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11130M S Lakes Dr, Reston, VA 20191-4327
+1 703-391-2100
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“panini” (36 reviews)
“wraps” (21 reviews)
“signature salad” (15 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
11130M S Lakes Dr, Reston, VA 20191-4327
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Reviewed 7 July 2016

We eat here several times per year, both indoors, patio and carryout. The hummus is always fresh, the pita toasts are also fresh. They make an excellent Caesar salad with any accompanying protein. The wait is minimal but always worth it. Tzatziki and gyro, shawarma,...More

Thank Birdsong859
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Nice place to go for a casual lunch or dinner. Nothing spectacular. Salads are nice and so are the pizzas. Great place for taking the kids since there is a huge fish and turtle stocked lake in the back.

Thank 1greeneyes2015
Reviewed 28 June 2016

This is a great local family restaurant for take-out or dine-in (or dine-out, on the deck overlooking the lake.) Everything is good, and the staff are conscientious. Even when mistakes happen, they go out of their way to fix them.

Thank W H
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Great local Mediterranean restaurant and carryout, with some non-Mediterranean dishes as well. My family and I live nearby and it's our go-to restaurant for friendly meals or for carryout. The food is consistently good, reasonably priced and the staff is friendly.

Thank BillyDfromVA
Reviewed 17 June 2016

Okay if you want carry-out, but not really worth seeking out for a sit-down. On top of it, they were out of soap in the bathroom and made no effort to fix the problem despite it being pointed out to them multiple times.More

Thank Publius-DC
Paul S, Owner at Cafesano, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2016

Thank you for your feedback. I'm very sorry that your visit was a disappointing one. Rest assured that your comments have been shared with our GM and he'll be speaking to our Associates to insure that this problem doesn't occur in the future. In the...More

Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Any time I have an occasion to invite someone to lunch for work or pleasure I choose this restaurant. It's great food with a varied menu you don't find in the oh so common corporate chains. My guests always vow to include Cafe Sano in...More

Thank Mary Lou M
Reviewed 14 May 2016

We have been here a few times. Pretty nice atmosphere considering it is average size. Good Mediterranean food. You pay at the cashier cafeteria style but waiters bring it to your table. No real need for a tip, so you can keep price down.

Thank eaglesclaw121
Reviewed 11 May 2016

We took the whole family to Cafesano on Mother's Day this past Sunday for lunch. Cafesano is one of our "go to" places for Sunday lunches. The food is good, a little nicer than your average chain restaurant. The portions are not oversized and they...More

Thank Dave15122
Reviewed 30 April 2016

I've been coming here twice a month for about 3 years. Great shawarma and pizza. Salads are very fresh too. The view of the lake is nice.

Thank Itsybitsybetsy
Paul S, Owner at Cafesano, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2016

Thank you so much for your continued support. We're lucky to have repeat guests like you!

Reviewed 26 April 2016

The pizzas and pastas are very good. Very good value for both food and drinks. You order at the counter, but the line moves fast. Then you sit at a cozy table, either inside or outside, sometimes even with a lake view and the good...More

Thank Kat2Saint
Paul S, Owner at Cafesano, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2016

Thanks for choosing Cafesano! We're pleased to hear you like what we have to offer!

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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Kids
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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