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Hotel Olivedo Restaurant

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Piazza Martiri, 14, 23829 Varenna, Italy
+39 0341 830115
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 29
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A gem in a dead village.

This was one of two restaurants open in Varenna during the winter months. Attached to the lakeside hotel, the dining room has an old world charm. Mother and son? who run the place were very considerate and gentile. The food was above average and nicely presented. Cost what you would expect for a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
LouieMcGoo
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Brisbane, Australia
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the only one of two places open during the winter. The food was terrible. Worse than frozen food. They only take cash (even though they are also a hotel) and they charge 2.50 EUR copperto per person ("service fee") for basically no service. Avoid this place.

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Brisbane, Australia
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99 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of two restaurants open in Varenna during the winter months. Attached to the lakeside hotel, the dining room has an old world charm. Mother and son? who run the place were very considerate and gentile. The food was above average and nicely presented. Cost what you would expect for a sit down , two/three course meal.

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Thank LouieMcGoo
Greenville, South Carolina
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115 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Hotel Olivedo Restaurant is a very charming restaurant with decent food and nice service. My wife and I have been traveling to Italy since 1993 and have eaten all over this wonderful Country. We were staying at the Hotel so we decided to give it a try. This Restaurant is above average serving regional specialties. The Gnocchi was exceptional as... More 

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Thank borninthebronx54
Sanford, Florida
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

After having traveled through most of Norther Italy we spent our last 3 days in Varenna. The food in this restaurant was some of the freshest and most authentic we had during the whole trip. It was so good the first night that we went back again the second night for more. We had home made vegetable soup, pumpkin gnocchi... More 

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Thank Sally D
dallas, tx
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Very pleasant place to eat, good service, has outdoor seating. Nice if you are staying in hotel, but good for anyone.

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Thank susieken
Guildford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Stopped off for a coffee which was the worst coffee I have had for years, my cappuccino reminded me of the black adder sketch. Waitress put the coffee down on the table and grumpily said "seven Euros" and waited for payment. Would not stay there if it was the last hotel on Lake Como.

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Thank dwv203
Lake Stevens, Washington
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72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I stayed at the Hotel Olivedo and the first night ate at the restaurant. Wow, delicious food. Prior to leaving the States, I had read reviews for the restaurant and noticed a common theme was the Pumpkin Gnocchi with sage butter. Simply superb. Easily one of the best meals I enjoyed during my 3 weeks in Italy. Loved meeting the... More 

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Thank traveling_with_kathy
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

We had a wonderful experience for the pallid. The gnocchi is amazing! The service is so so. Bon appetite!

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Thank Mor O
guildford
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

The food was generally ok but you would not expect to receive such overcooked pasta in the home of such cuisine. Bizarrely bread appeared to be rationed. The younger of the two women who were serving needs to learn some customer service skills

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Thank kentboyGuildford
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

we went here for lunch when we first arrived at lake como and the food was amazing. Good value for money and a lovely view of the lake.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Piazza Martiri, 14, 23829 Varenna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Varenna
  • Phone Number: +39 0341 830115

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17 - 56
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Local cuisine

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?