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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, 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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  • 43
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  • 15
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  • 7
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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:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
  • Romantic
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Tucson, Arizona
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866 reviews 866 reviews
324 restaurant reviews
1,052 helpful votes 1,052 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

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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Newcastle, Australia
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12 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

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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Las Cruces, New Mexico USA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Mesilla, New Mexico
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Miami, Florida
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28 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 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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Dublin, Ireland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

the view is magnificent, staff are nice; the food is average. I had gnocchi, which were ok, in a creamy cheesy sauce which included more potatoes! others in our group had pasta dishes - all average, nothing special

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Budapest, Hungary
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

It is a nice location, right on the waterfront, but we found the menu sparse and overpriced. It's not an extensive menu, but we both found dishes we liked before we sat down. I had the marinated lake fish. It was good,but for 12euro I was expecting enough food to satisfy my hunger but I was underwhelmed...three small pieces of... More 

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Evanston, IL
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Yes,the menu selections are somewhat sparse, but our group of four was not disappointed in anything that was ordered. The nightly special was very reasonably priced as were many of the other selections. The service was friendly and attentive, but not intrusive in any way. Dining on the patio/deck as the sun set behind the mountains is an experience I'll... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Disappointed after seeing this restaurant the previous night. The menu is limited in my opinion and the service was less than attentive.

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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: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?