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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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SCOTLAND
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Nice little place, great service , very friendly people, nice dishes , free wifi, great views of lake

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

One of the best located restaurants we have been to during our stay on Lake Como. Situated on the waterfront and having fantastic views across the lake to Bellagio and Menaggio. The staff were very helpful and friendly and gave excellent service. We just could not help ourselves going back all through our weeks stay in Varenna for coffee, cakes... More

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We visited this romantic looking place for an aperitif one summers evening and were worried that maybe we would not be served as we did not want to dine. However, the waitress was happy to provide our chosen drinks and also brought a little tray of bruschetta and some olives for us to share. The view from the lakeshore is... More

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

We prefer Varenna to Bellagio and this is our favourite cafe. Both times we have come to Como on vacation we have taken the boat across the lake for a drink here in the evening. Staff always make us feel special and the cakes are very high standard. Add in a view of the mountains at sunset with the lake... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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77 reviews 77 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We had just arrived in town and were looking for a very very late lunch or early dinner by Italian standards.Walking along the Varenna waterfront we came across the cafe and decided it was the perfect place to enjoy the lake and a meal. We tried the lasagna bolognese and spaghetti alla carbonara. Food was very good, fresh, and just... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a gorgeously designed cafe with unbeatable views across the lake. The service is excellent and friendly with lovely food and cocktails! The pistachio ice cream is heaven!

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Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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