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Ristorante Vecchia Varenna

Contrada Scoscesa, 14 | Zona pedonale a lago in Riva Granda, 23829 Varenna, Italy
+39 0341 830793
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good40%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Contrada Scoscesa, 14 | Zona pedonale a lago in Riva Granda, 23829 Varenna, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very private and right on the water. Amazing views. The fish pate was superb . The tiramisu foam was absolutely delicious, my favourite tiramisu in Italy. We shared the pate and tiramisu and both had a main. Very efficient staff but I felt a bit...More

Thank Jen255093
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We tried to book la vista but it was full so we made a reservation here. The lakefish pate was excellent as was my main of duck with cherry and coffee - unusual but it worked! I can highly recommend this place for dinner. Make...More

Thank nishap81
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for lunch at this lake side restaurant and enjoyed the views and food. Fairly short menu with good selection of fish, fowl and pasta, we enjoyed the risotto with lake perch followed by the duck which was cooked 'suvee', as tender as it could...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful little terrace just on the lake. The staff was attentive and the menu was presented with proudness. We were all happy with our main courses; the risotto with lake fish I had was excellent! We were a bit disappointed with the desserts but the...More

Thank Ullu
Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant has a great view of the lake in Varenna. It has a smaller menu for lunch than some of the restaurants in the area, but still a good amount of options. I had the gnocchi and it was amazing. If you like a...More

Thank Lindsaysnyd17
Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

The food was exquisite and the view magnificent. Sipping prosecco and watching the sunset was lovely. (The pouring of prosecco could have been more generous.)

Thank NewJerseyElspeth
Reviewed April 30, 2018

We've eaten here a few times before on previous visits to the area over the years. We booked a table on the lake view terrace for Sunday lunch. The weather was beautiful, more like summer than spring and Varenna was busy as well as beautiful....More

Thank rj38
Reviewed April 18, 2018

We had a delicious pasta lunch in this restaurant, even though the menu was quite varied and looked delicious, based on us peeking at what others were eating. Make sure to reserve ahead of time if you want to be seated on the balcony.

Thank Jalan2014
Reviewed March 29, 2018

In an excellent location on the lake shore, a good quality trattoria with large dining room overlooking the lake. Nice menu, prompt service and tasty food.

Thank Michael M
Reviewed November 23, 2017 via mobile

very nice location on the bank the como lake, helpfull staff, excelent food and deserts (air tiramisu is a ‘heaven’), very good vine’s

Thank juraj1m
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$23 - US$70
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View
Open Hours
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Contrada Scoscesa, 14 | Zona pedonale a lago in Riva Granda, 23829 Varenna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Varenna
  • Phone Number: +39 0341 830793
Ristorante con terrazza immersa nelle acque del lago di Como, gode di una impagabile vista nel centro lago. In cucina utilizziamo prodotti freschi e lavoriamo in prima persona tutte le materie prime.
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