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

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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Mesilla, New Mexico
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Mesilla, New Mexico
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22 reviews
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,051 helpful votes
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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Fayetteville, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We had lunch here, they serve sandwiches and pizzas, but we had the hot baked crepes, mine was artichoke crepe, quite yummy. but the real draw for me is the unbeatable lakeside dining view, just beautiful.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

A beautiful sunny spot for a light lunch. We enjoyed delicious salads whilst the kids enjoyed the great kids menu (crepes and pizzas). Fantastic coffee.

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Coral Gables, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

The bacon was the best I have ever had. For 9 Euros the breakfast is complete and a great deal, it even includes a little fresh squeezed orange juice.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Two bellinis, differently served in sugar rimmed tumblers, but nice €8 each, served with 2 dips, crusty bread, cured ham, popcorn, chips, peanuts, all as the sun set spectacularly over the hills above Bellagio. Bliss!

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Grand Cayman
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Cute café for a glass of prosecco next to the lake or a good Italian coffee. Their bruschetta or savory pancakes go well with the prosecco. Staff love their regulars!

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

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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