everybody loves you.... Friday evening he Instagrammed photos from Cafe Io. The food looked yummy, it's a new-to-us place that has been on my "To Try" list for a very long time (but I never seem to remember it when we're debating where to go for dinner), and it's not in the city, it's in Mt. Lebanon on Beverly Rd. So when Saturday came and we were done with our errands and chores and afternoon appointment and the "Where do you want to eat dinner?" debate began, I was ready with an answer: Cafe Io.
There is street parking on Beverly Rd in front of the cafe, but we parked in a metered lot behind where Bado's and Scoops on Beverly and Party Cake (love their donuts) are located and walked over to Cafe Io. We arrived a bit before 6 pm and were seated right away at a table for two in the very front in a nook bordered on 2 sides by windows. It was sort of separate from the busy restaurant and quite cozy and private. Plus, natural light for cell phone photos, and then a nice bright bright street light came on and shone in, helping with light for photos!
We really enjoyed Cafe Io. Our food was tasty, the iced tea fresh and strong. Our server was friendly and efficient. She was kept quite busy since it was crowded but she never seem harried or hurried. Some reviews I read mentioned the number of children, and yes, there were a lot of children, but fortunately, since we were in that little front nook and since the table behind us was only adults, we were not bothered by children. It was a lovely, casual, relaxing date night at a new-to-us restaurant to which we will return.