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Caffe Varenna

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Contrada Scoscesa, 13, 23829 Varenna, Italy
+39 0341 830459
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided to go there because of tis rating and it wasn't deceiving at all. The place is just in front of the lake, with amazing views. The service is so professional and the food is delicious. We took penne with pesto alla trapanese, spaghetti with funghi porcini (mushrooms) and lasagna. Every principal dish costs around 9 euro. The total... More 

Thank Alex G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped by here for an Aperol and I am so glad we did. The Aperols we had were great, the view is absolutely amazing you are sitting outside close to the sea in this gorgeous city. The serice was great, waitresses very kind and prices are reasonable. Would recommend to everyone and for sure I would return.

Thank HeidiG08
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

It became one of our favourite spots in Varenna! Aperol spritz combined with snacks and the view makes for a perfect concoction. You can easily spend the whole afternoon there, lazing in the sun and watching the lake.

Thank Izabela S
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

A charming lakefront cafe in Varenna with a gorgeous view of the lake and sailboats moored nearby. We could have stayed there for hours, a shame wen ad other sights to see! Service was attentive and the wine was great.

Thank LRobs2
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

We explored a few of the local towns and sampled a fair few of the cafes and restaurants in the area, and found that we have come back to this cafe three times over the space of a few days. Simply put, the cafe just does everything really well. We had an afternoon bruschetta, as a light snack, which was... More 

Thank Jonny T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

We had a great view of the lake, really great snacks with our drinks. Friendly staff. Outstanding location for people watching.

Thank Bruce4fun
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

We stopped here to have a beautiful view of the lake and sip some vino. We had the house wine it was excellent. Fabulous waiter! The scene of the lake from this Caffe is spectacular. Watched the change in the view as the sun set.

Thank Sharon N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

Great view, great service, great food. Simple and tasty. Nice interior. Sit out and enjoy the view of the lake

Thank Craig G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

My husband and I had just got off the ferry after a long day visiting other villages on the Lake. We wanted a drink and a very casual meal and that is exactly what we got at this lovely caffe. We ordered a pre-dinner drink that came with a very generous platter of nibbles; bowl of chips, bruschetta, carrots, nuts... More 

Thank Hambleton21
Whitestone, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

Lovely outdoor cafe right on the lake. Went there for lunch n had tagitelle bolanese, prosciutto n cheese with arugula wrap. White wine n brusette. Lunch was delicious 😋. Finished it off with an espresso, cappucino n fruit torte. Sat and watched the boats go by on this lovely sunny day. Such a relaxing atmosphere n the service was excellent... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, 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
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Scenic view
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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