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Varenna Caffe'

Contrada Scoscesa, 13, Varenna, Italy
0341.830459
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Ranked #4 of 30 Restaurants in Varenna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Located waterside on the main promenade, Varenna Cafe is a nice place to enjoy the beauty of the lake. We shared a plate of Bruschetta with a Cherry marmalade which was delicious and obviously not your usual Tomato version. Reasonably priced food and wine list.

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Leicester, England
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

What a gorgeous little place to stumble across, with a perfect setting on the shore and warm and friendly service. The lunchtime menu is quite extensive, and it was nice to have a good range of wraps, bruschette and salads to choose from, as a change from pasta and pizza. I had bruschetta with Gorgonzola, pear and walnuts which was... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I was in Varenna for a week, and could not think of anywhere better to spend time than Cafe Varenna. Breakfast - tremendous. Lunch - tremendous. Dinner - really good (food choice a wee bit limited...). After dinner drinks - out of this world. The view from Cafe Varenna is unreal. And when I was there, spectacular lightning storms were... More

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New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My wife and I loved coming to this cafe for lunch, a drink, dessert, take away food, and more. The staff was attentive and helpful. The best part about this place (and Varenna) is the tranquil atmosphere of small lakeside town -- life slows to its ideal pace.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is a lovely spot to spend an hour or so over lunch. Staff were very friendly and attentive. Very nice atmosphere in a very romantic location.

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Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The café with good location and view to the lake. The ideal place for have snack at daytime or have a long evening with wine and dessert. Don't expect too much from food - snacks are good but hot meals are made from pre-refrigerated stuff (they fairly warn about it in menu).

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We had some really good Mojito cocktails here while watching the waterfront. They were really good value at €6.50 each too.

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Forest Hills, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We came here for aperitivo hour. We had nice drinks and had bruschetta. The bruschetta was very tasty. The staff is very nice. It sits in a prime spot with nice views of Lake Como. I'm not sure about dinner, but they were packed every night so I'm guessing the food is good.

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Montreal, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Lago di Como is truly beautiful, however, the Varenna Caffé at sunset was stunning! The food at the Caffé is very good, the service is great, however, the sunset experience was truly magical! Lago di Como has many beautiful towns such as Bellaggio, Menaggio, Lenno etc. We especially enjoyed the coziness and warmth of Varenna and its Caffé Varenna at... More

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Walla Walla, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This cafe had everything we wanted... friendly, attentive staff, beautiful (seriously) location, reasonable prices, delicious food and hours that allowed us to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner here! We loved watching the owner put up curtains to block the rain during a sudden rainstorm... with some help from one of his staff, we were tucked away from the rain within... More

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