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Il Cavatappi

Via XX Settembre 10, 23829 Varenna, Italy
+39 0341 815349
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cavatappi” (17 reviews)
“lamb” (24 reviews)
“ravioli” (30 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via XX Settembre 10, 23829 Varenna, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday

I cannot even describe to you how amazing this restaurant is. This is a small restaurant right in the town and is TRULY Italian. Fresh, flavorful meals, wonderful wine and great service. I cannot stress enough this should be your #1 spot in Varenna. Also...More

Thank slipp23
Reviewed 4 days ago

We have visited this Restaurant 5 years ago with very fond memories, so when back in Varenna for 4 weeks had it at the top of the list and almost missed out as we left the best until last and it was heavily booked. Warning...More

Thank Roger S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Cozy tiny restaurant in Varenna. Great service, fantastic food and good wine. Antipasti was fantastic, the pasta full of taste and the fillet of beef the most tender meat I've ever had in my entire life. Just go there!

Thank Emelie P
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a fantastic little restaurant in Varenna. It is in a quiet lane up from the lake shore. there are only 5-7 tables in the restaurant (depending on how many bookings for 4 they get). The food and wine was always excellent - we...More

Thank Paul A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Small restaurant (7tables) with great ambient and amazing food! Make sure to make reservations ahead of time, you don't want to miss this!

Thank Beate A
Reviewed 5 days ago

Delightful laneway restaurant with beautiful food and great service. The ravioli was beautiful, the salmon perfectly cooked. We sat in the laneway, with lots of possibilities for people watching and cool breezes. We both enjoyed the restaurant.

1  Thank Giffoni
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were advised to book here as getting a table is almost impossible. We booked before the start of the holiday and when we arrived every table was reserved! We travelled from Bellagio to Varenna, a short ferry trip. The restaurant is not on the...More

Thank Larkins2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good service and food. Fillet of trout was the fish special on our visit and it was a delight. Inexpensive local wines. Well worth eating here, away from the noise of the waterside eateries.

Thank NoosaDreamer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful food, service and atmosphere. Grab a table where you are able to watch the chef in the kitchen.

Thank dalesusanc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Following recommendations on Trip Advisor about this small and quaint restaurant on our recent holiday to gorgeous Lake Como, took the ferry across and although the weather was wet our mood was lifted eating at this lovely place. Food was presented beautifully and tasted divine...More

Thank Alan_Roz
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Hi all, we are very much looking forward to our Lake Como holiday in June. We are staying in Cadenabbia and would like to go to this restaurant one evening. I am finding the ferry system quite hard to understand, but am I right in thinking that the last ferry from Varenna back to Cadenabbia is 10.25pm via a change in Bellagio? Thank you Jen and Taylor
24 May 2015|
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Response from Kathleen A | Reviewed this property |
You must make reservations. It is a very small and often booked restaurant. It opens at 6:30 Pm. The last boat leaves Varenna for Cadenabia is at 19:50 (passenger boat only) so that gives you very little time to eat... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
18:30 - 21:00
18:30 - 21:00
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via XX Settembre 10, 23829 Varenna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Varenna
  • Phone Number: +39 0341 815349
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