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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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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
Fresh local fish

It was off-season but the food was very good (fresh fish for me, a local special pasta for the wife). We struck up a conversation with another couple who were also enjoyed their meals (one also having the fish).

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
Jerry W
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Woodland
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  • Local cuisine
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San Jose, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This is a beautiful lakeside inn with fabulous views of the lake from each picturesque balcony. The woman who runs the place is amazing: warm and welcoming and ever-present. Fabulous eggplant parmesan.

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Woodland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

It was off-season but the food was very good (fresh fish for me, a local special pasta for the wife). We struck up a conversation with another couple who were also enjoyed their meals (one also having the fish).

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LONDON, England
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We ate here food was delicious absolutely lovely we had a really good evening talking with people from Australia and Scotland

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

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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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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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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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Additional Information about Hotel Olivedo Restaurant

Address: Piazza Martiri, 14, 23829 Varenna, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0341 830115
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Varenna
Average Prices: USD 16 - 55
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek

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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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