Flash fried, cocktail sauce, lemon
Grilled Chilean filet
4 Jumbo pan seared scallops
The service was as good as can be expected, you can tell that a lot of the servers are new but I no not fault them for that at all and they really did their best.
The food is another story. First they no longer include the salad with their dinners, it’s additional but for the price they charge it’s a small little plate.
We shared a chicken parm which was awful, the chicken was way too think which made it really dry as it has to cook so long. We also had a meatball/sausage side and there is no question the meatballs were not homemade, they had no flavor and we did not even eat them.
Bottom line, it is not what it once was. I understand raising prices but do not lower the quality of the food.
After a long day of painting the house, Cafe Calamari was the perfect spot for dinner with best friends. It was a bit noisy when we first sat down, but it wasn’t intrusive. Although two in our party wanted halibut (it was the special), they ran out. Our friends opted for sea bass, and were not disappointed!
Wonderful experience - great food, excellent service and a charming lakefront ambience
It was a family get together for a Lake weekend.
The food experience was underwhelming: my salad was drenched in dressing and veggies were wilted. My chicken was over cooked and dried - maybe they thought if we add more dressing they won’t notice. Kids pasta were also drenched in butter to the point that they barely ate. The Bolognese sauce was very good. My husbands fish was also just meh. Drinks were watered down. Desserts were very good. Probably won’t go back for the $$ paid. Most people love it. We must have gotten a bad night.
Food and service was outstanding. Quite noisy though
The food and our wait staff was very good.
We just had an issue with the hostess/manager who was at the stand when we first walked in. Long story short- we were a party of 6 adults. I made my OpenTable reservation and requested outdoor dining (if it was available) weeks before this the date.
2 of us were a few minutes early-so upon checking in on the OpenTable reservation
I asked about indoor seating because the weather had dark skies, and slated for rain and thunderstorms. And for this employee say “No..you requested an outside table”
I didn’t realize that a reservation was written in stone and can’t be changed per the customers request. She didn’t even give us the option of indoor dining “how ever long” the wait may have been. Again we were a party of adults not in a rush. We would have been quite happy having a glass of wine or 2 in the bar and waited for availability.
Anyway, we took the table outside as it drizzled on us. It was about 15 minutes later when they put up the umbrella. It was not one of the best scenarios when your back is wet and trying to read a menu for dinner. Another from our party went back in and inquired about moving us inside because of the rain and he came back to the table actually asking
“what is with the attitude of the tall lady behind the hostess stand”
So, this review would have been 5’s across the board except for that one employee.
I do recommend for the food and location
A great experience. Good value for quality of food and service.
Always outstanding. First time back since Covid began.
Usually dined there once a week pre-covid.
Happy to be back.
Best prime rib anywhere
Dinner was delicious thanks to menu recommendations from our server.
Service was outstanding! Rachel was the perfect balance of enthusiastic knowledge, spirit and humor. Her skills truly made our experience delightful. The entire staff was attentive making this our best experience to date at Cafe Calamari and best of ANY dining experience in a long time!
Fabulous food, great service. My friend from Italy is still raving about the GF calamari. We dined on the outside patio.
our waitress was very personable although I think she had a lot of tables, it was a Sat. night. This was the second time our mixed drinks were just barely ok. We were there 2 weeks ago and the mixed drinks were very heavy on the mixer and extremely light on the alcohol. My husband had a brandy old fashioned sweet and it was clear with a splash of brown?? Perhaps bar school is in order? Food however, was very good. Hot, timely and very flavorful. Maybe order just wine or beer?
Love dining on your outdoor patio. A quiet ambiance.
We never did get the salad we ordered. They did take it off our bill.
Waited an hour and a half for two entrees. Nice view if you’re not in a hurry.
Phenomenal food, beautiful outdoor seating! A great Saturday evening during a warm summer night.
Hi. 1st visit here. Crowded and bustling which was great to see. Little dark and a hint of music would help the ambiance here. Great dinner. Service Cory was very personable.
Another superb meal
Outstanding cuisine & service
Our group of 4 golfers goes to eat here every year. It has been consistently excellent. They are always ready to accommodate any last-minute time changes.
