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Via Riva Garibaldi 14, Varenna, Italy
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Its not all about location

Came for dinner here one evening and although the place was busy e did get a table close to the lake shore. The staff were very attentive, or so it seemed, but when my starter came my partners main meal came at the same time. This meant that when I ate my main she had finished. I think it was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
SteveS1970
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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Kent England
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127 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We sat here on a Sunday lunchtime. It's in a prime position on the bank of the lake. The staff are friendly and efficient, and the drinks are yummy. They have quite a varied menu and the gorgonzola and béchamel crepe is really tasty. We shared a chocolate one for dessert, again really good. We weren't rushed at all, which... More 

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Helston, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Walking along the lakeshore from the ferry you arrive at Bar Nilus. This is a wonderful location, right on the lake shore. Swans, ducks, ferries and kayaks, very beautiful. Nilus is situated right on the banks of the lake. The staff are lovely, very friendly, very helpful and happy to help. We dined here for lunch and again came for... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Arrived hot and bothered, left chilled and relaxed. Beer served in ice cold glasses, complementary snacks and no need to hurry, even though people were queuing to get a table dine. The service is slow, but that is an asset given the fabulous lakeside position of this bar. Went back for lunch a couple of days later and had a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The setting is amazing. It was a romantic location. The view out over the lake was breathtaking. The food was excellent. Just relax and enjoy life. It is even more romantic at night.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Came for dinner here one evening and although the place was busy e did get a table close to the lake shore. The staff were very attentive, or so it seemed, but when my starter came my partners main meal came at the same time. This meant that when I ate my main she had finished. I think it was... More 

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Westchester, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We had a lovely lunch here. The pizza was the best. The artichoke salad was delicious. Service was great. Go!

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Mesilla, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We have been to Varenna numerous times and we always come back to the Nilus bar. Friendly waitstaff, simple but tasty meals, lovely lakeside setting. We'll be back to Nilus.

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Bettendorf, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This was a very nice casual restaurant right on the lake front. There was a varied menu and they were quite happy to make alterations/substitutions to items on the menu. Excellent pizza and pasta and the price was very reasonable.

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Tucson, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This restaurant features patio dining right at the edge of Lake Como. The water laps at the shore. Swans glide by. Mountains loom across the lake. Ferry boats come and go in the distance, connecting passengers with many idyllic villages. The setting beckoned to us to stop and join the myriad diners enjoying the scene. Though it was only early... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Superb spot, friendly staff, enjoyed coffee, cake, cocktails & crepes. All good but the view is what make this place - idyllic.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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