Café Calamari is a fine dining establishment serving upscale Italian fare in Williams Bay, Wisconsin. Guests can enjoy the comfortable and elegant seating area where professional staff members offer an extensive menu of authentic Italian cuisine. At Café Calamari, you can start with an appetizer of polenta, calamari or caprese salad. Move on to a main course of pasta Bolognese, three cheese tortellini, New York strip steak and grilled seabass.
Vegetarians can enjoy mixed grilled vegetables, cheese strudels, tomato bruschetta and more at Café Calamari for a well-rounded meal. Every day, the chef highlights a different special, so be sure to stop by often to see what new flavors can be tasted.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Flash fried, cocktail sauce, lemon
Grilled Chilean filet
Chicken & Shrimp Gamberetti
Grilled chicken and sauteed shrimp with roasted red peppers, fresh basil, and farfalle tossed with a shrimp cream sauce
New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers
At Cafe Calamari we will be offering a special New Years Eve Menu!
Consistent excellent food and service.
We had an amazing dinner experience and server! The food was amazing! We will definitely be back!
Excellent Italian dinner. Wish the entree wasn't alacart.
Met family here to celebrate a 64th birthday. The service was attentive but not overbearing. Food was delicious as usual. Silky smooth scallops and tiramisu for dessert.
Great food, atmosphere and service! Our server, Tony was outstanding!
The ambiance was nice…but it’s pretty dark in the restaurant and cell phone cameras are needed to read the menu 😂
Escorted to our table as soon as we arrived, waitress immediately came to the table and was very helpful regarding their specials and menu items. She was very friendly and food was excellent. Definitely a place to visit and eat when you are in the Delavan/Lake Geneva area
We wish you still had the hard crust homemade bread. We miss it.
I love the ambience and the food is absolutely delicious.
Service was pretty good considering the pandemic with restaurants getting help. Surprisingly not real busy considering could not even get a table at nearby restaurants. Great service at first, but slowly slipped. Food ok. Not piping hot when we got and Chicken Parma the chicken was dry and tough. Have had much better for same price and for less. I am putting that I would recommend to a friend as maybe had an off night.
Great food and experience. We’ll be back!
Having dined at Cafe Calamari often in the early 90s when we lived in Woodstock, IL, we were happy to return as we visit from St Augustine, FL. The calamari appetizer was tender and crispy, especially the tiny ones with crowns of tentacles. The sauce was sweet and spicy.
Our two servers were attentive while letting us relax and visit with long time friends.
Food was okay!
I personally thought that the Calamari appetizer was FANTASTIC!!!!
Chilean Sea Bass was just okay…nothing to write home about.
Pasta dish with chicken was just okay also.
Great Food and Service
We were with friends and enjoyed a great meal with fantastic service from Cassidy. A very enjoyable evening.
Dinner was very good. My sea bass was delicious, however, the portion could have been larger for $40. The bar is so adorable and cozy and bartenders were friendly. It was our first time at Cafe Calamari and would return!
The food was delicious and the service was great. It was fairly crowded and I was wishing the tables were more spread out, but other than that everything was great!
I had sea bass that could have been cook another minute with the angel hair pasta and lemon buerre blanc very delicious. My table mates had steak that were great. Mark was a fabulous waiter! A bit noisy but nearly every table was full as was the bar. It was a very nice evening.
This place was a perfect close to our getaway trip to lake geneva
We were in close to closing time but were not rushed and offered good ideas on eats and drinks. The service was great and friendly
Excellent meal! Scallops are a must. Service was excellent. Tony and Mark made sure all was great. Must visit!
Our first time at Café Calamari. The Service, food and atmosphere were fantastic!
We will definitely return for other menu choices. Our Servers, Tony and Eric provided suggestions that were very helpful.
This was our first time eating here, food was great and the service was great. My wife and I really enjoyed the ambient and place overall. I requested a window view within two hrs prior to arriving and that wasn’t a issue. Our waitress brought us dessert that was outstanding. Thank you staff!
My absolute favorite place in the world. I honestly think magical things happens there.
Sat at table in the bar which was perfect. Tony was an excellent server! Meals were Sea Bass, sautéed walleye, and Alfredo pasta with shrimp. All were excellent, cooked to perfection !
Thank you for a great dining experience
One of the better places to enjoy your evening without worrying about cost , service , reservation , dress or noise . I always enjoy going to Calamari with my guest !
First time dining here and will definitely go back when we are in the area again. Food was fantastic. Best fried calamari I’ve had anywhere. Tender and flavorful. Caesar salad also very good. Mild dressing instead of the more harsh tasting I’ve had other places. Our main courses were also very delicious.
Thank you for a memorable anniversary dinner
Perfect venue for our first anniversary. Lovely view, attentive wait staff, wonderful atmosphere.
Is a great restaurant, excellent service + good food= great times !
Specifically asked for romane lettuce to be in my entree salad and I was served all field greens. Waitress was very rude about it when I mentioned it.
Honestly some of the worst Italian food I’ve ever eaten.
Outside seating was great with nice view of the lake
Our servers were prompt, knowledgeable of the menu, and required gluten free needs.
Food is fantastic. Service was a bit slow and server forgot a couple items but they were very nice and polite. They were very busy so it was understandable
Cafe is always great! Bordelaise steak can’t be beat and the staff is so friendly.
Enjoyed our dinner at Cafe Calamari! Seated us upon arrival due to our reservation. They were quite busy, but the wait staff was still appropriately attentive. The food was also very good.
Great restaurant in a great location!! Food was exceptional! Definitely will go back soon.👍
The food is always outstanding. They have the best calamari anywhere. They’re short staffed like everyone else but went over and above to make it a great experience. Even went so far as to let us sit outside even though the two waitresses serving outside already had enough guests to take care of. And the service was too notch.
Calamari was very good. My cafe primavera with angel hair was very dry. No olive oil sauce or anything on the pasta. Very bland.
Music was too loud. We had to ask to turn it down, which they did. Wife’s piccata was just ok.
Service was just ok.
You can order delivery directly from Cafe Calamari using the Order Online button. Cafe Calamari also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (262) 245-9665.
Cafe Calamari is rated 4.5 stars by 370 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.