Reviews of Lago (Restaurant)

1 NH-25, Meredith, NH 03253, United States

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REVIEWS OF Lago IN New Hampshire

Mark D. Hall

From previous reviews, we expected to have a great dinner, but that wasn't the case. The menu has some unusual items. For instance the ravioli is duck, and there's no cheese or beef option. My son had chicken parmesan, which tasted good, but the chicken was very dry. My wife had the chicken Alfredo, and her chicken was dry as well. I had the strip steak cooked medium, but it had no pink in it. The views were awesome, but they didn't make up for the rest of the experience.

Jeanine White

Atmosphere was quiet engaging and sensual. Food was excellent service fantastic.

Jason Landry

Food was pretty good. Waitress was new to restaurant but was very friendly and did great. Great views of the bay.

Lorraine Rule

Dinner was great we had bison meatloaf, tender and delicious. Server was very good. Lago has a great atmosphere, second time for us will come again

Parker McMahon

Great food and price! If you can nab an outside table on a nice day.. The view of the bay is to die for and you get a nice breeze. Shout out to our server Jacqueline who's got the Midas touch for dinning experiences -- she was awesome.

Steve Roberts

Great atmosphere and view of Meredith Bay on lake Winnipesaukee.

Dawn Sullivan

The food here is excellent. We tried the stuffed calamari appetizer, it was outstanding! Service is impeccable. Love it here!!

Lawrence Ryan

Good food. Good people

Chris Rottmann

Great customer service and staff! The food is excellent! Definitely worth a stop!

Paulo Portas

Good food very nice service!

William (JR) Lacey IV

For was delicious... Service was excellent! They took care of our large party on mothers day! I didn't expect to get into anywhere without a reservation but they were great!

Cyndy Hall

Had the best food and drinks ... the flavors were amazing .. great friendly service .. definitely a favorite

Anthony Sabia

The food was very good , but the there was a considerable wait, and our buzzer never buzzed, making it longer.

Lucas Martinez

First time at Lago and my wife and I had a truly pleasant dining experience. The service was outstanding and the new “trial menu” had some excellent options. I especially loved the Devil’s Advocate and Lamb Shank Wellington.

Harry Viens

Met a business associate for a drink and some discussion. Good service, nice people, nice atmosphere for a casual mtg.

Meaghan Whittemore

Everything was AH-MAZING. The food, the drinks, the service and the atmosphere were all to DIE FOR! HIGHLY RECCOMEND!!

Jodi P

We always have a great meal!

Keith Maxwell

A fantastic venue for food, view and all the noise of a rock concert due to loud voices and excellent reverb acoustics...if you don't mind noise, this is a great place to eat

Henry Hilgartner

Really good! Fabulous dinner!

Martin Glenday

Good food, service and atmosphere.

Doug Shoop

Great food great service. We will be back

Spencer Jubert

See heather in the bar for the best server we have had in a long time. Thank you heather!

Dean Dexter

Popular NH Lakes Region establishment. High end Italian menu. Common Man venue, meaning big on atmosphere. Always crowded shortly after 5:00 pm opening. Tuna tartar and avocado appetizer: amazing. Mussels, Chicken Pacata, excellent and reasonably priced choices among what is a mostly a pricey menu (lamb, sea scallops, rib eye dishes are "up there." Not Boston's North End, but hey, there's only one of those.

David Kucther

A great place to dine, all around food quality and service top notch!

Alison Carroll

Excellent food! Excellent service!! Beautiful view!!

Samantha Worster

We went for dinner for the first time this last Saturday night. My friend called to put in a name for 7:30, was told she had to call one half hour before, she did, was told 8:30. We got there at 7 put our name in, we were told an hour. They arrived, we were called in ten minutes! There were plenty of tables open. Went had heard how awesome it was. I wanted to order the veal...MP....$42.00! I ordered the chicken and olives and my husband had chicken Marsala. I never order chicken out but that was w what as was appealing. We expected boneless chicken. Mine was a small chicken thigh and wing, overlooked. His was 3 small pieces of, bone in, chicken, really? Waiter was awesome, very friendly and attentive. Will not return. There are other restaurants in the area that offer much better meals with drinks and a dessert for less than $100. Very disappointed.

John Barstow

Steak was very good, service was good, view was excellent.


Beautiful restaurant a wonderful staff the food is amazing to, I love the curve seating and the beautiful view of the lake. The more darker wood brings out a homey feel of this restaurant. It's a nighttime restaurant so all their food is prepped for dinner which means they put all their effort into making these dishes taste amazing.

