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Osteria di Piazza Litta

Piazza Litta 4, 21100 Varese, Italy
+39 0332 289167
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Ranked #4 of 266 restaurants in Varese
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $39 - $78
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Zurich, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

ravioli filled with a mousse of the local Cantello asparagus, topped with melting burrata...need i say more?

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Yvonand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

Came upon this restaurant quite by chance in an out of the way area on the edge of the town. Warm, wonderful and delightful service, with detailed verbal translation of the menu. The food was great...the ricotta and chocolate cheesecake was deliciously decadent. Worth a visit in this small and contrasting town (some very pretty parts and some not so... More

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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

The Osteria is only a small restaurant. The food was delicious and the service excellent. Dennis knows his menu well and his explanations made the menu sound even more appetising. We didn't have the pleasure of meeting his partner in the kitchen but if the food is anything to go by, it's a match made in heaven. I started with... More

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Varese
Top Contributor
147 reviews 147 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Set lunch menu, with three or four choices for either course! Very, very good food. I went at lunch time and they were serving the lunch special, two courses for €12. For the quality of the food the price was amazing. The service was very quick efficient and friendly! It is small, only seats about thirty, so it would seem... More

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Budapest, Hungary
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

This was one of my best experience I have ever had in a restaurant. More than interesting fusion menu, which combines the traditional Italian ingredients with the international ones. The result is just more than amazing. If you have any questions ask the friendly owners for details and be brave to try some "unusual" meals :)!!! Thanks for everything Dennis... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

The food was great and the price was right. We had to make a reservation. We reserved for 4 but 9 of us turned up. 5 of them had to be disappointed as the restaurant could only hold up to about 20 persons. The service staff was friendlyand was apologetic for rejecting our friends. The green pea in a pod... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

We went there for lunch, and enjoyed a lovely meal, good products cooked to perfection. Excellent price/quality ratio. The wine was excellent, too and the service very friendly. I believe the menu is more refined and elaborate in the evenings. A reason to go there again!

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Haifa, Israel
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158 reviews 158 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

Came to Varesa for business and stayed with my wife for the w/e. We were invited to the restaurant by the local host who also ordered the food. We had an excellent seafood dinner which was based on fresh high quality raw materials, super delicate touch of the chef, really minimal. interesting wine list (we had just white wines and... More

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Italy
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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

We have lived in Varese for many years and have always meant to come to this restaurant, but never managed to do so until quite recently. We were not disappointed. The food was different from the usual restaurant food in Varese which is sometimes a little bit unadventurous. Excellent value for money and good service. We will definitely return

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Varese, Lombardia, Italy
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2011

This was a great find. I decided to check it out based on previous reviews. I don't speak Italian and the owner/host, Dennis, spoke very little english. Inspite of the communication short comings, he made me feel welcome and helped explain the Italian menu very patiently. And his recommendations for the dishes and wine pairing were excellent. The ambiance is... More

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