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Il Cavatappi

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Via XX Settembre 10, 23829 Varenna, Italy
+39 0341 815349
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Today
12:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Thu - Tue 12:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 124
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Cozy Restaurant, Great Food!!

Our hotel recommended this restaurant and it did not disappoint. The food was simple and sublime. The chef came out and talked to us about the meal he had prepared and I recall him remarking that the simplest of ingredients often make the most spectacular of dishes, since everything is so fresh. I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Brie57
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Hollywood
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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191 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Hollywood
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Our hotel recommended this restaurant and it did not disappoint. The food was simple and sublime. The chef came out and talked to us about the meal he had prepared and I recall him remarking that the simplest of ingredients often make the most spectacular of dishes, since everything is so fresh. I must say I couldn't agree more. The... More 

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New York, New York, United States
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

My husband, Tom and I are returning to Varenna, Italy for out third visit since we first ventured there with VBT (Vermont Bicycle Tours) in September 2011. It is a very small and very beautiful, and not touristy secret hideaway on Lake Coma, a short distance by Ferry from the world Famous Bellagio. You might wonder why I would ever... More 

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Red Hill, Australia
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We really enjoyed the ambience of this small restaurant. Busy each night, even in the off season, so book

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Port Townsend, WA
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60 reviews 60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

With only 5 tables inside and a couple outside, reservations are necessary for this small but delicious restaurant. The service was excellent and the food very good. We especially enjoyed the Caprese salad with burrata, mixed tomatoes and olives and a delicious creme caramel.

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We had an excellent dinner at Il Cavatappi last week. It is a quaint little restaurant on a tiny street in Varenna. The waiter/host was charming. I am still dreaming about the salad caprese and the eggplant parmigiana! I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Varenna.

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Paris, France
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Quaint little place hidden in the small streets of Varenna. Food was good, not exceptional. Nice selection of local wines, pumpkin pasta with roasted pork was very good. Decent value, and nice service. The kitchen prepared pasta with tomato sauce on special request.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We received a warm welcome and a cozy seat in this attractive small restaurant. The food was nicely presented but the ingredients were pre-prepared seen coming from tupperware containers. The fish was fresh and the bread and breadsticks were fresh and good.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

last minute lunch recommendation by local shopkeeper and Slow Food enthusiast "Giorgio", the maître di fitted us in at short notice, and what a lovely lunch we had, cold cuts to start followed by one of the tastiest steaks ever, and finished off with the best creme caramel I have ever had! lvely little restaurant and fabulous staff.

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Manchester
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

The staff are so nice, the waiter obviously really wanted us to like the food and was pleased when we did. The service was excellent, quietly friendly (and spoke good English but let us try our Italian). We sat outside and it's a lovely pretty street. We were given an excellent amuse bouche with tomato, cheese and olive flavours. My... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The food was fantastic--my ravioli was perfectly prepared! The service was attentive, friendly, and gracious. The chef and the waiter made us feel very welcome. This is our third time in Varenna, we've eaten at Cavatappi each time, and it continues to meet and exceed our expectations! Although we were a group of three, the restaurant is really set up... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via XX Settembre 10, 23829 Varenna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Varenna
  • Phone Number: +39 0341 815349

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?