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2305 24th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
206-329-8005
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Ranked #231 of 3,508 Restaurants in Seattle
Price range: $21 - $30
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
Cuisines: Italian, Contemporary
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Seattle, Washington
Senior Reviewer
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
5 helpful votes 5 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 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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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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
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98 reviews 98 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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
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64 reviews 64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
44 helpful votes 44 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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Mount Vernon
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We visit Cafe Lago a couple of times a year and are never disappointed. They have a young and friendly wait staff. You are served fabulous bread with olive oil for dipping while you decide on your order. We started with the superb Pomodori al Forno (plum tomatoes marinated and slow roasted in fruity olive oil, garlic and oregano, served... More 

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Additional Information about Cafe Lago

Address: 2305 24th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
Phone Number: 206-329-8005
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
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
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: Italian, Contemporary

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