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Osteria Quatro Pass

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Via XX Settembre 20, 23829 Varenna, Italy
0341.815091
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A pleasant surprise

We did not know what to expect of lake country cuisine, but not being general fans of fresh-water fish, were prepared to be less than wowed. I had a pasta with lake fish that was quite fine, thank you, and my wife had a very good mixed meat grill that came on a sword. Well, it was a very LARGE... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
cascadehkr8
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Washington State
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Washington State
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We did not know what to expect of lake country cuisine, but not being general fans of fresh-water fish, were prepared to be less than wowed. I had a pasta with lake fish that was quite fine, thank you, and my wife had a very good mixed meat grill that came on a sword. Well, it was a very LARGE... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Very nice evening sitting at outside table with breeze and unhurried service. Can recommend the charred squid. Did not have dessert but the tiramisu looked wonderful at the next table.

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toronto
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34 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Excellent food. Best meal we had in Italy!! Delicious mixed lake fish dish with vegs. Highly recommend this restaurant! We managed to get a table outside

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We went to most of the highly-rated restaurants in Varenna and Quattro Pass was definitely the best one. Food was absolutely delicious: typical italian cuisine at its best. We had the vitello tonato and spaghetti vongole. Although the restaurant is located in a small street and hence has no view on the lake, the atmosphere was really great: little tables,... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Had lunch here during my short trip in Varenna, if this restaurant was my local I would eat here all time. So many delicious options that I had trouble making a choice. The calamari appetizer (it was stuffed!) and homemade orecchiette pasta were some of the best I've had. I had an excellent, and very inexpensive house white. They also... More 

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Huntington Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

We walked up to the Castle Vezio and were ready for a tasty lunch. We ordered the salad with shrimp, the homemade pasta with lobster, and a bottle of wine. We were surprised when the waiter brought out the live lobster. The salad had freshly cooked warm shrimp, kalamata olives, tomatoes, and shaved Parmesan cheese. The lobster pasta - incredible.... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We ate at 3 of the top rated TripAdvisor restaurants during our stay in Varenna and Quatro Pass was clearly a notch above the rest. Creatively crafted and well executed northern dishes; my ravioli in cream sauce were cooked perfectly as was my wife's lobster pasta appetizer. The lake fish mixed grill is a must have, with all fresh local... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We liked the food and service so much we ate here twice on our three night stay in Varenna! Compliments to the chef for a very tasty spaghetti with lake fish and the char grilled calamari was exquisite! My hubby had steak both times and it was cooked to perfection! Great service and great wine, well done..... One day we... More 

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surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We have been coming here for a number of years now, and still this is our favourite place by far. We have noticed over the many reviews that there are the odd negative reviews with regards to service. In our view we have always received the most generous of welcomes, and we also appreciate that this is a small Italian... More 

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Perth
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We had a very disappointing meal. The mains of crumbed veal and lake fish were very average with the veal being dry and overcooked and the lake fish lacking flavour. The service was fantastic from lovely staff but we were disappointed with the meal. Would not return.

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Address: Via XX Settembre 20, 23829 Varenna, Italy
Phone Number: 0341.815091
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Varenna
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via XX Settembre 20, 23829 Varenna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Varenna
  • Phone Number: 0341.815091

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic

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