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Contrada Del Porto, 14, 23829 Varenna, Italy
+39 0341 830369
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Feltre, Italy
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57 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have been there today and had a GREAT ice cream. They also offer drinks. They make their vegan whip cram and it is one of the BEST I ever had !!!!! You can also seat outside the shop right next the entrance door,on the steps that take you up in the city. Beautiful spot,great service

Thank PaoloFert
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

Now lets recognize there are only a few places to get anything in Varenna, so unless something is really bad, the difference between good and great is truly subjective. My wife is a self-proclaimed gelato connoisseur. She enjoyed this place, just not as much as the place next door.

1 Thank MRLab-2016
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

Walking through the magic town of Varenna you meet different "gelateria", for ice creams, but if you want to eat the best Italian hand made "gelato" definitely the choice is "la passerella", they made their own hand made MILK FREE ice cream, very light and delicious, best choice the BLACK CHOCHOLATE and the GRAPEFRUIT...... But this is just personal cause... More 

1 Thank FabioCeoFrutamadre
New York City, New York
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172 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

We taste-tested Passarella againt Riva (the one next door), and Passarella was the better of the two. The flavors were just better. Convenient location right at the fishing boat harbor when walking from the ferry.

1 Thank LMZV
London, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

After a lovely meal in Varenna, we went in search of gelato. We found La Passerella on the waterfront and had some super dark chocolate in a small (€2) pot and a cone (€3). Both were excellent. Recommended.

Thank Anenne
England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

We stayed in Varenna for a week and luckily found this gem on our second day. The dark chocolate and fruit ice creams are dairy free - which is amazing. They taste great and texture is lovely too. We enjoyed waffles with two scoops of ice-cream for 4 euros. A two scoop cup is 2.50. They even let you taste... More 

1 Thank 828Kat
Leesburg, Virginia, United States
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112 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

We ate our way through Italy tasting gelato at every stop. This was by far my favorite of the whole trip and believe me when I tell you we ate a ton of gelato. I loved the peach flavor. We bought a carry away container and it was gone in about 10 minutes after we arrived at our apartment. The... More 

2 Thank Melinda R
Toronto, Canada
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162 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

We wanted to go to the other gelato shop nearby but got confused, so we ended up here. It turned out we had the best dark chocolate gelato in the entire mid-lake area. The other gelato shop nearby seemed to be more popular, but their dark chocolate was not as good (while other flavours were pretty on par, we thought).... More 

Thank MontfortOaks
Miami, Florida
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231 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

Excellent ice cream in this tiny water side parlour. Some seating area inside and the staff were very friendly and patient....too many nice ice creams to choose from!

1 Thank Livo_73
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

Unfortunately this was the last Gelateria that we visited otherwise we would have only gone here. The "black chocolate" was unlike anything we've had before, we compared it to frozen brownie batter, so good!. We wanted to try them all but were so full already. Skip the others and just go here!

Thank Chrisbgett
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$2 - $22
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Television, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Contrada Del Porto, 14, 23829 Varenna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Varenna
  • Phone Number: +39 0341 830369

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?