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Cafe Lago

Italian, Pizza, Contemporary
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2305 24th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Mon 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Gig Harbor, Washington, United States
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Clean, upscale yet kid friendly (provided crayons and butcher paper table covering). Excellent food. Three of four had the steak. One had the lasagna. Good wines. Busy even on a Thursday evening, so make a reservation. Patient, helpful server. Didn't rush us even though one of our party was over half an hour late due to traffic.

Thank PNWTravelr_11
Seattle, Washington
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512 reviews
289 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

This is still one of my favorite places to go for really good Italian food in Seattle. The veg. lasagna is some of the best I've ever had, it melts in your mouth. The antipasti is also really good. Easy to find and normally easy to find parking.

Thank Alec D
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

This cute cafe is in a small business block of a very pretty neighborhood, just to the west of the Washington Park Arboretum. Really delicious food, especially the pizza. The specialty cocktails are pretty awesome too.

Thank Dusty H
Seattle, Washington
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88 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016 via mobile

Cafe Lago is a nice Italian osteria in Montlake that caters mostly to a neighborhood and local clientele. They have decent wine list and short menu of favorites ranging from antipasto and salads to pastas and their "Neapolitan" wood fired pizzas that are enjoyable but expensive. I return here a couple times each year because of Cafe Lagos's relaxed, European... More 

Thank sabos93
Auburn, Washington
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

Went there last night and I was not hungry after! The pizza takes a while to get out to you but, it is very good and very filling which is good :-)

Thank 03gator
Seattle, Washington
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85 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

Stopped by on my son's quest for the best pizza in Seattle. Son had marguerite pizza, wife had goat cheese/Carmelized onion--both fresh from Apple wood fired oven. I ordered the steak and did not regret it!

Thank Steve98001
Seattle, Washington
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

Had a family dinner with 5 people on a Tuesday evening. Were lucky to get a table, as the place filled totally 20 minutes after we arrived. Appetizers were interesting and presented promptly. Good mixed drink menu. Very good pizzas from wood-fired oven, great crust, a wide range of topping styles, they were popular with all. Service got spotty as... More 

Thank SounderFan
Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

I had traveled from Minnesota to Seattle and couldn't wait to try cafe lago! I was so happy when I finally got to my table! We ordered the pomodori al forno. I told the waiter that I often make this since it is my hubs favorite. Got the eye roll. After we finished, I complemented the waiter saying it was... More 

Thank pebbles55604
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Café Lago is one of the best Italian restaurants in Seattle. Located in the family neighborhood of Montlake, it has incomparable brick oven pizzas and the best lasagna you will ever eat. There is a strong wine list that suits the food (including by the glass)and excellent starters (try the antipasti plate to share.) The downside is that the room... More 

Thank eileeninseattle
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

A very nice meal, and a wonderful night out. The food was good - particularly the Antipasto Plate - and the wine was flowing. The staff served us well and it was a very nice place to be. [The best part though was walking into the mens toilets to find a room full of pictures of women. I was very... More 

Thank Andrew W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
Italian, Pizza, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2305 24th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: 206-329-8005

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