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Ristorante Vecchia Varenna

Contrada Scoscesa, 14 | Zona pedonale a lago in Riva Granda, 23829 Varenna, Italy
+39 0341 830793
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good40%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“rabbit” (13 reviews)
“fish” (19 reviews)
“pasta” (21 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Contrada Scoscesa, 14 | Zona pedonale a lago in Riva Granda, 23829 Varenna, Italy
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Sit outside in the enclosure. Very nice cuisine featuring the lake and sea. Lake fish was very well prepared. Pasta with fava beans and crumbled sausage was excellent and highly recommended. Polite wait staff that speaks English. A small nice walk from the ferry.

Thank lfbmonkey
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just happened to walk past and decided to try this restaurant on our last day at Lake Como, boy are we glad we did! We were seated in the small dining area along the lake front. Bread was brought to our table in little...More

Thank Shung1809
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped for a lunch to a sunny patio and beautiful view. Place seems to have good reputation because there was queue forming when we left. Trout and Chicken main courses were well prepared and very tasty. This place is better than any average restaurant...More

Thank ankai2004
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In two weeks of dining out in Varenna and surroundings this historically family owned restaurant was the best one we found. Maybe slightly more expensive than some of the other venues around, but definitely worth it. A limited choice in the menu always indicates attention...More

Thank Stef S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the ferry from Bellagio to Varenna. One can get around Varenna fairly quickly which leaves time for eating and drinking. We got a nice table for three here and had pizza and wine. Good and would return.

Thank KAButler2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a two course meal here on the first night of our weekend in Varenna. The weather was cool and we were struggling to find anywhere to fit us in. The food was great, we had the creamy risotto which was very good. I...More

Thank jess69
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

A beautiful terrace overlooks Lago di Come from the water’s edge of Varenna. Food and service were excellent. If you go for lunch be seated by 2 pm.

Thank BellaItaliana
Reviewed 1 October 2017

The food is just so so here. not many choices on the menu. Location is lovely. right over the water. I had lake fish which still has skin with scales on it. the parsley pasta was decent. did not eat here again after the one...More

Thank mnsp1964
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Struggling to see why this isn't number 1 in Varenna, perhaps the slightly average service but the food was some of the best we had in our 10 day trip to Italy. Different from the standard Italian. The setting is also lovely.

Thank Andrew P
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

The position of this restaurant is excellent, with outside tables available on the lake. The food was fantastic! Service was great, and the wine list offered some nice choices. I would return here in a heartbeat.

Thank RoadWrangler
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$24 - US$71
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments
Good for
View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Contrada Scoscesa, 14 | Zona pedonale a lago in Riva Granda, 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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