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Il Cavatappi

Via XX Settembre 10, 23829 Varenna, Italy
+39 0341 815349
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cavatappi” (18 reviews)
“pasta” (58 reviews)
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Via XX Settembre 10, 23829 Varenna, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was great, but we were lucky to get the last table (of a total 7 tables for two in the restaurant and another 3 outside) when we walked up. The rest of the night was a steady stream of people being turned away. We...More

Thank shark4rae
Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited Mar 2017. This is a really tiny place, and we lucked out walking in without a reservation. Everything our party had was met with rave reviews. Highlights: cheese platter, and a ravioli dish - out of this world! The service was impeccable.

Thank Maddy N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having read reviews on TripAdvisor, we were happy to see it was across the alley from our rental apartment. Unfortunately, my wife and I were both disappointed in our meals. The service was good, and the ambience was also, but the food was disappointing.

Thank Leo D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a must when staying in Varenna. Best meal we had during our stay! We visited on our last night and it was a great end to our stay in Varenna. Lovely atmosphere, the food was amazing and the staff were friendly. The...More

2  Thank Hope B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best advice is to get a reservation early in your Lake Como stay so you have time to return another day for lunch or dinner. The food here is fantastic! The lasagna is amazing, the caprese salad perfect, the lamb flavorful and so tender...More

Thank Beverly954
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an excellent lunch here. The food was prepared to a very high standard and the sevice was also excellent. The atmosphere inside was intimate but comfortable and characterful. We would recommend Il Cavatappi without hesitation!

Thank jcamb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best meal ever. A tiny restaurant but a real GEM of a place. The food is fantastic. Must not be missed.

Thank Navigator888
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

try the eggplant it is absolutely awesome! hidden gem of a place...good prices and fantastic food...make a reservation because seating is limited

Thank 50thbday2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came for lunch on the last day of our week in the area. We had two specials - the lasagna and the beef. Both were excellent choices and the meat was a nice change from the constant pizzas we were eating all week! We...More

Thank RachelChristine99
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worth the visit just for the spinach and ricotta ravioli....mouth wateringly good; wish there was more of it. Also felt that the service was genuine. Having come from ultra touristy Venice it was nice to get sincere service. Highly recommend!

Thank NickB190436
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24 May 2015|
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Response from Kathleen A | Reviewed this property |
You must make reservations. It is a very small and often booked restaurant. It opens at 6:30 Pm. The last boat leaves Varenna for Cadenabia is at 19:50 (passenger boat only) so that gives you very little time to eat... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
18:30 - 21:00
18:30 - 21:00
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via XX Settembre 10, 23829 Varenna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Varenna
  • Phone Number: +39 0341 815349
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