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Caffe Varenna

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Contrada Scoscesa, 13, 23829 Varenna, Italy
+39 0341 830459
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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband & I recently visited Varenna for the first time and Varenna Caffe quickly became one of our favorites! You cannot beat the view and people watching. The service was great as were their cappuccinos for breakfast and gin & tonics for a late afternoon refreshment. We had lunch one day at Varenna Caffe as well and enjoyed our... More 

Thank Lori J
Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I loved this place. The service was the best I have experienced in Lake Como region. And the recommendation of the strawberry bruschetta was spot on it was amazing, I haven't stopped raving about it to family and friends. I will be back soon to have another try. The view is excellent too, very relaxing.

Thank lainey007
New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My family went one afternoon for lunch. First, the good thing. The location and view is wonderful. Now the problem, lunch menu is very limited and not very good. This is a place to have drinks and dessert, but not to eat. Service is good, but not great and the place is a little snobbish and arrogant. Would not return.

Thank Rich4510
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great view of the lake and always seemed busy, any time of the day. We stopped as we were enticed by the great selection of aperitivo on offer on other customers tables lining the lake (Olives, pasta, bread, crisps, dips). It was reasonably priced too, with Spritz costing 6euro. Each round of drinks we ordered we got more, different aperitivo... More 

Thank abm20
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a day of walking and shopping this was the perfect rest stop for some drinks. We had the passion fruit mojito and aperol spritz.

Thank Laura B
Stamford, United Kingdom
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308 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautifully located in Varenna by the lake, this cafe provides good coffee and service. Would come again to try their food as looked nice.

Thank cambio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I walked past this place a number of times in my 3 day stay at Varenna. For I had learnt the "obvious" pretty little cafes on the water front, particularly on the busy thoroughfares tend to be your typical tourist traps which over charge and under deliver. Varenna Caffe proved me so wrong I could smack myself! I was so... More 

Thank vegasnewboy
North Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great dinner at Varenna Caffe. The food was very nice and the view without peer in Varenna. The staff are super friendly and helpful. The wine very well priced and range good. Dinner was very reasonably priced and we booked again for tomorrow such was our impression.

Thank foodfan2020
Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I stumbled on this caffe as we were making our way to meet our captain for our Lake Como boat tour. We vowed to come back after our tour and finished and we did! Right on the waters edge this caffe if perfect for any time of day. While sipping very tasty cocktails overlooking Lake Como you... More 

Thank theglobaljetsetter
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

GreAt espresso and excellent breakfast , staff helpful , view of the lake and you can swim outside cafe

Thank Gillian N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Contrada Scoscesa, 13, 23829 Varenna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Varenna
  • Phone Number: +39 0341 830459
Exclusive Lake View, Light Lunch & Dinner, Continental Breakfast

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?