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“Worth the Price, Excellent Quality, the best Restaurant in Fiumelatte, her brother built the epic staircase in rental apartment” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hosteria del Platano

Hosteria del Platano
Ranked #10 of 32 Restaurants in Varenna
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $27 - $43
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Varenna, Italy
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133 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
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“Worth the Price, Excellent Quality, the best Restaurant in Fiumelatte, her brother built the epic staircase in rental apartment”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2013 via mobile

I have eaten here at least 25 times, Norma,the owner, has a really cool menu, I mean chocolate ravioli!....who would have thought of something so delicious!!!
The cheese selections are epic....I must insist on running up your bill as the white wine you MUST try is Ca Brione... and for the Red Sforzato...preferably 5 stelle, super expensive but worth every penny... Your dessert wines rock but try Braulio, a bitter digestivo from a cool resort called Braulio... I recommend this place highly and as an aside her brother did all the metal work in Della Fontana Penthouse & Loft just 3 doors away from this roadside restaurant....cool owner, food and wine

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Hard to come up with superlatives...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2012

Outstanding cuisine, delicately and uniquely herbed and spiced, with great presentation, quiet and intimate surroundings, and the wondrous views of Lago di Como as a backdrop.
One of the finest meals I've had, ever.

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Palm Beach, Florida
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“made a good day so special.. authentic lake como not touristy (yet)!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2010

we have travelled and eaten all sorts of toursity junk. this is not that type of food. this is authentic lake como down to the EVO served at your table. the service is warm and friendly and the food is incomparable to the other restaurants in the area. I had a cocoa powder infused pasta made into a ravioli with ricotta and orange peel filling with a sage brown butter sauce that was unique and great. my wife had lamb and cheese filling ravioli also with a sage brown butter sauce. main course was a top local fish roasted with asparagus and cheese inside and dessert was ridiculous.. a blueberry sorbetto made with vodka and my wife had a zucchini torte with chocolate and custard sauce.. so what you would expect to be savory was sweet and what you would expect to be sweet was savory....

the place is a 15 minute walk from varenna pier along the lake just past the waterfall, but well worth it.

when we return to como, this is a must.. it beats the 'one star' restaurant in bellagio hands down!

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