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11130M S Lakes Dr, Reston, VA 20191-4327
+1 703-391-2100
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
11130M S Lakes Dr, Reston, VA 20191-4327
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was the place that got me started on Mediterranean food! I had never tried it before and this place made me fall in love with it. The service is quick and friendly and, of course, the food was amazing! Great for a quick lunch!

Thank Rachel R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a quiet dinner at Cafesano with a fire roasted pizza and a nice glass of wine. Quite delightful

Thank Tim G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you like a restaurant that has a cafeteria line in front of you as soon as you enter the place, then this is a place for you. Casual dress, loud environment, nice view of Lake Thoreau. I found the tall seats uncomfortable and crowded...More

Thank mcbalboni
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

They have some extremely good food choices at this fine dining establishment. I have personally felt that service was quick, professional and friendly. Two thumbs up indeed, By The Way.

Thank Dave L
Paul S, Owner at Cafesano, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Dave! Thanks for visiting us and taking the time to leave us such a great review. We're so glad you like what we have to offer, and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

A bit slower than I planned but very good. I was there during the dinner rush which slowed things down. Lots of open seating both inside and out. Worth the visit and only a few miles off the freeway.

Thank SportingClays3200
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

We were playing hoops all weekend and we needed to find a good cafe or restaurant for refueling our girls bodies. This was was recommended and we were very happy with the recommendation. We all had salads and shared pizza. The salads we fresh and...More

Thank Frank K
Reviewed 16 April 2017

I have been going to Cafesano since they opened, so it's about time I write about it. Just a few weeks ago we had a family birthday party with food from Cafesano. We used their catering department, and also the restaurant, to get exactly what...More

Thank 999kathleenl
Paul S, Owner at Cafesano, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Thank you so much for being such a loyal customer and taking the time to leave us a review. We're so pleased to hear you have had such wonderful experiences with us when ordering catering & take-out. We do our best to provide fresh, flavorful...More

Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Good food. Great service. Tasted yummy. Will definitely go back as soon as I'm in the area again. The food was served hot and it was fresh. Really enjoyed the atmosphere. Restaurant was clean, bright and inviting.

1  Thank BdaSunshine
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Kids pizza are wonderful and also good for seniors. Always get either the signature salad with two skewers of chicken or Cesar salad with chicken. Only issue is price which is high for the quantity of food. Quality definitely good nonetheless.

Thank Terry p
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This is a nice, multipurpose restaurant- works for meeting with friends, family and kids, a casual date. Sitting outside in good weather is great (with shade!) and comfy inside. Food is good- must try a pizza!

Thank Llwhatsnext
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We will visit Angkor Wat in March. Booked a tour but not a hotel yet. We do not want to be in the center of city, prefer nice and quiet but not far from restaurants and such. Any suggestions???????????
16 May 2015|
Response from sconsaul | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I stayed at a lovely hotel right in downtown Siem Reap called the Bopha Angkor Hotel. I highly recommend it. Very relaxing and great central location.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$11
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11130M S Lakes Dr, Reston, VA 20191-4327
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Reston
  • Phone Number: +1 703-391-2100
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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!
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