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Varenna Caffe'

Contrada Scoscesa, 13, Varenna, Italy
0341.830459
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Ranked #3 of 27 restaurants in Varenna
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Bistro
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Exclusive Lake View, Light Lunch & Dinner, Continental Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Exclusive Lake View, Light Lunch & Dinner, Continental Breakfast
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English first
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

While on a lake cruise we stopped in Varenna for a couple of hours and thankfully chose to dine here. The caffè was bursting with people yet the wait staff took great care of us. Most important we were served delicious food! We had the risotto with mushrooms, a brie & prosciutto wrap, accompanied by the radicchio salad. Each of... More

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West Midlands
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Beautiful little cafe on the lake edge, food was brilliant. We visited in March when everywhere was quiet, but expect in Summer this place is very busy. The menu choice was vast for such a tiny cafe.

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New York City, New York
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99 reviews 99 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

- great staff - amazing location - incredible views - great food - truly a special place - 700 year old building with exposed original walls - only 6 tables inside...plenty outside - casual

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Peoria, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

My friends and I took a 2 week tour of Italy. This was one of the towns we stopped in and loved every moment! Varenna Caffe was an excellent place to stop for a muffin in the morning and hot tea. I didn't realize I was ordering hot tea at first, because I am not a tea drinker. But when... More

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Vancouver
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77 reviews 77 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

This review is late coming but I just had to write it. Now I understand why people love risotto. I had the most wonderful mushroom risotto here. Not to be missed. I kept trying risotto at other places and it doesn't compare to here.

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Victoria Australia
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221 reviews 221 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Took the ferry over to Varenna and walking along the lakeside came cross this small cafe right on the lake. Very pristine looking inside, we chose a seat outside to view the lake and watch the world go by. We sampled a local wine and pasta dish and then went back for cake. It was all very good, but the... More

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Ojai, California
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114 reviews 114 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

This is a very small cafe situated right at the edge of the lake. It has very nice outdoor seating that provides excellent views across the lake. It is a good place for a light lunch, a drink or gelato. They have some unusual deserts that I found wonderful. My favorite was pistachios gelato with a shot of scotch wisky... More

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Reno, Nevada, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

We didn't eat a meal here but returned several times for wine, chocolate and snacks. It was outstanding--best hot chocolate we've ever tasted and delicious pastries.

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London
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

My sister and I stopped by this restaurant at the end of October for lunch. It's a lovely spot, and we ate well and my glass of wine was delicious. Would love to go back again some day.

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Perth
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146 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

We stopped by for coffee on a day trip to Varenna and were impressed by the friendly service and the beautiful location overlooking the lake. We thought of going back for lunch, but the weather was against us and we caught the earlier ferry back to Bellagio. Maybe on our next visit?

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