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“Great neighborhood restaurant” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafesano

Cafesano
Ranked #4 of 146 Restaurants in Reston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $11
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Cafesano serves Italian and Mediterranean food in an upscale quick-casual cafe environment located on Lake Thoreau in the South Lakes Village Center in Reston, Virginia. Our hours are from 11-9 daily. Enjoy our fresh and flavorful Appetizers, Panini, Wraps, Salads, Pizza and Kabobs. Kids Menu and Gluten Free Menu available. Vegetarian friendly menu. Nice variety and reasonably priced beer and wine. Our patio overlooks Lake Thoreau and there is ample parking. Cafesano. Tastes good! Feels good!
Reston, Virginia
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great neighborhood restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2013

We hit the restaurant several times a month. Good healthy, Mediterranean fare. Love the arugula salad with added chicken kabob skewer, the split pea soup, the pizzas, kabob platters, sandwiches, have not had a bad thing here. Rating is given based on the type of restaurant, i.e., you cannot compare it to meal in a restaurant that cost $100 per person, but to those that are $5-12 a person.

This is a family friendly neighborhood restaurant, with higher than fast food prices, but less than most sit down restaurants. You order at the counter and the food is brought to you at tables inside or outside. You bus your own tables like at Panera, but they have staff that usually do it for you. They also serve wine and beer at reasonable prices. It has view in some areas of Lake Thoreau, and is tastefully decorated in a contemporary style.

This is our most visited restaurant in the Reston area.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
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69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great neighborhood place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2013

We visit Cafesano at least a couple times a month. Place offers indoor and outdoor dining (weather permitting). The pizza is Mom's favorite, Dad likes the Greek salad and the kids always get the steak kabobs - what's wrong with that picture, right? Weeknights aren't too bad but weekend dinners are always crowded so go early. Besides the food, the kids like going to Cafesano because they always run into friends!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank KLJNJ
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Watertown, Massachusetts
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318 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Great lunch!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2013

Get here a little before noon if you want a seat, it's a busy place!

It's a cafe where you order from the menu and get you food delivered to your table number. I had a panini sandwich and it was really good.

Prices are decent, it is nicely decorated, food is good, and staff is friendly. Need more places like this serving good fresh food quickly.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SMR_2
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110 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Unexpected gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2013 via mobile

Couldn't believe how good this place was! Highly recommend the kabobs and the taziki (sp?) sauce. Booze is cheap too.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Peter M
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Montreal
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lovely place and good food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2013

Good mediterranean food (paninis, salads, pizzas...) looking and tasting delicious and fresh. Located in a charming little shopping centre near water and ornated with blooming trees. A pleasure for the eyes on top of the good food.

Visited April 2013
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Thank N M
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