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“Tasty, friendly and good service.”
Review of Cafe Fiore

Cafe Fiore
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed September 14, 2012

After browsing Trip Advisor my boyfriend and I were in Lake Tahoe for one night and needed somewhere to eat so picked here. The food was lovely and the service was great - just be aware that the wine is fairly expensive.

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Thank Wilts2
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Reviewed September 7, 2012

This restaurant is charming..charming..charming. I personally tought the food was good but not great but the atmosphere, service and wine got a 5 star rating. Maybe I have been watching too much food network but the pasta isn't homemade. To be a 5 I should have to wonder if it is homemade. In there defense. Is is a very small single room and patio restaurant so making the pasta fresh could be a challenge but...the is a requirement for a 5. Or the favors need to be explosive. They do however have a signature homemade ice cream that is divine.

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Thank KioGirl2012
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Reviewed September 6, 2012

My husband and I ate here on August 22, 2012 on a recommendation from a complete stranger. I'm so happy that we listened. We wanted great food and good wine for our 15th wedding anniversary. My husband had a seafood pasta dish and I had veal. The food was delicious (I wanted to lick the plate)and the wait staff were fantastic. We asked about some wine and were not disappointed with the suggestion. The wine list is long and the menu offers a good variety for even the most finicky palate. And the white chocolate ice cream is devine (they make it there). The restaurant is small yet cozy, and very welcoming. Reservations are highly recommended. Bon Apetit!

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Thank Whitewater99
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

How did they get carrots to taste so good? Nice service and the sommelier was great, going out of his way to pull something that wasn't on the menu, based on our vague description of what we liked. He was great, and the wine was better! Veal Marsala, venison, chocolate cake and poached pear were right on target. The rest of the wait staff were helpful and enjoyable too. Quite a pleasing evening on the patio.

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Thank METK
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Reviewed September 1, 2012

...and we only had one chance. It was a special occasion, our 25th wedding anniversary, & the GM of the Marriott Timber Ridge said this was her favorite LT restaurant. We took her recommendation and were not disappointed.

For the most part finer dining options in LT boil down to 2 choices -- superior food or a stunning lake view. No restaurant qualifies for 5 stars in both. We opted for the food.

Cafe Fiore has no lake view -- or any other for that matter. But, who cares. It's all about the food. It's classified as Italian but the menu (available on line) offers other options. The house specialty is swordfish. It's not on the menu but usually always available (so we were told). The preparation is what makes this unique. The thick, generous slab of SF is lightly breaded & pan seared, then finished in a 350 degree oven. The result is the most moist, delicious SF you have ever eaten. It is finished with a light lemon/butter/caper/& probably other stuff sauce. As was the case with the SF, all protein dishes come with a shared, variety platter of veggies, pasta & potatoes -- yummy, esp the sweet & sour red cabbage. The meal also comes with a salad or soup starter. The included mini loaf of French bread was warm & tasty.

We shared a bottle of Robert Hall (not cheap like the clothier of the past) chardonnay, recommended by the owner, Nick. The wine list is extensive with many reasonably priced selections. We passed on dessert.

This is a very small cafe with 7 tables inside and 7 outside. Reservations are a MUST! We ate outside and it was delightful -- no bugs; no wind; perfect temp. Being outside also dissipates the sound of other diners. The inside is especially charming -- small, yet very cozy.

Leave the kids home.

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Thank purplemartinhh
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