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“Fabulous food, even better for the value” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafesano

Cafesano
Ranked #3 of 147 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, Scenic view
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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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fabulous food, even better for the value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2014

Efficient service, although you can expect to wait a little bit when it's busy, helpful staff, and a great variety of lunch and dinner options. Wine and beer is surprisingly reasonable, and the shawarma is my favorite, but everything has been delicious thus far.

Ambiance is casual but nice, with a view over the lake and outdoor seating for nice days.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Teresa N
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Great Mediterranean Spot”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2014

Cozy and clan place. A great spot to get a variety of Mediterranean food: Italian, greek and middle eastern.
The lake view from the inside and and outside patio is beautiful in the Spring and summer times.
If you telework like me, the place is very conducive to work/study on weekday mornings when it's not too crowded.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank GlobeTrekkerFromDC
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Reston, Virginia
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Everyday extraordinary”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

Everything is great, we often use CafeSano for team celebrations. Makes average day go great. Diversity of food allows whole team to find really great choices. Most popular is Caesar Salad with chicken added. Hummus is the close second. Pre-order for pick-up makes it convenient for office meetings.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 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 Michael R
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Reston, Virginia
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302 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Casual but definitely Mediterranean foods”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is a nice cafe which serves good pizza, nice sandwiches and Lebanese type "mezes", appetizers. It is a great place for lunch or a casual dinner. My family and I have eaten there many times. The cafe is very clean and the food is tasty and fresh. I am certain we will eat at the Cafesano again.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Farhad A
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing Neighborhood Restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

I love walking down to Cafesano --- stop in for a meal at least once a week. Always good food -- great pizzas - love steak kabob platter or for a quick meal the steak kabob wrap.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jfitzpat00
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