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Il Caminetto

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Viale Progresso, 4, 23828 Perledo, Italy
0341 815225
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12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 39
    Very good
  • 8
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  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A true taste of Italian Comfort Food

On our recent trip to Varenna, we had dinner at Il Caminetto. Chef Moreno and his wife were amazing. Between the two of them they wore many hats: Driver (we were picked up at our hotel and driven to the restaurant and back home by the chef's wife); waiter (the chef and his wife took our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
Michael F
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Tampa, Florida
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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San Francisco, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were picked up in Varenna by the chef's pleasant wife at 7:30 pm and did not arrive back at our hotel until nearly 11 pm. This is much longer than any of us would have chosen to spend for a meal. The restaurant is up a windy road from Varenna and since we were driving a van we were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

On our recent trip to Varenna, we had dinner at Il Caminetto. Chef Moreno and his wife were amazing. Between the two of them they wore many hats: Driver (we were picked up at our hotel and driven to the restaurant and back home by the chef's wife); waiter (the chef and his wife took our orders, delivered the food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We returned last night after having my birthday dinner 2 nights ago. Excellent value excellent food and to be picked up and dropped home after our meal was a big plus. We like variety so ordered the 17E degustation antipasti which was 7 truly delicious different samples plenty for 2 to share. The bill was another pleasant surprise this is... More 

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Westwood, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This restaurant is truly a unique experience! Nestled way up in the mountains above Varenna, a van will pick you up and drop you off which in our case turned out to be a very late evening. The food is excellent but being able to chat with Moreno who owns, runs the restaurant after a fabulous dinner was a real... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Unquestioningly the best experience in our 3 weeks in Italy and Croatia. Will not ever forget it because of the educational understanding of Italian cooking presented by Marino, owner and head chef of the restaurant. But Marino's great sense of humor and warm hospitality made the class an exceptional experience. And last but not least, the food was To Die... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

A fabulous welcome awaited us as we joined dinners who had been picked up by the restaurant's shuttle service from town. We were staying nearby so walked. A wonderful menu of true traditional Italian treats, many things I'd never tried before, but I'm now glad I did. The river fish selection was delicious and the steak the best we'd ever... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Picked up at Varenna ferry stop and driven high up the mountain to our cooking class where we were joined by 10 others to learn some of the secrets of true Italian cooking. Fun, educational and ending with a delicious meal, and wine, of course! Highly recommended. Reserve on line.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Francesca picked up our group of 4 from the town's main square. She drove us up the mountain in a small mini van which was quite an impressive feat. Between all the narrow twists and turns, the drive itself was an experience. 10 minutes later we arrived at their quaint restaurant. Moreno immediately made us feel like family. He offered... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

After last years visit when we fell in love with this location, the b&b, the view, the restaurant and his owners we decided to get married here. We stayd here with our family and friends, for 1 week. We were all taken care of by the Maglia family in a way you would expect of your own family. The food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We went there for a cooking class and ended up learning what true Italian food was all about. He cooked and we ate, with plenty of wine and good cheer all around. Small group of 6 made asking questions and learning easy.

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Additional Information about Il Caminetto

Address: Viale Progresso, 4, 23828 Perledo, Italy
Phone Number: 0341 815225
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Perledo
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Viale Progresso, 4, 23828 Perledo, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Perledo
  • Phone Number: 0341 815225

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?