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.

The Lago staff are hard at work preparing and learning about our new Fall Menu. Come in for dinner and enjoy all the offerings with wine pairings! Roasted Treviso Radicchio, White Bean and Speck Pizza, Braised Rabbit, Venison Ragu and much, much more.

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Dine in or take it to-go, #PizzaMonday is here to brighten your day! $10 pizzas, $4 drafts, and $5 Chianti!

My Usual, Please

An oldie but a goodie; our Pomodori al Forno is an Italian staple that can't be missed. Here's a fantastic article that was written a little while back that also features our recipe! In Seattle, a neighborhood restaurant that satisfies on all counts—plus the dish that keeps our columnist coming back.

Reminder: A fantastic dinner is always best served with a sweet dessert at the end such as our chocolate truffle cake with espresso creme inglês.

Italian cocktails to sip this summer - The Toe of the Boot

Just some cocktail inspiration for your next Cafe Lago visit. 🍹🥃 I’m melting. The temperature’s rising and my energy levels are plummeting. As a weather warning has just been issued with temperatures threatening to hit 40 degrees in the next few days, the only thing to remedy the heat is an ice cool cocktail. Here are …

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WOW, Thank you, Bethany Jean Clement for recommending our Caesar! We're honored to be regarded as the very best traditional rendition of a Caesar salad you've had in a long time! Molte grazie! Readers’ dining dilemmas, solved!

We've got a big weekend and month ahead of us! Looking for a delicious accompaniment for your #4thofJuly or graduation festivities? Look no further! Our lasagna is available in full pans to-go! Please give us a call at (206) 329-8005 to make an order!

Fiery hot pizza baked fresh in our apple wood-fired oven! Stop by this evening and enjoy our selection of pizzas for just $10 on #PizzaMonday!

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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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