Steve Haynes

Nice place for dinner and drinks. You can always count on a Common Man establishment to be good.

Joel Schweizer Nicole Faro

Over priced

Carroll Berg

Should be owned by "The Wealthy Man" Not the Common Man. This place SUCKED for the money. The food was wildly inconsistent. My Aunt had calamari. She had a bite, maybe three. they boxed it up but she left it outside for the gulls. (Even they didn't eat it!) My mother and I got the Sausage, broccolini and orecchiette pasta with Chili's. You know at pizza hut the mysterious red shaker full of hot stuff? That's all that it was. A few red flakes. the whole thing was SWIMMING in what i am assuming to be a butter and cheese sauce. It was rather bland. The sausage had zero taste. My son is three. We asked for Pasta and red sauce. He wouldn't eat the sauce because it was spicy. Two other people tried it and it was VERY spicy. He had to have plain noodles because they don't have much else. I have had better meals at Olive Garden cheaper, and didn't have to sell my kidneys to pay for it. Waitress was a bit annoyed with us, for whatever reason. She didn't like that we also wanted drinks with our meals. It sucks to have a beautiful view of Town Docks. The place we SHOULD have eaten.

Danette Bruno

Awesome food, wonderful staff, great atmosphere.

Maureen Murphy

Love lago. Been there at least once a week. Only wish they would change the menu once and a while. They need more selections and I would like to see some soup options. Otherwise, I would highly recommend.


Enjoyed our first night back to Lago to begin another summer. Our favorite place to walk to for great food, great drinks and great staff! Looking forward to trying other items on the new menu and enjoying our favorites on the original menu such as the tuna and the Bolognese!

Kristin Dunn

This restaurant was good, just expected more.

Linda Williams

Excellent! We sat at the bar. Scott took care of us. He was exceptional! Great food!

Janet Bryant

Great was good...great views of the lake...

Ed Sauer

When in Meredith NH experience the excellent foods here.

A. M.

Girls night was okay!

James Swain

Imagine going to the grocery store and throwing together a meal.. it would be 600x better than eating here. Allow yourself to eat something better. Place deserves a 2.5 rating overall bad service and bland food.

P Andr

Great place to eat dinner or grab apps and a glass of wine with friends. Chef is top notch!

Risa Glass

New Years Eve dinner was so wonderful! The short rib special that night was beyond exception!

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Friendly atmosphere,great food and drink

Daniel Call

I have been here a number of times over the years. It is a casual, reasonably priced family dining spot. I have enjoyed everything I have eaten. They offer a cheese block and crackers as you wait for a table. The back of the restaurant has nice views of the lake. There is plenty of parking and it's next to a small park for a small stroll afterwards.

Thomas Sullivan

Food and service is outstanding

stan rambarran

Great food

Colin Wilson

Absolutely delectable, would give this 6/5 stars if I could! Cozy, elegant ambiance in an idyllic lakeside venue. We had the fall seasonal salmon, and the duck lasagne. The salmon was delicious, but the duck lasagne was positively divine. The perfect balance of savory and sweet, and just the right amount of rich and hearty. The variety of textures, colors, and flavors in that dish was absolutely superb. Our server Ben was wonderfully personable and welcoming, and the limoncello with espresso beans at the end of the meal made a surprisingly brilliant pairing. All at a very reasonable price for the quality of the meal. Will certainly have to eat here again!

Roger Desmarais

Good food nice staff

Michelle Foster

Good server. A little hard to hear. Food was decent.

Craig Molloy

One of my favorites! Great atmosphere and very good service.

Michele Smith

The most amazing Neal and experience we have had in a long time!

Craig Brown

One of my favorite restaurants in the Winnipesaukee area! I try to get dinner here every time I'm up!


Probably the BEST chicken marsala I have ever had. Sauce was full of flavor and the home made gnocchi cooked al dente, just right!

Sharon Arena-Zanghi

Friendly, attentive bartender and waitress. Food was excellent. Myself and all members loved their entrees.

Scott Bailey

Good food, outside seating on Meredith bay boat dock, can't beat it

Kevin Stack

Excellent personal service by Scott and crew. We had one very good tuna tartar dish but unfortunately a calamari that was a scape the bottom of the barrel type: small pieces thus over breaded and an oily base. I have had it very good on previous visits with excellent fried artichoke and peppers. They took care of it but the evening was not the same. Scott took very good care, took care of the dish etc. Just not the way I wanted to end my experiences at Lagos, which has been great for me, my family and friends for over 15 years.

