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“Great neighborhood restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafesano

Cafesano
11130M South Lakes Drive, South Lakes Village Center, Reston, VA 20191
703-391-2100
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Ranked #1 of 129 Restaurants in Reston
Price range: $8 - $15
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout, Delivery
Description: Cafesano serves fresh Mediterranean cuisine in an upscale cafe environment located on Lake Thoreau in the South Lakes Village Center in Reston, Virginia. Our hours are from 11-9 Monday through Saturday and 11-8 on Sunday. Enjoy our freshly made Pizza, Mezza, Panini, Wraps, Salads and Kabobs. There is also a selection of beer and wine. Our patio overlooks Lake Thoreau and there is ample parking. Cafesano. Tastes good. Feels good.
Reston, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great neighborhood restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

We hit the restaurant several times a month. Good healthy, Mediterranean fare. Love the arugula salad with added chicken kabob skewer, the split pea soup, the pizzas, kabob platters, sandwiches, have not had a bad thing here. Rating is given based on the type of restaurant, i.e., you cannot compare it to meal in a restaurant that cost $100 per person, but to those that are $5-12 a person.

This is a family friendly neighborhood restaurant, with higher than fast food prices, but less than most sit down restaurants. You order at the counter and the food is brought to you at tables inside or outside. You bus your own tables like at Panera, but they have staff that usually do it for you. They also serve wine and beer at reasonable prices. It has view in some areas of Lake Thoreau, and is tastefully decorated in a contemporary style.

This is our most visited restaurant in the Reston area.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great neighborhood place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

We visit Cafesano at least a couple times a month. Place offers indoor and outdoor dining (weather permitting). The pizza is Mom's favorite, Dad likes the Greek salad and the kids always get the steak kabobs - what's wrong with that picture, right? Weeknights aren't too bad but weekend dinners are always crowded so go early. Besides the food, the kids like going to Cafesano because they always run into friends!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boston, MA
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Great lunch!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Get here a little before noon if you want a seat, it's a busy place!

It's a cafe where you order from the menu and get you food delivered to your table number. I had a panini sandwich and it was really good.

Prices are decent, it is nicely decorated, food is good, and staff is friendly. Need more places like this serving good fresh food quickly.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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43 reviews 43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Unexpected gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013 via mobile

Couldn't believe how good this place was! Highly recommend the kabobs and the taziki (sp?) sauce. Booze is cheap too.

  • Visited May 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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Montreal
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“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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