Evan Gorsline, the man who set the high bar for the Lago Bar.
Café Lago still sets the mark with its handmade pastas, pillow-light potato gnocchi, and thin, blistery-crusted pizzas.” — Bon Appetit
“As I sit at Café Lago having yet another amazing pasta dish, I think back to a night over twenty-three years ago when I made my own pasta in the Lago kitchen. Carla was giving cooking classes. It was so much fun! The best part was when someone whispered, ‘They are never going to make it. Who puts lasagne sheets through the pasta machine three times for each layer?’ Café Lago does, and that is why they have such wonderful food! No shortcuts, fresh ingredients, and dedicated perfection.”
- Mary Seifred / Customer since 1994
“My memories go back high school when my best friend and I would spend our paychecks on splitting 1/8 of weed and dinner at Lago. We always dreamed of the day when we could sit at one of those tables and enjoy a glass of wine! She and I had a falling out in our twenties, but reconciled years later—over dinner and wine at Lago!”