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Varenna Caffe'

Contrada Scoscesa, 13, Varenna, Italy
0341.830459
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Ranked #4 of 29 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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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

l have been to this lovely caffe for lunch three times and it has never disappointed me. lt is located on the waterfront about a 10 minute walk from the ferry. lt has a large menu for a small café with some excellent salads. The prices are reasonable. A lovely place to sit with a view of the lake. Highly... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Varenna Caffe became our regular place for breakfast. The eggs & pancetta were a delicious and hearty meal, the yoghurt with peaches & pistachios was mouthwatering and so was the bruscetta! The pastries were incredibly fresh each day and there was also quite a variety of sweet and savoury. Make sure you venture inside to see how well it has... More

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Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Elisa was the best server/barista we met on our trip and she was cute too! Eros, the owner, was a very friendly host and had done a great job decorating the cafe. We will be back for sure, wonderful place to start the day.

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Dublin, Ireland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Over the course our week in Varenna we ate here a few times. I could not get enough of their extremely tasty drink, Bananarama, perfect for cooling you down. We had snacks and salads also. Great service and tasty food makes this a place that you will happily visit more than once.

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LaGrange, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is the place we frequented the most while in Varenna. After a hard day of touring, we grabbed a lakeside table to enjoy robust cocktails before dinner and dreamy hot chocolate before bedtime. Cocktails come with a complimentary small sandwich, nuts, crackers and olives. If you like a strong, cold gin and tonic, this is your place. Service is... More

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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We popped over to Varenna while visiting Menaggio and wanted a pre dinner drink. The setting right on the edge of the lake is glorious and while we only had a cocktail, the accompanying nibbles were good as was the service. We sadly didn't have time to revisit for a meal as the food looked and smelled delicious. A fab... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

One of the best located restaurants we have been to. Great views, very friendly service. Menu is ok for a sligthly simpler dinner and the food is well cooked. Not expensive at all. Would be good with wines on half bottles.

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Sydney, Australia
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122 reviews 122 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This little cafe is situated about 500 metres to the right after leaving the ferry, along the pedestrian walkway that winds around the shore.The cafe is right on the waters edge and has indoor and outdoor seating-perfect location to watch the Lake and the passing parade. The service is friendly and efficient and the food fresh and flavoursome. I had... More

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Perth, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is a cute little cafe with a wonderful view. A really pleasant spot for a quick breakfast and coffee.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We have been coming here over the last few years and the restaurant keeps getting better and better. We have friends and family who have also visited and have had equally excellent food and service. The staff is very attentive and the menu continues to grow. We highly recommend the antipasto platter to share. The lasagna bolognese is my personal... More

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