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“Deliciously intimate”
Review of Borgovino

Borgovino
Ranked #13 of 32 Restaurants in Varenna
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $28
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed October 9, 2013

The restaurant sits along a small street which houses several eateries. We selected Borgovino because of its Trip Advisor notice on its front door and appetizing menu. We were not disappointed. The host is a charming Swede who now makes his home in Italy, so his English is perfect. The menu although not broad offers sufficient choices for all. The salads were excellent, the soup well made and my veal in mushroom sauce was excellent. The wines list although limited complimented the food.

Our host offered us a traditional Swedish after dinner drink that completed our love evening. Do go by and enjoy his charming hospitality.

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Thank IMB95
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

I would place the Borgovino as one of the three best restaurants in the Varenna area from my own personal experience. The hostess was quite helpful and we had a good evening dinner with help in choosing some very fine Italian wine. I think it is one of the restaurants worth visiting when you are in Varenna

Thank Reggie A
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Reviewed October 4, 2013

A small restaurant with a very good atmosphere. But, food is expensive and not something special. We ate fish from the lake. It was a small grilled fish (less than 100 gr), which costs 20 Euros. Two fishes, one grilled vegetables and two glasses of white wine: 70 Euros

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Thank GKarag
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Reviewed October 2, 2013

Borgovino is small, it has 6/7 tables inside and 2 outside in the alley. We had 2 different salads to start which were good. Mains - my wife's fillet steak was very good, but my house special 'secret recipe' pasta was so-so (contained creamy bacon and nutmeg). There was happy singing from the kitchen, and the limoncello with the bill was a nice touch. This is Italian slow food, do not bother going if you are going to get upset about the speed of service.

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Thank hillcrestroad
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Reviewed September 25, 2013

This small restaurant is tucked away in an alleyway behind the lake shore in Varenna. Sitting outside is atmospheric and we had excellent food with attentive and knowledgeable service. The cold cuts were freshly sliced and extensive and the dried lake fish, missoltini, a local dish- the main courses were simple shrimp and courgette pasta and pork escalopes in a lemon sauce with grilled vegetables. Great value as compared to other Como restaurants and really helpful wine recommendations by the glass of local wines. The star of the show was the much mentioned chocolate and toffee cake which the owners kindly emailed us the recipe of.

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Thank wedderburner
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