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Varenna Caffe'

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Contrada Scoscesa, 13, Varenna, Italy
+39 0341 830459
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Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Late Night, 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
Lovely spot in Varenna

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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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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Sugar Hill, Georgia, United States
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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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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This is the ideal place to spend late afternoon/early evening, gazing out across the lake to the setting sun and people watching. Wide range of drinks - accompanied by the most generous and varied 'nibbles' I have experienced.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Best Baileys coffee I have had at a cafe and by far the best pistachio ice-cream EVER!! It was nice out and the view is great too.

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Sausalito, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Perfect to while away the hours looking at the magnificent views of Lake Como. Lovely servers where nothing is too much to ask.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We popped in here by boat and tied up at the public docks. We only had 45 minutes so took the recommendations from this site. We were not disappointed. Real risotto (not just rice) with mushrooms, lasagna was fresh and the brie, spinach and beets bruschetta was drizzled to perfection lightly with fresh olive oil. A couple glasses of wine... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Beautiful view opens from this place! Go there to look at sunset and drink some Aperol before dinner)

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

My wife and I ate here on a cloudy afternoon. The staff speaks poor English, but we were able to communicate well enough. The food is fantastic! We shared a mixed salad, spaghetti carbonara, and the pear cake as well as a few glasses of wine. The salad was the freshest and best I ate while visiting Italy. So was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

A well coined phrase but very relevant to Varenna Caffe. Nothing was too much trouble, food was delicious and we were entertained by the ducks. Would highly recommend.

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

Description

Exclusive Lake View, Light Lunch & Dinner, Continental Breakfast

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