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“Very disappointing”

Cavallino Ristorante Trattoria dei Pescatori
Ranked #17 of 32 Restaurants in Varenna
Price range: $23 - $57
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: for lunch and dinner with the wide range of fresh lake fishkichten open from noon till late evening
Reviewed May 6, 2014

We arrived at 8.45pm but were assured that the kitchen was still open. We wanted only a light meal and advised the waitress of this accordingly. We were told that the Rucola (rocket salad) was not available. We ordered the ravioli (with local lakefish filling) upon a recommendation of the waitress. What arrived were three poached egg style pieces of thick dry pasta and tasteless filling...it was awful...and the sauce - a purple colour - was disgusting. We have eaten at many restaurants but this would have to feature as our worst experience. We had once piece each and struggled to eat these.

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Reviewed November 12, 2013

We were served immediately. maybe because it was after lunch crowd. We ordered a Laverello lariano al burro e salvia~whitefish of Lake Como with butter and sage; Fritto mistro lariano~mixed plate with fried lake fish; tagliatelle de pesto! the portion was generous :)
the whitefish was the best !

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Thank keira2007
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Reviewed September 18, 2013

First night in Varenna, we were eager to head out along the lake and find a nice simple meal, despite strong winds and us being ill equipped with appropriate jackets etc. Cavallino had a lovely atmosphere and our host was quick to offer blankets. My partner had the penne arrabiata and I had pizzoccheri which our family makes back in Australia so I was excited to try a local version. Both were very generous served and well and truly hit the spot! We'll be back for sure!

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Thank jesslaing85
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Reviewed September 15, 2013

We enjoyed a very good meal here, I had the lake perch risotto, and my wife had the tagliatelli with fillet steak. Contorni (side vegetables) are ordered seperately. Service is good and seating is outside underneath a canopy of vines.

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Thank hillcrestroad
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

The fish is fresh and comes fresh from Lake Como. Service was good and informal. Prices are average for Como restaurants.

Thank TheDane81
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