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Hosteria del Platano

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Via Statale 29, 23829 Varenna, Italy
+39 0341 815215
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
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Wed - Mon 12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped to have lunch with milanese friends on our way to visit the lake. We had delicious pizzocheri alla valtellinese, homemade raviolli with cinnamon, lardo with a nice bread... the staff is extremely nice, we had to wait a little for the food to come so they brought a small aperitivo (bread with a sort of onion marmalade). I'm... More 

Thank Arualmc
Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We ate here three times over an 8 day stay in a nearby apartment. Thoroughly enjoyed each of our visits. Our waiter on each occasion was a friendly and helpful young woman who guided us through the delicious options and their reasonable wine list. Beautifully presented lake fish, lamb cutlets, pasta, smoked duck and goose salami, rabbit pate all superb.... More 

Thank John W
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

After an arduous travel day from the U.S., dealing with a long drive in the rain to Fiumelatte, we were just looking for the easiest option for dinner our first night. This place happened to be across the street from our apartment and we were very pleasantly surprised. We dined in a cozy brick room on many homemade delights -... More 

Thank LRobs2
Melbourne, Australia
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49 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

The restaurant had a wonderful inviting interior - so that was a great start but then I ordered the steak which was so tender and cooked perfectly. Best steak I ever had!

Thank Craig and Diane W
Witney, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We called in here for a drink having walked from Varenna to Fiumelatte. It was a warm day and there are not many bars or restaurants here. As we entered we were intercepted by someone who asked us what we wanted. When we told her, she said it was not possible to have a drink, Whilst we can understand that... More 

Thank Stephen G
Elk City, Oklahoma
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124 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Because it was a short walk from our rental villa, we decided to eat there. We were extremely pleased with the quality of the food, but don't go there expecting to find the typical everyday Italian pasta. This restaurant strives to provide high quality food, and does a good job of it. I had the special fried fish appetizer with... More 

Thank FDMChianti
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We visited this restaurant upon a recommendation from our Air BNB host for the week - we were staying in her apartment a short walk up the hill from this restaurant. We had lovely wine, great Spritz, and even better food. The starter was deep fried zuccini flowers stuffed with ricotta which were amazing, and for main most of us... More 

Thank abm20
Fortaleza, CE
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went to Hosteria del Platano to have dinner. The place is very well located with a nice view of the lake Como, in Varenna. We order a pasta with mushroom. It was delicious! The food is mild and I enjoy that because I can really fell the taste of the food not just the spice. We... More 

Thank ligiakerr
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and service, I'm sure I'll spend years trying to find an equal to the Ravioli then add the view of Como into the mix and well pure bliss.

Thank roversrein
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79 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

The lovely owner Norma took great care of us over a leisurely lunch. We berthed the boat at the dock right across the street. Cacao ravioli with ricotta cheese, a delicious steak, home made spaghetti with fresh local tomatoes. All with an amazing view.

Thank ThePrincelyTraveller

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 27 - US$ 43
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Statale 29, 23829 Varenna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Varenna
  • Phone Number: +39 0341 815215

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?