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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, Reservations
Good for:
Romance
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 44
    Excellent
  • 33
    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
Most recent review
Great Fine Dinning with wonderful scenic atomosphe!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
John M
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Williams Bay, Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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102 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Williams Bay, Wisconsin
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
2 helpful votes 2 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
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Brisbane, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

From the moment you walk in the door, the ambience envelopes you and the staff are incredible, great service without being in your face. As a vegetarian, Wisconsin is always challenging for me, but this restaurant was an exception - the food was amazing and the staff couldn't do enough for me to ensure I was taken care of. Well... More 

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SE WI
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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Chicago
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
21 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
Senior Reviewer
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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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 0 - 37
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
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

Questions & Answers

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