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Il Cavatappi

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Via XX Settembre 10, 23829 Varenna, Italy
+39 0341 815349
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sun 12:05 pm - 2:00 pm
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Gladwyne, Pennsylvania
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76 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Il Cavatappi was superb - professional service, outstanding food, and reasonable prices. I had the best ravioli ever - with a buttery sauce and stuffed with ricotta and spinach, and my husband had steak, served with potatoes au gratin. For starters we had a plate of goat cheese, vegetables, olives, and local salami. There were no contorni (sides) on the... More 

Thank Donna B
Surrey, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We booked a table here after reading favourable reviews on Trip Advisor. We were not disappointed as the food was excellent.

Thank thejulio2016
Irvine, California
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We traveled though Italy over a 4 week period and this was probably our favorite restaurant of all. The restaurant is intimate and tucked away on a little side street. My husband had the lasagne and said it was the best he's ever eaten (and he grew up in an Italian-American family). You definitely need a reservation. Great service too--highly... More 

Thank Kathy C
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just go. It's comfortable, great food, lovely atmosphere. Make sure you book or be prepared to come back. Wine, starters and mains are great. Big portions. Share a dessert as that doesn't appear to be the forte ...... Really nice place and glad I went. It's the only restaurant I visited in Varenna. Highly recommended

Thank welshchickadee
Las Vegas, Nevada
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the pleasure of dining in this very quaint restaurant! The food was phenomenal as well as the service. Really can't say enough about how delicious our meal was. Definitely make time for lunch or dinner here! A treasure in Vanerra!

Thank Magicdaily
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very small restaurant but very big on quality of food and service. My steak was absolutely superb, so tender and tasty. If you are visiting Varenna make sure this restaurant is on your list.

Thank Hambleton21
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our favorite meal while in Varenna. It's a small restaurant, so be sure to make reservations. You won't be disappointed!

Thank Erin J
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great dinner at Il Cavatappi. We made a reservation ahead of time as it is very small. The chefs take great pride in their preparation and presentation of their food. Everything we ate was delicious. We would love to return one day and would highly recommend.

Thank Sugarpye
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful restaurant. Very tiny - I only counted seating for 14 so make a reservation so you don't miss out on a lovely meal.

Thank seatoskySeattle
Thousand Oaks, California
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So many beautiful things about being in and around Varenna. This restaurant has all the atmosphere of the environment; it is quietly romantic, the staff was wonderful and the food is good - all things that are very important to me. And yet I wouldn't go back. So I can't really say I recommend it.

Thank needhamdave

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
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
12:05 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
12:05 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:05 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:05 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?