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All 28 Varenna Restaurants

Il Cavatappi

Via XX Settembre 10, 23829 Varenna, Italy
+39 0341 815349
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Ranked #1 of 28 Restaurants in Varenna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Thu - Tue 12:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Vegetarian
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
New York, New York, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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78 reviews 78 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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
21 helpful votes 21 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 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
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Airdrie, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 via mobile

we lucked out, got a last minute table, happened to be walking by...lucked out. Awesome dinner with great service. Totally amazing!, highly recommend.

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Additional Information about Il Cavatappi

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

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