 reviews 90 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This review will encompass multiple visits. Staff and view are great. Decor is a little dated but that's OK. Menu is very typical Italian (not suggesting that's a bad thing) but has a good mix of shellfish, pastas, meats, and regular fish. On the menu is fried calamari, but if you ask, the calamari can be prepared sautéed or grilled.... More

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Algonquin, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Had their seafood special and loved it!! Great food and the waitress was very friendly and attentive. They were packed with people very late in the season and still the food came very quickly. They were a bit pricey but felt it was worth it!

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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 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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