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Via Lago

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1845 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02420
+1 781-861-6174
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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American, International, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1845 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02420
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I ate here recently and on a Friday evening the wait for a table was only about 10 minutes. We shared the baby green salad, very good, and each had one of their crispy chicken entrees, both the thighs and breast preparations...More

Thank RHM-64
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food at Via Lago is very good and the prices are very good but the service is consistently poor. Tonight I was with a group in the bar. It took the bartender almost 10 minutes to take our order, and then she got it...More

Thank JIQPublic
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While sightseeing on our 35th Wedding Anniversary, we parked to take a look around Lexington on the first Sat. evening in June. Wished for some dinner--walking, we saw Via Lago, and glad we did! We chose to take seats at the bar--which looked inviting to...More

Thank good4sure
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had couples dinner on a Friday night after long day in the car. Seated promptly without reservations. Quaint environment. Friendly wait staff. Delicious clam chowder with bacon sprinkles! I adored my warm spinach salad with caramelized onions and seared sea scallops!!! Hubby liked his Rueben...More

Thank gsmama2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is our favorite restaurant in town. We find the food is consistently excellent and the menu changes often enough that we go back regularly. The service is great and the prices are reasonable. It does get quite busy, especially on the weekends, but they...More

Thank Cheryl K
Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

The chowder was ok. The calamari was oily and not crisp. Portions were a good size but not very flavorful. The jambalaya for example was rather bland. Service was pretty good but the waitstaff was pretty busy on Friday night.

Thank davidloew
Reviewed May 7, 2017 via mobile

Although previous visits were good, 2 out of 3 of our dinners were mediocre. The service was excellent. Our salmon dinner was good, the pork loin not very flavorful, and the rissoto a sour tasting sticky glob.

Thank JeffP230
Reviewed April 19, 2017

Via Lago is definitely one of our "go-to" spots in town for both lunch (counter service) and dinner (table service). We've never had a bad meal, and their cocktails are delicious.

Reviewed April 19, 2017

Went for breakfast, barely greeted by unenthusiastic young morning staff. Older guy who I think did the cooking was at least somewhat interactive, the rest made no attempt to greet us or the morning... Basic eggs, bacon, hash brown sort of breakfast--nothing to make it...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed April 11, 2017

Never had a bad meal here, something on the menu for everyone. Menu changes fairly often so you don't get bored. Reasonable priced, especially considering the quality of the food. I'm there at least once/month and I think the place has many regulars.

Thank mggc
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How close are you to Cary Memorial Hall?
September 22, 2016|
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Response from SisBoston | Reviewed this property |
Maybe 10, strolling. Cary Hall is next to the post office; Via Lago is in the small strip of stores across the street from the library and Crafty Yankee.
Nancy M
How close are you to Inn at Hastings Park?
June 20, 2016|
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Response from Elisabeth P | Reviewed this property |
0.4 mile or a 9 min walk, to be exact...
Claire S
Do you cater for groups of 40?
May 23, 2016|
Response from Dineright | Reviewed this property |
For sure as I know they did 50 at one corporations catered group by Via Lago.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1845 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02420
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 781-861-6174
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