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) #15 of 27 Restaurants in Varenna $$ - $$$ Italian, , Pizza
Via Riva Garibaldi 14, Varenna, Italy
+39 0341 815228
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good47%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“crepes” (18 reviews)
“pizza” (37 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Bar, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via Riva Garibaldi 14, Varenna, Italy
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1 - 10 of 137 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The food is good and the people and owner are very helpful and nice. Great view and good pizza. Very reasonable cost.

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here a few times to grab a bruschetta or a quick pizza. Sitting literally on the waters edge, this central restaurant offers simple, well priced and delicious food. Service a bit slow when busy, but this the only thing I could fault. Would...More

Thank Guillaume M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Who stopped error for a late-afternoon appetizer and some drinks. My husband ordered a bruschetta and a bottle of wine for us to share. The bruschetta was at best average and my wine was served in a wine glass with a big chip in the...More

Thank Pam C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We called in here for dinner having visited Bellagio by ferry from Varenna. We wanted to grab some dinner before getting the train back to Milan, and found this lovely lakeside restaurant which fitted the bill! It was quite early and we managed to get...More

Thank MrWonk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant is located right beside the water with expansive views across the lake and is a delightful spot for dinner as the sun sets. The cocktails were great, the food acceptable but nothing special and the service attentive.

Thank sydneysider48
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying in Menaggio last week and came over to Varenna a couple of times to have dinner in the evening sun when Menaggio sits in shade. This part of Varenna is lovely with a few restaurant options side by side overlooking the lake....More

Thank JKerr88
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wehad spritz and Pizzas. Both were good. The view and ambience are the ticket here. Our server was very engaging, so a plus for Nilus.

Thank Giffoni
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

We had drinks here most nights before dinner. They have a great full drink menu for my non-wine-drinking husband and lots of by the glass choices in wine for me. Good, young wait staff

Thank Erika S
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

We had gone to Cafe Varenna the night before so we decided to try something different and went to Nilus instead, which is next to Cafe Varenna. Big mistake! My friend ordered a Bellini and it was the worst drink she had in Italy. We...More

1  Thank TravelBug4702
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Fat rice with Fish with no spices, minestrone with no flavour.. typical mass tourist place. Good home wine, and the view

1  Thank Marzena K
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6 February 2017|
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Response from Ruth S | Reviewed this property |
Yes but restaurant would need to be booked in advance
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Riva Garibaldi 14, Varenna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Varenna
  • Phone Number: +39 0341 815228
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