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Ristorante Orchidea

Via Gaetano Donizetti 5, 21100, Varese, Italy
+39 0332 282515
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good42%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (2 reviews)
“retro” (2 reviews)
“vegetables” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean
$$ - $$$
Via Gaetano Donizetti 5, 21100, Varese, Italy
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

To be honest we walked into this place as the most known pizzeria's close by (Capri & Bella Napoli) were fully booked but oh boy were we pleasantly surprised with the food and the service! We decided to share some starters and all were great...More

Thank Campi0ne
Reviewed 3 September 2017

We visited this restaurant on our first night of several staying in Varese and found it to be a good no-frills option after a day of travelling. Our table was nicely situated out on the street which was good for people watching and we found...More

Thank Geoff T
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Today we had a very tasty lunch at this lovely location in Varese. I had a panini with Brie, rucola and artishok, my husband a nice salad, both accompanied with a nice prosecco. Ingredients were fresh and food was freshly made. On this terrace one...More

Thank Martje D
Reviewed 14 June 2017

I sometimes find that my diet in Italy lacks vegetables, but the Orchidea has plenty. Their salads are fresh and large, and some of the entrees have a lot of vegetables in them. Outdoor dining is pleasant here.

Thank SteveBocc
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

The pistachio covered tuna was fantastic! We also had the lamb and mussels. Both were better than average. Small cozy feeling.

Thank Sheila S
Reviewed 18 April 2016

We had a very enjoyable lunch at this small restaurant on a grey and rainy day in Varese. The staff gave us a warm welcome, and looked after us very well. The portions are quite large, and well cooked. Whilst waiting for the food we...More

Thank CalellaDePalafrugell
Reviewed 2 November 2014

Mid-size, tucked away in a cul-de-sac behind the more expensive and more formal restaurant of the same name, is the pizzeria called "Orchidea Retro"; it's a bit run down and rustic, but not in a nice way - it feels as if the place has...More

Thank Davide L
Reviewed 22 August 2012

I've been to Orchidea several times because of work travel ... it's walking distance from Crystal Hotel in Varese and a good option... For sure for the price will not be the option if I'm doing a leisure travel because you could find better places...More

1  Thank fredpio
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Gaetano Donizetti 5, 21100, Varese, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Province of Varese  >  Varese
  • Phone Number: +39 0332 282515
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