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“Good For Drinks....Food?”

L'Orso Bar Hostaria
Ranked #29 of 32 Restaurants in Varenna
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Ojai, California
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252 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
“Good For Drinks....Food?”
Reviewed November 13, 2013

If you are near the ferry landing and need quick drink or a bite to eat, L'Orso may work for you. We frequented this bar twice while in Verenna. The first time was for a quick lunch and a beer. They do have a limited variety of draught beer. We each had a draught Peroni and it was ice cold and delicious. We also had a pasta dish and a bruschetta. The pasta was fine but the bruschetta was marginal. Service was quick but not that friendly or helpful.

We also stopped in late one night and had a nightcap. There was only one other couple so we joined them at the bar for a drink. It was fine and the bar tender made a real effort to engage us in small talk which we appreciated.

The bar has a nice atmosphere as it was recently remodeled from an old granite fabricating shop. It is actually a charming place for a drink. You might want to skip the food however.

  • Visited October 2013
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Paris, France
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good for a drink”
Reviewed October 20, 2013

This is a good place to wait for the ferry and have a café next to the lake.
The food is correct. It is enough if you have few minutes to wait.

  • Visited July 2013
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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265 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
“Right opposite the ferry”
Reviewed September 15, 2013

Review based upon drinks only - we enjoyed several stops here for aperatifs/digestifs during our stay. Drinks are always served with a bowl of crisps, and they mix a great gin and tonic. Draught beer is cold and refreshing, happy days.

  • Visited September 2013
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Island of Malta, Malta
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Perfect timing.”
Reviewed September 14, 2013

We went to have lunch but we were a bit in a hurry cause we didnt want to miss the ferry.
The owner recommended us to have pasta which we did, and we made the perfect choice.
The pasta was excellent the service too and perfect timing. We enjoyed our meal with the view of the lake, service was excellent and price was very reasonable.

Will definitely visit again but next time I will plan ahead not to be in a rush. :)

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Ian A
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Brussels, Belgium
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good place for a quick bite”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

A nice place to sit and enjoy people going on and off the ferry. Dishes are not too bad and at a reasonable price

Visited August 2013
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Thank dizzen
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