Great service and food. Perfect night to eat outside.
Great meal and service. All of our entrees, appetizers and desserts were delicious. Kitchen was backed up a little yet they were great with updates. Although not directly on the water, it was just across the street and a wonderful night.
Beautiful patio dining. Exceptional food and service! We will be back!
Excellent service by Tony. Great location. Delicious food. Highly recommend!
Had dinner at Cafe Calamari with friends on the Friday of Memorial Day weekend. The restaurant was full. Our server team was headed up by Tony who was outstanding; great suggestions food-wise, an easy going attitude and a good sense of humor. The wait staff was pleasant and efficient and, while always keeping an ear and eye on the needs of their diners, avoided being too obtrusive or interrupting our meal too often. The Sea Bass was excellent, outstanding Prime Rib and a very tasty Chicken & Shrimp Gamberetti. This restaurant was a great find for us and we will absolutely return. Can't wait to try the Beef Wellington!
Our first time visit was a great experience. The service was good and food prepared perfectly and no rush to get us out even when they were near full capacity. We celebrated our anniversary and was treated to a delicious desert. Would recommend this place for dinner to anyone I know visiting the Lake Geneva area.
Italian fine dining at its best, great views of the Lake and interior ambiance is very inviting. During nice weather outdoor patio faces the lake. As place began to fill for dinner the noise level made it harder to communicate.
It waS fine but so noisey
The food was excellent. Perfect size portions. I’m ready to go back.
Not a lot of taste to the food. Waitress forgot to put in drink order. 2nd time there. Probably the last
The food was not as good as it used to be and the prices were ven higher than before since the salad was not included with the entree. The Calamari was not as good and the tentacles were very tough and did not seem fresh but previously frozen. Service was good but at times we felt rushed because are next course arrived before we finished what we were eating. Overall we will return in hopes of an improvement post panedmic. Glenn and Linda Vesely 05/24/21
Crowded and noisy Portion size reduced and previously included salad now an extra $4. Servers seemed to still be learning.
Great place to eat while on vacay with friends. Great food!
Excellent food, and excellent service! Staff is well trained and food and atmosphere is fantastic!
We have been coming to cafe calamari for years. We love the food and ambiance and location. However the last few times we have not had great meals. I always get the salmon palma Fresca and it used to be my favorite . The last couple times there is no sauce no flavor and the salmon is a bit fishy. I hope this is taken to heart and perhaps improve this entree. 3 of the 5 of us got it and left more than half on all our plates. I feel the quality may have slipped some. A few months back my husband got the prime rib special and absolutely loved it. We will be back but not get the salmon. I hope it improves-it used to be so good and now not at all. The quantity of food per entree has also gone down too.
Food was amazing, our server Tanya was great as was the other server. Scallops were wonderful. Salted caramel cheesecake topped off a memorable meal!
The food was subpar with no Italian flare or taste. Major disappointment, we will not return.
Everything was wonderful. I would point out that house salads are severed with walnuts! Our waiter didn't mention it and my son is severely allergic to tree nuts. I ate his salad. I wanted to tell the waiter but my son didn't want any disruption to the meal, so I didn't. But, I feel that should be mentioned since it is not the norm.
Great food. Beautiful view of Lake Geneva/ Williams Bay. The service was a touch slow. It sounded as if they have been short-handed.
Price was very fair for the quality of the food/ service.
Great service, food was fantastic! Cafe Calamari never disappoints! Always enjoy our time here!
Busy Saturday night and clearly getting things back to normal after Covid. Our wine server needs to smile more. Table of 5 ladies out having fun and all we got was a scowl. Our server was good but also spent more time waiting on the men in the restaurant. Will def be back…food is too delicious to not return. Just wish we had a little better service for the high end restaurant Cafe Calamari tries to be.
First time out in more than a year and a half and the staff and chefs made it worth the wait. We have dined here several times in the past, but the service has never been better than it was this time. And the food is always top of the line. Only place I'll order calamari.
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OpenTable ダイナー210名によるCafe Calamariの評価は4.4☆です。