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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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  • 76
    Excellent
  • 92
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
High quality meals in an outstanding setting

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Happy_Ex_camper
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Evanston, IL
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
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228 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Budapest, Hungary
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Annapolis, MD
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233 reviews 233 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Just happened upon this restaurant while day tripping to Varenna from Bellagio. Just loved dining on the lake in this beautiful little town. Our service was good and so were the house glasses of wine we ordered. The gnocchi, flour dumplings cheese, potatoes and fresh butter, were the best I have ever had ... so creamy and delicious. My husband... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

for the high price, the food was parsimonious and arrived at the table undercooked and cold...sadly I've yet to find a restaurant in the Lake Como area that isn't a tourist rip off

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Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We had a fabulous meal here, beautiful food really well cooked and beautifully presented. Wasn't cheap but worth it for the food and the views. It's a lovely little restaurant, we sat in the terrace area on the waterfront. Such a spectacular view, we were blown away with Lake Como itself its a breath taking place and this restaurant just... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This is a stunningly located lakeside restaurant but although the service was good , after less than a week I have totally forgotten what I ate. Pretty average then.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We ate here twice on our visit to Varenna last month. The location is right on the lake so with the great food, wine & service it was one of the best places to eat in Varenna.

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San Mateo, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Had a wonderful dinner here my first night in Varenna. Got a table near the water outside and if only the weather had cooperated (drizzly) it would have been a fantastic view. The food was very good and waitstaff was very friendly. Enjoyed a fine glass of prosecco, had spaghetti carbonara which was very rich and good and a great... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Would be hard to say which is the most outstanding, the setting (lakeside), the staff, the food or the wines!?! We ate here a year ago, and again last week. Loved it then, loved it again. Same servers, equally as friendly, knowledgeable and truly stellar at timing. Food is soooooo fresh, well prepared and presented stunningly. The Lake Fish Pate... More 

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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
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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?