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“Quaint restaurant with lovely food”

Osteria Quatro Pass
Ranked #4 of 32 Restaurants in Varenna
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Quaint restaurant with lovely food”
Reviewed September 6, 2012

We visited this restuarant in Varenna after reading Trip Advisor reviews. We had reserved well in advance and a table was waiting for thew four of us when we arrived. We were seated quickly and received the usual fresh bread basket. The waiter was very good and spoke English quite well. He took our wine order and expertly uncorke dand served the local red we had chosen. Our appetizers consisted of stuffed squid with a tomato sauce, a trio of fish carpacchio and salted sardines with polenta. All were very good. Our mains consisted of veal Milanese and others we can't recall. However,. they were all very good. For dessert we had fresh mixed berries which were light and refreshing.

Overall, this restaurant is centrally located, served lovely food in a great atmosphere. We would highly recommend it to visitors to Varenna and we will certainly return should we visit Varenna again. The cost of the meal with one bottle of wine was 160 Euros.

  • Visited September 2012
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Boston, Massachusetts
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635 reviews
389 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
“Small osteria featuring local dishes”
Reviewed September 2, 2012

My wife and I dined at Osteria Quatro Pass in Varenna. The food was good but the service spotty as there was only one server for the entire place. The manager had to help out or they would not have been able to cope. The food seems to be all freshly prepared and features local fish and other seasonal local ingredients.

Visited August 2012
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Zurich
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good dinner”
Reviewed August 28, 2012

Had an enjoyble dinner here having reserved one of the 3 tables in the small street outside the restaurant.

Food was very good having the proscuitto and melon to start and then the lobster pasta.

Quality of the food is comparable to the restaurant at the Albergo Milano, however the atmosphere and views aren't quite as good.

  • Visited August 2012
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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
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“Fabulous celebration dinner!”
Reviewed August 25, 2012

My husband and I traveled here with our sons and my mother to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. We spent a week in Varenna. Our dinner at this restaurant was one of our favorites! The staff was so warm and accomodating, and the food was absolutely delicious! Highly recommended!

Visited August 2012
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Kitchener, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Succulent Seafood”
Reviewed August 21, 2012

This restaurant is situated on a quiet street near the main town square housing the church.
It is perfect for fish and seafood lovers and has a really nice atmosphere. Reservations are definitely recommended as it was busy on a Monday. We started with the stuffed squid followed by the lobster pasta (with lots of lobster!) and the spaghetti with fish sauce (lake fish) for mains, finishing with creme brule. All the dishes were delicious, the service was excellent and restaurant itself quite charming -- a perfect way to end a romantic day in Varenna!

  • Visited August 2012
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