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Cafe Lago

$$ - $$$
Italian, Pizza, Contemporary
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2305 24th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
+1 206-329-8005
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Mon 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Seattle, Washington
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83 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

We've been going to Café Lago for years, since it started as a tiny hole-in-the-wall and expanded at that location to fill half the block. But its larger size hasn't hurt its intimacy, its service, or its food. The hand-made pasta melts in your mouth The lasagna is light and airy. The various kinds of ravioli are innovative. The pizza... More 

Thank don666
Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Really busy and vibrant. Fresh produce reslly well cooked wait staff excellent. Cant fault it...if looking for basic ingredients cooked reallywell and priced well....a great place to catch a casual fresh meal.....

Thank StevBown
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

The food is good, so good that I had a dream about it one night. The white lasagna is tasty and satisfying while not so heavy as lasagna so often is. But to be clear -- it's lasagna, only lasagna. Some reviews here are anticipating something unreasonable. Cafe Lago has good food, the staff was attentive and professional, the service... More 

Thank Jdw-ny
Portland, Oregon
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89 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Have visited this restaurant several times, and it never disappoints. The menu is creative, it is diverse, the service great, and it is a terrific destination after a UW football game. All in all a great venue.

Thank bagpipe
seattle washington
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

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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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 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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112 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 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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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 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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706 reviews
380 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 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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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 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

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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
US$21 - US$30
Italian, Pizza, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2305 24th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-329-8005

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