We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Cafe Calamari

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
10 E Geneva, Williams Bay, WI 53191
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Fri 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

156 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 156: English reviews
Channahon, Illinois
Level Contributor
15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Love the atmosphere here. Cute decor. Great wait staff. Good was good. Very filling Love the outdoor seating however was too cold to sit outside for my liking. Nice bar area.

Thank Kristenges
Dubuque, Iowa
Level Contributor
103 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We had a very pleasant dinner outside at this Italian restaurant. The food wine and service were too notch! I would highly recommend this venue! Loved the view as well.

Thank ahtram56
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Essential Italian restaurant; dark atmosphere; well-spaced tables. Reasonable, delicious meal. The salad comes with entrees and is tossed table side. I had a pasta dish with shrimp and chicken that was excellent and with a nice quantity of shrimp. When I asked our very nice waiter if I could have the dish with a different sauce, there was no problem.... More 

Thank chila2
Lombard, Illinois
Level Contributor
15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time here, service was great. Food was excellent and reasonably priced. Best chicken piccata! Outdoor patio was large and was across from the lake! Definitely would go back!

Thank g2379
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can count on Cafe Calamari for a wonderfully prepared and courteously served meal. We have been coming here for years and the food is terrific. The house salad is a yummy mix that tastes like someone crossed a Caesar and Waldorf. Favorites include the Seafood Diavolo (seafood pasta), the salmon and sea bass. The kids love that you can... More 

Thank Guita G
Grayslake, Illinois
Level Contributor
138 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful restaurant! Ribs,fish,pasta,and steaks were incredible!Beautiful view of Williams Bay of Lake Geneva.Should have sat inside,but we'll be back soon.Service was outstanding!Ask for Billie best server ever!Incredible homemade lemon poppy salad dressing.They sell by the bottle.Five of us with drinks $175 well worth it!

Thank 160cheese
Delavan, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were out on Sunday night and decided we wanted Italian. After being turned away from a local restaurant because of no reservation, we discovered Cafe Calamari via GPS. Oops - no reservation, but we were given a beeper in case there was a no-show. We were enjoying very good martinis and decided to try an appetizer when, suddenly, our... More 

Thank flutepilot
Fontana, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is always good - the service excellent, and the atmosphere comfortable. We have eaten there a number of times - and Café Calamari is one of our favorite restaurants.

Thank SusanG0404
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our night at Cafe Calamari. We sat on the patio which has a great view of the bay. The server was very efficient, they have a wide array of drink choices. The salad and entrees were very good. We dine out often and like upscale food, and this was jut that. Definitely recommend!

Thank Rhonda J
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Two couples met for dinner before going to Belfry Theater. We made early reservations (5:15) so we wouldn't be rushed. Glad we did because it filled up fast. There house salad is one of the best we've ever had. Chicken Marsala was great. Other couple had fetticenni alfredo with shrimp and one with meatballs. Meals were enjoyed by all.

Thank bvpklp

Travelers who viewed Cafe Calamari also viewed

Williams Bay, WI

Been to Cafe Calamari? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 E Geneva, Williams Bay, WI 53191
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Williams Bay
  • Phone Number: 262-245-9665

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Cafe Calamari and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
new york
16 days ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Cafe Calamari staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?