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₹₹ - ₹₹₹Italian, , Pizza
Via Riva Garibaldi 14, Varenna, Italy
+39 0341 815228
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good46%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“crepes” (18 reviews)
“pizza” (42 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Bar, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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Via Riva Garibaldi 14, Varenna, Italy
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1 - 10 of 152 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely relaxed evening in Nilus Bar. Great big , tasty pizzas . A lovely bottle of Chianti and a shared dessert to die for and coffee. €60.

Thank VALEDIreland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed an impromptu dinner here after a long day, the staff was very accommodating and sat us at a table with an absolutely exceptional view of the lake! The food was very good for the class of restaurant. If you want to enjoy a...More

Thank Jason L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We ended up here twice and loved it both times!! Excellent food and wonderful service. The second time we were there it was during a bad storm. The owner went out of her way to accommodate us!! Talk about going above and beyond. Just a...More

Thank Anita K
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

The staff was nice and did their best. The Aperol Spritz was very nice, just as the pizza zola e spinazi and the pasta Americana. Only con was the red house wine but for this view that was more than worth it.

Thank Robbert M
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

My wife and I took our toddler to Nilus for lunch, we sat right on the water front in the shade, we couldn't fault anything about it. The food was delicious, the price was reasonable, the drinks were perfect and cold and the staff were...More

Thank Axle_Twix
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is consistently great. We visited a few times, pizzas were excellent, affogatos were delicious and pastas were generous portions and fresh.

Thank bookanothahol
Reviewed 16 August 2017

I have never seen nothing worse. An unkindly and very rude waiter or maitre who hates everything and everyone, or, maybe, he just knows rude words... why doesn't he work far from people (e.g. as a shepherd)? Don't try to be polite, don't waste time...More

Thank isaac1882017
Reviewed 13 August 2017

We had a very enjoyable lunch here. The potato and leek soup and pasta e fagioli were both very good. The wait staff was efficient and courteous. The prices were very reasonable. I recommend this place restaurant and would definitely go back.

Thank Eric M
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped by for lunch. A really nice location overlooking the lake. Tried the pizza and it was really good. Good service and good price.

Thank Jonas F
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

This is a very busy place. Great location, big menu with pasta, pizza etc. Contrary to some commentators, we found the staff friendly and efficient, but very busy. Don't come here expecting fine dining, but we where very happy with what we got (e.g., braseola...More

1  Thank UE_DC64
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Neil B
13 September 2017|
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Response from kibblesm | Reviewed this property |
We went for lunch in late March=low season, no crowds or reservation needed. It's a pretty casual place. Have your hotel call them the day before to ask about a reservation. Most are happy to help! That should confirm your... More
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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, View, Child-friendly
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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