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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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  • 170
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  • 69
    Very good
  • 16
    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
Amazing lunch

Unique restaurant with lots of character, cool and spotless with a view into the kitchen. Excellent food with some wonderful flavour combinations. All topped off with friendly service.......perfect, will come again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
AllenSueR
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Unique restaurant with lots of character, cool and spotless with a view into the kitchen. Excellent food with some wonderful flavour combinations. All topped off with friendly service.......perfect, will come again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We tried this place on a hot Sunday afternoon. The food was excellent despite Varenna being full of tourists.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We had a lovely freshly prepared meal which was well presented tonight at this cheerful little restaurant. Staff were friendly and efficient. It was a privilege to see into the kitchen and appreciate the smooth operation of all staff from the dishwasher to the chefs. Well done; restaurant to be commended for its finesse.

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Just looking for something light before a big dinner later when this place was recommended. Great outdoor table on walking path Via XX Settembre in center of Varenna. Had Caprese Salad and another salad with tuna. Both delicious and the presentation amazing. Waiter could not have been nicer. Wish we would have returned for dinner.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Visited Varenna and found this restaurant through tripadvisor. My friends and I loved it that we came twice during our 4 night stay. Excellent food, service, and ambiance!

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

Place for serious foodies. Easy stroll from the main piazza. Staff charming and gracious. Only 5 tables inside and a few more in the alley outside. Chef knows his cuisine. Try to get the table near the kitchen window so you can glimpse the kitchen making its magic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Visited here for our last night in varenna. Excellent ending to our stay. I took the todays special wich was beef made to perfection. I would recommend eating here when you want to have a special night. The staff was really attentive and checked on our needs really well.

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Our family of 6 dined here two nights ago. We had rung in the morning to make the booking and were lucky enough to strike gold. Our table was right beside the clear window into the kitchen- fascinating to watch the meticulous preparations of our meals. Our appetizers and our main meals were " melt in our mouth" level of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We ate here twice in a four day stay. So many restaurants in Varenna are excellent but here the combination of superb food and excellent service made it our favourite.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Wanted to try this place after all the great reviews and they didn't disappoint. We sat outside and enjoyed a lovely, reasonably priced meal. We had for antipasto the grilled vegetables and the meat and cheese plate. For pastas we had the gnochetti with tomato sauce and the ravioli with eggplant and smoked cheese. For secondi we had the filet... More 

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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 12:05 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
Cuisine: Italian, Vegetarian

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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: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?