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Varenna Caffe'

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Contrada Scoscesa, 13, Varenna, Italy
+39 0341 830459
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Exclusive Lake View, Light Lunch & Dinner, Continental Breakfast

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Bliss

This cafe is perfect. Probably one of the most wonderful views in the world. Friendly staff. Food always good and not expensive. We're returning to Varenna in August and look forward to revisiting this little gem.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Ginette F
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This cafe is perfect. Probably one of the most wonderful views in the world. Friendly staff. Food always good and not expensive. We're returning to Varenna in August and look forward to revisiting this little gem.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Stopped in for a few drinks while strolling through the town. We got free snacks with our drinks - a very nice treat! We received bruschetta, toast with onion jam, pretzels, crackers and potato chips. All were delish. The service was fantastic and the views were even better. Highly recommended.

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We enjoyed sitting at the tables outside the Caffe looking at marvellous Lake Como, drinking tea and nibbling on pistachio biscuits. Felt like we were truly on a special vacation.

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I have a habit of sitting at cafes and soaking the atmosphere up. My only regret about this place is not spending more time there. This quaint little cafe in the small town of Varenna overlooking the lakefront can be many things to many different types of people. I sat there under the canopy with my back against the stone... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Great food! Comforting, reasonably priced. Delightful servers who manage more tables at once thank any Starbucks personnel. Accommodating to my taste preferences. Never a hassle. Never any attitude about my dining alone as a single woman. Beautiful setting right near the water ( (though be careful and don't drift down to the water's edge as it is slippery!) The summer... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Hopped off the boat that we had taken to tour Lake Como, at the small town of Varenna, We wandered along the lake sidewalk (which was lovely) to Varenna Caffe. We had 1 1/2 hours until the next boat came through to take us back to Bellagio. We sat at a table for four on the sidewalk and had a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

On our visit in September, we wanted something simple and inexpensive, and easy to walk to from our hotel on the hillside. Varenna Cafe filled the bill in these regards. Its right on the lakefront with great people watching (though the foot traffic is light since the town isn't all that big). All of the tables are outside. The service... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We spent about a week in the Varenna area and had a chance to try multiple restaurants. By far, we enjoyed Varenna Caffe the most. The food was great, the view was spectacular, the service was good, the prices were reasonable. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Varenna Caffe and would recommend the place to anyone!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

There is a fantastic view of the bay of Varenna and an amazing sunset! Enjoy those from the old port and not from this caffe! Really pure service, we missed two trip boats until we had our coffee and pre made bad quality sandwich which we had to leave as it was back on the plate! There are lots of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The location of Varenna caffe is really nice right on the sea shore with a view over the lake. The space indoors is limited and can be a bit cramped, so visit it when you can sit outside. But the best thing is definitely the food! The menu is not of the kind offering the standard italian food for tourists... More 

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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

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