We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Varenna Caffe'

Certificate of Excellence
Bistro
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
Contrada Scoscesa, 13, Varenna, Italy
+39 0341 830459
Add hours for Varenna Caffe' and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Exclusive Lake View, Light Lunch & Dinner, Continental Breakfast

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 308 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 179
    Excellent
  • 94
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Sweet little caffe with an equally sweet staff

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Stephenie A
,
Sausalito, California
Add Photo Write a Review

308 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Sausalito, California
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Moscow, Russia
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Richhill, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Skipton
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We enjoyed a very relaxing lunch - platter of meat, cheese and fruit outside overlooking the lake. Good service and food and not rushed even though it was pretty busy.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cyprus
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Great lake views Very friendly and fast service Try the raspberry & amaretti crunch cake with caffe americano

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Very lovely staff, great location right on the waterfront and some surprisingly strong cocktails!! A cosmopolitan and cuba libre that blew our socks off!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oceanside, California, USA
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Arrived in Varenna on a Wed. Afternoon after a breathtaking train ride from Zurich to Lugano thru the Alps. Wanted a quick lunch & came upon V.C. In a Terrific location. Great people watching. Cold drinks on a warm spring day. I highly recommend!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bristol, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

My sister and I came here after seeing the many good reviews. We were sorely disappointed. Maybe we came on a bad day? Anyway we arrived at 12 for lunch, it was sunny outside but there was a cold breeze so we sat inside which is very tiny. However the doors were kept wide open (I guess so people were... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Varenna Caffe' also viewed

 
Varenna, Lake Como
 

Been to Varenna Caffe'? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Varenna Caffe' and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Varenna Caffe' staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?