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Cafe Calamari

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10 E Geneva, Williams Bay, WI 53191
+1 262-245-9665
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Situated across the street from beautiful Williams Bay, this charming venue is great for everything from a snack at the bar to a large table of family celebrating. The house salad is tossed tableside, the bread is warm and crispy, and the pasta sauces are delicious. My husband judges bars by the quality and size of the cocktail. The cafe... More 

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Thank Donna B
Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a delightful meal here with a helpful and cheery waitress. My partner had perfectly done fried calamari and I had a just-right chicken piccata, with a creamy tiramisu for dessert. The food is good and the atmosphere is lively, friendly, and ideal for conversation.

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Thank Willarddix
Park Ridge, Illinois
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was hoping for a nice Italian go-to near our lakehouse. I was disappointed. The waitress was a bit annoyed when I asked if there is a children's menu. There isn't, but they will and did prepare a children's portion of pasta for both my kids, that was definitely a positive. We ordered the caprese for an appetizer. The tomatoes... More 

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Thank jsunseri99
Excelsior, Minnesota, United States
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84 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was impressed with the service provided to our large group. The building has a nice ambiance to it. I ordered spaghetti which was average but acceptable.

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Thank Andy L
Delavan, Wisconsin
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We are local and this by far is my favorite go to restaurant. We have eaten here many times and it is always delicious. The Chilean Sea Bass is my favorite and always on the menu with a variety of preparations. It is great that there is a gluten free menu also. The service is always good and the atmosphere... More 

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Thank jayejax1
Whitehall, Wisconsin
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

It was a busy summer evening, and we had tried a few other places, but wait times were too long, so we went off to Williams Bay, and found this place. It is across the street from the bay, so lake view. Although the interior looked very nice and spacious, too, we chose to sit outside on their patio. This... More 

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Thank Jesse1175
Deerfield, IL
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233 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We stopped in here for a drink and apps at the bar on a recent Sat night. It was very busy, and the bartenders were very friendly, and made really nice renditions of the WI- classic brandy old-fashioned for the hubs. I had an excellent standard VT, and we ordered some fried Calamari, which came to the bar so fast... More 

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1 Thank irisarbor
Gurnee, Illinois
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Great food, consist quality service and food. Would recommend for a date or to go out with friends. Its the best food your going to get around the lake not to mention the price is mid-range.

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Thank David1669933
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent food service and atmosphere. Menu was extensive with reasonable prices for this quality. Not only was calamari awesome but lobster bisque soup one of the best ive devoured in a while. Will go back for sure. Great to get away from the lake geneva options.

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Thank vacationmom1964
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Doesn't matter what you order it is all terrific! The bartenders are very attentive. The wait staff go at your own pace.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 37
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 E Geneva, Williams Bay, WI 53191
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Williams Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 262-245-9665

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