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Cafe Lago

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Italian, Contemporary
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2305 24th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
206-329-8005
Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 22
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Pricey but the best dishes are worth it

We have been going to this Italian restaurant in Montlake since my son moved to Seattle in 2001. The pizzas are thin crust and crispy from their wood fired oven. They are expensive but very good. The best entree is the vegetarian lasagne which is fantastic. This is one lasagne which will delight... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
Michael G
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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Reservations
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48 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We have been going to this Italian restaurant in Montlake since my son moved to Seattle in 2001. The pizzas are thin crust and crispy from their wood fired oven. They are expensive but very good. The best entree is the vegetarian lasagne which is fantastic. This is one lasagne which will delight everyone, even the meat eaters despite the... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My son took me and several friends to Café Lago for my birthday. We ordered several appetizers and a couple of salads to start. They were delivered to our table so that each one could be shared before the next one appeared. The entrees which came next could not have been prepared better. The service was extraordinary. Overall, the evening... More 

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Edenton, NC
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Dropped in early Saturday evening and were welcomed in spite of our wheelchair. Seated appropriately and offered great service. Most importantly, the food was outstanding; ranging from vegetarian, to beef to a fantastic rendition of meatloaf.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Four of us went to Cafe Lago for dinner. It was my first time and I was very impressed. Very comfortable place, really good service and spectacular food. The beet salad was wonderful. I had the tortellini with duck and it was sublime. I would highly recommend this neighborhood place.

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Portland, Oregon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We had dinner for sixteen in this neighborhood Italian restaurant. Our host put together a family style dinner with the chef and it turned our perfect. We started with several appetizers that made me think I was back in Italy. The antipasto plate had everything plus more of what you would expect and the slow roasted tomatoes drizzled with olive... More 

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Wallowa, Oregon
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Cafe Lago has grown and changed a bit over the years but their lasagna is still tops and their lemon tart is perfect--flaky rich crust, and intense lemon. Casual style but great service. If you don't want to drive to Montlake, take the 43 bus from Pike Street and get off on 24th at the stop right after you cross... More 

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Mount Holly, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

My family enjoyed an excellent meal here. The lasagna pasta was so delicate, I was truly amazed. The service was impeccable.

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Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Cafe Lago has been around a long time. I am had the opportunity to go many times. The food is excellent. They have the best lasagna in town. Two of my favorite antipasti are Pomodori al Forno and Caponata. When they have Tiramisu it's amazing. The service is very good. A great place for really great Italian food.

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Portland, Oregon
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We visited Cafe Lago on a Sunday evening and instantly loved the quaint, neighborhood location. The food was delicious and the kids had plenty of options. My carrot ravioli was "out of this world" good! My husband loved his meatballs. The kids pizza could have been cooked a little longer, but overall a wonderful dining experience.

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Seattle
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A friend introduced me to Cafe Lago last week and I was very impressed. Most of the clientele were regulars from the neighborhood with a good number of families. Everything was great - the food, the service, the ambiance and the prices. Will definitely be going back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2305 24th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: 206-329-8005

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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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?