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Cafe Calamari

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10 E Geneva, Williams Bay, WI 53191
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Fri 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Fairfield, Connecticut
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Come any season for a delicious meal, and a view of Geneva Lake. The wait staff is highly professional and well trained. The food is DELICIOUS...Italian specialties, fish and steaks make it difficult to decide which to choose. Salads are crisp and generous. Drinks are prepared perfectly! Buona Serra!

Thank ConnecticutEllen
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Authentic Italian food with Great steaks, and a warm atmosphere. Little pricy but well with it. Ny strip is my favorite. Thomas the bartender make a great martini.

Thank Monica B
Elmhurst, Illinois
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68 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went to Cafe Calamari for dinner with loved ones for a special evening out, and was not disappointed. From the moment we sat down we were treated wonderfully. The service and food were outstanding!! Great views to the water, better if seated outside but make reservations. The atmosphere is comfortable and relaxed, and the wine list is great. We ordered... More 

Thank Chooseynat
Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The menu has everything you may want, and the drinks are the best. Come as your are and service is excellent.

Thank dicksayad
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Calamari was delicious, all our meals were well plated and tasty. They accommodated my daughter's allergies in such a helpful way. A must visit when in Lake Geneva.

Thank Debbie G
Manteno, Illinois
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is wonderful. We sat outside and had a wonderful view of the lake. The pasta and house salad were delicious. Can't say enough about the food and service. The olive oil, balsamic vinegar, cheese dip for the bread was great. One complaint is the bread could be crustier and more taste. Never the less we enjoyed it. This... More 

Thank dru2013
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had the most wonderful meal at Cafe Calamari last evening. It's family owned and you feel welcome the minute you walk into the door. The wait staff is professional and friendly and willing to help make your evening absolutely delightful. The food is beautifully prepared from appetizer to dessert. Our combination appetizer could have fed a crowd but we were... More 

Thank Lakenana3
Grand Rapids, MI
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76 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After my wife and I decided to hike the Lake Geneva trail, we discovered the trip was longer than we thought and that we were quite hungry upon our arrival in Williams Bay. The staff was very helpful, our waiter was excellent and the food was great--our waiter even found a cab for us so that we could get home.... More 

1 Thank elevatorguy
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

We routinely go to this establishment. We and always found the food, drinks and staff to be great!! A lot of times we go just for appetizers and drinks, but we have also eaten in the main dining area. Tends to pretty busy during peak season (summer), but we find if we go a little early don't have the wait.... More 

Thank 777sherip
Fresno, California
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130 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

This place has character and is obviously a very well-liked restaurant. We enjoyed sitting on the large patio looking at the lake and enjoying the surroundings. Three of us ordered the tortellini and we agreed that, while good, the sauce/cream was much too heavy with more sauce than needed for the tortellini. I would return and order something else.

Thank Robin F

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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
Scenic view, Romantic, Special occasions
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

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