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Cavallino Ristorante Trattoria dei Pescatori

Piazza Martiri della Liberta' 16, 23829 Varenna, Italy
+39 0341 815219
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good40%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“risotto” (11 reviews)
“white fish” (8 reviews)
“seafood” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:45All hours
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
$$ - $$$
Piazza Martiri della Liberta' 16, 23829 Varenna, Italy
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1 - 10 of 98 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had lunch at Cavallino and were not disappointed. Their homemade, grandmother's recipe for gnocchi was delicious. We also has a caprese salad with creamy mozzarella that was very good. Coupled with the gnocchi, it made for a perfect lunch but it was enough to...More

Thank olddancer55
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A price worthy place with great service. The staff is friendly and charming. The food is good too and if you sit outside you'll enjoy the cozy seating area with vines growing around it. Very quaint

Thank MrsNatLie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't waste your time. Refused to take an awful 'strudel' they gave off the bill. Overpriced frozen fruit served

Thank maria a
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The waiter was really welcoming. The outdoor seating area was beautiful. The food was really good. Its very handy for the ferries. We would definitely return.

1  Thank Chelle0k
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been reading reviews for restaurants in Varenna and are surprised that this little gem was not ranked higher. We started with the caprese salad (fabulous) and had the opportunity to try several different items off the menu. The risotto with Lake fish is...More

Thank Deanna_8
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

My father has read a review in a magazine recommending this place and whilst there are probably better restaurants with views closer to the water, they are heavily packed with tourists. This place is fantastic with the vine roof outdoor seating. Food I thought was...More

Thank nomad07
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Had the whitefish, pasta and drinks. Whitefish was OK, but a very small portion. Pasta was tasteless. Service poor. Bad value for the money.

Thank Brownie987
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Our choir visited Varenna in May 2017 and had a group lunch at Cavallino Ristorante. Chef/owner Davide prepared several specialties for us, including a selection of delicious fish appetizers, a generous serving of pizzoccheri (a local dish featuring pasta, cheese, potato and leeks) and a...More

Thank Musicista
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Average quality food. Staff that seemed impatient. We were a large group and some items did not arrive but were on the bill. Overall disappointed.

Thank ribm7727
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

We stopped here our last night on Lake Como (5 nights) and had the best meal of our trip. I ordered grilled chicken which was exceptional- obviously just coming off a charcoal grill- better than the southern chicken we get at home in New Orleans....More

Thank Maganista
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$22 - US$55
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:45
11:00 - 23:45
11:00 - 23:45
11:00 - 23:45
11:00 - 23:45
11:00 - 23:45
11:00 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Martiri della Liberta' 16, 23829 Varenna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Varenna
  • Phone Number: +39 0341 815219
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