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“Lovely interior, good service, good food and atmosphere”

Vecchia trattoria della Pesa
Ranked #51 of 391 Restaurants in Varese
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Sesto Calende, Italy
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333 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
“Lovely interior, good service, good food and atmosphere”
Reviewed July 11, 2013

Possibly excellent if I had shared it with other people. I had heard about it from a colleague so decided to give it a try as I was in town.

The atmosphere inside was wonderful, decor is very nice, and the background music just made it such a relaxed atmosphere!

It was a beautiful sunny day, so you can look outside and watch the world go by, whilst the curtains are at head height providing you with a certain level of privacy.

There was a business menu at lunchtime, which is not €10 that you can get at other pizzerias/trattorias, but this restaurant is a step above casual. So for a very affordable €20 for a primo and secondo there are no reasons to complain. + water wine and coffee.

The service was very good and friendly, but this may have been because there was only two tables occupied!

I will go back for sure, nothing to complain about. A great experience.....

  • Visited July 2013
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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122 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Highly Recommended!”
Reviewed November 23, 2012

Vecchia trattoria della Pesa was recommended to us by the wonderful receptionists at the lovely Hotel di Varese.
The restaurant, located at the vibrant old center of Varese, was full when we arrived and only one skillful young waiter served all the guests as his co waiter felt sick and left. Nevertheless he succeeded to offer great service to everyone.
This restaurant didn't have a menu in English and our host translated the menu to us patiently.
The dishes were beautifully served, as expected from a high scale restaurant. Portions were generous and tasty. We loved the interesting décor and warm atmosphere at this place and the whole evening was very enjoyable.
Next time in Varese – we'll surely visit Vecchia trattoria della Pesa again.

  • Visited October 2012
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Sao Paulo, SP
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“great service, food and atmosphere”
Reviewed June 5, 2012

Great place to eat in Varese. Expect to pay according to it.

  • Visited June 2012
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Zuerich
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Contemporary and coherent interior design giving a very good atmosphere in this excellent restaurant”
Reviewed May 28, 2012 via mobile

We enjoyed a great evening in Vecchia Trattoria della Pesa. Probabably the best designed restaurant in varese, still offering a good armosphere, both inside as well as outside on the cosy piazza. Good value and decent wine list.

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