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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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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very friendly, nice varities of choices for dinner. Reasoniby bar menu. They open at 5. They have outside seating if weather permits.

Thank Olivia P
Vernon Hills, Illinois
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A special place to visit in Williams bay Wisc. All is good but I especially enjoy their seafood, always very fresh especially oysters on half shell and scallops. All pasta dishes are exceptional, not in the mood for pasta? Steaks are as good as you get any place in Chicago! Staff is efficient can dine outdoors on patio with a... More 

Thank Paul W
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really good food, nice atmosphere, feels very Italian, good service. Acoustics be. Very loud. Definitely need reservations. We return often.

Thank Judie R
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

Thank Donna B
Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Willarddix
Park Ridge, Illinois
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 April 2017

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 

Thank jsunseri99
Excelsior, Minnesota, United States
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84 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017 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.

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

Thank jayejax1
Whitehall, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 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 

Thank Jesse1175
Deerfield, IL
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241 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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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Restaurant Details

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Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
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?