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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, Late Night
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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Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Scenic view

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Visitor rating
  • 75
    Excellent
  • 84
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Most recent review
Had a terrific al fresco lunch

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2015
nancyen
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Annapolis, MD
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Annapolis, MD
Top Contributor
201 reviews 201 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
26 helpful votes 26 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 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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Charleston, South Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
60 helpful votes 60 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, 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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