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Nilus

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Via Riva Garibaldi 14, Varenna, Italy
390341815228
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic food and view, the crepes were outstanding. House wine also tasted good. Don't go for a quick lunch because the wait staff let you enjoy the ambiance. Visited this restaurant a few times in our three day stay in Varenna. It's a must don't miss going to this gem.

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Thank Ruth S
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have eaten here probably 4 times in the last two weeks of our stay. Both the food and service is very good and the views are exquisite. A must place in your stay in Varenna.

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Thank Rich4510
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great atmosphere outdoors looking at the Lake Como. Fast and friendly service. Reasonable prices and a range of menu items.

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Thank Robert B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate a good pizza here. Fast and helpful service, good tastes. Perfect view to the lake. Very good.

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Thank Tibor S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here for a beer on our way around Varenna, well priced and well placed and good service.....

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Thank Adam P
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

5 of us had lunch here on the terrace overlooking the lake, we noticed a table of two finishing as we arrived and waitress advised she would add another table to fit our party. We ordered Pizza's and mixed cheese, all of which tasted great. A must visit for a leisurely lunch.

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Thank Shimmystart
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Are here at sunset on a Saturday. Great pizza and service. Note that the lakeside seats are usual taken, we got lucky.

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Thank FGScot
Townsville, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant location is the best thing going for this business. The staff were very inattentive and looked like they did not want to be there. After finally having an order taken, what was brought out was average. The portion size of the pasta dish was more entree size and I'm not a big eater. The quality of food was... More 

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Thank MaroonMark
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I had dinner at Nilus. It has a lovely setting overlooking Lake Como. Although it was busy we were lucky to get a great table. We ordered a salad, some pasta and a couple of savoury crepes. All was washed down with some tasty wheat beer and wine. Everyone was really happy with their food. The service... More 

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Riverview, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

This was our first stop in Italy and the pasta was fantastic! The location is just perfect on the water and service was quite fast as well. Would love to return!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Riva Garibaldi 14, Varenna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Varenna
  • Phone Number: 390341815228

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