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Cafe Lago

2305 24th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
206-329-8005
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Ranked #238 of 3,431 restaurants in Seattle
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Contemporary
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 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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Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Since my wife and I are both Italian, we have very high standards and expectations of Italian food and Cafe Lago meets those standards without a doubt. Service was impeccable and friendly, the menu has plenty of options (we were already planning what we would order on our next visit), and the food is prepared with high quality ingredients and... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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211 reviews 211 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Three of us had an early dinner here before a Husky's football game . That meant we had Roark 6 blocks away because of temporary parking restrictions . Nonetheless it was worth the effort . Even though it was only 5:00 we probably should have had a reservation because of the pregame crowd . They kindly sat us but asked... More

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15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

It’s been awhile since we visited Café Lago. We were greeted by a very friendly hostess and taken to a nice table. Despite the fact we had never met the hostess before, she was very friendly and made us feel right at home. She came and checked on us a couple of times during dinner. Shortly after being seated, Kyle... More

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Seattle
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Cafe Lago makes really good pizzas. Recently they introduced all their pizzas on Monday would be $10. How great and what a deal, right? Wrong! The wait after the order was put in was over an hour. Since there were several of us what did we do while we waited and chatted? We drank wine. And then we ordered more... More

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seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Every single thing we tasted was delicious. The owner and staff have built a real gem of a restaurant that runs like a well-oiled machine! We can tell this spot has a very loyal following, after 20 years in the restaurant business still special and welcoming, great for large gatherings or romantic evenings, always sourcing high-quality ingredients and using unique... More

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Seattle WA
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85 reviews 85 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Unless we are traveling, we usually eat at home. For a special occasion, such as a birthday, we might eat out. We are very fortunate to have Cafe Lago within walking distance of our home. Recently we had the caponata, my husband had the lasagna, and I had the gnocchi. All delicious! Friendly and efficient service and lovely atmosphere. We... More

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