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Via Riva Garibaldi 14, Varenna, Italy
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Windsor, Colorado
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We enjoyed delicious crepes (cheese and ham) one evening as the sun was setting and the most beautiful view of the lake and from across the lake we could see the town's lights start to twinkle. It was magical. The food and drink were great as well!

Thank babesobrown
Brecksville, Ohio, United States
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We had dinner one evening as the sun was setting. Beautiful views of the mountains, sunsets and quite magically as flickering lights began to be seen on the opposite coasts. The Pasta Fagoli was excellent.

Thank Marta Z
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for dinner. Great views overlooking the lake. Food came to the table quickly and was good but not fantastic. Prices were ok,reasonable.

Thank Craig G
Gold Bar, Washington
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94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We have been to Nilus before. This time we stopped just for a drink waiting for a ferry. The drinks came with munchies. We ate all the munchies..

Thank sandy12
Pune, India
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

After a tiring hike up to Castle of Vezio in Varenna, we came down to lake for lunch. The location of Nilus Bar was fabulous for a perfect sunny afternoon. The views of the lake are stunning and the sound of waves hitting the shores was calming. I had wheat beer and my wife enjoyed some white wine to start... More 

Thank kedarluktuke
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Fantastic food and view, the crepes were outstanding. House wine also tasted good. Don't go for a quick lunch because the wait staff let you enjoy the ambiance. Visited this restaurant a few times in our three day stay in Varenna. It's a must don't miss going to this gem.

Thank Ruth S
New York City, New York
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We have eaten here probably 4 times in the last two weeks of our stay. Both the food and service is very good and the views are exquisite. A must place in your stay in Varenna.

Thank Rich4510
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Great atmosphere outdoors looking at the Lake Como. Fast and friendly service. Reasonable prices and a range of menu items.

Thank Robert B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We ate a good pizza here. Fast and helpful service, good tastes. Perfect view to the lake. Very good.

Thank Tibor S
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Stopped here for a beer on our way around Varenna, well priced and well placed and good service.....

Thank Adam P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Bar, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Pub
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Riva Garibaldi 14, Varenna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Varenna
  • Phone Number: 390341815228

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