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Ristorante Vecchia Varenna

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Contrada Scoscesa, 14, 23829 Varenna, Italy
+39 0341 830793
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Brisbane, Australia
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

Cannot beat the location! We had the salmon terrine to start and then had some of the local fish. Washed down with a lovely bottle wine supported by attentive service.

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Thank 1612jc
Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in as many restaurants were full in the area. They had a poorly translated menu and a limited wine selection. We went for it anyway. Service was prompt, but the food was bland and over priced.

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Thank TamTayPrejean2016
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

Simple but good dishes. The rabbit was amazing. Wine selection was also good. Will come definitely again!

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Thank Lukasz B
Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

Enjoyed the lakeside dining at this restaurant. Food was excellent. Enjoyed the local seafood. Staff was very friendly and attentive.

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Thank Ronald D
Bernardsville, NJ
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

We were so impressed by this place that we enjoyed two meals here. Any of the fish dishes were to die for; pasta was incredible, and desserts in another category! Staff was lovely.

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Thank RPBMSZ
London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Totally over-priced. Ordered fish-from-the-lake as main meal (19€). Served tiny portion, lots of bread. Left hungry. Fish bland tasting. Reason why I decided not to stay extra night in Varenna (nice location)

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Thank Jee-Dee-Gee
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

Worst food. Nice view but food was terrible. And the service was horrible. The waiter ignore us. Wont go back ever again

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Thank monica w
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Extremely fine. Pasta was superb, creative, wonderfully prepared. One the best Italian restaurants I have visited in the past half century.

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Thank Stephen Z
Northants
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

We decided to try this restaurant for Sunday lunch on the spur of the moment as it had a spare table on the terrace over the lake with a wonderful view and we were visiting Varenna for the day so had time to enjoy it. The lunch menu has five choices of starter, main course and pudding and we chose... More 

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Thank MrsPickyNorthants
Co Mayo
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

I visited this restaurant mid July to celebrate my husbands birthday with my 2 children age 9 and 7. After reading the menu , I asked the owner/ manager who was serving us if they could do a pasta dish for the children+ he reassured me that it wasn't a problem. My husband and I ordered risotto with seafood and... More 

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Thank Niamh O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$17 - $59
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Contrada Scoscesa, 14, 23829 Varenna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Varenna
  • Phone Number: +39 0341 830793
Description
Ristorante con terrazza immersa nelle acque del lago di Como, gode di una impagabile vista nel centro lago. In cucina utilizziamo prodotti freschi e lavoriamo in prima persona tutte le materie prime.

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