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Via Riva Garibaldi 14, Varenna, Italy
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Ranked #18 of 29 Restaurants in Varenna
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Wahroonga, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Beautiful position especially as we managed to snag a water-side table. Service was prompt and food( choices were modest) more than acceptable. Lovely atmosphere.

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Holbrook, NY
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Lovely location facing the lake, especially at night. Eating dinner and walking along the pasarella are the highlights of the evening in Varenna. The food at Nilus was good. My husband had the pizza ai fungi and I had pasta. Places like this make you feel so relaxed.

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Fall City, Washington, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Located right on the lake….beautiful view. Had great lunch salads two days in a row. Highly recommended.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This is a very nice spot to enjoy your meal overlooking the lake, but we were so disappointed with our meal that we cannot recommend it. We looked over the menu very carefully and noticed there were many items with "smoked salmon". We were looking for cooked salmon. We chose a salmon (it did not say smoked) sandwich and a... More

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Sacramento, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

During our two-night stay in Varenna, we spent two afternoons lakeside enjoying drinks at Nilus' Bar. The staff did not hurry us along, and were actually quite friendly if you engaged them in conversation. Otherwise they leave you to your own thoughts while you gaze at the beautiful lake and enjoy the gentle murmur of fellow travelers. Besides the house... More

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Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This little place right on the water provided a romantic spot to eat and watch the boats and people go by. The food was great, the wine delicious and the pace totally relaxed.

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Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We visited Nilus daily during our holiday in Varenna, the food is excellent , friendly professional staff and a great lakeside location.Thank you for making our holiday special.

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Germany
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64 reviews 64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Yes! We visited this lovely place two times the same day, because we loved it. We ordered Prosecco, 5 euro each, and each time we got chips, nuts, olives, and lovely antipasti with it. It is so nice to sit there and watch the lake and relax!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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148 reviews 148 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

This was the bar that my husband had passed on his early morning walk, and outside the door was a sign saying "Sorry, we are resting for you ". We stopped here for a drink, a glass of wine and a beer, and we were treated to some lovely snacks of chips, peanuts and olives. By the time we were... More

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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101 reviews 101 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

First we went there just because we saw how good their sandwiches looked and we were renting a boat that afternoon. We got some sandwiches to go and they were delicious. The next day, we just left Villa Monastero and it started to rain. We were not ready to go to our hotel so spent another 3 hours partly in... More

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Additional Information about Nilus

Address: Via Riva Garibaldi 14, Varenna, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Varenna
Cuisine: Italian

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