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Hotel Olivedo Restaurant

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Piazza Martiri della Liberta' 14, 23829 Varenna, Italy
+39 0341 830115
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Milan, Italy
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I was with my family visiting Varenna and going to leave for Menaggio, just in front of Hotel Olivedo. It was 7pm. We thought it was nice to have dinner there and I went into the hotel. There was a lady, just outside the dining room and I kindly asked to see the dining room. She answered me in an... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Views of harbor activity, the lake and mountains combined with lunch or dinner, a wonderful ten minute walk along the lake from the square of Varenna. Great destination when exploring Varenna or before boarding a ferry.

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Cockney in Wrexham, North Wales
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had cheese and ham omelette which was nice. Salad was fresh but no sauces available and no wifi. Pasta and tomato was a little lacking in taste and sauce. One scoop of sauce wasn't enough. Cappuccino was nice and also was the hot chocolate. Service was ok but a little pricey. Coverage €2.00 each

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Thank GavinBridger
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here while waiting for our ferry over to Mennagio, grabbed a quick cappuccino while the children played on the park nearby. Great place to sit and watch the world go by. Be sure not to miss your ferry!

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Thank Katie A
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Really nice group lunch for 12. Our wait staff "organised" us very well when taking our orders. Food was really good as was the company. Good value food.

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Thank David R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

Good food, excellently prepared. Small dining room and usually only frequented by guests. Would eat there again

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Thank Ellen P
S Derbyshire
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Stopped for a drink while waiting for the ferry. 2 cokes for €9. I expected it to be expensive given its perfect position next to the ferry dock, but this was obscene. The café next to the ferry in Menaggio charged half this.

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Thank 2653589793
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

After 10 days in Italy, this the best restaurant we've been to. So wonderful that I downloaded the TripAdvisor app to praise them! The homemade pasta with pesto, the lamb chops with potatoes, homemade tiramisu and house wine...the kindness of the staff is the cherry on top! You won't be disappointed! Don't go to Varenna without visiting Olivedo Ristorante!

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Thank Linda P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

This little restaurant is excellent. I ordered the lamb chops and the flavor was like nothing I've had before. We sat for quite some time drinking wine and watching the ferries come and go. Great place.

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Thank Chris P
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

We stopped off here for a light lunch and a glass of Rosso Vino and a small Beer. Lovely location, facing the lake, and close to the ferry loading point so you can watch people try and line up their cars and race to get on the ferry when it arrives in port. Also interesting to people watch, as Italians... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$17 - $56
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Scenic view
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Martiri della Liberta' 14, 23829 Varenna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Varenna
  • Phone Number: +39 0341 830115

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