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Osteria Quatro Pass

Via XX Settembre 20, 23829 Varenna, Italy
0341.815091
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Ranked #2 of 30 Restaurants in Varenna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
taxman53
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128 reviews 128 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Besides reading about this place on TA, also recommended by staff at Hotel Du Lac. We went there our first night in Varenna after a reservation was made 2 hours in advance. The woman who appears to be the owner greets you with a big "Buona Sera" and a smile, but understands little english. Fortunately the two waiters speak adequate... More

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

My husband, daughter and I enjoyed dinner at this quaint little restaurant located on a picturesque alley. The food was very good and satisfying. The service was friendly and attentive. We even returned for a late lunch the next day before leaving town. We would highly recommend the restaurant to anyone who has the good fortune to visit this beautiful... More

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Milan, Italy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is a little gem in the heart of Varenna. The menu is limited to a few items for each course, but everything we ordered was great. The blend of flavors and choices of the chef were excellent and the wine recommended by the waiter was a great match. The ambiance is charming, just like the best parts of the... More

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Scotland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We had dinner here, having booked by email the day before. The restaurant is one of the best in Varenna in our opinion (the other excellent one being Cavatappi). There were only two people serving and the restaurant was full, inside and out - as such, we waited a little longer than we should have for menus, aperitivos and for... More

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PA
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220 reviews 220 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

I made a reservation at least a month ago through email....our table was in the middle of the room. I don't think anyone checked our reservation or the period of time that we had it in place. Our dinner was good, there was nothing negative about it but it was not exceptional. Our chilled bottle of white wine was placed... More

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

After all the great reviews, we decided to try this restaurant for a special evening in Varenna. The restaurant is lovely with a few tables outside in a laneway. Very pretty. Our appetizer was good and the wine was fine. My wife wanted to try the local fish but has an aversion to bones and always asks about fish bones... More

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Boston
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Our meal at Quattro Pass was one of the best we had during our trip to Italy in June 2014, and the best we had during our four nights in the central Lake Como area. We had the pan-fried sampler of lake fish, which included perch, trout, salmon, and – our favorite – lavarello. We also had the lake fish... More

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Grand Cayman
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

What an excellent restaurant came across it when trying to find the place where the locals eat. We knew we found it when we came across this quaint and very busy little bistro style eatery. What it lacks in the view it more than makes up for with its great food and atmosphere with really good service. Try the veal... More

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Manlius, New York
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63 reviews 63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had a very nice meal here. The wait staff was pleasant and attentive and the food was excellent. The white fish from the lake was excellent.

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London
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Ate there two nights running. By far the best restaurant in Varenna and extremely good value. Our waiter was very helpful and attentive and spoke at least three languages fluently! A romantic setting - It's situated down a narrow cobbled street with tables under the stars. Try the salted lake fish with polenta… delicious!

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