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Hotel Olivedo Restaurant

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Piazza Martiri, 14, 23829 Varenna, Italy
+39 0341 830115
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Melbourne, Australia
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98 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank David R
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Ellen P
S Derbyshire
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank 2653589793
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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!

Thank Linda P
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank Chris P
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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 

Thank Stuttsticker
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Laura's vegetable soup is to die for, the veal and tiramisu was also amazing. We ate there for the 3 nights we visited....yum!

Thank Lea N
Jackson Heights, New York
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

I stayed here 15 years ago with my family and had wonderful memories, so when my husband and I came to Varenna we couldn't wait to eat here. We both had the pumpkin gnocchi and it was amazing! The tiramisu and apple pie were also very tasty. The owner has been there all her life and was so sweet and... More 

1 Thank chrisandevan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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258 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

This was a lovely find. Not only was the view amazing, but we had great service and food that was fresh and delicious. Our favorite was the home made pasta. I had pesto pasta and it was wonderful. Everyone at the table was happy with their choices, we wish we had gone back for dinner, but thought we should try... More 

1 Thank hjensen90
Paris, France
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

Outrageous: €4.50 for a coke without ice or a slice of lemon, served out of a can! No credit card accepted... The waiter is doing his best but the prices are a deterrent. The cafe next door - l'Orso - is more reasonable.

1 Thank Sekishusai

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$16 - $55
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Scenic view, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Martiri, 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?