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Ristorante Vecchia Varenna

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Contrada Scoscesa, 14, 23829 Varenna, Italy
+39 0341 830793
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:30
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19:30 - 21:30
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Destin, Florida
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had lunch at this beautiful restaurant by the lake and the whole experience was amazing! Food was delicious and beautifully presented, the place was clean and elegant and the service very friendly and helpful. The views are breathtaking! If you visit Varenna, this is a great place to have lunch or dinner!

Thank SaraAntonLargo
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found Vecchia Varenna when walking in Varenna. The interior was pleasant. The service was good--they didn't hover, but were interested in pleasing. We enjoyed our food. Our favorites were asparagus soup and the dessert. They serve a lot of local fish and wines. The menu is small and they do it well.

Thank drroseanne
Monza, Italy
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254 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Restaurant Vecchia Varenna was suggested by our Lonely Planet guide, and it is one of the restaurants on the lake, I think the only one with a terrace. We ate on the terrace with a wonderful view (despite it was raining), and were very satisfied with all the food we ordered, from main dishes to desserts. The restaurant staff is... More 

Thank BurgerQueen78
Brisbane, Australia
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56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Cannot beat the location! We had the salmon terrine to start and then had some of the local fish. Washed down with a lovely bottle wine supported by attentive service.

Thank 1612jc
Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped in as many restaurants were full in the area. They had a poorly translated menu and a limited wine selection. We went for it anyway. Service was prompt, but the food was bland and over priced.

Thank TamTayPrejean2016
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Simple but good dishes. The rabbit was amazing. Wine selection was also good. Will come definitely again!

Thank Lukasz B
Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Enjoyed the lakeside dining at this restaurant. Food was excellent. Enjoyed the local seafood. Staff was very friendly and attentive.

Thank Ronald D
Bernardsville, NJ
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We were so impressed by this place that we enjoyed two meals here. Any of the fish dishes were to die for; pasta was incredible, and desserts in another category! Staff was lovely.

London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Totally over-priced. Ordered fish-from-the-lake as main meal (19€). Served tiny portion, lots of bread. Left hungry. Fish bland tasting. Reason why I decided not to stay extra night in Varenna (nice location)

Thank Jee-Dee-Gee
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Worst food. Nice view but food was terrible. And the service was horrible. The waiter ignore us. Wont go back ever again

Thank monica w

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$17 - US$59
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Contrada Scoscesa, 14, 23829 Varenna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Varenna
  • Phone Number: +39 0341 830793
Ristorante con terrazza immersa nelle acque del lago di Como, gode di una impagabile vista nel centro lago. In cucina utilizziamo prodotti freschi e lavoriamo in prima persona tutte le materie prime.

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