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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: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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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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118 reviews 118 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

On our first day in Varenna we stopped at Nilus Bar for lunch. Prices were very resonable, the pizzas where large, pasta was a good size as were the salads. We kept coming back to Nilus Bar (and the same table) each day as the atmosphere and the views were amazing. Especially late in the day when we had aperitivo's... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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
56 helpful votes 56 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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10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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