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Il Cavatappi

Via XX Settembre 10, 23829 Varenna, Italy
+39 0341 815349
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cavatappi” (19 reviews)
“pasta” (59 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via XX Settembre 10, 23829 Varenna, Italy
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1 - 10 of 425 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant during a weekend-trip to Varenna/Como in october. It is a small and cozy restaurant, around 8 tables and just one waiter. I'm glad that we called ahead to book a table! The food was great. Absolutely worth a visit!

Thank johannamaa
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Well, let's just start by saying the people of Varenna are so wonderful and the town is enchanting. Match that with the most amazing restaurant down this little alleyway. It is open only for a short period of time at lunch and dinner, and boasts...More

Thank Christine M
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

We booked lunch here based on the Trip Advisor Reviews. There are just 7 tables so you must book. The waiter was extremely pleasant and did not try to persuade us to have anything. Caprese salad had both delicious tomatoes and burrata and the spinach...More

1  Thank Lisa011
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Add us to the list of people who had a great meal at Il Cavatappi. Our favorite from our recent 2 weeks in Italy. I recommend their version of a Caprese Salad, the Lasagna, and a memorable Pana Cota. A small restaurant on a side...More

Thank StevenSue
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Can't complement this place enough. All the courses I had were excellent. It's small so reservations are recommended but worth any trouble eating here. I can see why they get such good ratings on Tripadvisor. Great music in the background for what amounts to a...More

Thank Singingbaker
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Had a really good meal here with possibly the best pasta of our time in Varenna. Felt as if it was a 'local' place rather than just aimed at tourists. Staff were very friendly. Very close to Piazza San Georgio.

Thank lovestravel99
Reviewed 5 October 2017

My husband and I stopped in for lunch and were granted one of the last tables in this small but charming establishment. (Tip: make reservations!) We thoroughly enjoyed the meal and the service and it was our favorite place we ate in all of Varenna.

Thank valeriebraegger
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We were staying in Lecco and found this restaurant with good rating in Tripadvisor. First of all, the restaurant closes the kitchen too early, at 21:00 and it is very small. You should make reservation. it is not easy to find the location either. Secondly,...More

Thank Demet T
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Intimate traditional Italian restaurant, excellent wait staff & beautiful cuisine prepared by dedicated chef. Felt very exclusive with only 7 tables. We booked before we came from Australia based on the reviews, and our expectations were exceeded. Truly unique experience, one that we will never...More

Thank Kyle H
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Really enjoyed both of our visits to this restaurant. Excellent food and service and were happy to adjust dishes to suit minor allergies. Smoked trout starter, gnocchi, lamb, and beef dishes especially memorable.

Thank ianw33
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25 May 2015|
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Response from Kathleen A | Reviewed this property |
You must make reservations. It is a very small and often booked restaurant. It opens at 6:30 Pm. The last boat leaves Varenna for Cadenabia is at 19:50 (passenger boat only) so that gives you very little time to eat... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via XX Settembre 10, 23829 Varenna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Varenna
  • Phone Number: +39 0341 815349
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