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Cafe Calamari

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10 E Geneva, Williams Bay, WI 53191
+1 262-245-9665
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Wisconsin
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Cafe Calamari brings em in by the droves all year round. Much of the business relies on the IL people who come up and visit Lake Geneva a few times a year, so regardless of their menu they still pack em in. Cafe Calamari has done little to change their menu in many years and you can always count on... More 

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Highland, Indiana
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went early on a Monday evening and were served right away. Our waiter Tony was very informative and his service was outstanding. I had the steak filet and requested it to be medium and it was right on and my husband got the New York Strip and he was happy with his also. I wasn't sure if I would... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very friendly, nice varities of choices for dinner. Reasoniby bar menu. They open at 5. They have outside seating if weather permits.

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Vernon Hills, Illinois
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A special place to visit in Williams bay Wisc. All is good but I especially enjoy their seafood, always very fresh especially oysters on half shell and scallops. All pasta dishes are exceptional, not in the mood for pasta? Steaks are as good as you get any place in Chicago! Staff is efficient can dine outdoors on patio with a... More 

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Morris
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really good food, nice atmosphere, feels very Italian, good service. Acoustics be. Very loud. Definitely need reservations. We return often.

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Thank Judie R
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Situated across the street from beautiful Williams Bay, this charming venue is great for everything from a snack at the bar to a large table of family celebrating. The house salad is tossed tableside, the bread is warm and crispy, and the pasta sauces are delicious. My husband judges bars by the quality and size of the cocktail. The cafe... More 

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Thank Donna B
Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a delightful meal here with a helpful and cheery waitress. My partner had perfectly done fried calamari and I had a just-right chicken piccata, with a creamy tiramisu for dessert. The food is good and the atmosphere is lively, friendly, and ideal for conversation.

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Thank Willarddix
Park Ridge, Illinois
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed April 10, 2017

I was hoping for a nice Italian go-to near our lakehouse. I was disappointed. The waitress was a bit annoyed when I asked if there is a children's menu. There isn't, but they will and did prepare a children's portion of pasta for both my kids, that was definitely a positive. We ordered the caprese for an appetizer. The tomatoes... More 

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Thank jsunseri99
Excelsior, Minnesota, United States
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84 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed March 27, 2017 via mobile

I was impressed with the service provided to our large group. The building has a nice ambiance to it. I ordered spaghetti which was average but acceptable.

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Thank Andy L
Delavan, Wisconsin
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 1, 2017

We are local and this by far is my favorite go to restaurant. We have eaten here many times and it is always delicious. The Chilean Sea Bass is my favorite and always on the menu with a variety of preparations. It is great that there is a gluten free menu also. The service is always good and the atmosphere... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
$37
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 E Geneva, Williams Bay, WI 53191
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Williams Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 262-245-9665

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?