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Hotel Olivedo Restaurant

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Piazza Martiri, 14, 23829 Varenna, Italy
+39 0341 830115
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 10
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  • 6
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  • 24
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A waste for a drink

We only stopped by for an Aperol Spritz while waiting for the ferry, but we were very disappointed. The spritz was tiny, expensive compared to other waterfront locations in Varenna (with much better views) and no snack were offered but the none too friendly waiter. Would not go again and our... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Perth, Australia
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  • Local cuisine
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Perth, Australia
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We only stopped by for an Aperol Spritz while waiting for the ferry, but we were very disappointed. The spritz was tiny, expensive compared to other waterfront locations in Varenna (with much better views) and no snack were offered but the none too friendly waiter. Would not go again and our experience did not leave us wanting to go back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We arrived to the hotel (which is pretty close to the train station) and was greeted by a breathtaking waterfront view. It is situated on the corner near the water ferry on the walking path to Varenna. The hotel itself is a quaint bed and breakfast feel with old world charm. We were given a room with a small balcony... More 

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This place needs a total makeover from menu to food preparation to presentation; crusty owner needs to take a step back and let this be run by a professional staff; great location and charming dining room but they are not making the most of the potential.

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pietroSiena, Proprietario at Hotel Olivedo Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Sir, thank you so much for your review, next time that you come to Varenna , dont come in my restourant, you will not find a modern professional staff, but me again!Old but Polite and well behaived as usual! Thank you More 

Scituate, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Pumpkin Ravioli. Gnocchi, All Pasta, Fish, Lamb, Beef, Desserts, Breakfast The service is impeccable

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Fall City, Washington, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

The dining room is lovely with an old world feel. There is also an outside dining area weather permitting which is right across the street from the ferry landing offering great boat traffic and people watching opportunities. The food was very good especially the pesto pasta and the service was outstanding. We would definitely eat here again on our next... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We dined outside on the patio with a lovely view of the lake. The service was excellent, we wanted for nothing. Warm and cozy atmosphere with excellent food.

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Dammam, Saudi Arabia
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128 reviews 128 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This restaurant was part of the hotel we stayed in, so we ate here a couple of nights when we couldn't be bothered going out. Thank goodness we did, otherwise I would never have discovered my favourite meal in all of Italy! Pumpkin gnocchi with butter and sage sauce - OMG - I am salivating right now just thinking of... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

The food was very fresh and delicious. The wine was great and the roasted potatoes are the best A great way to spend our last dinner in Varenna

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Stow, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Laura and her staff are top notch. Laura is fluent in five languages which means so much in ordering a meal that you may wish to know more about. The menu is selective but each was a gastric Italian delight. The ambiance of the inside dining room harkens back to an Italian dining period long past and the outside area... More 

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Timonium, Maryland
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36 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The food is homemade and very tasty. Fresh pasta, fish, etc. You can sit outside and watch the people or just gaze at Lake Como!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Piazza Martiri, 14, 23829 Varenna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Varenna
  • Phone Number: +39 0341 830115

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 55
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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