Lakeview Restaurant

4.4
136 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
We are open for dine-in, pickup, delivery, catering, and private events.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 136 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.4
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4.6
ambience
3.9
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LauraG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owner was very accommodating. We had a beautiful dinner outside on the patio.

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GailH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed going to Lakeview Restaurant. We sat outside on the beautiful patio , watching the sunset.The food was great but a little pricey. There was a one man band who was great! What more can I say. We will go again!!

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vipgoatgirl
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very very nice - great server, super food! Pricy but worth it.

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vippacmangolf
New England
360 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

First time here. We were looking for a place that had good reviews to try. Read about this place during a search on OpenTable and it sounded good.
My first thought as we pulled into the parking lot was it was a much bigger place than I thought it would be in Coventry.
Apon entering we were warmly greeted by a young woman who quickly sat us in the main dining room. The room was huge, appeared clean and but lacking in atmosphere. The cloth covered chairs were old looking and many in need of repair.
A pleasant server, Natasha, quickly greeted us and took our drink order.
We ordered calamari as a starter which came out almost immediately, was piping hot served with a marinara dipping sauce. It was good but not great and many rings were chewy and overcooked.
For our main meals we went with baked seafood platter and the lasagna. The baked seafood had four shrimp, four sea scallops and two pieces of baked fish served with rice piloff and steamed broccoli (it came with pepper although not mentioned in the description which my wife is allergic to). Again it was good but not great and at $36.00 overpriced. The lasagna was served in a huge bowl type plate with lots of sauce and cheese around the piece of about 5x5 piece of lasagna and again while good not great at $26.00 way over priced.
We noticed other around us had bread rolls and butter on their table which Natasha never offered us. When asked about it she apologized and said it would be right out. About fifteen minutes later it came out.
No alcohol one appetizer two meals no atmosphere in and out in less than an hour and $100 with tip.
Nothing remarkable here without the sunset we heard so much about.
One snapshot of this place but you only have one chance to make a first impression and you failed badly here

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vipjudithh
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was prepared as asked and the helpings were so huge that we had plenty to take home for another meal. The waitress was attentive and very accommodating. Will definitely return. Beautiful outside setting!

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AmyS
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was super yummy and I felt like it was that special night out that we needed. I've been before but it's been awhile and it was my husband's first time, so he was pleasantly surprised and wouldn't stop talking about his lobster ravioli.

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DeborahL
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and a spectacular view of the lake . Great live music on the huge patio .

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AlFritze
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waitress, superb food. On the deck looking over the water.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful employees! An absolute pleasure being there and such a beautiful location. FOOD!!! was!! AMAZING! went for a bachelorette party and they maintained all safety precautions

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PaulM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The location is amazing and if you time it right to catch the sunset it will be a Kodak moment for sure. The food was exceptionally well prepared and delicious. Served by the owner himself with staff assisting shows the dedication to the business and keeping customers happy. Great Drink selection too! Highly recommend venturing out to Coventry Ct. to see this hidden Gem.

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KimM
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meatballs I’ve had in years!! Clams casino was great too!

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Lynnie
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience4

We had made a reservation in advance. When we got there we were told to sit anywhere we wanted on our own. No table was reserved for us. No service given Not good.

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LeslieH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We felt very safe eating outdoors at the Lakeview. Tables were spaced at least 6 feet apart. The cod sandwich was super fresh and delicious. Service was good and food came quickly. The view of the lake is so lovely.

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RestRauntGoer
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service in a beautiful setting

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Rick
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good, scenic outdoor dining option during the pandemic.

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JJ15
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Lakeview has a ‘Seat Yourself’ policy so I’m not sure why they are allowing customers to make reservations! No one asked if we had a reservation!

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DeborahL
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love going to Lakeview Restaurant. The view is beautiful sitting on the huge patio near the lake and the food is delicious. The service is excellent and the social distanced tables and masked servers make us feel safe . Many nights there is live entertainment which makes for an enjoyable evening .

