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Caffe Varenna

Contrada Scoscesa, 13, 23829 Varenna, Italy
+39 0341 830459
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“bruschetta” (74 reviews)
“cakes” (23 reviews)
“sandwich” (15 reviews)
Open Now
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM Hours
Italian, Bar, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Contrada Scoscesa, 13, 23829 Varenna, Italy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

During our stay in Varenna this place quickly became the favorite spot for my wife and I. We fell in love with everything this place had to offer. From the amazing views to the delicious cappuccinos to the perfect aperitifs. The breakfast choices were also...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank AnthonyB05
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Warm and friendly personnel as well as great breakfast and aperitif. We went here at least three afternoons and three or four mornings during our stay in Varenna and loved it!

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Tulips0819
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

We happened upon this beautiful little place and it ended up being the perfect evening. Cafe doesn’t do it justice. A lovely quirky place to visit on the shores of Lake Como with a picture perfect view and the food was out of this world....More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank JoJoArillas
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

We visited this cafe twice during our visit to Varenna and were very pleased with both of our snacks/meals. Right on the lake, this is a very popular place for a nice quick lunch and cocktail or glass of wine. The service was very attentive...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank SmashB5
Reviewed October 26, 2018

We ate here twice, more out of convenience, for the view and for people watching. One day we had lunch... cypress salad, risotto and parpadelli with mushrooms. It was all okay, but not outstanding. The next say we stopped in for limoncello spritzers and bruschetta......More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank teena1014
Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

The place is nice. The service is nice. The food is nice. Best spot in Varenna for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank AgnetaAggie
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

This cafe is tucked away in a corner and is off the beaten track. It is very quaint with very good quality cakes and coffee. Our croissants, panini and sandwiches were delicious and very fresh. The cafe’ has the best views and nothing beats a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank frawla
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

We stopped in for breakfast and found this to restaurant to offer a great view of the lake, wonderful service, and a well-rounded menu. The food could be beat by other spots, but it’s a great spot to sit, relax and take in the view.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank MBFNCNative
Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

Outside seating on main boardwalk in historic Varenna. Grab a table for sunset. Enjoy a cocktail and snacks or quick bite to eat.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank macnmiles
Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

Lucca waited on us and do an outstanding job! Very nice. Good view when sitting outside. Good drinks. Spritzer’s. Pasta was cooked right. Mushroom Sauce, bolognese and marinara. Ross Otto was very good. Nice salads. Enjoyed and recommend.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank robync475
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April 11, 2018|
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Response from Ingolf N | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, but I do not know if they have a dinner menu. Given they close by 5:30 and are quite a small locale, I would guess it would be quite a small menu if they do.
April 11, 2018|
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Response from steve8325 | Reviewed this property |
Appetizers, sandwiches and some pastas
March 3, 2018|
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Response from 519adinai | Reviewed this property |
Usually Caffe Varenna is open until 6:30 PM.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Contrada Scoscesa, 13, 23829 Varenna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Varenna
  • Phone Number: +39 0341 830459
  • E-mail
Exclusive Lake View, Light Lunch & Dinner, Continental Breakfast
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