Robb Del

Good menu. Great service

David Cox

We love the place !!

Amy Roiko

Authentic Italian food Excellent service Beautiful Atmosphere Delicious food and mixed drinks

Mikel Mango

Atmosphere & food are great

Ray Abramson

The food continues to be innovative and just plain delicious. Tuna Tartare and the Pesce Wellington are well thought out and just so tasty! The uncommon old fashioned is a great variation with whistlepig rye!

James Migliozzi

Great atmosphere, great service, the best tasting and unique menu items. They pamper you and make the evening special!

sarah ciampo

Always a great experience. Lighting is fantastic, service is amazing and food is undeniabley delicious!

J Huot

Outstanding food at a very reasonable price, quaint lakeside atmosphere. And Best of all was our waitress, Shantel. She went over the top, to make our dining experience the absolute Best I ever experienced. When you go, ask for Shantel. Worth it to try and get there a little early, it gets busy.

Anne Jalbert

The food is great. The drinks are a bit on the light side but the views make up for it. We like to go during full moon and watch the moon rise over Meredith Neck from the outside patio. We also enjoy keeping warm inside for a lunch or meal during the Pond Hockey Classic or the Ice Fishing Derby on Meredith Bay in the winter.

Margaret Currier

Love Lago! Atmosphere and food are great- it's a place to linger. Service is good now that summer season has passed...


Great food and equally good service.

Mark Lavoie

Best service and food around worth every penny. I am a regular and i know good service. I own a restaurant and they go out of their way to please.. love this place......

Zachary Elias

Very good restaurant with beautiful views of the lake and Meredith. However, the service was a tad slow and the staff seemed a bit discombobulated and not really engaged. This would have been a 4 star review if they hadn’t shamelessly put the people taking my table right in front of us by the Adirondack chairs blocking my view. That was in very poor taste.

Kara Pioli

Don't bother. If you're in the area and you want an exceptional meal, go to Lakehouse Grille, where the ambiance and service are vastly superior. We went to Lago for my birthday. The service was terrible. We left disappointed and went to Lakehouse for dessert, drinks, and friendlier staff - only then did the night improve. So strange that both establishments are owned by the Common Man and yet so different.

Ava Kasparian

It was the best restaurant I have ever been too

Michael G

Good food. Great location with views of the lake. A bit pricey.


Without a doubt one of the best restaurants that I have frequented. Food, service, ambience all 5 star.


Calamari was great, as well as the gnocchi. Staff was very nice also, I will be going back very soon.

Cassia Gilroy

First time at Lago (10/13/18) and I have to say it was excellent! Six people in our party and we all had different dishes. Apps were great, main courses very tasty and they even gave us complimentary homemade Limoncello at the end of dinner. Waitress Karen was fantastic (it was super busy and she was very attentive). The only reason I did not give it five stars is because the young hostess was very rude when we first walked in at 5:15. We did not have a reservation and were told very abruptly, we could not be seated until 8:45. I think we were more shocked on the rudeness of her than not being able to be seated so we left. As we stood in the parking lot dumbfounded, a very nice older woman came out after us and said she could accommodate us and to come right back in. So we did and were very happy with the rest of our experience. Beautiful atmosphere on the lake. Will definitely return!

Mark Ferman

Food is very good. Portions way too small for the prices.

Jon Land

Warm friendly service with great food. We just shared appetizers at the bar. Excellent meatballs and the bruschetta was so fresh with fabulous mozzarella and prosciutto. We'll be back often.

Joey Groch

Service was extremely slow and we went without water for 45 min. Food was ok; nothing to write home about.

Paula Milbourn

They don't have a large American food selection but if you like Italian it's the place to go the chicken parm is out of this world the service is good and you get good quality in a good size portions to what you pay

Bill McDermott

Verry good, but a bit overpriced.

Karen Bechard

Love this place My fave

Mark Rousseau

Was great

Gary Petitti

Loved the pork dish!!

Jacob Silver

Best salmon I've ever had

Salamanca Family

Great food, great atmosphere, great service...

Roger Lovering

Great place to eat the best bar crew/managers and staff in the area

Amy Curtin

Worst service. Our waitress was horrible. Food is amazing however, the chef knows what he’s doing!

P Murray

Wonderful view of the lake from most tables...that's really the reason to go. Our server was really nice & attentive. The food, well, it was just ok. Had the recommended Bolognese, way too much sauce & meat. Endless bread is always nice. It was a nice place, too bad the food didn't match how nice the rest of everything was.

