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Nilus

Via Riva Garibaldi 14, Varenna, Italy
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Ranked #18 of 30 restaurants in Varenna
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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  • French first
  • German first
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English first
Northampton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We spent a couple of hours here one lunchtime, as we were in a big group waiting for some people to arrive from walking up to the castle. The atmosphere was quite relaxed, the staff were friendly and patient. There is a large menu with a huge variety of food on it, including pizzas, salads, crepes and pasta, so we... More

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Ypsilanti
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65 reviews 65 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We were in Varenna just for the afternoon and stopped at this restaurant (Nilus Bar) for a late lunch. I had the asparagus pizza, and my mother had the margherita pizza. Prices were cheap, and there was no cover charge. We got a table in their outdoor seating with a beautiful view. It was rainy, and their outdoor seating is... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

It looked rather empty at 7.30pm which was a bit off putting but Bar Il Molo next door was full due to the France Germany World Cup match. We had a few pizzas and some pasta. All very tasty. The pizzas were huge. Bigger than the plates! Dessert wasn't that brilliant but the staff were very friendly with a good... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Friendly service, but rather slow. The view is priceless and very romantic. Council for a break and a cocktail.

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

This restaurant was really a good value. The portions were big, we all liked our food! Great views, relaxing athmosphere. Usual speed for this area, but we are here to enjoy the view and relax, so no problem!

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Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Had lunch here and enjoyed the special of the day which was a crepe stuffed with asparagus - and it was outstanding. Cooked to perfection and very tasty!! Also enjoyed a Belini cocktail and it was good. The view can not be beat- stunning! Reasonable prices, check it out if you are in Varenna. Good service. They take credit cards.

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Pittsburgh, PA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Excellent variety, reasonable prices and good service. If you want to eat before the Italian dinning hour of 7:30 - try this spot. We were very pleased.

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Arnold
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We are early eaters and this food was good and available all day long. We ate here 1 time, I had carbonara, my husband had a pizza

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Walking up a storybook like pathway, you will come to this lovely gem of an eatery, located directly on Lago di Como in Varenna. Food was as appealing to the eye, as it was to the taste. Great value, wonderful service, unbeatable views, and something on the menu for everyone & anyone's taste. Highly recommended!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

For the second year in a row, we had the best Pizza that we have ever had in our life, accompanied by spectacular views of the lake! I cannot imagine having better Pizza anywhere, than we have experienced at the Nilus Bar for lunch on our last two visits to Lake Como. P & J

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