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Crotto di Pino

Via Pino 23, 23829 Varenna, Italy
+39 338 326 1526
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good36%
  • Average17%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible4%
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“cheese balls” (2 reviews)
“venison” (3 reviews)
“truffle” (3 reviews)
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Via Pino 23, 23829 Varenna, Italy
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

We had a fantastic meal and service so we took our friend back the next night. We enjoyed it so much we went back a 3rd night. Fresh homemade pasta, amazing fish and venison. All expertly presented. It is a mile or two from city...More

Thank binkley007
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

A typical narrow winding road leads up into the commune of Pino. Even Google maps was hesitant but we got there last night and managed one of those crazy street parks just opposite the front door. Fabio offered us a front row table so that...More

Thank Cricketwood23
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Had two great meals. Owner and staff are very friendly and attentive. Food is very good and the prices are about the same as I would pay in a restaurant at home. Try some of the local fish from Lake Como.

Thank KStulga1
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We was here 2 times and every time it was something unbelievable! Every dish was fresh and tasty. My favorite dish was traditional pasta of this area and salat with special cheese-balls! And desserts was like you visit the space!

Thank BarbaraNov
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Wow wow wow!!! Found this place by accident ... utterly delightful........fantastic simple food at great prices with an outstanding view over the lake

Thank Char1ieP
Reviewed 24 August 2017

We booked this restaurant as close to our accommodation and it was fabulous. The chef was very friendly and made recommendations and explained the dishes to us. The food was outstanding and the location is great high above Lake Como. Stunning sunset views and very...More

Thank naomixenialees18
Reviewed 23 August 2017

At the beginning of August, we stayed for 5 nights in Fiumelatte, just outside Varenna. Fortunately for us we found this on our second night. A real gem with unbelievable views, great food at decent value & superb, typical Italian hosts. Read the other reviews...More

Thank Duncan'sgonnagetyou
Reviewed 23 August 2017

We couldn't get in at any of the "highly recommended" spots as we arrive into town late evening so thought we'd grab a quick bite here just before sunset not expecting much as it was on a high traffic area. How wrong we were!! The...More

Thank Peter E
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Had dinner here and we were the only couple in the whole restaurant. What an amazing location - stunning views and just a wonderful way to end a day. Sun setting behind the mountains, lake stretched out in front and Bellagio and Menaggio across the...More

Thank CraigAlexander1964
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Hidden away just outside Varenna is this great little find. A local traditional kitchen, great views and great food. You have to try the chocolate pasta with the hare ragu - it's divine.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 36 - US$ 142
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Pino 23, 23829 Varenna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Varenna
  • Phone Number: +39 338 326 1526
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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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