Cafe Lago

Handmade pasta by morning, apple wood fire pizza baked by night. Right here in Montlake (Seattle).

Café Lago is an artisanal Italian restaurant located in the Montlake neighborhood of Seattle - near the University of Washington. Café Lago has been preparing homemade dough by morning and baking its pizza over apple wood fires by night for more than 20 years. To portray even more passion for the industry, Café Lago hosts a series of classes on various aspects of Italian food and culture called Doposcuola.

Give me a Negroni! The history of one of Italy's most iconic drinks

Gorgeous evenings like these demand a classic Negroni! #CafeLago #Negroni I have lived for fifteen years outside of Italy and had to endure the oh-so-harsh reality my beloved adoptive country knew next to nothing about

Treat yourself tonight to some delicious Italian home cookin'. We're just a reservation away :). #Montlake #Seattle

"There is no sincerer love than the love of food." - George Bernard Shaw

Mondays are all about pizza! Enjoy $10 pies and $4 draft beers Monday nights only to help brighten up the week. #CafeLago #Montlake

Treat your mom to Mother's Day dinner with Cafe Lago. We'll be serving a few special dishes including a scallop linguine just for the occasion! We'd love to host you for Mom's special day!

#Montlake #Mothersday

Escape the rain and cozy up with a hearty plate of our Agnello al forno: grilled lamb chops served with roasted potato, artichoke, and grilled green onions.

Boyer Children's Clinic

Today's the day! Help us #GiveBIG and support the Boyer Children's Clinic! Come by this evening for dinner, we'll be donating 20% of all sales towards a fantastic organization and cause! Boyer Children's Clinic is a 501c3 nonprofit agency located in Seattle, WA, and has been an invaluable resource to the Puget Sound region for 75 years. Since our founding, Boyer's mission has remained constant: to improve the quality of life of children with neuromuscular disorders or other developm...

With the summer comes colorful new dishes! These wood-fired roasted carrots and roasted radishes are fantastic compliments to any number of our latest summer dishes. #Montlake

Friends, join us at Cafe Lago this coming Wednesday in support of the Boyer Children's Clinic & Seattle Foundation #GiveBIG initiative! 20% of all dinner sales will directly support the Boyer Children's Clinic! Help us support an incredible organization over dinner this Wednesday!

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Wood-Fired Pizza!
Fresh Bread at Cafe Lago
Ziti al Forno getting baking in our apple-wood fired oven


Culinary Team

Carla Leonardi, Justin Kenney, Steven Peyer, Daniele Mosher, Jose Vega, Justin Dissmore, James Lim, Kevin Munro, Brad Tilbe, Josper.




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2305 24th Ave E
Seattle, WA

Opening Hours

Monday 5pm - 9pm
Tuesday 5pm - 9:30pm
Wednesday 5pm - 9:30pm
Thursday 5pm - 9:30pm
Friday 5pm - 10pm
Saturday 5pm - 10pm
Sunday 5pm - 9pm
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