Located between the University of Washington and the Arboretum , Cafe Lago embodies the essence of the traditional Italian trattoria. The small space ... More
Located between the University of Washington and the Arboretum , Cafe Lago embodies the essence of the traditional Italian trattoria. The small space has a black-and-white tiled floor, tables with tablecloths and an open kitchen. The menu features a collection of delectable Italian dishes including wood-fire pizzas, handmade pastas and gnocchi, plus grilled salmon, beef and house-made spiral sausage. If you are a lasagne fan, try the one made here. It's incredibly light and flavorful and made from scratch. There is a good wine selection to choose from.
All the food was delish! We had Pomodori al Forno, plus 2 app s that were specials that night - a mushroom crepe and a squash ravioli. We finished with the Salsiccia pizza. It was enough for the 2 of us - even brought some pizza home. I felt the prices were fair - we brought our own bottle (corkage fee $20) - that, and the total bill/tip was what you would pay at any nicer restaurant. Our waiter was charming, and the atmosphere was bustling but lovely. Will definitely go back!
Thought we would try someplace new... won't ever go back. Food was mediocre, but was very expensive. $20 lasagne is one thing, but when I got the check and saw that they charged us $14.95 for my 7-year olds spegetti with butter and cheese, I was dumbfounded. So many other options for italian.
I have been here many times and used to like it, but now it's just too expensive. Everything was around $20.00. Even for a simple slab of lasagne. No sides come with any dish...that is extra $$. Too expensive when you have a family. I'll make it at home.
It is convenient and good for large groups.
Service was mediocre at best. Most college kids doing the work and doing it sloppily.
Cafe Lago is a little off the beaten path but it's worth a visit.
This restaurant offers a limited menu of Italian classics. All handmade pastas, wood oven pizzas and great appetizers. I've eaten there several times in the last year and I've never been unhappy with a meal.
The food is always consistent, made with the freshest of ingredients and the best of the season's produce, fish, meat,and cheeses.
Everything is from their family recipes and we have never been disappointed. It reminds us of the family-owned restaurants we enjoy in Italy.
It is not an extensive menu, but you have wonderful choices whether you choose their pizza, the little meatballs and homemade pasta that is so lite it floats in your mouth, or their steak topped with blue cheese and matchstick potatoes.
Bring the family, come with a group or have
dinner with a friend, it is a great evening of delicious food.
They have the best pasta in town. It's made fresh daily and the bar tender there can make some real mean drinks. The only draw back is the setting. I mean it's not that intimate for a nice romantic dinner. But it is great for after work with family. Oh the open kitchen is great also�.