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Varenna Caffe'

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French, Bistro
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Contrada Scoscesa, 13, Varenna, Italy
+39 0341 830459
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Reservations
Description: Exclusive Lake View, Light Lunch & Dinner, Continental Breakfast

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Aperolspritz by the lake

Perfect place for a drink/lunch in Varenna. Sitting 4 mtes from the lake side you can really enjoy this small, lively village watching people as they go by. We where supriced to get a large variety of snacks included when buying only two drinks here. The aperolspritz was very good.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Perfect place for a drink/lunch in Varenna. Sitting 4 mtes from the lake side you can really enjoy this small, lively village watching people as they go by. We where supriced to get a large variety of snacks included when buying only two drinks here. The aperolspritz was very good.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Our family of four sat down for a light early dinner and the experience started out great. The wait staff was friendlier here than at the two bars nearby, and spoke English well. But then we ordered. I ordered a cold plate--I was particularly excited to try the peach slices wrapped in prosciutto and drizzled in balsamic reduction, which did... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Just back from a visit over the water to Mennagio, needed food and rediscovered this restaurant from our visit last year.... excellent Risotto and Gnocchi. Fantastic views across the lake and great service from the staff, thank you!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We stopped here for a drink before we went for our dinner and were surprised to get a large aperitif. There was a small pasta dish and various nibbles. In Milan we had paid 9 Euro for this. Great view by the lake and great drinks.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Had lunch here about 3 yrs ago on a wet day and couldn't even see the lake let alone the view. So today we finally returned and enjoyed the same great food but this time enjoyed the hot sun and the amazing view. A must do lunch spot in Varenna!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

You might pay a touch more for your bruschetta at Varenna Caffe, but it's worth it for the location. Probably the nicest spot for a snack lunch (whilst their sandwiches might be €7 they are huge) and the coffee they serve is excellent. All from friendly obliging staff. Take your time, and take in the location.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We enjoyed sundowners at this gorgeous little restaurant and quietly watched the ducks play and the sun sink down behind the snow capped mountains. We enjoyed some bruscetta and a glass of Italian red wine on the cobbled pathway outside - you really feel that you are in Italy at this restaurant.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

There are many waterfront places to eat in Varenna but I'm happy that we chose this one on a wet and otherwise dull day in June. It was late morning so we were undecided as to what to eat/ drink but eventually (service was a bit tricky - just catching someone's eye) I went for tea and the zucchini and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Perfect little cafe - just right. Just as everyone else says - nothing more you could want from this little place on the water.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Attentive waitstaff and excellent cappuccino I had 2 :), marvelous ice cream and desserts. Wonderful location to sit and watch the lake and people watch. Was a little early for more food.

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Address: Contrada Scoscesa, 13, Varenna, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0341 830459
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Varenna
Cuisine: French, Bistro

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  • Address: Contrada Scoscesa, 13, Varenna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Varenna
  • Phone Number: +39 0341 830459

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Bistro

Description

Exclusive Lake View, Light Lunch & Dinner, Continental Breakfast

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