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“Airy and bright”
Review of Cafesano

Cafesano
Ranked #4 of 92 Restaurants in Dulles
Price range: US$ 6 - US$ 16
Description: Not too rich and not too spicy, our menu items are full of freshness with bold flavor profiles from Italy and the Mediterranean. The diet enjoyed by the people of the Mediterranean is considered by many to be the healthiest diet in the world and includes lots of olive oil – “nature’s own elixir”. At Cafesano only olive oil is used in all our recipes. We don’t use hydrogenated oils (trans fats) or preservatives in any of our homemade recipes. We pull together an abundance of fresh vegetables, select meats and dairy products, and fresh Mediterranean herbs and spices to produce a menu full of light and flavorful selections that prove that “great taste” and “good for you”” can describe the same dining experience! Vegetarian Options; Gluten Free Options
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Description: Not too rich and not too spicy, our menu items are full of freshness with bold flavor profiles from Italy and the Mediterranean. The diet enjoyed by the people of the Mediterranean is considered by many to be the healthiest diet in the world and includes lots of olive oil – “nature’s own elixir”. At Cafesano only olive oil is used in all our recipes. We don’t use hydrogenated oils (trans fats) or preservatives in any of our homemade recipes. We pull together an abundance of fresh vegetables, select meats and dairy products, and fresh Mediterranean herbs and spices to produce a menu full of light and flavorful selections that prove that “great taste” and “good for you”” can describe the same dining experience! Vegetarian Options; Gluten Free Options
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Cafesano stands out for its high ceiling, glass, large space and beautiful decor from others offering Mediterranean menu in the area. It is a great place to spend some time and relax on a stressful day. I ordered a shawarma which was very lightly salted and spiced, good for health. But it tasted like across between gyro and shawarma. However, my family did not have any complains, they seemed to like the food. Although you order at the counter, they bring the food to the table. Seating is comfortable as well. The mall is located a minute from the cafe. The place deserves a five star.

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Cafesano_Management, Manager at Cafesano, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Thank you so much for visiting us and taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review. We're so pleased to hear you love what we have to offer from the ambiance of the restaurant to the food, and we hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Having driven by many times, I decided to stop and eat. Interior very upscale to include interior seating, bar, exterior seating and a "to go" order counter. Ordered a beer and a turkey BLT to go. The sandwich turned out to be a panini and was excellent. I will go back to try other items on the menu.

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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

We came to this establishment and the disappointment began as soon as we interacted with the cashier.

The employee addressing our questions had to consult with other employees to obtain answers for our questions.

We ordered the tzatziki appetizer. Characterized by the Mediterranean flavors like garlic, etc., on this date, garlic must have called in sick because it was absent. The runny mixture they served as tzatziki es flavorless. The serving was nowhere near the picture representation or the description provided by the cashier. Much smaller serving.

We had selected the chicken kabob platter. Wow! The so called salad was the size of a silver dollar, the chicken and the grilled vegetables had no flavor whatsoever. The brown rice was supposed to be full of spices and flavor. Flavor must have taken spices for a road trip as they too were absent from the rice.

Mediterranean dishes are known for their flavors. The dishes served at this establishment belong in a hospital's bland diet menu.

The prices charged exceed the value and quality of these tasteless dishes. There are Mediterranean restaurants in the area, with comparable price points, that are superior to this "cafeteria."

Thank J C
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Paul S, Manager at Cafesano, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Hi J C, thank you for visiting us and taking the time to leave us a review. We're sorry you were disappointed on your recent visit to Cafesano. It's clear that the cashier you encountered wasn't fully versed on our offerings, and please know we will be addressing this to avoid a similar experience for future guests. We're surprised by your comments about the flavor & representation of our dishes, as they're usually full of flavor with plentiful portions. We value your feedback, and it will be shared with our staff to ensure that our new Dulles location is following the same procedures and recipes that our Reston fans have grown to love over the years. We know we can do better than this, and we hope you'll come back again sometime and give us another chance.

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Reviewed 17 July 2017

At times, this place can be very busy and a bit overwhelming, as you need to know what you want when you place your order at the counter. The margherita pizza and the grilled chicken pesto panini are quite good, and the portions are ample. The noise level can be a bit loud inside, but there's also a comfortable outside patio.

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Reviewed 6 July 2017

I did not eat in the restaurant and had take out. The Lentl soup was excellent. The person who picked up the food apologized for being late, but she had to wait 20 minutes and yet she ordered online. The place is just popular.

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