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L'Orso Bar Hostaria

Piazzale Martiri della Liberta' | Piazzale Molo Traghetti, 23829 Varenna, Italy
+39 0341 815144
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good32%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible22%
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“pizza” (24 reviews)
“chilli” (2 reviews)
“bruschetta” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
Piazzale Martiri della Liberta' | Piazzale Molo Traghetti, 23829 Varenna, Italy
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Reviewed July 7, 2016

Close to the ferry port, but slightly out of the way. We had the pizza before taking the ferry. it was good. We were the only ones in this place at that time and service was just ok, not good but not bad either.

Thank Maricuyita09
Reviewed May 23, 2016

Did not enjoy our meal here, way better places to go. Table service was lack lustre, food nothing to rave about at all. Might be okay for snack and drink but wouldn't recommend for dinner. No ambience

Thank Leah s
Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

We loved the view & food at L'Orso. The sandwiches & flatbreads semplice were simple & delicious. The pizza was my husband's favorite in Varenna with a slightly more sturdy crust than others. Good coffee options too. Convenient from the ferry! Recommended!

Thank Ali J
Reviewed May 14, 2016

Great place to stop in for a morning kick. The staff is friendly and you can sit inside or out. It is located just across the ferry station just behind Hotel Olivedo.

Thank Robin_inFium
Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

We liked the look of the unfussy menu displayed outside, so in we went. We were greeted by head-banging music and so left.

Thank JPRHampshire
Reviewed April 20, 2016

Stopped in for dinner thinking it would be a nice change of pace (maybe a little more hip or modern) from the typical restaurants of Varenna. Sure enough, it was hip but felt a little too hip considering the crowd and time of year. We...More

Thank 700leighannb
Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a pizza and a glass of wine. The pizza was ok but nothing startling. Wine by the glass was drinkable. A bit dark and dingy inside though some might like this ambience. It was ok but Woudnt rush back

Thank Syd M
Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

Only had a drink here late in the evening, so can't comment on food. An unusual place, probably better in the day time when you can sit outside.

Thank bikerchick39
Reviewed March 24, 2016

We had a lovely crisp pizza here washed down with a very reasonable glass of red wine. The green salad was a bit pricey, but the Rosemary flavoured bread was a pleasant surprise.

Thank bramble40
Reviewed February 11, 2016

This bar was near our hotel, we were looking for somewhere to relax and weren't disappointed. The staff and locals were very friendly and we noticed another couple from our hotel there also. We ordered bruchetta, followed by bacon and cream panini, and blueberry pastry,...More

Thank Ionaspencer
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Pizza, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazzale Martiri della Liberta' | Piazzale Molo Traghetti, 23829 Varenna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Varenna
  • Phone Number: +39 0341 815144
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