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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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seattle washington
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is Very good, classic italian. We eat here regularly and have enjoyed it every time. My favorites are the lazagna & the steak. Pizza are done in the wood oven so expect some black, we enjoy that. We always have to get the antipasta plate. Casual atmosphere and good, but not oppressive service. It is on the pricy side... More 

Thank TTraveller50
New Delhi, India
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

This place seems to cruise on having a quasi restaurant monopoly in the tiny Montlake retail stretch. Service is fast but indifferent. The food is just OK but priced as if it were some fancy place. I hope the pub next door takes off and gives Cafe Lago an impetus to improve the quality of its fare and service.

Thank RavenousFoodie
Seattle, Washington
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103 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

We recently came here to celebrate my birthday. We choose this place because of the good reviews. We are so glad we came here. Great experience all the way around. Great food; Great service and great ambience. I would definitely recommend ordering their lasagna. It is a meatless lasagna and has 9 layers of noodles with cheese. The noodles just... More 

Thank love2dine50
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 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2016

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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622 reviews
342 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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89 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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110 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $30
Italian, Pizza, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, 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?