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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, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
No pizza for you! Outstanding upscale bar area. Up charge for BREAD.

If I had written this review after our first experience, it would have been a 5. Stopped in at the bar Friday evening and had a wonderful time! The bartenders (Eric and Wes) were friendly, attentive, and very accommodating regarding my many questions about how certain drinks were made. The drinks... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 31, 2015
Lisa R
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Chicago, Illinois
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Williams Bay, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We live in Williams Bay and love to come for special occasions. Everything they serve is wonderful, and we love sitting at the bar.

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Thank Bryan B
Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
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144 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Wide and varied menu of many northern Italian dishes, seafood and steaks. Service was attentive but not pushy. Very busy on a Saturday night with a company Christmas party going on; hence it was so noisy that we had to yell at each other to hear the conversation. Surprised that there were no risotto dishes on the menu, though.

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Thank Mark1206
Wheeling, Illinois
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

I love the ambience in this place, they really got it right with a lovely dining area, bar and great lighting. Started off with a specialty cocktail that had pineapple juice, vodka and ginger with a basil leaf on top, very different, delicious and refreshing. Oysters Rockefeller started off the feast, huge and meaty with the right proportions of spinach... More 

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Thank Claudia W
Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

If I had written this review after our first experience, it would have been a 5. Stopped in at the bar Friday evening and had a wonderful time! The bartenders (Eric and Wes) were friendly, attentive, and very accommodating regarding my many questions about how certain drinks were made. The drinks were priced at the upper end, but were terrific,... More 

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Thank Lisa R
Williams Bay, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

The food is always outstanding and the service is excellent. It is a favorite spot for locals and visitors alike.

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Thank Semloh1949
Davenport, Iowa
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Café Calamari is an elegant Italian restaurant offering views of the Williams Bay waterfront at Geneva Lake. It also has an outdoor seating area for even better lake views. During our most recent visit, we had tortellini. The portions were huge, and the food good, nicely prepared and served by a competent waiter. There is a complete wine list and... More 

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Thank John W
Rockton
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

We looked for a place out of the way and close to a lake, went here for our anniversary. The restraint is just off Lake Geneva , The prices were a little higher than I wanted but the food and service were very good, I've been to several places around the lake and this is one of the best

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Thank Rich R
Lake Geneva
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Sure is always good to come in and enjoy the dinner. Great dinner options and atmosphere is set perfectly. Not a first time comer and sure is not the last time

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Thank AnnaLGeneva
Naperville, Illinois
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

My sister has eaten here several times and always said, "everything and anything is great!". So she took myself,and my two teenage kids. We ordered, bruchetti, and calamari for apps, salads, alfredo carbonaro, tiramusi's and everything was delicious!!!! Our server,Larry,was awesome!He was so professional, yet, so relaxed it was just such a pleasure to be there. The atmosphere of cafe... More 

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Thank Pattieyy
De Pere WI
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Wanted an Italian restaurant for dinner, so asked concierge at Geneva Ridge for a recommendation. She recommended Tuscan, which we had been to before, but wanted to try something new. She then immediately recommended Cafe Calamari, which was just 7 minutes from the Geneva Rdige complex. Very easy to find in an area of Lake Geneva that we hadn't been... More 

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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, Scenic view
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?