We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
North Cliff | Near Helipad, Varkala, Varkala 695141, India
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

172 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 135: English reviews
Level Contributor
10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Being an ardent fan of Italian cuisine I was sceptical of their name, but I was rather impressed with the quality of the dishes they put up. The chicken lasagne had the most authentic bechamel sauce I've tasted. Though it may be a far cry from Italy,this is the closest Italian one can hope to get in Trivandrum districts.

Thank sneharaj27
Oslo, Norway
Level Contributor
83 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place for having a meal while watching the sunset. Make a pretty decent Pizza, but with way to much cheese like in most of Asia. The other dishes we tried were great to, and the service was good.

Thank cerios
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

Good people, good music and good views. In the night it have lights and it's so cool. On the upstairs you can fine more relax.

Thank Eduard S
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

They had an amazing collection of books. I wanted to sit there the whole day ( time restraints argh!)sipping hot ginger lemon honey. They did have Indian food in the menu, but we ordered a bacon pizza and carbonara ai funghi. They were alright. Wouldn't call it extraordinary. Prices are reasonable. Not sure about the other dishes, as we didn't... More 

Thank Malavika S
Level Contributor
143 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

If you love Italian food then this place is a must try. They serve some great shakes, cakes and breakfast. The best part is they open quite early and since its very near to Thanal, it is an obvious choice for early morning breakfast. Service is little slow and it is mostly crowded, so try to be on time if... More 

Thank ghoomakkad
Level Contributor
40 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

For those who may crave for Italian food in Varkala, the restaurant offers a decent Italian food option. Beware the food is very mildly Italian (pun intended!!) and may not really transport you to Rome!!!

Thank Sachin_103
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
139 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

Another typical restaurant in Varkala We were attracted by their fresh fish display which included a Marlin Helped by staff to choose Marlin cubes marinated in garlic and lemon then cooked on skewer in tandoor It was lovely Would use again but there are so many other places to look at and try

Thank Martin J
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

One look at the restaurant while taking a stroll on the Varkala cliff, you will say.. ahh wonderful! this is the place to hangout. Had chicken pizza, cheezy but less spicy which was not to my liking. Thumps up for ambience though.

Thank Deepesh A
Riga, Latvia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

Bella Bella Italia!!!! Regular place like all other in Varkala cliff promenade.. simple interior and exterior, nothing special at all, except lovely VIP table in front of the ocean on the second floor... But food!!! Ohhh... if you close your eyes - taste and smell will teleporte you directly to Italy! I'm not a kind of person who writes reports,... More 

Thank alla20132015
Hong Kong, China
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Had awesome masala chai tea and iced coffee. They also had fresh real bread, and their muesli was fresh. Portion sizes were great.

Thank Katsviews

Travelers who viewed Caffe Italiano also viewed


Been to Caffe Italiano? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Indian, Seafood, Chinese
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: North Cliff | Near Helipad, Varkala, Varkala 695141, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Kerala  >  Varkala
  • Phone Number: 9846053194

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Caffe Italiano staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?