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Via IV Novembre 18, 23829 Varenna, Italy
0341 830113
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent food, excellent view, excellent dessert, excellent service!! not to be missed!!

we also staid at Villa Cipressi , and when we were asked if we want to eat dinner the next evening we were reluctant as we did not know what to do and did not knew how the restaurant was. We book it and it was best choice we made!!! Although that night it rained and we could not staid... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
DanielaDT
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Bucharest, Romania
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Bucharest, Romania
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59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

we also staid at Villa Cipressi , and when we were asked if we want to eat dinner the next evening we were reluctant as we did not know what to do and did not knew how the restaurant was. We book it and it was best choice we made!!! Although that night it rained and we could not staid... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

A second visit to La Contrada and a second lucky last table for two - I highly recommended making a reservation. The garden is a beautiful setting with tables well set apart creating intimacy and allowing surrounding conversation to add atmosphere but never interrupt. The food was a good as remembered on the last visit with a good local wine... More 

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Washington State
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The setting is beautiful, on a garden terrace at Villa Cipresi with views through Mediterranean foliage down to Lake Como. It's a romantic place for an evening meal and we would probably return just for the location. Food was very good but not memorably great. The service was not up to par especially for a higher-end restaurant, but in defense... More 

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ocala florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Al fresco dining. Food was delicious and service gracious and friendly. Husband sampled 3 different kinds of grappa. I stayed with sambuca. A special evening.

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Anna Maria Island, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Great location, good service, good luncheon value. Steak and fish dishes were well cooked and simply presented.

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Georgetown, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

My wife and I ate here our first night in Varenna. We ordered the local specialty (lake fish) and it was delicious. The service was attentive and the surroundings very upscale. Don't miss the adjacent Villa Cipressa Gardens and Lake Como views.

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Hobart, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Combining a lovely warm September evening,the picturesque outdoor setting of Villa Cipressi and beautifully presented food made for a memorable meal at La Contrada. We were staying at the villa and were glad we took the opportunity to dine here. A complimentary rose prosecco and salmon starter were followed by our own choices of the degustation menu for one and... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The setting is spectacular overlooking the lake so make sure you go when you can eat outside. The service is attentive without being overbearing and maître d Massimo will make sure you are well looked after. The kitchen however deserves most praise with all dishes being superbly presented without being at all pretentious . Special mention has to go to... More 

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Naples, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Lovely restaurant with delicious food. Soooo very romantic We had a really enjoyable evening served by friendly staff. The setting is a dream

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Scotland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Had dinner here during our stay in Varenna. The food was good - but, to be honest, no more than that. This place gets extra points though for it's location, which overlooks the beautiful gardens and has stunning views of Lake Como. We had a really enjoyable evening - friendly staff, food service and tasty food. But it has to... More 

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Address: Via IV Novembre 18, 23829 Varenna, Italy
Phone Number: 0341 830113
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Varenna
Cuisine: Italian

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  • Address: Via IV Novembre 18, 23829 Varenna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Varenna
  • Phone Number: 0341 830113

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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