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Ristorante Vecchia Varenna

Contrada Scoscesa, 14, 23829 Varenna, Italy
+39 0341 830793
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good41%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“rabbit” (13 reviews)
“baked fish” (32 reviews)
“risotto” (14 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Contrada Scoscesa, 14, 23829 Varenna, Italy
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Reviewed 6 days ago 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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For outstanding food, an exquisite view and fantastic service, we highly recommend this restaurant. We enjoyed dinner for six sitting outside on the water as the sun was setting behind the mountains. The menu is small, so we literally ordered EVERYTHING on it and shared...More

Thank Laura K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten quite good. Fantastic view but hot. Walters very kind and smiley. Owner histeric and unkind; take care. Max from GenoaMore

Thank Massimiliano B
vecchiavarenna, Proprietario at Ristorante Vecchia Varenna, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

After heavily harassed with his stupid requests throughout lunch, having bothered my innocent and polite waitress with vulgar proposals in a shameless way despite the age difference, and finally concluding the dinner with nasty words I liked rather forget...the only thing that was missing is...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Highly recommend this restaurant for a beautiful view, relaxing atmosphere and good food. I had lunch on a sunny, hot day and I was seated on the terrace. I would recommend to order the fish, which was excellent.

1  Thank Oneofthreemonkeys
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant's terrace by the water got crowded at 8pm. The staff were very knowledgeable, friendly, and efficient. The menu was surprisingly small, though. Only meat were rabbit or chicken. We had bresaola and lake fish mousse as starters. Both were terrific. The bresaola was...More

2  Thank UE_DC64
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had lunch here and were seated on the large terrace overlooking the lake, which was an idyllic setting. The staff were well trained and polite, and the place looked good with proper tablecloths etc. We had the risotto with lake fish, which was perfectly...More

Thank susandcol
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here on a day trip. Menu really different from others locally. Small select menu, had prosciutto then noodles with pine nuts both delicious then had cheesecake which was superb. Servers were lovely, was one of the best meals on and around Lake Como. Lovely...More

Thank mags2912
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Very idyllic location, excellent food and top service. The view on the lake is amazing. Limited choice but all dishes freshly made and with a special touch. For example we had home made tagliatelle with with cacao, excellent.

Thank Torsten R
Reviewed 15 July 2017

A couple of slivers of "lake fish" served on a bland mash of vegetables was very disappointing. It would be easy to correct with something like caper butter, salted lemons, chili peppers, etc. Maybe we're just spoiled. Service was pleasant, unhurried (even though people were...More

Thank JWGrum
vecchiavarenna, Proprietario at Ristorante Vecchia Varenna, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Hi CHEF JwGrum.. We are open to talk about my kitchen taste and learn from yours recipes... :-) P.S. the slivers lake fish was 2 couple! ;-) Regards Chef Castiglioni Luca :-)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 17 - US$ 59
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, View
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:30
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19:30 - 21:30
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19:30 - 21:30
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19:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Contrada Scoscesa, 14, 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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