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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)
“pasta” (24 reviews)
“mousse” (6 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 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant has a great view of the lake in Varenna. It has a smaller menu for lunch than some of the restaurants in the area, but still a good amount of options. I had the gnocchi and it was amazing. If you like a...More

Thank Lindsaysnyd17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was exquisite and the view magnificent. Sipping prosecco and watching the sunset was lovely. (The pouring of prosecco could have been more generous.)

Thank NewJerseyElspeth
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've eaten here a few times before on previous visits to the area over the years. We booked a table on the lake view terrace for Sunday lunch. The weather was beautiful, more like summer than spring and Varenna was busy as well as beautiful....More

Thank rj38
Reviewed 18 April 2018

We had a delicious pasta lunch in this restaurant, even though the menu was quite varied and looked delicious, based on us peeking at what others were eating. Make sure to reserve ahead of time if you want to be seated on the balcony.

Thank Jalan2014
Reviewed 29 March 2018

In an excellent location on the lake shore, a good quality trattoria with large dining room overlooking the lake. Nice menu, prompt service and tasty food.

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

very nice location on the bank the como lake, helpfull staff, excelent food and deserts (air tiramisu is a ‘heaven’), very good vine’s

Thank juraj1m
Reviewed 14 November 2017

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 4 November 2017 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 1 November 2017

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 23 October 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$23 - US$70
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments
Good for
View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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