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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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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good41%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“fish” (18 reviews)
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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 4 days ago via mobile

The position of this restaurant is excellent, with outside tables available on the lake. The food was fantastic! Service was great, and the wine list offered some nice choices. I would return here in a heartbeat.

Thank RoadWrangler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We into to this restaurant three years ago and had a really outstanding lunch experience. This time we travelled from Como to Varenna specifically to have lunch there. As we expected, it was really worth the trip. The lakeside setting is wonderful, as others have...More

Thank KCiscasey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The main dining area is set across the walkway and directly over the lake, to my knowledge this layout is unique to this establishment. White table cloth dining. Food is very good and price point reasonable. The host is wonderful.

Thank Jason L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a memorable romantic evening.The pasta dishes are home made from the finest ingredients and made dailey.

Thank cozzie50
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We knew that restaurant since many years and last august, we wanted to enjoy it again. The environment is exciting because we were in the part of the restaurant on the lake. Great emotion to see the lake's water with fishes and the birds in...More

Thank albinaepaolo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had nice dinner , typical lake fish nicely cooked Italian style. Nice sunset view of the lake. Highly recommend

Thank Karim R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are fortunate enough to capture a table on the water side of the promenade, you will have an excellent view of the water and/ or sunset. If you are inside, below average view when compared to other restaurants in the area. The menu...More

Thank mark r
vecchiavarenna, Proprietario at Ristorante Vecchia Varenna, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Mark R.... leaving aside his opinions on food, that are really personal (as you write IMO) I'd really like to know what are the local competitors that serve fish, meat and vegetables prepared "a la minut" (express cuisin!!)... :)) (about the influence.... maybe spanish...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was one of those random situations where we were just looking for a place to eat after our boat trip around Lake Como. We came upon the restaurant and as luck would have it they had a table available. We had the pink trout...More

Thank Katariina F
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We both had the tagliatelle and loved it. Service was efficient and although on the pricier side, it was worth it.

Thank bookanothahol
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Me and my colleague have been to this restaurants for lunch during job trip, the place is very nice with a great view over the lake , as well as concerning food , everything perfect. Prices are aligned to the other restaurants in Varenna

Thank Lu0LU1lu02
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$24 - US$72
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 14:00
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12:30 - 14:00
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12:30 - 14:00
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12:30 - 14:00
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12:30 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:30
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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