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P.zza Martiri Liberta, 23829 Varenna, Italy
0341 815229
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9:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 8:30 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Best pistachio gelato ever in Varenna

Now many of you world travelers who have traveled to Italy know that there are gelato shops everywhere tourists are to be found, with many, many flavors to choose from. The flavors are often are elaborately displayed but often the taste does not match the appeal of the shop. I have to tell the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2012
gonetofrance
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Monterey, California
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84 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

We stayed in an apartment above La Cambusa. so this cafe/ bar was our first stop and the service and friendliness was great. We enjoyed heading down with our coffee cups in the morning to grab an expresso "to go" and after a day out adventuring, it was a perfect spot to sit, enjoy a few drinks and glaze across... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Came in here for our first lunch in Varenna and our best option was pizza. The service was polite and our food lovely although my Americana pizza had bacon and chips on it. Not really sure what was going on there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Try the desserts, they are really nice!! The cheesecake was a delicious surprise!! And the staff are very friendly too :))

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Thank Bárbara V
Scotland, United Kingdom
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226 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Ok for a beer if you are waiting for the ferry, but this place, tucked to the side of the Olivedo Hotel, lacks any atmosphere. There is live music here some nights, the volume drowns out the whole vicinity, forcing you to walk further away. We had ice cream here too, and thought that it was overpriced compared with other... More 

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Waikerie, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Waiting for ferry decided to have a coffee here! Big mouth, tacky and rude lady should not assume that tourists do not understand Italian! Do yourself a favour and go somewhere else. Waste of time and money. Service horrible, coffee really bad!

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Thank Andrea C
Monterey, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012

Now many of you world travelers who have traveled to Italy know that there are gelato shops everywhere tourists are to be found, with many, many flavors to choose from. The flavors are often are elaborately displayed but often the taste does not match the appeal of the shop. I have to tell the world that I found the most... More 

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Thank gonetofrance

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: P.zza Martiri Liberta, 23829 Varenna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Varenna
  • Phone Number: 0341 815229

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm

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