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Cafe Calamari

10 E Geneva, Williams Bay, WI 53191
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Ranked #4 of 15 Restaurants in Williams Bay
Price range: $0 - $37
Sun - Fri 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

My family and I always go to Cafe Calamari when we need that special place to celebrate. Last time this summer, it was our 30th wedding anniversary. Saturday night, it was my husband's retirement after 30 years of federal service AND our son's pending graduation from college. Cafe Calamari does not disappoint-it is lovely to look at (romantic, pretty, roomy,... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Checking "yes" regarding one of the best meals I've ever had needs clarifying to that of one of the "better" meals. The wife and I have been here quite a few times and have never been disappointed. The meals are always top notch, not to mention reasonably priced. This is one of our favorite places to go in the area.

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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

If you like great food with a great atmosphere and view make a reservation at Cafe Calamari. I say make a reservation because the place is always busy. Any day of the week and that says a lot. The menu is extensive with a lot of wonderful choices in all categories. The service is always attentive and you are actually... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

While staying at the Abbey for a 2 day get away, Cafe Calamari was suggested to us by one of the shop owners in Lake Geneva. We were seated at a wonderful table in the corner which made it romantic. The kitschy decor made the restaurant warm and inviting. We had a reservation but it was probably not necessary since... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Visited this restaurant with a group of 10 people and we really enjoyed our evening. The appies were really yummie! Fantastic selection of pastas and fish and steaks. All of our group very much enjoyed their meals. I will definitely recommend this restaurant if you are the area. Our waiter was very nice and very professional!

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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

If you are looking for consistency in food favors, preparation and service, THIS IS THE PLACE! Have visited several times over the summer and have never been disappointed with any aspect of this restaurant. Gets a little crowded in season, but was there on a Tuesday night in October and the place was busy. That in itself says a great... More 

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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We were in the area for a wooden boat show and serendipitously met some dear friends. They were not very familiar with the area, so it fell to me to pick a spot for an early dinner. We had been the Cafe Calamari years ago and the name jumped to mind. Always risky when you want your friends to have... More 

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Lake Forest, Illinois
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91 reviews 91 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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96 reviews 96 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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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 0 - 37
Cuisine: Italian

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