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Caffe Varenna

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Contrada Scoscesa, 13, 23829 Varenna, Italy
+39 0341 830459
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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22 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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158 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Thank Carol B
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The location and view is spectacular. We had a cappuccino and a croissant each, a chocolate one and an apricot jam one, both were good!

Thank Michael S
Sydney, Australia
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been staying in Varenna for the last week and have visited this place at all different times of the day and it has been wonderful. Morning coffee and pastries have been great served by a beautiful young lady who has greeted us everyday with a smiling face and cheerful bonjourno. Our afternoon aperitivo has been enjoyed sitting in... More 

Thank Meryl B
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely stop by and enjoy the lake views and amazingly vast menu. There is definitely something for everyone! Full bar and cocktail selection as well as food and coffee drinks. The staff do not rush you and let you take in the views and relax. A great afternoon stop!

Thank TamTayPrejean2016
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had heard great things about this place from tripadvisor and others, and so my husband and I went here for lunch. I had the best vegetable lasagna that I've ever eaten, and you can't beat the view! I can't say enough about how incredible this lasagna was- the best I had throughout our Italian tour, and the staff were... More 

Thank loopy6idol
Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely cafe from which to watch the world go by and have a prosecco and a pannini. Food is generally good in Varenna but it is the location of this cafe which is so great..

Thank 146Debs

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Romantic
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?