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Good family atmosphere big accommodating place

Shane Ashby

Good menu, excellent food, fairly good service.

Sam Foresta

So cute inside. Got a wine flight and a bunch of yummy appetizers. Definitely recommend!

Roger Simmons

I've eaten here many times but not recently and it was great to see that standards are being maintained. Food, service and ambiance were all 5 star. Here, in the off season, it was a most enjoyable experience.

James Callery

Great supporters of the NE Pond Hockey Classic. Staff is on top of their game and the food is really good too. Can't NOT visit Lago when I'm up in Meredith

Mary Dumont

Excellent food, amazing service, awesome atmosphere. Been here so times and I'll be back again

Lyoid Fussell

It is a nice place, a little overpriced for the quality

Anthony Pappalardo

Dissatisfied with meal and especially drinks. Shortest pour of a Martini I've ever been served. Also disappointed in table after we booked thru the hotel

Sarah Clark

Great place for dinner by the water. Food and drinks we're excellent!

Geiciane Geisy

Great food.

Amy Chase

The food here was incredible! I cannot wait to go back! For apps we had the devil's advocate and house made pretzels. Both delicious, and for dinner I had the chicken marsala and my husband had the banh mi flat bread. Incredible! Would order them both again! Was an awesome place to celebrate my birthday.


Good food. I wouldn't call it excellent top end but for Northern New Hampshire it was a solid Italian meal. Good wine selection, beer selection limited and meh. Huge portions and a nice relaxed atmosphere.

Charles Carroll

Good service and ok food selection..

Susan Dahlke

Great food reasonably priced great wait staff

Jenifer McIntosh

Phenomenal! Loved every bite and service amazing!


Nice atmosphere and outdoor patio. Food and service don't live up to expectations for such a nice place.

Laura Hopkinson

Great date night spot with amazing drink menu. Service is incredible. Views of Squam lake from every table. Recommend short ribs and any appetizers.

Barbara Hartig

Good food, pleasant service, nice evening

Rich Robertson

Good food and service but pricey.

Kelsey Lennon

Friendly and welcoming staff, along with delicious food!

AJ Salamanca

Great food. Good service. Will be going back

Regan Thibodeau

Fab food! Needs more outdoor seating though.

shane hinshaw

Friday night at 6 p.m. was not able to get a table for a party of 6.. went down the street to another common man, and Bill the manager got us in within 10 minutes.

Chris Rebel

The view, the food, the drinks.....great evening!!!

Jay Runyon

Tonight was our first time at Lago. We arrived for our first date in 8 months. The place was jam packed, there was a 1.5 hour wait. We decided to sit outside and watch the lake as the sun set behind us. After about an hour we got a seat outside, which was exactly what my wife really wanted. The service was excellent! There was a small SNAFU in the kitchen with our appetizer due to the busyness of the night and our server, Heather was very apologetic. We didn't mind because it gave us more time to enjoy together. Our meal came out with no issues and it was amazing! We ordered coffee and dessert and our server told us, once we received those, that the appetizer, coffee and dessert would not be on our bill. We had not complained and yet it was taken care of! We cannot recommend this place more highly. Thank you for making this a wonderful night Heather and Lago!!!


High end service, above average prices, some strange interpretations of classics. Don't get the chicken marsala with gnocchi. The gnocchi are very chewy. The chicken has a wing bone attached.

Josiah Strandberg

Excellent food and great service.

Linda Molinaro

Best eclectic gourmet Italian food! Service is outstanding!

Len Poulin

Great dining experience.

Steven Eriksen

Great food

Anne Smith

Awesome service. Great margaritas, PEI MUSSELS AND LEMONCELLO! Mangia!

Ryan Simpson

Delicious food, good atmosphere

Vivian Cheng

This whole town is amazing, and Lagos is a must-see. It's super friendly and meals are delicious. The tequila selection is in need of revamp, but I saw a few excellent wines with very reasonable prices! I ordered the grilled vegetable plate and was super happy. The first place was to salty though, methinks they aren't used to customers ordering sides as a meal. The homemade lemoncello and dark chocolate espresso beans were a nice touch. Excellent experience!

Kaleigh Hensley

Food was okay, portions were VERY small. Service was extremely slow. After spending all day on the lake we were extremely thirsty and each time we saw the waitress we asked for more water. Upwards of 45 minutes before our tiny glasses were refilled. They said they hired a new chef but all of the original classics were very different than past times we have gone there. Probably will not be back.

