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Cafe Lago

$$$
Italian, Contemporary
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2305 24th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
206-329-8005
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5:00 pm - 10:00 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: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 25
    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
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
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  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Seattle
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We have been going to Cafe Lago for years. I don't know why I haven't reviewed it already, it is our go to Italian restaurant. We have been to a couple of mediocre restaurants lately and I realized I had to let diners know about this gem. The atmosphere is casual but they use table cloths which is a nice... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We had reserved and planned a graduation party for 14 people for a Friday evening. All was in order and ready when we arrived. Service was very attentive. We were served family style, with one good dish after another, all Italian. Highlights for me were the antipasti, the signature lasagna dish, and the chocolate mousse. The house wines were good.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

One of the best dinners out EVER! A quaint location AND you have to know its there or you will sadly miss it. We received wonderful service and the pasta with clans was mouth watering delicious. Cooked to perfection ! We also had a gourmet pasta and meatballs, NOT just for kids. A recipe you will want to SNAG and... More 

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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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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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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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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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: Large groups, Families with children
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?