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Hosteria del Platano

Via Statale 29, 23829 Varenna, Italy
+39 0341 815215
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“rabbit pate” (2 reviews)
“fish” (8 reviews)
“pasta” (13 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Via Statale 29, 23829 Varenna, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful way to finish our 2 week trip to Italy. The food was simply delicious. They make their own pasta and the fish is only from Lake Como. The service was wonderful. The restaurant is small and intimate (only about 8 tables) but elegant...More

Thank AussieBonz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped off here for lunch and a drink after our long walk this morning. We were hoping for a sandwich or panniers but they don't forget snack food but instead we had spaghetti and I am so glad we did. It tasted divine and...More

Thank VALEDIreland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic food, great service and attention to detail, above average, located in Fiumelatte, Varenna. Our B&B only 50 metres from Resturant, very handy and a fantastic bakery next door.

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was by far the best meal we had in the area. So we went back twice! Food was fresh, pasta made by hand (not the case in all the restaurants in varenna) and all reasonably priced ~14€ entrees, pasta, ~18€-20 for other plates. This...More

Thank AusParis
Reviewed 28 July 2017

We have just had one of the nicest meals ever at this restaurant. In a gorgeous location beside the lake, we had a range of wonderful dishes, all very authentic and full of flavour. Having been in Italy for a week we were struggling to...More

Thank Iain L
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Perfect place! I often stop at work in Varenna, to eat this is the perfect place. Homemade food and lake view ...

1  Thank giacomk
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was the highlight of our trip in Lake Como, Varenna. Just two blocks away from our rented villa, this restaurant was home away from home. With selected dishes , and served as fresh as home food, we ate here for 3 nights one...More

Thank AbctripMate
Reviewed 23 June 2017

The food here is good if you're famished, all it does is fills a hole. The French onion soup is nothing like what I've experienced before. A thick mass of mess. The rest of our food was just acceptable. On the second visit we arrived...More

Thank Mulloes
Reviewed 3 June 2017

My husband and I stopped here when we spent the day visiting Lake Como. We took a nice long walk down the greenway and stopped in for a few glasses of wine. The restaurant had a great atmosphere and the staff were friendly. We enjoyed...More

Thank jam12419
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Do yourself a favour and walk south of Varenna proper, to Varenna Fiumelatte. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with impeccable, friendly service, we ate a couple of lunches elsewhere, but had to go back for our third night in a row to the Plane...More

Thank NarelleDBrown
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7 October 2016|
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Response from realisticr99 | Reviewed this property |
No specific dress code so your intentions are in order! Apologies for the delay in responding. R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$48
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Statale 29, 23829 Varenna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Varenna
  • Phone Number: +39 0341 815215
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