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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, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 12
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  • 6
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  • 25
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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
Great location, food good. Good view over lake

The food here was good, it was a very pleasant location with plenty of coming and going from ferries.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
Anne D
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Sydney
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  • Local cuisine
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Sydney
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The food here was good, it was a very pleasant location with plenty of coming and going from ferries.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Situated overlooking the lake and ferries, hotel olivedo restaurant rises like a beacon. Even if you are not staying at the hotel, it is well worth dropping in to try their menu. Some of the highlights include the handmade pumpkin ravioli, chops and well cooked lake fish. The food cooked with the simple ness of the Italian traditions and freshest... More 

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Bideford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Four of us stayed here for 2 nights. The location was wonderful our bedrooms had views over the lake. The building had been modernised but not so much that it had lost its character. We were made very welcome and enjoyed the breakfasts and an evening meal. One minor quibble was that one of the rooms had a bathroom and... More 

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San Jose, California
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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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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 30 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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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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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 17 - 56
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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