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“Great dining experience!”
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: Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed October 23, 2013

We just finished our second dinner in 3 days at Borgovino and enjoyed this one even more than the first! As others have said, the restaurant is very small and intimate. Even being "off season" several people without reservations were turned away because of lack of space so calling or stopping by early to make a reservation is worth the effort. The rosemary roasted potatoes are outstanding and the gnocchi with butter/sage melts in your mouth! We also echo the sentiments about the chocolate caramel dessert - it was just as wonderful the second time! Dick is welcoming, speaks perfect English, and is very helpful with food/wine selections while Mara creates the culinary delights - a perfect combination!

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Reviewed October 21, 2013

Small place with ~8 tables so can be a challenge to get in, time depending. The host and hostess (she cooks and he manages the "front of the house") are wonderful. We ate a bit later and were the last ones there so we had a chance to talk with them. We didn't eat dessert but the tables around us raved about them as much as we did about our courses. Well worth it!

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Reviewed October 21, 2013

We ate there one evening and due to our short stay, we didn't get a chance to return but I highly recommend this intimate place full of atmosphere and warmth. We had pasta and a beef dish that were both outstanding. The wine was excellent and the owner/waiter was great.

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Reviewed October 18, 2013

Stop here for a quiet meal in a very charming and comfortable setting. Wonderful grilled vegetables, potatoes, scallopini of pork, grilled crayfish & shrimp, and the best tiramisu we had every had - SERIOUSLY.

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Reviewed October 14, 2013

This restaurant is not down on the lake, nor does it have a great view but it is worth
your attention. We loved this dinner spot and it was one of the best meals we ate during our one week trip to Italy. Borgovino is a darling little rustic room with great charm and warm atmosphere. It is family run, with wife's marvelous cooking and husband serving with great care. The wine, pasta and meat dishes were all excellent, as well as the dessert. Great value for such amazing food. There is not much room in the place so I would advise a reservation. I am not sure if they are open year round of just seasonal, but Borgovino is a gem. It is an intimate dining experience and a meal you will remember. Cannot say enough good things about this place and would highly recommend. Hope to get back there again as Varenna is a lovely little town.

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