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Via Riva Garibaldi 14 | Passeggiata fronte lago, 23829 Varenna, Italy
+39 0341 830070
09:00 - 01:30
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Canmore, Canada
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248 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As always, laundry catches up to you, and when I got to the auto laundry, found it cost 1 euro every time one entered to check on it (in addition to the laundry cost, about 10 Euro...). For me, reentry was eventually a 5 euro mission. The upside is, that once you enter, you get a ticket worth one euro... More 

Thank CanmoreFunkyDude
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

During our holiday we lunched at this bar several times, our only complaint would be the consistency of service. Sometimes we were served quickly by a friendly smiling staff, the other time we were not quite so lucky. That said its a great place to lunch and drink a cold beer over looking the lake. I'd rate it as Good... More 

Thank robogk
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We visited Varenna several times while on a weeks' holiday in September 2016 staying in Menaggio. Each time we paid a visit to Bar Il Molo. First time we walked to Villa Monastero and then were in need of refreshment after walking down all the steps!! Lovely spot, friendly staff, good coffee, good wine and good food at a reasonable... More 

Thank Carolcazza11
Richmond Hill, Georgia
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We were staying at the B&B run by the owner. The staff was beyond friendly and the food couldn't be better!

Thank Jason B
Concord, North Carolina
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89 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

You can’t beat the ambiance here. The view is lovely & the heat lamps and blankets they provide make dining outside cozy. We started off with the bruschetta, which was huge & delicious. I had risotto with mushrooms which was cheesy and delightful without being too heavy. My husband had the amatriciana was just average. We would go back.

Thank ktdipaula
Penicuik, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

We had several meals here - including 5 breakfasts as we were staying at their B&B accommodation Divina Vita. The food is great and is served on a small terrace in front of the property - the view is of the lake and the ferries coming in and out of Varenna. The staff are wonderfully friendly and helpful. Plenty of... More 

Thank Alastair H
Phenix City, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

This cafe has view and quaintness and great pizza. Prices are good too. Others in my tour group are here also.

Thank Beachhon
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

We ate here lunch, after a lovely trip to Bellagio. The food was great, the service was great, the view was unbelievable. A very good experience!

Thank Miha3la2016
Stratford, Iowa
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Our only reason for stopping was to enjoy desserts and coffee with a view of the sea. No disappointment!! Service was outstanding, and we all savored every bite on our plates :) In fact, one friend wanted to lick her plate in order to get every last taste of the lemon cake!

Thank Nancy J
Honolulu, Hawaii
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76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

You won't mind slower service with the fabulous lake views from the terrace tables. The salads and pasta were both good and we couldn't help finishing off with a gelato and limoncello. Casual, comfortable and good food, but you will never forget the view!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Bar, Pizza, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 01:30
09:00 - 01:30
09:00 - 01:30
09:00 - 01:30
09:00 - 01:30
09:00 - 01:30
09:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Riva Garibaldi 14 | Passeggiata fronte lago, 23829 Varenna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Varenna
  • Phone Number: +39 0341 830070

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?