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SusanG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We always enjoy coming here in the summer months. The view is beautiful. This year especially, it is appreciated with dining outdoors. Good service and delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Service was great! Love the outdoor patio.

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Cozycomfort
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely view of a clean lake. Good distance between tables. Good wait staff.

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SusanW
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Restaurant is a bit pricey. Food was good, sat on patio.

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KatieK
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food in a pretty location. Close to UCONN campus. We would eat here again, and recommend if in the area to check it out.

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RonD
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Somewhat pricey, Quality of food and portions excellent. seemed to be some confusion as to who was going to be our waitress. We had a delightful young lady named Olivia. Very pleasant and personable.. Enjoyed our meals and the show, lovely location. Kudos to the Owner, He bussed tables, delivered food and help the staff clean up throughout the evening..Very impressed...Will return soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Nicely done even with all the COVID19 regulations!

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Lizzy
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great outdoor dining with a view.

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SallyM
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The food was very good but the prices are quite expensive for the choices.

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LisaP
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My date and I had a great dinner at the Lakeview Restaurant. The view was beautiful, the restaurant was clean, and the service was excellent! We will definitely be back!

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JimR
New England
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good view, service, food was excellent. They are very Covid aware and take good precautions for their customers.

Felt very comfortable going there. A nice ride to get there. Would go back, and recommend to friends.

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Bien
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Ordered lazy lobster. For $50 got a few chunks of lobster meat, 3 scallops and 4 large shrimp. Way over priced for amount of seafood in dish. Lobster ravioli was good. Waitress was mediocre. Might be a better place for apps and drinks on the deck.

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vipRoseG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The only issue was that the server was young and in-experienced, no knowledge of the menu, didn’t ask if we wanted coffee, dessert or another drink, brought the check and we didn’t ask for it.

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Mike
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Always a good time. Right on the lake and plenty of socially distant outdoor seating.

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Spectacuar
New England
21 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely wide terrace overlooking a small lake. Perfect for al fresco. Very Italian menu with a broad selection. My acid test for any restaurant is how well they prepare their crab cakes. These were sublime, light and airy, perfectly composed. Then they served our Aranchini! I won't tell you how wonderful it was, you have to experience it yourself!

Service was deft and quick. Wine list is a little limited, but the selections were appropriate for the cuisine.

This is a BIG place and likely to be crowded and noisy inside. Not so on the terrace, so find a beautiful day for lunch.

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maureens
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good spot to watch the water, boaters, and ducks. Or food was good, although the rosemary chicken was very tasty, it was thighs and a leg, I would have preferred breasts especially for $28.00. Service was great.

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MikeK
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food good but pricey, drinks small and expensive, great ambiance with the lake and sunset

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ChristineG
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The antipasto board and calamari were excellent! The service was outstanding!

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LisaB
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience4

Unfortunately the food did not rate high for me, it really feel under average food. I have pasta and vegtables done in olive oil - it was very bland despite my request to add seasoning. I also asked to have the peppers replaced (as I can't eat peppers with sauteed onions. The onions were not sauteed, just cut up and thrown in. It is really too bad as I love the environment and being able to sit outside to view the lake.

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GregF
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Portions small, no salad, no offer of more bread. Slow getting our food but it was a beautiful night next to the lake and there was live music. Over all a good experience and will go again.

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PattiP
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

You pay for the view at Lakeside- food was definitely overpriced, reasonable but not stellar. Service was outstanding. My husband and I enjoy eating out once a week- and we both agreed we paid $110 for a meal that should have been $65.

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vipLine
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great view. Wish there were more tables in the shade.

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OceanandSun
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had a great time seated on the patio. The only mistake that we did was to sit under the tent. It was 6pm and the sun was beating down and the umbrella on our table was no help 😩 Otherwise, it was a great time

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Lakeview Restaurant using the Order Online button. Lakeview Restaurant also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (860) 498-0500.

Lakeview Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 136 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 bookings at the moment.