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Contrada Scoscesa, 13, Varenna, Italy
+39 0341 830459
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Ranked #4 of 28 Restaurants in Varenna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Bistro
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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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Singapore City, null, Singapore
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10 reviews 10 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

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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Seattle, Washington
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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st louis mo
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96 reviews 96 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
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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Pacific Northwest
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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157 reviews 157 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
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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11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Frankfurt, Germany
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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Hobart, Australia
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90 reviews 90 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Varenna is a special town on Lake Como and this cafe seems to have the best spot on the lakeside path for a relaxing drink or two at sunset - the views over the silver, shimmering water really are perfect. Snacks were provided with our drinks which were appreciated - and we also went back for lunch one day. Recommended.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Waterside views, good coffee. We had breakfast, lunch and dinner here and all were good. Service was friendly too.

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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349 reviews 349 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
230 helpful votes 230 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This café is probably the best situated in Varenna for lakeside views, being right by the water. It makes an attractive and comfortable place for a relaxing stop for coffee and cake, or for drinks and a light lunch, although I thought the café just up the hill had a better selection of cakes, croissants etc. (but it’s not in... More 

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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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