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Ristorante Vecchia Varenna

Contrada Scoscesa, 14, 23829 Varenna, Italy
+390341830793
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Ranked #12 of 30 Restaurants in Varenna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $17 - $59
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Ristorante con terrazza immersa nelle acque del lago di Como, gode di una impagabile vista nel centro lago. In cucina utilizziamo prodotti freschi e lavoriamo in prima persona tutte le materie prime.
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English first
Charleston, South Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We dined at the Vecchia Varenna on our first night in Varenna, based on reputation and sheer appeal of the dining room - literally right on the Lake. Beautiful atmosphere; candlelight, quiet, stylish feeling - probabaly best public restaurant in Varenna right on the lakeside pathway. Service was good; beer and wine only, which was a minor disappointment. Food was... More

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Sydney, Australia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We were staying at Bellagio, and took the public ferry across to a arena, which was an excellent way to get to Varenna. Then a short walk along the Lake front to this lovely small restaurant, right on the water. The menu offered a good range of local cuisine, and we opted for some delicious gnocchi with sage and cheese,... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This place is nicely situated on the water front of Varenna. This place looks like a high end restaurant but sadly is not. We had the lake fish and were not overly impressed. We have had far better Lake fish dishes in other restaurants in Varenna since. Service was Ok. Nice place for the view but not the food.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We had lunch at Vecchia Varenna a couple of weeks ago, and it was as good as it has been on each of our previous visits. The terrace under the 15th century portico is a fabulous place to dine, come rain or shine, with stunning views across the lake. The imagintive food is beautifully presented; indeed it puts many places... More

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Perth, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

A risotto and tiramisu looking over Lake a Como from our table on the terrace were the elements of a delightful lunch at this restaurant. Highly recommended. The waiter who served us was friendly, something we view as essential to our enjoyment of our meal and whether we'll recommend it to others. Don't miss this after a short stroll around... More

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Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Situated overlooking Lake Como this is a lovely location for an intimate dinner. Modern decor. Staff attentive. Interesting menu. The lake fish pate was to die for. I had the duck breast which was beautifully cooked served with mashed potatoes and green beans (only 4 small ones!). My wife had the lake fish which she did not find very tasty... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Excellent products quality Cooking and presentation are very professionnal and of high level. We were very positively surprised to find this quality of cooking in a so touristic place. The view from the terrace is magic. We were a little bit disapointed to see that the restaurant was not full whereas the others had more customers. Perhaps a few flowers... More

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Cartersville, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Sitting lakeside offered beautiful views and quiet conversation. Food was different and had some unusual items on the menu. Food was fesh, tasty and flavorful. Romantic spot for couples. Servers were polite and helpful.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Very nice restaurant, cozy indoor ambiance or pleasant lakeside seating out. I had a local fish that was nicely prepared and tasty. Service was excellent and friendly. Would return for sure.

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Rochester, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

You literally sit in a dining room over the water. The shades cover the lake (otherwise the sunset would be too intense). But once sunset starts, they open it up and it's an enchanting spectacle. The food wasn't bad. It was quite good but wouldn't necessarily say it's a must-try.

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