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“Perfect Service, wine list and local dishes” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cavallino Ristorante Trattoria dei Pescatori

Cavallino Ristorante Trattoria dei Pescatori
Ranked #18 of 32 Restaurants in Varenna
Price range: $21 - $52
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: member of slowfood "Osterie d Italia" for lunch and dinner with the wide range of fresh lake fishkichten open from noon till late evening
Varenna, Italy
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135 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Perfect Service, wine list and local dishes”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

This is sister restaurant to one they have in St Moritz...The connection via the Valtellina shows in their superb wine list, second only to Quatro Passe...
Kinda in the Ferry landing but from an elevated garden perch....entertaining watching the hordes heading to Bellagio, even though they are passing through a far more interesting village versus Bellagio....
The food is expertly served and cooked...
A special restaurant with a cool bar next to it(Orso=BEAR , run by a Bear of a man Augustus)
Highly recommend !

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Sydney
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Very disappointing”
1 of 5 bubbles 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.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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singapore
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“One of the best lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles 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 !

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Perth
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Pizzoccheri found!”
4 of 5 bubbles 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!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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259 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
“Good food, generous portions”
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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