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11130M S Lakes Dr, Reston, VA 20191-4327
+1 703-391-2100
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“panini” (21 reviews)
“signature salad” (16 reviews)
“wraps” (20 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
11130M S Lakes Dr, Reston, VA 20191-4327
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We stopped by for a quick lunch and were pleased we did. The porcello pizza is a true meat lovers and arugula lovers delight. A generous pizza was topped with a mound of arugula salad with a balsamic dressing. The wife had the Kabob beef...More

Thank Webbuzzard
Reviewed 12 April 2018

I went here last week for the first time ever and really enjoyed it. The food was very good. It is small on the inside and there were a lot of people, so there were people there who seemed to be waiting to just find...More

Thank BriPri
Cafesano_Management, Owner at Cafesano, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for giving us an opportunity to serve you, Bri! We appreciate your honest and candid feedback and will be sure to share with our staff in order to better serve you and others in the future.

Reviewed 6 April 2018

Stopped by for lunch about 11:45. We ordered grape leaves, panini and coffee. Sat and waited. Coffee arrived, asked server for cream. She said she did not know where it was. She left. We thought she went to find some. Minutes go by, we asked...More

1  Thank rosedown
Reviewed 25 March 2018

I've been a loyal fan for a couple years but lately the dining room is filled with smoke. On Friday, we left before we had even ordered because it was so bad. We mentioned it to staff and received a pretty irritating reply -- "What...More

3  Thank sunbun22
Reviewed 5 March 2018

I've been going here for the past 10 years or so since it opened. The quality of the food has remained consistently great throughout that time. There's now one in Sterling closer to where I live and we love to eat in and carry out...More

1  Thank TheFlyDude
Cafesano_Management, Manager at Cafesano, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

Thank you for your continued support over the years! We love serving our community and are glad that we continue to be a great go to spot for you. We hope to see you and your family again soon!

Reviewed 3 March 2018

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Reston. The food is great and the lake views are even better. They kebabs, pizza, pasta, and sandviches. I have tried all of them and they were all great. I usually go there during the middle of...More

Thank ak08022015
Cafesano_Management, Manager at Cafesano, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

We appreciate your kind words! We're happy to hear that all of our food has been to your liking and you enjoy the lake views as well. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

I’ve ordered from Cafesano twice now using door dash. I love their healthy chicken and steak kabaabs, they use quality meat, have generous portions and the price is right!

Thank LessWork M
Cafesano_Management, Manager at Cafesano, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

Thank you for the 5-star review! We think our kabobs are delicious too, and we're glad to hear you enjoyed them. We hope to have you in sometime soon!

Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

I go to Cafesano often for lunch or dinner. The menu has different selections including sandwiches, pizza, pasta, and kebobs. The food tastes delicious and fresh.

Thank ak08022015
Cafesano_Management, Manager at Cafesano, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2018

We're thrilled to hear the food at Cafesano is to your liking! We appreciate your continued patronage and your positive review. We can't wait to have you back for more great food soon.

Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

I can always count on delicious food. I often make special requests and I’m never disappointed. Really good lentil soup!

Thank Mary Ellen R
Cafesano_Management, Manager at Cafesano, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2018

Thank you, Mary Ellen, for your review! We're glad to hear you can always count on Cafesano for a great meal. We hope to welcome you back soon for more lentil soup!

Reviewed 24 December 2017

Food is delicious, Italian, middle eastern varieties, good for the value, has a nice view on a lake. First visit we tried pasta and chicken Shawarma both very well done, second visit we tried panini a little bit fatty but still delicious. I also like...More

Thank Love80s
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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, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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