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Review of Cafesano

Ranked #1 of 172 Restaurants in Reston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$11
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Takeout
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!
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

This is by far a must visit...the food is amazing and the fresh squeezed lemonade mixed with the sweet tea (or unsweetened) is delicious! I always get the avocado bruschetta...it's my favorite there! My man got the falafel wrap and a side kale salad, I tried both and the falafel was scrumptious and so was the salad!

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Great food at a reasonable price. Best wine and beer prices in Reston. Always clean with the friendliest of service.

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Cafesano is a rather unique restaurant which offers a large number of entrees and smaller dishes. It also has beer and wine. Their food is very tasty and I have visited on several occasions. They recently opened a second shop in the Sterling,Va area. They have delicious soups and salads.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Brian M
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

This is a solid option for quick service dining in Reston. Although you order from a counter and service is pleasant, it does tend to take some time to get your food. I am forgiving of that since i know it's being made fresh. The tzatziki is lovely, as is the gazpacho. Looking forward to trying other menu items. Be aware that the parking lot can be a bear after 5:00 pm. Nice outdoor seating area overlooking the small lake and they serve beer and wine, too.

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

Despite inviting food, vegetarian choices, the problem with service made this an unpleasant dinner experience. One stands on line in order to order the meal which is not the problem. It's afterwards when there is no circulating manager or staff to ask for requests. When we wanted a second glass of wine and two cups of hot tea, we were expected to get to the end of the line in back of the people arriving and just ordering their meal. The brownies were packed in cellophane. How to get a plate and two forks and a knife so that we could share one? Not easy to do. A staff member came to clear plates while we were still eating and yet nobody showed up to finish clearing plates when we were having dessert and tea. I piled up the used plates and put them on a neighboring table.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank myjourney
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Cafesano_Management, Guest Relations Manager at Cafesano, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Thank you for your feedback. We're sorry you had a disappointing dining experience and your comments have already been addressed by our General Manager. We actually do have a dedicated Associate assigned during every shift whose primary responsibility is to circulate amongst our guests to see if anybody needs additional drinks, desserts, etc. I'm sorry this didn't happen during your visit and we'll make sure the issue is resolved so future guests don't have a similar unacceptable experience. Thank you again for your feedback. We value your patronage and hope you'll give us another opportunity to demonstrate the first-class customer service we're accustomed to providing.

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