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Il Cavatappi

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Via XX Settembre 10, 23829 Varenna, Italy
+39 0341 815349
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12:05 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Thu - Tue 12:05 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 141
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 3
    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
An intimate Evening

This is a lovely tiny restaurant in the heart of Varenna offering traditional Italian cuisine prepared with great care from the best seasonal produce. The service is as good as the food and they have a good wine list. Suggest you book ahead as they have only a very few tables and only a couple... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Rasbags
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Perth, Australia
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Perth, Australia
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely tiny restaurant in the heart of Varenna offering traditional Italian cuisine prepared with great care from the best seasonal produce. The service is as good as the food and they have a good wine list. Suggest you book ahead as they have only a very few tables and only a couple outside.

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Santa Cruz, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This place rocks. amazing food prepared by an awesome chef and crew in complete display. the place has only fourteen chairs, which equates to being very spoiled. make a reservation. opens at 630 but not on wednesdays. we were there for two hours and loved every minute. a bottle of wine, two deserts, one app, and two mains for under... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Do not expect privacy here; but it can/does end up as a happy family[I was there 2x]. As most of the clients are tourists it soon ends up as' where are you from? where are you going to? with good weather there are a few tables in the lane which do offer some distance, if not privacy. Very attentive service... More 

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san diego
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Reviews were right. Delicious fresh pasta with intetesting flavors at small, unprententious restaurant. Gnocchi and raviloi were divine. Make sure to book ahead.

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Wädenswil
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

A well kept secret in Varenna, these people take great care with their food and deliver a truly 5 star meal from beginning to end. Additionally they care for your every need. Definitely go again!!

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Portland, OR
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The restaurant is very small and charming. Perhaps a little too small as there is not much privacy. The lamb was nice enough and the pasta uninspired. Dessert was average. The wine suggested was average. Overall, a nice enough meal but no bells and whistles for us.

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East Covertry
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Tiny restaurant so make a reservation. Friendly and attentive waiters and wonderful food. Would definitely come back!

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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

visited 15 April At €99 this was the most expensive meal so far in 12 days in Italy but worth it. No views, up steep steps to the road that bisects the town from square to the water. A few tables were set outside, inside just 8 tables set for two, all were Americans except us Aussies. Started with a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

A carefully crafted menu that exceeded our expectations with every dish- we had the chef's caprese salad, lamb and aubergine parmigiane. All were really exceptional. This is a place that takes great pride in all is does and is deservingly the top of the list for Varenna.

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Houston
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57 reviews 57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We ended an idyllic first day in Varenna tonight with dinner at this lovely small, 7 table restaurant. Having not eaten at most of the others in town, I can't honestly say it's the best. But certainly the gauntlet has been thrown! From the amuse bouche to the dessert and coffee, everything was tremendous. We enjoyed watching through the glass... 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: Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:05 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:05 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:05 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:05 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:05 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:05 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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