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Ristorante Vecchia Varenna

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Contrada Scoscesa, 14, 23829 Varenna, Italy
+390341830793
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Ristorante con terrazza immersa nelle acque del lago di Como, gode di una...
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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  • 47
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A good meal but the menu wording puts people off!

I have read all the reviews here and agree with much. The location is fabulous, but be warned the shutters are pulled down in the early evening to give protection from the setting sun. This is necessary but it is a surprise on arrival especially if you go there for the view. By 8.30 they were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Robyn596
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Newcastle, Australia
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Oxted, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Wonderfully located directly overlooking the lake with views to Bellagio and beyond. The staff lounge by the terrace entrance and barely acknowledge prospective diners. We both chose the veal in a tuna sauce and were surprised that it was a cold dish. It proved to be tasteless. There are no hot side dishes - we couldn't even order French Fries.... More 

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Espoo, Finland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We had lunch in this beautiful place on a sunny scorching hot day. Terrace was a greatsetting for a superb lunch, but... One of us had a chicken salad and three others marinated lake fish with pickled onion. Salad was small, but ok tasting. Fish was small like an appetizer and tasted pretty much only vinegar. I think the worst... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

We visited the restaurant on our last night in como having spent a previous 16 nights in Italy and had some memorable meals. We regularly travel to Italy on holidays. The white wine was chilled and tasted fine. We tried the dried lake fish and tagliatelle. The fish was dreadful and had no substance which we asked to be replaced... More 

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Camelford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Very imaginative food and pleasant, welcoming staff. The setting is really attractive. Pity they don't take bookings by email.

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Tucson, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Over the years, we've had memorable meals at this restaurant, so we reserved a table here for the last night of our most recent stay in Varenna. We chose to eat at an enclosed lakefront terrace with myriad windows that look out at the water rather than the gloomy interior dining room. We arrived at 7:30 p.m. to a harsh... More 

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Gentili signori ricordo molto bene la serata eccezionale per vento e cielo azzurro e assolato. Ricordo bene anche voi. Ricordo... More 

Newcastle, Australia
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I have read all the reviews here and agree with much. The location is fabulous, but be warned the shutters are pulled down in the early evening to give protection from the setting sun. This is necessary but it is a surprise on arrival especially if you go there for the view. By 8.30 they were raised and the spectacular... More 

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Gentile cliente, effettivamente le nostre "persiane" rimangono a mezza altezza (nel periodo piu' assolato e caldo dell'estate) sino alle 20,30/20,45... More 

Las Cruces, New Mexico USA
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

My husband & I ate here a few years ago, and it was very nice. This trip, we brought friends with us who had never been to Varenna before. We were eager to show them all the places we like. We were so disappointed with our dinner at the Vecchia Varenna restaurant... The selection was VERY limited -- and that... More 

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Gentile signora o signore , mi permetto di rispondere solo in merito alle porzioni... Un antipasto o un primo pitto... More 

Mesilla, New Mexico
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We have dined at Vecchia Varenna two or three times in the past and were very pleased with the food and the service. Our experience this time was not good--small portions of unimaginative food, not the friendliest staff. very disappointing.

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Gentile cliente.... gestiamo, io e la mia famiglia il ristorante da 28 anni e dirigo personalmente la mia cucina dallo... More 

Miami, Florida
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71 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This ristorante is set in front of Lago Como and it offers a most relaxing and romantic setting . The food was very good. Very strong recommendation.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

With a dining terrace literally right on the waterfront and part of the shoreline alleyway this place is in a fantastic location. Although probably one of the oldest buildings in beautiful Varenna the terrace has a very tasteful modern electric screen surround which can be used if the weather isn't good but if it is you get great views particularly... More 

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Additional Information about Ristorante Vecchia Varenna

Address: Contrada Scoscesa, 14, 23829 Varenna, Italy
Phone Number: +390341830793
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Varenna
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 17 - 59
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Contrada Scoscesa, 14, 23829 Varenna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Varenna
  • Phone Number: +390341830793

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17 - 59
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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