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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, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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
Excellent aperitivo and amazing view

We came here twice during our three night stay in Varenna. The view from the outdoor tables is just spectacular - straight across Lake Como with the sun setting (see my photo if you need further proof). That would have been enough for us to come back but the cocktails were delicious and they were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Watford, United Kingdom
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Watford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We came here twice during our three night stay in Varenna. The view from the outdoor tables is just spectacular - straight across Lake Como with the sun setting (see my photo if you need further proof). That would have been enough for us to come back but the cocktails were delicious and they were accompanied by a nice aperitivo... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Such a beautiful little cafe to sit and watch the world go by while enjoying some of their great food, wine and service. Staff absolutely lovely, even adjusting the shade so we could sit and enjoy without getting too much sun :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This was a great restaurant with good food and service. Good selection of food available and a great view over Lake Como. Prices were reasonable with great atmosphere.

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Felpham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This cafe is just a few yards from the lake which means you have great views. It is also a good place to people watch. We used the cafe several times mainly for drinks which came will complementary snacks. The staff were always friendly and were happy to sell cakes etc to take away. Because of its location it is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We only tried this place on the last day of our holiday which was a shame, as it was lovely. Great complementary snacks with drinks, and friendly service. A perfect location to watch the world go by.

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Middle West
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We strolled the Contrada and wandered into this gorgeous lakeside setting by accident, having been astounded by the setting. My wife and I had already taken dinner, but as it was our last night in Italy we enjoyed a couple of cocktails and watched the moon rise over the lake. Very hospitable, the Caffe brings blankets as the chill settles... More 

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Naples, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Great location, beautiful view. We had a drink here before dinner and really enjoyed it. Service was great. Would definitely go back.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This place was just divine, I really hope to come back. Quaint location and right on the lake, charming little coffee house inside with friendly gracious staff. We had coffees, milkshakes and brushetta, it was all fantastic. Would love to stay nearby next time, so that I could frequent this place more often.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We stopped here when walking around Varenna and it did not disappoint. The tables outside look out onto the Lake and are great for people watching. We had the eggs and pancetta and a sandwich, as we were there for an early lunch. The sandwich was huge! And one of the best I had in Italy. So glad we came... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I had great aperitifs in this fantastic place !!!! The location is admirable and sooooo romantic at sun-set.... The small cafffe is cozy, with shabby decoration and "grand class" !!!! The aperitif are very very well prepared (exceptional the spritz!!) and served with a nice variety of small munchies. Service fast with smile :) :)

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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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