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Bar Il Molo

Via Riva Garibaldi 14 | Passeggiata fronte lago, 23829 Varenna, Italy
+39 0341 830070
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“pizza” (194 reviews)
“bruschetta” (42 reviews)
“gelato” (33 reviews)
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Italian, Bar, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via Riva Garibaldi 14 | Passeggiata fronte lago, 23829 Varenna, Italy
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Reviewed June 20, 2013 via mobile

We ate here twice. Both times, we loved the location overlooking the lake, and the second night the jazz quartet. The food is better than average Italian cuisine and the staff was friendly and prompt.

Date of visit: June 2013
Thank OurWander-FilledLife
Reviewed June 19, 2013 via mobile

We stopped by initially for just drinks, a Bloody Mary and a beer. They were reasonably priced considering the location and came with quite the serving of snacks included- chips, peanuts and more nacho chips with salsa. A pretty decent spread! Then we decided we...More

Date of visit: June 2013
Thank TheCrewes
Reviewed June 16, 2013

We ate lunch at this scenic restaurant while spending the day in Varenna. My husband had a pizza and I ordered the artichoke bruschetta and a bowl of bean soup. The artichoke bruschetta was amazing - it was a huge portion and had wonderful flavor....More

Date of visit: May 2013
Thank JenLynn5
Reviewed June 12, 2013

We had a lakeside table and enjoyed a leisurely lunch, the food was good, the service was great and all at a reasonable price. Lovely views too.

Date of visit: June 2013
Thank JaneV198
Reviewed June 10, 2013

We really liked the location, on the waters edge. The service was excellent & good hearty food at a reasonable price.Wines were also reasonably priced.

Date of visit: May 2013
Thank kangarooboy
Reviewed June 8, 2013 via mobile

We went there 3 times in the 2 days we were in Varenna. It comes without saying that we found this place to be an absolute gem! Beautiful view of the lake, good food, great service. I would recommend it to anyone who's looking for...More

Date of visit: June 2013
Thank Simpshom8
Reviewed June 8, 2013

I think frozen pizza might be better than what we were served here. Too bad their view is nice as is their waitstaff. Also had a Caprese salad with dry basil instead of fresh and a very basic salad.

Date of visit: June 2013
Thank Ariel M
Reviewed June 6, 2013

Beautiful place on the water with great service and reasonable prices. Had lunch with rucola salad and risotto-both good. We also had amazing cappuccino and good breakfast.

Date of visit: June 2013
Thank Lindsey1215
Reviewed June 3, 2013

Food was ok but small portions but the view is one of the best in varenna, mind you did go for just a beer one night and were given complimentary pizza and nuts for no extra charge

Date of visit: May 2013
Thank hazelsmum
Reviewed June 2, 2013

We had been to this waterfront bar/restaurant on previous visits to picturesque Varenna. This visit was every bit as good. There are probably other places offering similar value for money, but few with the same stunning location. It made an excellent leisurel lunch stop before...More

Date of visit: May 2013
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Response from 519adinai | Reviewed this property |
They accept credit cards if you eat at the restaurant Il Molo. If you buy gelato to go you can only pay in cash.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Bar Scene, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.
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9:00 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.
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9:00 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Riva Garibaldi 14 | Passeggiata fronte lago, 23829 Varenna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Varenna
  • Phone Number: +39 0341 830070
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