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“Lovely place and good food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafesano

Cafesano
11130M South Lakes Drive, South Lakes Village Center, Reston, VA 20191
+1 703-391-2100
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Ranked #1 of 121 Restaurants in Reston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $15
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Cafesano serves Italian and Mediterranean food in an upscale quick-casual cafe environment located on Lake Thoreau in the South Lakes Village Center in Reston, Virginia. Our hours are from 11-9 daily. Enjoy our fresh and flavorful Appetizers, Panini, Wraps, Salads, Pizza and Kabobs. Kids Menu and Gluten Free Menu available. Nice variety and reasonably priced beer and wine. Our patio overlooks Lake Thoreau and there is ample parking. Cafesano. Tastes good! Feels good!
Montreal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lovely place and good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Good mediterranean food (paninis, salads, pizzas...) looking and tasting delicious and fresh. Located in a charming little shopping centre near water and ornated with blooming trees. A pleasure for the eyes on top of the good food.

Visited April 2013
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English first
Reston, Virginia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“feels a little like California in Reston”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Sunny ambiance overlooking the lake. Great healthy salads, paninis and brick oven pizzas. Get there early for lunch to avoid the rush. This place is popular!

Visited April 2013
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A favorite for South Lakes in Reston”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Nice food, nice view, wine by the glass. A local restaurant with a loyal patronage... because it is dependably good. Pizzas are incomparable, salads are yummy, always have fresh soup.

Visited March 2013
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Leesburg, Virginia
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Found a favorite menu item”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

I have been to Cafesano a number of times. I am never disappointed. It can get pretty busy at lunchtime so, I found out that you can place an order over the phone and pick it up a their "market" located a few doors down.

My go-to menu item is the Bianca Insalata, or as I like to call it..."salad pizza." It is a perfectly sized cheese pizza with caramalized onions. Then they put an arugula/red onion/tomato/black olive salad on top! My mouth is watering just thinking about it. DELICIOUS!

Love this place!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sterling, Virginia
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53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Wish I lived next door”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

Every time I have been to Cafesano I have loved it! I live in Herndon and wish Cafesano was closer, but it is worth traveling for. The food is always fresh, delicious and served with great customer service. I personally love the Caprese panini best and you must try the hummus for you appetizer. Patio dining is perfect in nice weather, can't wait to return!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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