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Crotto di Pino

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Via Pino 23, 23829 Varenna, Italy
+39 338 326 1526
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
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Tue - Sun 12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
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Ottawa, Canada
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We were staying at an Airbnb in Fiumelatte - a few minutes from Varenna on Lake Como. We took a walk up the hill behind our apartment and found a little restaurant high up .... as everything tends to be... The host - FABIO - turned out to be the owner of a little local place with his parents. Didn't... More 

Thank 456Patricia
Zurich, Switzerland
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Very cosy place that is off the beaten path. Staff is super friendly and the father gave us a ride home! The restaurant is up the hill and has a fantastic view. Try the pasta with chestnuts, mushrooms and black truffles. Local grilled fish was also good.

Thank SingDutch23
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

We went last Friday night and had a beautiful meal, lovely wine and the most amazing views of the Lake! Such wonderful friendly staff added to such an amazing evening. I recommend the ravioli and also the creme brûlée....you won't get a better meal in or around Varenna than here.

Thank Ross G
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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89 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

We ate here on our last night in Italy, mostly out of convenience as we were staying in Fiumelatte and did not want to walk in to Varenna that evening. The food was slightly more Germanic than some of the other places we dined along the lake, but tasty none the less. I had a wonderful beef stew, and the... More 

Thank sme0284
Paris, France
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Very nice authentic feel with great views welcoming service and food. Picked us up from our hotel and retuned us very content.

Thank stephen k
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

Chef Fabio served up some of the best meals ever! Once I tried Crotto di Pino I was so impressed that I went back several more times. Sometimes for dinner and other times for lunch and was always pleased. The chef and staff are super friendly and very accommodating. I highly recommend a trip to Fiumelatte to enjoy a meal... More 

Thank Robin_inFium
Emmaus, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015

Coming over from Bellagio, we learned of this restaurant as a result of our visit to the Varenna tourist info office near the central square, and after a walk of a bit over two kilometers along the lake we reached our objective. (Hint - if you don't want to walk, give the restaurant a call and they'll pick you up... More 

Thank Joe T
Fort Collins, Colorado
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

Our first day in Varenna and it was raining. The owner of the villa at which we stayed had recommended restaurant Crotto di Pino and told us that although it wasn't in Varenna, the restaurant would pick is up. As we had no umbrella on a rainy night, this sounded good to us. Max picked us up and he was... More 

Thank cometdog1922
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

We were recommended this place when we checked in to our Villa as we were at a loose end. We went with another couple and it was really good fun. We got picked up and driven there by a friendly old chap. The food was delicious and presented really well. Fabio the chef was very attentive and they personally drove... More 

Thank Maverick1981PWC
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015 via mobile

Spent a week in Varenna, explored a little, mainly the waterfront and pizzerias. Disappointed to find this on the last night as would have eaten here several times! Traditional Italian food, had the most amazing risotto with 'dried beef', which I guess would be Carpaccio, my boyfriend had the same with Perch. Both were stunning. And we weren't disappointed with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$36 - US$142
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Pino 23, 23829 Varenna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Varenna
  • Phone Number: +39 338 326 1526
It is a typical Italian restaurant with homemade dishes of the area and a wonderfull view of the central part of the lake of Como in Italy.

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