Thaddeus Guldbrandsen

Nice dining room. The quality of the food is getting worse

scott bailey

Very nice atmosphere. Waitstaff friendly and attentive. Food was awesome. Will definitely be back

Michael Fitzgerald

Good food and good atmosphere

Mary-Ann Schmidt

Awesome back washed sunset views. Food was delicious. We loved the mussels appetizer. Great service too.

Josh Youssef

UPDATE 10-9-18: It is my wife's birthday. I made reservations at another restaurant but later, my wife said she really wanted to go to Lago. It's usually a pretty big family affair. Her parents my parents all the kids Etc. Everybody loves(loved) Lago. The last few times that we have been, we have noticed a steady decline in everything that we considered to be excellent about the restaurant. My prior review of excellent food and consistently slow service has taken a turn for the worse. I hate to write this review, but in the interest of being honest with the readers of the review, as well as being fair and objective to The Establishment, I'm going to write exactly what the deal is: It took us an hour and 15 minutes to get our food. The order was not correct. The water glasses remained empty for 40 minutes on the table. No steak knife? Seriously? The waitress, though very nice and I'm sure a great person, was horrific. Totally inattentive. She was nice when she finally came to the table but that didn't make up for the reality that we go to dinner at nice establishments because we want nice everything. We are willing to pay for it, but we expect a certain standard which we did not receive. The salad was limp and slimy it was not chilled at all. Nothing worse than warm salad. my steak arrived which was a slab of fat, it was tough, although it was technically cooked to the correct temperature it had no flavor, was not just charred but burnt on the outside and was thoroughly unenjoyable. I specifically asked for no potatoes due to dietary reasons, and I had a huge mountain of french fries and the French fry Grease covering my steak. The extra asparagus were not extra, there were 4 asparagus Spears on my plate. What a joke. I had to ask three times for what I originally asked for, which was extra asparagus.keep in mind we told the waitress that we want to keep the pace of this dinner up and moving and exactly the opposite happened. It was a horrible birthday dinner, every one of the table was frustrated, our children were impatient and Rowdy and it was getting late and past their bedtime. I think in one word, I would say that the experience sucked. And unfortunately this has not been a single incident, it has been a regression in quality for the past several visits. Keep in mind also that my prior review was four stars. I'm very very careful about writing critical reviews about local businesses. But I feel that this review was earned and has been earned, as over the last several visits logo has gone down the drain and they have Rewritten their impression upon me. All of us at the table decided that we would no longer be visiting Lago.

Sanjuanita Schrimpff

I love Lago. The atmosphere is amazing, and so is the view! The drinks are fabulous. The food is always delicious. And the desserts are to die for. The servers are great. They know the menu well, and are friendly and patient even when I've been here with large groups.

Matthew Bishop

Absolutely fantastic, must go!

Jeff McKillip

Was a busy night at the restaurant so spent time at the bar and enjoyed the bartender and had drinks. Had a wonderful dinner and great service. We will definitely be back again

NH BassFishin

This was one of the worst dining experiences I have ever had. We had a party of 7 including 2 children. First of all there is a huge gap in communication between the bar and the table staff. They made 5 different drinks wrong, and we had to go order the right drinks ourselves. The kicker was that it took 2 hours to get our entrees, and when they came out they were cold. The manager offered to remake the plates, but by that time we had enough, and just wanted to leave. Lastly we were seated next to a supply closet hidden by a curtain with the kitchen staff constantly barging through the door. Tip to the staff: Dont lie to the customer about a steak that is 2 hours in the making by saying it was resting for 35 minutes.

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Great food. Wonderful location and a lot can be modified to Gluten free.

Joseph Bruno

Always a great choice - great food, and an extraordinary staff.

Annette Rowland

This place has a great atmosphere the bar area fills up quick love wind down Wednesday menu is very limited and pricey but very pretty sitting by the water.

Millie Bille

A little too noisy for me food was okay not sure I would return staff was very pleasant

Victoria Neff

Awesome restaurant. Unbeatable views, lively ambiance, and delicious food. Best spot in Meredith!

Karl Anderson

The food was terrific! Easily some of the best I've ever had. The staff was great and the seats were comfortable. The chocolate ganash was the icing on the cake! An amazing restaurant, I highly recommend it to everyone!

Jay Jackson

Food is great, the place was a bit of chaos and super packed. The wait was stated to be 2.5 hr but we got seats at bar. It's common man so quality and service are too notch. Clientele can be a bit arrogant, but that might just be expected!

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