Lake Geneva may be famous for its bountiful array of local shops and legendary golf courses. However, every true foodie knows that Lake Geneva is also home to wonderful eateries and fine dining establishments. Showcasing its beautiful horizons, lush fall foliage and expansive countryside, make way for breathtaking views of stunning lake shores from downtown Lake Geneva, Fontana and back to Williams Bay.


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Savor in the robust flavors of Italy at the area's most popular Italian restaurants available for romantic date nights. Truly authentic Italian cuisine served in a romantic setting, amid spectacular views of Wisconsin's picturesque countryside is available at Grand Geneva's romantic bistro, Ristorante Brissago.  Basque in the beautiful grounds over an evening of fine dining amidst a candlelit dinner for two. Sip on a glass of fine wine, and savor in authentic Italian cuisine prepared with the freshest ingredients. Escape and select from a menu of regionally made pastas, cheeses, prosciutto, olive oils, desserts, and a wonderful selection of Italian wines.

Looking to dine lakeside? Make your way to Oakfire Pizza restaurant, one of the many pizzerias in the area.  Choose a seat peering over Geneva Lake, and enjoy a leisurely meal with amazing views. After a morning of shopping enjoy lunch or dinner on their patio and taste the many flavors of Naples, Italy with wood-fire Neapolitan style pizza, pastas, and salads. Indulge in a tasty dessert of imported Gelato, or a Nutella Calzone to cap off a tasty meal.

Reserve a romantic night out in our downtown at Sopra Bistro.  This American Bistro featuring bold Italian-American cuisine with global influences, fine wines, and craft cocktails is sure to enchant your special someone. The menu includes a wide variety of seafood, pastas, grilled meats, and salads presented seasonally and using locally sourced ingredients. Sopra also boasts an extensive selection of micro-brew beers, a fine wine list and a full selection of spirits, including specialty house martinis.

Travel a few minutes down the road from Lake Geneva for dinner in one of the three municipalities on Geneva Lake. Make your way westward from the city, along the shoreline of Williams Bay, to a quiet upscale Italian steakhouse called Cafe Calamari. Indulge in the freshest seafood, authentic pasta dishes, and signature selections off the grill. Overlooking Geneva Lake with indoor and outdoor seating, you won't be disappointed with the views while savoring the continental style cuisine. 


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You haven't fully experienced Lake Geneva until you unwind and dine at Pier 290's famous lakefront restaurant. Kick up your feet and enjoy a refreshing cocktail by the water, with plenty of casual seating both inside and out, this restaurant offers the best ambience to sip and relax with your feet in the sand. Enjoy their extensive menu featuring a wide variety of American culinary faire and craft cocktails. The menus change seasonally providing the best and freshest local ingredients to insure quality taste and satisfaction. You can drive or boat to this local favorite during the summer months, truly embracing the lake life!

Cruise on into The Abbey Resort's Marina and park your boat along the docks for a delectable meal of classic American food. Share a bite to eat at The Waterfront Restaurant's harbor patio, or delight in a more intimate dinner at the only resort on the southern shores of Geneva Lake in the 240° West restaurant. Dabble in wine and food pairings, while enjoying the beautiful panoramic harbor views of the Abbey Marina in Fontana, WI. Indulge in a delightful menu reflecting farm-to-table dishes like strip steak and Chilean sea bass, while enjoying the rustic atmosphere, live entertainment, prime rib buffets, and Sunday morning harbor-side brunches with the company of fellow antique and classic boats parked in the bay.


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Change up the scenery and escape to neighboring Como Lake, a sister lake to Geneva Lake, located just off of Highway 50 a few minutes down the road from downtown Lake Geneva.  Indulge in a three-course lunch or dinner at some of Lake Geneva's local top-tier restaurants including Crafted Italia at The Ridge Hotel, a passionate take on Italian inspired American cuisine, and neighboring Geneva National’s Hunt Club Steakhouse, home to 54 holes of legendary golf and a must-dine destination for any foodie! Enjoy delicious hand cut Midwest corn-fed steaks grilled with shallot herb butter, a wide selection of seafood, and desserts your sweet tooth will love.

Just a few minutes away you can experience the picturesque landscape of scenic hills an golf courses at the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa. After a weekend of golf reserve a private dining experience at their premier upscale steakhouse, the Geneva ChopHouse. Choose from an assortment of hand-selected, custom-seasoned steaks prepared to perfection in an open-hearth grill.  Enjoy award winning wine, cultivated and strategically chosen to complement your choice of beef. From cabernet and filet, to sirloin and Syrah, each pairing is a masterpiece, expertly crafted to satisfy. Stellar seafood, chops and top-notch cocktails, along with family-style sides and delectable desserts complete their menu.

A short drive to one of our sister communities and you can spend a weekend at Lake Lawn Resort on the shores of Delavan Lake where you can play a round at their Majestic Oaks Golf Course, the Midwest’s premier golf course known for its beautiful views and 250 acres, masterfully re-engineered by renowned architect Dick Nugent of Kemper Lakes. After a day of golfing you can dine at their premier restaurant 1878 on the Lake that offers new twists on traditional American heartland cuisine.


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The Lake Geneva School of Cooking is located in a historic parsonage connected to the Topsy Turvey Brewery. Chef John offers entertaining culinary classes for the cooking enthusiast, novice, or gourmet, with hands-on preparation and dinner demonstrations, using professional cooking techniques. After a a small social reception and introduction, your group will create an impressive three course menu based upon what’s in-season and enjoy a bountiful selection of locally-grown fruits and vegetables using only the finest ingredients to create fabulous appetizers, entrées and desserts.

Lake Geneva has every cuisine covered, and all restaurants, diners and cafes are within a short walk or car ride away. With over 40 area eateries to choose from offering every type of delicious menu option, from Mexican, seafood, steak houses, pizzerias and pasta houses, to fresh salads, and exotic cuisine, Lake Geneva will keep you full and satisfied! Take the time to explore the many dining choices found here. Now that your mouth is watering it's time to start planning and make sure you don't miss any culinary possibility.