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) #3 of 118 Restaurants in Reston ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
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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11:00 - 21:00All hours
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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11130M S Lakes Dr, Reston, VA 20191-4327
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1 - 10 of 286 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place was packed at lunch. Tough to find a parking place and a seat. It's a counter service restaurant. I had a pita sandwich which was pretty good, but not great.

Thank bcmccon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We eat here often and are always pleased. Simple food. Good service. Nice view over lake. Parking adequate.

Thank Ann C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I remember when they first opened so many years ago. I was delighted and blown away by their creative Mediterranean menu. The salad ingredients are crisp, clean and flavorful. The pizzas are thin and crisp with many great base flavors and things to add. Never...More

Thank marksY4613WL
Paul S, Owner at Cafesano, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for being such a loyal customer of Cafesano! We're so glad to hear you are still impressed with us after all these years. We hope to see you again soon and continue to impress you!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love the signature salad with grilled salmon. It is delicious! Highly recommend this reasonable bistro for a great salad. outdoor seating. Parking can at time be tough, but Cafesano is a great find in Reston, VA.

Thank Klimbamountain
Reviewed 7 June 2017 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 24 May 2017 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 23 May 2017

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 23 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 24 May 2017

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 17 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
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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, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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
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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