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Il Cavatappi

Via XX Settembre 10, 23829 Varenna, Italy
+39 0341 815349
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via XX Settembre 10, 23829 Varenna, Italy
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A very small restaurant that offered plenty of menu choice and good wine selection all at fair prices.

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 5 days ago

This little gem is set in one of the small streets of Varenna. Tables both inside and out. We were fortunate to have one of the lovely outdoor tables. It certainly adds to the ambiance. The service was fabulous, attentive without being overcrowded. The food...More

Thank Dawn C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had read the reviews for restaurants in Varenna but neglected to make reservations before our arrival. Fortunately, we stayed 2 nights and were able to walk in on the first night and secure a reservation for the next evening. The food was really delicious....More

Thank olddancer55
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here one night after we read the reviews on TripAdvisor. Even though many reviews said it was amazing I can agree that it is pretty good, but nothing extraordinary. But let's focus on the positive since it was a positive experience for us....More

Thank Edvin B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If your thing is high-end restaurant quality food, then you should definitely reserve a table at Cavatappi. We booked ahead because of the fact that there are only three tables outdoors (although several, but not too many more inside) and because we were told that...More

Thank AnitaT947
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Il Cavatappi and had an amazing dining experience. We ordered a bottle of Chianti wine and split an appetizer of ravioli with buffalo mozzarella and spinach with tarragon sauce and it was amazing. I got the eggplant parmigiana and it was the best...More

Thank Hayley R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were sitting at the wine bar next door, and fortunately we were able to grab a table here even though most tables for the evening had already been reserved. We had a great meal. We especially enjoyed the eggplant parmigiana and tuna carpaccio. All...More

Thank Matthew Q
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had pre-booked a dinner here from the UK, which prooved to be a wise move as they were turning people away throughout the night. The food was delicous. I had the ravioli with ricotta and tarragon sauce, followd by the excellent lamb fillet. My...More

Thank porvera
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very cozy place and only has about 10 tables. That staff and food is great - just make sure you make a reservation! We loved the place! Thank you!

Thank Gregg L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my husbands favorite meal of our recent trip to Italy. Make a reservation as this is a very small intimate restaurant. We had a fabulous time and ended up in conversation with the 3 other couples that were eating inside with us. From...More

Thank JulesKirk14
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May 24, 2015|
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Response from Kathleen A | Reviewed this property |
You must make reservations. It is a very small and often booked restaurant. It opens at 6:30 Pm. The last boat leaves Varenna for Cadenabia is at 19:50 (passenger boat only) so that gives you very little time to eat... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via XX Settembre 10, 23829 Varenna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Varenna
  • Phone Number: +39 0341 815349
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