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.

Gloomy and rainy evenings demand some after-dinner coffee. Luckily, Caffe Vita keeps us energized!

Angelo M. Pellegrini Harvest Dinner and Award Presentation

Friends! There's still time to grab tickets to the Angelo M. Pellegrini Harvest Dinner and Award Presentation! Join Carla Leonardi and Corey Poonacha this Saturday for an incredible evening of celebrating "the good life" - fine food, wine, comunity and the culture of the table!

Don't miss it! Angelo M. Pellegrini Harvest Dinner at FareStart and Pellegrini Award Presentation, honoring Molly Wizenberg - Jan. 21, 2017, FareStart.

It's a chilly one out there! Warm up at Cafe Lago for dinner tonight! Our apple wood-fired oven keeps us nice and toasty, not to mention produces exquisite pizzas!

Friends, we're proud to announce we're hosting David Hiller Photography's work in Cafe Lago. David works extensively in the music, entertainment and advertising industry with clients spanning from Angelina Jolie to Starbucks. Come by Cafe Lago and see his incredible work!

There's something special about cooking with our Josper Grill. It cooks like a grill and retains moisture like no other. Reaching over 500 C, our handy Josper is the right tool for that perfect steak or pork chop.

Enjoy a taste of the "Good Life" at the Pellegrini Awards Dinner, Jan. 21st

Join Carla Leonardi & Corey Poonacha at the Pellegrini Awards Dinner on Jan. 21st at Farestart. This festive multi-course dinner will recall the spirit of what Pellegrini called "The Good Life" - fine food, wine, community and the culture of the table. Check the link for ticket details. Join us on Sat, Jan. 21 at the Angelo M. Pellegrini Awards Dinner. Cafe Lago and a slate of incredible Seattle chefs will be serving up a family-style feast! This year the award goes to Molly Wizenberg author of the blog Orangette, and the books, Delancey and A Homemade Life.

Friends, don't miss this wonderful celebration at Little Lago this Saturday from 5-8pm! There will be live music, bites, and more!

A perfect dinner just for you. Make it your New Years resolution to treat yourself to some delicious Italian food!
scavare trincee!

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Wood-Fired Pizza!
Fresh Bread at Cafe Lago
Ziti al Forno getting baking in our apple-wood fired oven
February Menu Update
Final $25 prix fixe of 2015.


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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