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Via Lago

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1845 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02420
+1 781-861-6174
07:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Wed 07:00 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 07:00 - 21:30
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This restaurant has been in Lexington for a long while and it just keeps getting better. At lunch you order at the counter then have a seat and they bring the order to your table. For dinner it becomes a traditional full service restaurant. Prices are on the lower end, quality is on the higher end. It's really a nice... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We had grilled swordfish and the pork chop special. The entrees were very good, but the sides were even better! We followed this up (later - after making more stomach room) with their bread pudding with ice cream. That was superb!

Thank ChrisMonahan
Lexington, MA
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101 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

My wife and I eat at Via Lago frequently. The place keeps growing. I can remember when they were just a lunch place. The original room is now the smallest. They then added dinner but it was BYOB. They then got a liquor license and then added the back room. They recently added a bar area...the restaurant has now tripled... More 

Thank paul_czerny
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Whether you go to Via Lago for breakfast, lunch or dinner, you will get great food at a great price. This is my favorite simple dining go-to restaurant in Lexington. I've enjoyed their food for +7 years. It's consistently delivered and I've had many enjoyable evenings there.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Boston, Massachusetts
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Saw a great movie at Lexingtons wonderful movie theater and were looking for a light bite around 9. Saw the other reviews and decided on this place. A delight from start to finish-staff welcoming and helpful, interior decorating sophisticated casual and oh yes, the food. We decided on 3 appetizers: scallop salad, duck rolls, and squash pizzeta. All were very... More 

Thank CynthiaOneil
Edmond, Oklahoma
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

A local recommended this restaurant, and the place was a great hit for our entire family. Service was wonderful, and we loved the sandwiches. Desserts were the best!

Thank keithtracy
Lexington, MA
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I had been to this restaurant in the past, and was not impressed with my meal, so I never went back. I went again with friends recently, and the food was fantastic! So much so that I have been back again several times. I definitely recommend this restaurant.

Thank hamseyshasha
Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This restaurant is a local gem in the heart of Lexington (MA) center. It offers fine food and ambiance at a reasonable price point. Less is more, so I won't prattle on. It is just terrific.

Thank paul2294
lexington, ma
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Everything is made daily. Great service and menu, creative salads, yummy tacos. Excellent and authentic Brazilian chicken salad! It's ALL good!

Thank Maklot25
Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

I went here with a high school friend. We both got salads-- she the chicken Caesar salad and I the simple garden salad with chicken. While the vegetables were fresh and my friend enjoyed the croutons very much, we both agreed that the chicken was quite dry. The ambiance was pleasant, with white tablecloths and candles on every table. Overall,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, International, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
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Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1845 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02420
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 781-861-6174

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?