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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

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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 6
    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
A treat, with a bit of a view

The Lake Geneva area has a smattering -- only a smattering -- of restaurants worthy of a special evening, and this is one of them. Expansive menu (not just Italian -- steaks, etc., too), professional service, excellent (and generous) cocktails. The bonus: In winter, a window seat provides a bay... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
alsolly
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Chicago, IL
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Bloomington, Illinois
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

LOVED it. Found this gem after coming to this area for a few years for vacation. We will be back...wished we'd found it sooner. Great menu, different options for a varied group. We sat on the patio and it could not have been nicer. Nice view of lake and boats and a park is across the street so the toddler... More 

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North Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Patio was nice but the food was average at best. Service was okay and pricing was fair. Sauces lacked flavor, "famous" house salad lacked flavor, just a pretty much unmemorable dinner, except the view. Would never go back.

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Chicago, IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The Lake Geneva area has a smattering -- only a smattering -- of restaurants worthy of a special evening, and this is one of them. Expansive menu (not just Italian -- steaks, etc., too), professional service, excellent (and generous) cocktails. The bonus: In winter, a window seat provides a bay view; in summer, the large bayside terrace adds whatever breeze... More 

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Hubertus, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The ONLY place I will order chicken parmesan! Best I've ever had! Beautiful restaurant, great service, friendly and knowledgeable staff, and most of all, amazing food! Will bring everyone I can to enjoy this slice of heaven.

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Champaign, Illinois
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

As this is one of our favorite restaurants in the Lake Geneva area, we pre-booked the place for our wedding rehearsal dinner. They were able to seat about 20 of us around a large rectangular table off to the side of the main dining room. Of course it was a little noisy, but the ambiance of the setting is warm... More 

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Woodstock, IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

My husband and I celebrated our 46th anniversary here this evening. He had dined at this restaurant about 20 years ago with our daughter and it was so-so but we wanted to give it another chance. We were glad that we did. They have a wonderful outdoor dining patio that looks out over Geneva Lake across the street. Our waiter... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

My wife and I enjoyed our dining experience. She had Chicken Victoria and I had Marinara Basilico on linguini with a combination of meatballs and sausage. Both were delicious. This was our first time but it won't be our last.

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Shiloh
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Additional Information about Cafe Calamari

Address: 10 E Geneva, Williams Bay, WI 53191
Phone Number: 262-245-9665
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Williams Bay
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
Average Prices: USD 37
Cuisine: Italian

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • 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?